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Plan Your Weekend: December 14 to 17, 2017

Sugar Land Holiday Lights at Constellation Field | Photo courtesy of Constellation Field

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, December 14 to Sunday, December 17, 2017. 

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Celebrate the start of Chanukah, watch your favorite holiday film, stock up on wine, sample some of the best chili in town, attend a public menorah lighting, stuff your face with tamales, shop till you drop, see a holiday performance and more.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, December 14 to Sunday, December 17, 2017.

Things to Do All Weekend

  • A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas at the Alley Theatre | Daily See the Alley Theatre’s rendition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, playing through Saturday, December 30 at Hubbard Theatre. Tickets start at $26. Thursday and Friday 7:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 2:30pm and 7:30pm.
  • Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker at Smart Financial Center | Daily – Don’t miss the holiday tradition of the Houston Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. This classic will have a new home this year, thanks to Harvey, but you can catch it at Smart Financial Center before Christmas Day and at the Hobby Center after that. Tickets start at $35, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale marketplace. Thursday and Friday 7:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 2pm and 7:30pm.
  • Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens | Daily – See the impressive one million light display at Moody Gardens complete with animation and sound during the annual Festival of Lights. Tickets start at $10.95. Thursday 6pm to 9pm; Friday to Sunday 6pm to 11pm.
  • Sugar Land Holiday Lights at Constellation Field | Daily – The home field of the Sugar Land Skeeters is decked out in 2.5 million lights. Thursday 6pm to 9pm; Friday and Saturday 6pm to 10pm; Sunday 6pm to 9pm. $14.
  • Magical Winter Lights at Gulf Greyhound Park | Daily – Explore larger than life landmarks from around the globe, made from lanterns and covered in holiday lights, at Magical Winter Lights. Tickets start at $13. Thursday 5pm to 10pm; Friday and Saturday 5pm to 11pm; Sunday 5pm to 10pm.
  • Hansel & Gretel at the Rec Room | Thursday to Saturday – Housed in a 600 square foot wooded installation, Rec Room Arts creates an intimate, up-close-and-personal take on the opera Hansel and Gretel. Performances are limited to 40 audience members. Tickets start at $15. 7:30pm daily.
  • Rock Nativity at A.D. Players Theater | Thursday to Saturday See a contemporary take on the story of baby Jesus at a performance of the holiday musical Rock Nativity at A.D. Players Theater. $20; limited discounted $10 tickets available. 10:30am daily.
  • The French Farm’s Holiday Open Warehouse Sale | Friday and Saturday Bring the taste and feel of Europe home for the holidays when The French Farm opens their warehouse for a major sale. 10am to 3pm both days.
  • Day for Night Festival at Barbara Jordan Post Office | Friday to Sunday – Experience performances from more than 90 musical and visual artists including Solange, Nine Inch Nails, Pretty Lights, The Mill, and Ryoji Ikeda at this festival celebrating light and sound in Downtown Houston. Tickets start at $95. Friday 3pm to 2am; Saturday and Sunday noon to 2am.
  • Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner & Show at Moody Gardens Theatre | Friday to Sunday – Moody Gardens rings in the holidays with Lone Star Circus’ all-new, one-of-a-kind, joyous circus spectacular Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner & Show featuring award-winning performers from America’s Got Talent and Cirque du Soliel. Tickets start at $39. 7pm nightly.
  • Handel’s Messiah at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday – Conductor Paul Agnew will lead the Houston Symphony Chorus, orchestra, and soloists through the Baroque concert of Handel’s Messiah. Tickets start at $29. Friday and Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2:30pm.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Things to Do on Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17, 2017.

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