25+ Free Holiday and Christmas Events in Houston for Kids

Gingerbread Village, a free holiday event in Houston.  Photo courtesy of City Place Plaza
Gingerbread Village, a free holiday event in Houston. Photo courtesy of City Place Plaza

Looking for free Christmas events in Houston? We have a long list of free holiday events in Houston for kids.

We can all probably agree that the holidays are notoriously expensive. From purchasing gifts and decor to attending parties and Christmas events, it can sometimes seem like we spend more time spending money than celebrating. But your holiday and Christmas activities don't need to cost a small fortune, so we rounded up 45 free Christmas events near Houston that will have your holidays feeling all sorts of festive. From parades and tree lightings to Santa sightings and more, there is something for everyone on our list of free Christmas events in Houston. 

For even more fun, be sure to check out our calendar for things to do every day with the kids. And for more seasonal fun, check out our Guide to Holiday and Christmas Events for Houston Families.

Places featured in this article:


Duke Family Christmas Light Show

Heritage Place - Downtown Conroe

South Shore Harbour Marina and Nassau Bay Lagoon

Heritage Place - Downtown Conroe

Seabrook Community House
Children's Bingo at Levy Park
Levy Park Conservancy - 4:30 PM Pick
Free Family Night at The Children's Museum of Houston
Children's Museum of Houston - 5:00 PM Pick
Free Thursdays at HMNS
Houston Museum of Natural Science - 5:00 PM Pick
Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo
Houston Zoo - 5:30 PM Pick
Holidays at Moody Gardens
Moody Gardens - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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