This year's visit to Santa requires a clear protective barrier. Photo courtesy of Bass Pro Shops
This year's visit to Santa requires a clear protective barrier. Photo courtesy of Bass Pro Shops

30 Free Christmas & Holiday Events in Houston

The holidays are expensive enough without having to worry about forking out cash for Christmas activities to enjoy with family and friends. We've rounded up FREE things to do this holiday season in Houston for the whole family. From parades and tree lightings, to Santa sightings and more, there truly is something for everyone on our list. Be sure to check out our calendar for things to do every day with the kids.

Due to concerns about COVID-19, we recommend following all of the health and safety precautions in place, as mandated by the CDC. This includes social distancing, wearing a mask, frequently washing hands and/or using hand santizer, and staying home if you're feeling under the weather. We want this to be a safe, happy holiday season as we navigate this difficult time. 

Places featured in this article:


The Square at Memorial City

The Square at Memorial City Mall

Walmart - Fulshear/Katy

Historic Downtown Katy

South Shore Harbour Marina and Nassau Bay Lagoon

Seabrook Community House

Heritage Place - Downtown Conroe
P-6 Farms Blooms & Berries Festival
P-6 Farms - 9:00 AM Pick
Summer Symphony Nights at Miller Outdoor Theatre
Miller Outdoor Theatre - 8:30 PM Pick
2nd Saturday at the Depot
Tomball's Historic Downtown Depot - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides