50 Free Christmas Events and Holiday Fun in Houston for Kids

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

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 50 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.

Places featured in this article:


Duke Family Christmas Light Show

Heritage Place - Downtown Conroe

Galveston County Fairgrounds

Gator Bayou Adventure Park

Walmart - Fulshear/Katy

Historic Downtown Katy

Southside Place Clubhouse Grounds

Hermann Square at City Hall

Frost Conroe Financial Center

Tomball's Historic Downtown Depot

South Shore Harbour Marina and Nassau Bay Lagoon

Heritage Place - Downtown Conroe

Seabrook Community House
Music in the Gardens at Mercer Botanic Gardens
Mercer Botanic Gardens - 10:30 AM Pick
Nature Storytime at Nature Discovery Center
Nature Discovery Center - 4:00 PM Pick
Creekside Park Unplugged
Creekside park Village Green - 6:00 PM Pick
Plastic Power WonderWeek at CMH
Children's Museum of Houston - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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