The Nutcracker and More: Kid-Friendly Holiday Shows in Houston

The Nutcracker choreographed by Stanton Welch and performed by the Houston Ballet. Photo courtesy of Houston Ballet
The Nutcracker choreographed by Stanton Welch and performed by the Houston Ballet. Photo courtesy of Houston Ballet

The holiday season is full of opportunities to see The Nutcracker in Houston. Of course, The Houston Ballet has their own performance of the classic Christmas ballet, but many of the smaller dance companies show The Nutcracker near Houston, and the Houston Symphony even has a kid-friendly musical version. And don't miss the other Christmas shows in Houston: whether you're a Nutcracker purist or a die-hard Christmas Carol fan, Houston has something for everyone. Read on for this season's shows around town. And for more activities and things to do, check out our Christmas and Holiday Guide for Houston families.

Places featured in this article:


Tomball High School Theatre

Morton Ranch Performing Arts Center

Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

Stageworks Theater: Garza Mainstage
Children's Storytime in the Garden
Mercer Botanic Gardens - 10:30 AM Pick
Story Time on the Green
Central Green Park - 10:00 AM Pick
Playtime in the Plaza with The Jolly Trolley
Sugar Land Town Square - 12:00 PM
Online Guitar Lessons for Kids
Virtual - various times
Online Art Lessons for Kids
Virtual - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides