December 2016 Events

Christmas Village Tour at Bayou Bend. Photo from

Christmas Village Tour at Bayou Bend. Photo from

December 10th – 30th

5:30 – 10 pm

Christmas Village at Bayou Bend

Discover an immersive Christmas experience at beautiful Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, located at 6003 Memorial Drive. Get in the spirit of the holiday with carolers, Santa, a snowball play area, holiday treats, art activities and on eight nights a live reindeer, all on 14 acres of gardens and art. The Christmas Village is open from rain or shine with the last entry at 9 pm. For tickets, call 713-639-7300  or visit

December 10th and 11th

The Heritage Society’s Annual Candlelight Tour

Tour historic homes decorated for the season, participate in children’s activities in Santa’s Workshop, enjoy musical and interactive entertainment and stroll through the park at your leisure as you delve into the sights, sounds and stories of the holiday season. Tour times are Saturday from 3 to 9 pm and Sunday from 4 to 8 pm. The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park is located at 1100 Bagby Street. For tickets, visit

December 23rd, 3:30 and 8 pm

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Trans-Siberian Orchestra will celebrate its 20th year by bringing back its treasured tale, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, to the Toyota Center, located at 1510 Polk Street. The orchestra will expand the rock opera based on the multi-platinum DVD that was a fan favorite during the 2015 Winter Tour. Expect new artists, new special effects and lots of surprises! For tickets, call 1-866-4HOUTIX  or visit