Free Events Thursday!


Besides finishing up your Christmas shopping, here are some fun things to do this weekend!


Handel’s Messiah 10th Anniversary Performances

8 pm December 19, 20 & 21.

As our tenth season unfolds, we anticipate yet another wonderful experience for the Christmas season. The CEPC choir and orchestra along with special guest soloists will once again delight you with this special masterwork. Handel’s Messiah has become a wonderful tradition here at Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Tickets: Free general admission tickets will be available at 7 pm each evening for that evening’s performance. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, so please arrive early.


Friday Night Flicks At The ICE (Discovery Green)

Friday, Dec 20, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Skate and watch or just enjoy the movie. Free Movie, Skating Fees Apply. A Christmas Story.

Movies will be oriented towards the ICE rink. Feel free to bring blankets and chairs to view from the White Promenade and Lake House Deck. Movies will be oriented towards the ICE rink. You are welcome to bring blankets,and chairs to view from the White Promenade and The Lake House Deck. Food, beer and wine are available at the Lake House. No glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages, please.



Prestonwood Forest

December 7 – December 29 (dusk to 10 pm weekdays and till 11 pm weekends).

This is considered the “granddaddy” of Houston neighborhoods with entire streets participating in elaborate light displays since the 1970s. The neighborhood is off  Tomball Parkway (SH249).



Dickinson Festival of Lights (Dickinson)

Nightly through January 1, 6 pm – 9 pm.

Free walk-through lights display at Paul Hopkins Park. All parking and shuttle buses are free. Parking on weekends is courtesy the Dickinson Plaza Shopping Center, exit 19, I-45 N feeder.



Theatre Under The Stars presents Elf – The Musical

December 19th-December 22nd

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002

Tickets: $24 – $127


A.D. Players presents The Pass-It-On Christmas

Friday-Saturday, December 20th-December 21st at 10:30 AM

A. D. Players
2710 W. Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098

Follow a zany troupe of actors as they recount the adventures of a shepherd boy and his lamb crossing the countryside, passing on the news that Jesus is born.

Ticket: $10


Houston Children’s Chorus presents “A Concert of Sacred Christmas Music” 

Saturday, December 21st at 3 PM & 6 PM.

Villa de Matel
6510 Lawndale Street
Houston, TX 77023

Set in the chapel on the campus of the Villa de Matel Convent, “A Concert of Sacred Christmas Music” features the voices of the Houston Children’s Chorus. Enjoy the spirit of the season as the children express the gentleness of Christmas through classic sacred selections. Website:

Tickets: $15



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