Jingle bells are ringing, and holiday lights are
shining as the community counts down to the "most wonderful time of the year.” With school children out for the holidays and
guests arriving at your home, you might be wondering how to entertain everyone.
Here’s a list of the top fun events around The Woodlands and Houston:
1. The Ice Rink
at The Woodlands Town Center is open daily (even on holidays) through Jan.
16, 2017 at its new 21,000-square-foot permanent location at Lake Robbins Drive
and Six Pines Drive.
with Santa is set for Friday, Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Rob Fleming
Park in The Woodlands’ Village of Creekside Park. Enjoy a continental breakfast, family crafts,
music and Santa Claus. Preregistration is required.
Airing of Football will take place at The Woodlands Waterway Square® and
the Ice Rink at Town Center. Games include: Dec. 27, Army vs. North Texas
(Heart of Dallas Bowl) and Boise State vs. Baylor (Cactus Bowl); Dec. 30,
Georgia vs. TCU (Liberty Bowl); Dec. 31, Washington vs. Alabama (Peach Bowl)
and Ohio State vs. Clemson (Fiesta Bowl). You can watch the games for free.
Regular admission is charged for skating.
Edge Boat House is open at Hughes Landing and offers single and tandem
kayak rentals on Lake Woodlands. The
Boat House is closed on Christmas Eve/Day and has limited hours on New Year’s
Eve/Day. Riva Row Boat House is also
Row at Hughes Landing offers a variety of restaurants including The Blue
Fish, California Pizza Kitchen, Del Frisco’s Grille, Escalantes Tex-Mex &
Tequila, Fogo de Chão
Brazilian Steakhouse, Local Pour and Truluck’s. Enjoy other retailers too while
looking at lights, sculptures and a Christmas tree.
6. Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo boasts more than two million lights, holiday carols and hot chocolate. The
holiday light displays transform the zoo into a Winter Wonderland through
7. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
is being performed at the Alley Theatre through Dec. 29. Tickets may be purchased online.
8. The Nutcracker is presented by the
Houston Ballet through Tuesday, Dec. 27. Tickets are available online for this
favorite at the Brown Theatre at Wortham Center in Houston.
9. The 15thAnnual Festival of Lights features over 1 million lights, nightly
entertainment and an ice skating rink at Moody Gardens in Galveston. The
Festival of Lights runs through Jan. 8, 2017.
10. Santa’s Wonderland, located in
College Station, features lights, hayride tours, entertainment, shopping, Santa
and more through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.
From The Woodlands Development
Company, we wish you and your family a happy holiday season.