Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green | Glide on an expansive ice rink in beautiful downtown Houston. Discovery Green is once again hosting a public ice rink this holiday season with some COVID safety protocols in place. They have special events including professional ice skating shows, Santa Claus visits, throwback music themed skates, and discounted skating nights. The rink will be available to the public from November 12, 2021 - January 30, 2022. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Please check their website for hours of operation and for special event dates. General admission tickets are normally $15. Website:

Moody Gardens Festival of Lights | Moody Gardens is hosting their yearly holiday attraction of lighting displays covering their expansive grounds. This is a fun event to take family and friends to that is a little outside of Houston and can
be a nice day trip. Moody Gardens has several holiday attractions in addition
to the lighting displays such as holiday 3D films, pictures with Santa, nightly
fireside s’mores, and a new year’s palooza! The festival of lights runs from
November 20, 2021 - January 2, 2022. General admission tickets start at $22.

NASA Galaxy Lights | Reliant is hosting an interactive and technologically advanced light display at NASA Space Center Houston this holiday season. Enjoy the unique Kinetic Lights and “Celebrate Light” interactive show as well as a
variety of space and holiday themed light displays. The lights will be
available for viewing from November 13, 2021 - January 2, 2022 from 6pm to
10pm. General admission tickets start at $20 and children ages 3 and younger
get free admission. Website:

Self-Guided River Oaks Christmas Lights Tour | River Oaks is one of Houston’s most spirited neighborhoods during the holiday season. Mansions in the neighborhood are adorned with beautiful festive lights and lighting displays. Take an adorable tour of the neighborhood by driving or walking to enjoy the festivity of River Oaks. The lights are available for viewing from 5:00pm to 10:00pm from November 25, 2021 - December 26, 2021. The lights are free to view. Website:

Zoo Lights | The Houston Zoo is celebrating 10 years of hosting holiday lights in Houston. Enjoy the beautiful lights and zoo grounds during this holiday season. The lights will be turned on from 5:30pm to 10:30pm from November 15, 2021 - January 9, 2022. General admission tickets range from $18-$26. Website: