Where to go for the holidays in downtown Houston
It's the time of year when downtown Houston transforms into a winter wonderland fit for all sorts of occasions.
Driving the news: Houston First Corp. has created nearly a dozen holiday villages throughout the central business district.
What's happening: The events run now through Dec. 31.
🎄 Check out Deck the Trees at Plaza de Avenidas.
- Specially decorated trees will be on display at the George R. Brown Convention Center's Grand Holiday Window and the Alley Theatre.
🍭 Invigorate your sweet tooth at Hilton Americas' Land of Sweets.
- The showing includes a life-size "Super Mario Bros." chocolate display in the hotel lobby.
🏊 Float in a heated, Texas-shaped lazy river underneath holiday lights at the Marriott Marquis' Texas Winter Lights.
- Adult tickets are $25.
⛸️ Ice skate under open air at the Discovery Green skating rink.
- General admission is $17.
🎵 Visit the Wortham Theater's Sugar Plum Plaza, located outside the theater's main entrance.
- You'll be able to see larger-than-life ornaments and hear classic holiday tunes.
🎶 Join in on the music at Lynn Wyatt Square's Jingle Town.
- Guests can turn a crank to experience a harmonious music box.
💡 Enjoy a nightly Winter Wanderland light show along Bagby Street near City Hall.
- The experience includes more than 100,000 lights in an 80-foot-long tunnel.
📸 See Twinkle Town at Trebly Park.
- The park will feature Friday night live music and Santa Paws on Saturday afternoons for holiday photos with your four-legged friends.
💋 Pucker up underneath massive mistletoe at Market Square Park.
- The mistletoe is 150 inches wide and hung on a 15-foot candy cane.
🏛️ See a massive Christmas tree outside City Hall.
- The tree will be lit during a lighting ceremony from 6-8pm Dec. 2.
🎟️ Visit Post HTX for their Winter Wonderlawn.
- Featuring holiday lights, photo ops and more. Tickets are $7 on weekdays and $10 on the weekend.
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