Celebrate the Holidays in Downtown Houston

Style Magazine Newswire | 12/1/2017, 8:15 a.m.
This holiday season, the Houston Downtown Management District (Downtown District) invites Houstonians and visitors to get in the spirit by ...

This holiday season, the Houston Downtown Management District (Downtown District) invites Houstonians and visitors to get in the spirit by visiting Downtown for shopping, sightseeing and much more.

Downtown Houston boasts a variety of shops with one-of-a-kind gift options, from Make (her) at Green Street, a collaborative boutique featuring jewelry, skincare products and apparel; Launch, a carefully curated pop-up boutique showcasing a rotating selection of Houston-made design and fashion goods; Tipping Point, a limited-edition sneaker and lifestyle goods shop; and Phoenicia Specialty Foods, with its wide selection of wine, gourmet treats and housewares. The area also hosts a series of holiday arts markets featuring local artists, crafters and creatives: Pop Shop Houston Holiday Festival from Dec. 1 to 3 at Green Street; Design Craft on Dec. 2 at Market Square Park; Winter Flea by Night presented by Green Mountain Energy on Dec. 2, 9 and 16 at Discovery Green; HTX Boss Babes Holiday Market on Dec. 9 at Green Street; and Heart made Holiday Market on Dec. 9 at Main Street Square.

Holiday décor will be on view in Downtown throughout the season, including the towering holiday tree at City Hall, giant jeweled trees along Main Street, spectacular lights and Mistletoe on the Go! at Market Square Park and more.

Additional information about holiday shopping, décor and other special events and performances below, and visit www.downtownhouston.org for a full event calendar.

Holiday Décor

Mistletoe on the Go!

Through Jan. 2, 2018

Mistletoe on the Go!, Texas’ biggest mistletoe ball, is a 150-inch ball of kiss

inducing greenery hanging from a 15-foot candy cane. Share your smoochesusing #XOmistletoe. Market Square Park, 301 Milam. www.marketsquarepark.com

Mayor’s Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting presented by Reliant

Friday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Ring in the season with the 98th Annual Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Presented by Reliant. This spectacular event is a holiday tradition of music, Santa, fireworks and family fun, leaving behind a towering holiday tree, glowing with lights, shimmering ornaments and a stunning star topper to light up the streets of Downtown Houston this holiday season! Free. City Hall, 901 Bagby www.houstontx.gov

Holiday Fun

The ICE at Discovery Green powered by Green Mountain Energy

Through Jan. 21, 2018

Ice skating returns to Downtown Houston this holiday season! Lace up your skates and get ready for a memorable winter experience on the largest outdoor ice skating rink in the Southwest, with daily skating events and other programs. Tickets from $14. www.discoverygreen.com

HPL’s Candy Cane Cinema Celebration

Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m.

Houston Public Library and Aurora Picture Show partner for a special program of imaginative short films, a sugary sweet ballet performance and delightful activities that is true fun for all ages! Free. Julia Ideson Building, 550 McKinney. www.houstonlibrary.org

Screen on the Green presented by Bank of America Thursdays, Dec. 7–Jan. 18, 2018, at 7 p.m.

Each Thursday, Discovery Green screens throwback movies including holiday classics like Home Alone and It’s a Wonderful Life.www.discoverygreen.com

Rainbow on ICE

Friday, Dec. 8, from 7 to 10 p.m.