Feliz Navidad from the team at Morales Funeral Home! The holiday season is in full swing, and we know many of our Houston friends and neighbors will have loved ones visiting from near and far. Because, really, what better place on earth is there to celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year?
We’ve selected a handful of our favorite ways to make memories that’ll last a lifetime in and around our great city. We hope you and your loved ones are able to enjoy some of our top picks – and
maybe even create a tradition featuring a fun, new experience!
- Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker. From dancing dolls to sword fights to a towering Christmas tree, don’t miss this timeless holiday celebration running from now to Dec. 29that The Wortham Theater Center. Beloved characters from this classic story are brought to life with Tchaikovsky’s grand score. Holiday delight at its finest.
- Magical Winter Lights. What a treat that the largest lantern festival of its kind in the United States is right here in Houston! Tour more than 100 individual lantern sets in unique, themed sections with multicultural features. Open every night at 5:00 p.m., including all holidays, through Jan. 6th.
- Zoo Lights.Talk about a winter wonderland! Stroll the beautiful grounds of the Houston Zoo through mid-January, with 15 miles of festive lighting illuminating your way (that’s more than two million bulbs, but who’s counting?). Special sights include a giant holiday tree, a holiday train village, and an enchanted forest. Plus, don’t miss out on s’mores, hot chocolate, and other tasty treats!
- Ice Skating at Discovery Green. Lace up your skates (or rent a pair for a low fee) and glide beneath the glittering lights of downtown Houston. Open through Jan. 27th, with ticket sales supporting Discovery Green Conservancy.
- Sugarland Holiday Lights at Constellation Field. Home to the Skeeters and a spectacular light show – and all just a short drive from Houston. Open through January 1st, you can view more than 2.5 million lights, numerous themed displays, and even get some holiday shopping done. Did we mention the big guy himself (Mr. Claus) is a part of the fun?
We hope this list has sparked some ideas for you or reminded you of Houston destinations you enjoyed as a child that you would love to revisit. Maybe this Christmas is different for you and your family after losing someone close to you. If this is the case, remember that our caring staff is here for you with a listening ear and grief support resources, just as we’ve been since opening our doors in 1931. Never hesitate to reach out to us during your time of need. It’s our pleasure – and our calling – to be there for families like yours at Christmas time and all year round.