Holiday Fun Guide 2023 | North Houston Moms

Everything you need to know about Christmas in and around North Houston!

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Christmas Eve/Day Church Services

Faith Bible Church

Sunday, December 24, 2023 | 9am, 10:30am and 5pm


Woodlands Church

Friday, December 22, 2023 | 7pm

Saturday, December 23, 2023 | 7pm

Sunday, December 24, 2023 | 9:30am, 11:30am, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm and 11pm


The Woodlands Methodist Church

Friday, December 22, 2023 | 4pm


The Ark Church

Saturday, December 23, 2023 | 3:30pm and 5pm

Sunday, December 24, 2023 | 9:30am and 11am


Christ Church Methodist

Sunday, December 24, 2023 | 2:30pm, 5pm and 7pm

Photos with Santa

Santa’s Merry Mingle – A Holiday Experience – 12/09/23

The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 9:00am-2:00pm

Gather the family for performances by the Lone Star Strummers, framed professional photos with Santa, snow play, art projects, special reading with Mrs. Claus, and visiting with Olaf.


Photos with Santa & Mrs. Clause – 12/17/23

The Learning Express, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Bring your kids to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus! Enjoy free milk and cookies. 8000 Research Forest Dr., Suite 140, Spring, Texas, 77382. This event is free. A photographer will not be present but families are welcome to take photos!


Breakfast with Santa – 12/16/23-12/17/23

Margaritaville Lake Resort, times vary

Join us for a whimsical Breakfast with Santa, where you can indulge in a magical holiday feast with Jolly Old St. Nick himself. Don’t miss out on this enchanting experience. Adults: $39.95++ | Children: $24.95++ (ages 6-12). Children 5 and under eat for free.


Photos with Santa – 11/10/23-12/24/23

The Woodlands Mall, hours vary

Reservations encouraged! Walk-Up guests welcomed! Please note: Multiple families are seen by Santa during any given 15-minute reservation window. The Woodlands Mall, 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands.


Photos with Santa – 11/17/23-12/24/23

Market Street, hours vary

Who brings lots of Christmas cheer for little boys and girls who have been good all year? Santa Claus himself will be greeting children of all ages as Market Street continues the much-loved holiday tradition of photos with Santa. Santa Claus will greet young guests at Market Street this year in a beautiful, festive setting located in suite 875, next to Warby Parker. Reservations MUST be made in advance.

Lights Displays

Market Street

9595 Six Pines Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380


Heritage Place

500 Collins St, Conroe, TX 77301


Gingerbread Village at City Place Plaza

1700 City Plaza Dr, Spring, TX 77389


Festival of Lights at The Woodlands Church

1 Fellowship Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77384


Dodd Family Holidays Christmas Display 

62 W Knightsbridge in the village of Harper’s Landing off Interstate 45


Bethany Bend in The Woodlands

Take Research Forest to Crownridge Drive. Then turn right onto South Bethany Bend Circle. Lights are around the homes on Bethany Bend Circle, down Howland Creek Place and Redland Place.


Tangle Brush Drive in The Woodlands

Residents of Tangle Brush Drive, Cape Chestnut Drive and Amara Court in The Woodlands Panther Creek Village put on a show every year and their section is a must see for Christmas lights in The Woodlands.


South Delmont Street in Conroe

103 S. Delmont St, Conroe


Gullo’s House of Lights

30723 Old Hockley Road, Magnolia


Additionally, Hello Woodlands put together a fantastic map for Christmas Lights in 2022


Activities with Kids

Go on a park adventure around The Woodlands

Even if it’s chilly, it’s always a good idea to get outside to play! Follow along with @northhoustonmoms on Instagram as we explore parks in and around The Woodlands! We also have our roundup of our Top 5 Parks in North Houston as well as a Padded Playground Map.


Eat at a restaurant with a play area

Going out to eat is expensive enough, it would be great to go somewhere that kids can play! Check out this curated map with grassy areas, playgrounds, or designated kid spots.


Visit one of the indoor play places around town

We created a reel of the Top 5 Indoor Play Places to Visit in Montgomery County! There are many options to visit on days that are too cold or rainy. Don’t forget about the downtown Houston options as well: museums, NASA, and the zoo


Simple crafts around the house

Our friends at Babysitting Connection came up with an awesome list of craft ideas to do with your kids. Not only are they fun activities, but they are also educational! Need a sitter? Check out Babysitting Connection!


Bowling at Time to Spare in Conroe

Time to Spare is dedicated to providing the best entertainment value in Montgomery County. Their modern bowling center has kid-friendly bumper bowling lanes available too. They also have plenty of lightweight bowling balls and small shoes for kids. $5/person/game.


Grab a coffee and let the kids play at the HeBrews Woodlands location

Hours of operation: MON – THURS: 7:30 AM – 4 PM, FRI: 7:30 AM – 9 PM, & SAT: 7:30 AM – 4 PM. Check out our reel showing the amazing layout!


Some extra ideas:

Visit a local Farmer’s Market

See where Kids Eat Free in North Houston

Visit one of our Local Libraries for storytime or to borrow books

Christmas Tree Farms

Michigan Christmas Trees LLC

32907 Tamina Rd, Magnolia, TX 77354


Old Time Christmas Tree Farm

7632 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77379

Make a day of cutting down your own Christmas tree in Spring with a hayride to pick out your own tree, purchase fresh wreaths and garland, eat BBQ, visit Santa and see the farm animals. Opens November 18, 2023.


Four Seasons Tree Farm

12333 Rose Rd, Willis, TX 77378


Oh What Fun It Is Christmas Tree Farm

1030 Oak Ridge Rd, Willis, TX 77378


Spring Creek Growers


Experience the fun of choosing and cutting your own Christmas tree at this turn-of-the-century farmstead! Farm provides everything you need, including a hand saw and measuring pole. Located in Magnolia. Opens November 18.


Williamson Tree Farm

11946 County Rd 201, Plantersville, TX 77363


Thomas Trees of Texas

12613 Pinebrook Dr, Plantersville, TX 77363


Glow and Go 5K presented by The Woodlands Township

Holiday Gift Guide

Coming Soon!

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Tis the season of love, joy and kindness! It’s just something special about this time of year. And what better way to spread some kindness than volunteering to help those in need! We’ve put together a list of volunteer opportunities around North Houston.


It’s no surprise that our amazing town is FILLED with fun things to do! Check out our holiday calendar to see all the options and information for each event.

Winter Break Camp Programs

Alodia Basketball








December 26-29

Half-Day Sessions 8:30am-12pm OR 1pm-4:30pm

Full-Day Sessions 8:30am-4:30pm, includes 1 hour for lunch


Cordovan Art School




December 18-January 5

Full-Day Camps 9:00am-4:00pm

Half-Day Camps 9:00am-12:00pm OR 1:00pm-4:00pm

Extended Care Available 7:30am-6:00pm


Black Cat Theater

Junior Elf Camp (Kindergarten-3rd grade) or Holiday Elf Camp (4th-6th grade)

  • December 16 OR December 18
  • 9am-12pm
  • $85/student


The Woodlands Children’s Museum: Winter FUNcation

Don’t worry about “cabin fever.” Come explore the fun during winter break and see there is no shortage of indoor fun during our FUNcation. Workshops will be a variety of making processed based artwork, snack making and experiencing all the fun that the museum has to offer during winter break!  Depending on class sizes, age-groups might be combined during these workshops.

  • December 19-21
  • 9am-12pm
  • Ages 4-8


The Woodlands Township Sunny Dayz Camp

Campers will enjoy indoor and outdoor games, crafts, theme days, special snacks, visits to the park, dodgeball, four-square, ga ga ball and more!

  • December 18-January 5
  • 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Ages 6-12
  • $50/resident/day, $60/non-resident/day


Conroe Parks & Rec Winter Break Camp

  • December 18-January 2
  • 7:30am-6:30pm
  • Ages
  • $114/child/session
Shows & Theater Performances

Phil Wickham BEHOLD Christmas Tour – 12/01 @ Woodlands Church

Hope for the Holidays – 12/02 @ College Park High School

Jingle All The Way Handbell Concert – 12/02 @ Tomball Methodist Church

A Very Woodlands Christmas XV: All Roads Lead Home – 12/03 @ Christ Church Methodist

Christmas Fest and Night of Carols – 12/03 @ The Woodlands Methodist Church

The Woodlands Methodist School Holiday Concert – 12/03-12/04 @ The Woodlands Methodist School

Holiday Benefit Concert – 12/07 @ Lone Star College

The Sing-Off – 12/07 @ Market Street

A Winter Concert – 12/07 @ College Park High School

Class Act Productions presents “A Christmas Carol – The Musical” – 12/07-12/17

Holiday Karaoke – 12/08 @ City Place Plaza

Holiday Classics Winter Concert – 12/08 @ First Methodist Conroe

Tomball Museum Center Annual Candlelight Tour – 12/08-12/09 @ Tomball Museum Center

National Youth Theater presents: “A Christmas Carol – The Musical” – 12/08-12/10

Holiday Concert at The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts – 12/10

Lessons and Carols – 12/10 @ The Woodlands Methodist Church

Christmas At First Celebration Choir & Orchestra Concert – 12/10 @ The Woodlands First Baptist Church

A Downtown Christmas: Choir & Orchestra Concert – 12/10 @ First Baptist Conroe

Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and J.S. Bach’s Cantata 61 “Savior of the Nations, Come” – 12/10 @ HopePointe Anglican Church

Evidence Holiday Concert – 12/11 @ Market Street

Carols in the Park – 12/15 @ Cedar Brake Park

The Gatlin Brothers Country & Christmas – 12/15 @ Dosey Doe – The Big Barn

TUBACHRISTMAS – 12/16 @ Central Park

The Conroe Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert – 12/16 @ First Methodist Church Conroe

Caroling Caravan Christmas Light Parade – 12/17 @ Covenant Methodist Church

The Woodlands Men’s Chorus Christmas Concert – 12/18 @ The Woodlands Methodist Church.

Trombone Christmas Performance – 12/20 @ Market Street

Joe Burlison’s Christmas Jazz Concert – 12/20 @ Dosey Doe – The Big Barn

Holiday Singo – 12/20 @ City Place Plaza

Cocoa and Karaoke! – 12/21 @ South Regional Library

Holiday Music Performance – 12/22-12/23 @ Market Street

Hamilton Loomis Band’s Christmas Show – 12/23 @ Dosey Doe – The Big Barn 

Watch a Christmas Movie

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