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City Lights Holiday Events in Downtown Houston

November 16, 2023

Enjoy the holiday season in #DowntownHouston with 11 magical holiday villages, a holiday bus tour and more!

CITY LIGHTS HOLIDAY MAGIC

City Lights Downtown Holiday Magic is pulling out all the stops to transform Downtown Houston into the perfect winter wonderland with 11 unique themed villages. As part of this special program, various organizations and companies have gone all out to transform Downtown Houston into the perfect winter wonderland, with 11 unique themed spots.

EXPERIENCE THE VILLAGES

HERITAGE HOLIDAY BUS HUB

After strolling through Winter Wanderland on Bagby, grab a ticket and a holiday passport and catch a ride on the Hop-on, Hop-off Holiday Trolley with Houston City Bus Tours to visit any of the 11 City Lights Holiday Villages. Bus tickets - $15/adults + $10/children. 

Meet us the Heritage Society Holiday Bus Hub every Friday and Saturday, from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, at 1100 Bagby Street.  

Enjoy free pictures with Texas Santa and Letters to Santa on the Bagby Street Patio.

Experience an AO Art Show artists and Freedmen’s Town Farmers Market hosted by Heritage Society

Pick up a holiday treat at the The Heritage Society’s Museum Gift Shop, open from 6:30 - 10 PM. The museum exhibit is only $5 and includes hot chocolate and cookies.

FREE HERITAGE HUB RSVP

BUS STOP INFORMATION

- Avenida Houston (GRB + Discovery Green) | 1201 Crawford Pappasito's on Lamar Street

- POST Houston | Franklin Street (Look for blue holiday pedicab sign) 

- Market Square Park | 801 Congress (Bus Stop at Barnaby's) 

- Heritage Society | 500 McKinney (Across the street from Heritage Society next to Houston Public Library) 

- Trebly Park | 1515 Fannin (corner of Leeland and San Jacinto)  

PURCHASE A BUS TOUR TICKET

HOLIDAY PEDICABS 

Get in the Downtown holiday spirit and catch a free ride from village to village with the holiday pedicabs provided by DowntownHouston+. Locate the holiday pedicab stations at Discovery Green, Lynn Wyatt Square, POST Houston, Trebly Park and Market Square Park for an easy way to navigate the neighborhood. 

PEDICAB INFORMATION (Look for FREE blue holiday pedicab signs) 

- Market Square Park | 301 Milam (Corner of Congress + Preston) 

- Lynn Wyatt Square | 600 Louisiana (Corner of Louisiana + Texas) 

- Trebly Park | 1515 Fannin (Fannin Street)  

- POST Houston | Franklin Street (Look for blue holiday pedicab sign) 

- Avenida Houston (GRB + Discovery Green) | 1201 Crawford Pappasito's on Lamar Street

FIND THE STOPS

Holiday Passports 

Pick up  or download a holiday passport on the Holiday Bus Trolley or from Heritage Society, Trebly Park, Hilton Americas-Houston, Market Square Park, Winter Wanderlawn at POST Houston and Marriott Marquis to explore all 11 Downtown City Light villages for the chance to win awesome prizes and be entered to win a Downtown holiday staycation package with a one-night stay at Hotel Icon, (4) tickets to a Theater District Performance, and (4) tickets to a Houston Rockets game. 

  • Deck the Trees - located with the Downtown Public Safety Guide on 1201 Crawford (Every Fri + Sat from 7-10pm)
  • Land of Sweets - Hilton Americas-Houston concierge desk
  • Green Mountain Energy Ice - located at Discovery Green ice skating ticket booth.
  • Texas Winter Lights - Marriott Marquis concierge desk
  • Twinkle Town - located with the Downtown Public Safety Guide or inside Tout Suite at Trebly Park.
  • Mistletoe Square - located with the Downtown Public Safety Guide at bus stop, the park or with Santa at the Cultural Extravaganza every Friday and Saturday. 
  • Winter Wonderlawn at POST Houston - located with the Downtown Pblic Safety guide at the stop or at the POST Houston Winter Wanderlawn ticketing booth. 
  • Sugar Plum Plaza -  located with the Downtown Public Safety Guide  (Every Fri + Sat from 7-10pm)
  • Jingle Town at Lynn Wyatt Square -  located with the Downtown Public Safety Guide (Every Fri + Sat from 7-10pm)
  • Winter Wanderland on Bagby -  located with the Downtown Public Safety Guide or Heritage Society (Every Fri + Sat from 7-10pm)
  • City Hall-iday Lights - located with the Downtown Public Safety Guide or Heritage Society (Every Fri + Sat from 7-10pm)

Once completed, take your stamp to Space City Birria Tacos & More, Cellar 7 or Tout Suite SODO to redeem for a free treat. 

Downtown Houston+ Holiday Events



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