Where to Park in Houston this Holiday Season

The holiday season has arrived in Houston! Not sure of what to do—or where to park? Here are just a few of SpotHero’s favorite holiday activities. 

Zoo Lights at Houston Zoo

Dates: 11/17/23-1/7/24

Location: 6200 Hermann Park Drive

Price: Varies depending on date, advance tickets required, available for purchase here.

Details: This annual holiday favorite is back! In these eco-friendly displays, people of all ages can enjoy old favorites like the hanging canopy of glowing flowers and animal-themed lanterns in the holiday grove. Come and stroll with a cup of hot chocolate and roast marshmallows at the s’mores making station.

Tomball German Christmas Market

Dates: 12/8-10

Location: 201 S. Elm Street, Tomball

Price: Free!

Details: Enjoy food, live music, performances, and much more at this three-day celebration of German culture. With over 150 vendors, this street fair truly has something for everyone!

A Very Merry Pops

Dates: 12/20-23

Location: Jones Hall,  615 Louisiana Street

Price: Varies, tickets available here.

Details: Celebrate the season with this holiday concert, complete with carols and festive favorites! 

Holiday in the Gardens

Dates: 11/18/23-1/6/24, 4-10 p.m.

Location: Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Boulevard

Price: Varies, rates and tickets available here.

Details: Check out this annual holiday extravaganza, complete with a lights festival, an elaborate ice display, food and games!

The Nutcracker

Dates: 11/24-12/27

Location: The Brown Theater, 501 Texas Avenue
Price: Varies, tickets available here.

Details: This holiday classic is a sight to behold with Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker. Join Clara as she journeys through a magical land, complete with princes, sword fights, and of course sugar plum fairies.

A Christmas Carol

Dates: 11/17-12/30

Location: The Alley Theater, 615 Texas Avenue

Price: Varies depending on section. Tickets available here

Details: Join Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of self-discovery in this stage adaptation of the classic Dickens Novella. In addition to the classic story, this production also includes sung Christmas carols and magical elements created by magician Jim Steinmeyer.

Airport Parking

If you’re catching a flight this holiday season, consider parking near the airport. It’s a smart way to save money on holiday travel without adding a ton of time to your trip. Parking facilities near the airport offer free shuttles to the terminal, too.

Hobby Airport:

Happy parking to all, and to all a good night!