Tis the season y’all! And it’s a very weird holiday season indeed. Here are four socially distant ways to celebrate the holidays in downtown Houston!
DECK THE TREES
Every year The Alley Theatre has designers sponsor and decorate dozens of Christmas trees and this year is bigger than ever with the trees set up in the window of the George R. Brown Convention Center. Take a stroll down the length of the building for some free socially distant fun!
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Speaking of the Alley, the theatre’s annual show has pivoted with the times to being a FREE ONLINE show. So amazing that everyone can still enjoy this holiday classic from the comfort of their own homes. Head to The Alley’s website to sign up! And, since you didn’t need to buy tickets, please consider donating online!
THE ICE AT DISCOVERY GREEN
Whether you want to walk or ice skate around Discovery Green, you’ve got options! The park has opened the annual ice skating rink, The Ice, and lights are up around the park for visitors to enjoy. You can expect some changes in this year’s rink! For one, it’s only open to 50 percent capacity and there are hand sanitizing stations available throughout the area. Also, tickets MUST be purchased ahead of time online — click here to get ’em! Finally, guests can enjoy an expanded sitting area so social distance protocols can be met.
TEXAS WINTER LIGHTS AT THE MARRIOTT MARQUIS
This downtown Houston hotel (known for its Texas-shaped river!) is LIT y’all! Enjoy a float or walk through the holiday lights display that comes complete with DJs, movie nights, holiday cocktail menu, and lawn games. Depending on the day of the week, you can pop in for a night pass or book a room! Check out the website for more info.