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Holiday Light Displays, Activities & Short-Distance Trips from Houston

Great ideas of activities to do with your family this holiday season.



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With the holiday season upon us, spending time with the family by participating in local events and activities is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Since Houston has so much to see and do during the holidays, there's something for everyone.

We talk with Holly Clapham-Rosenow from Houston First who shares with us all the best events and activities in Houston to check out during your winter break and where to find the best Christmas light displays in your area.

For Houston Public Media's list of the best places to see lights in Houston, click here. Another great light option is The Post Houston Winter Wonderlawn.

For those who want a change of scenery but not looking to take a trip too far from home, writer Dan Oko recommends some day trips and weekend getaways you can embark on close to Houston.

Plus, we talked with representatives from Galveston and New Orleans who share all of the holiday festivities to enjoy there.

For more information about the holiday activities and events in Galveston, click here.

For more information about the holiday activities and events in New Orleans, click here.



Holly Clapham-Rosenow

Dan Oko

  • Award-winning Freelance Writer, published in magazines such as Texas Monthly, Texas Highways, Outside magazine, Men's Journal, and Houston Chronicle
  • Ambassador for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation "We Will Not Be Tamed" program

Michael Woody

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