Holidays Around the Bay!
Holidays Around the Bay!
Season’s greetings! Bay Area Houston–a charming bayside region nestled between the big-city allure of Houston and the wide-open beaches of Galveston–is gearing up for the holidays with family-friendly events in each of its distinct cities.
With amazing attractions, water sports, and award-winning restaurants at your fingertips, Bay Area Houston is an easy, delightful coastal experience with plenty of Baycation spots to explore along the way.
Celebrate holiday festivals in League City
Marked by towering oaks and thriving locally owned shops and eateries, League City invites you to enjoy lakeside sunsets, gorgeous sailboats, amazing birding, fascinating history, and all the laid-back leisure of life along the creek.
Experience the Magic of Main Street as the League City Proud Organization throws its 25th annual Holiday in the Park festival at beautiful League Park during the first weekend of December.
Live music, craft vendors, a children’s parade, the Grand Night Parade (the largest holiday parade in Galveston County), and more are in store for this annual League City tradition.
Walk through dazzling Christmas lights at Nassau Bay
Built in 1962 as a community for astronauts and NASA employees, Nassau Bay’s citizens include men and women who have visited outer space and a few who have walked on the moon!
Make all your space explorer dreams come true at Space Center Houston. Travel to a Mars exhibit, hear stories of space from real astronauts or take a NASA Tram Tour to explore NASA Johnson Space Center.
Grab your walking shoes and head to the Nassau Bay Wildlife Peninsula, 76-acres of wetland with a diverse ecosystem perfect for birders and nature lovers.
Get ready to be dazzled with sparkling Galaxy Lights at Space Center Houston. As the most interactive and technologically advanced light display in Texas, Galaxy Lights takes you on an experience through high-tech kinetic colorful light shows in the Main Plaza and a Winter Wonderland with large, 3-D holiday décor and lights, all while enjoying hot cocoa and other holiday food and beverages.
Galaxy Lights is open from November 13 to January 2, and you can purchase your tickets on Space Center Houston’s website.
Sip hot cocoa on Main Street with Seabrook
Seabrook is home to some of the freshest seafood markets in the Bay. You’ll find a mouthwatering array of shrimp, fish, oysters, crabs, (seasonal) crawfish, and even lobsters!
Need help finding your way around? Follow the Seabrook Pelican Path, a colorful trail of over 75 pelican sculptures painted by local artists. No two pelicans are the same, and these feathered friends stand over six feet tall and are the perfect unique photo stops.
Ring in the holidays on December 1 with Seabrook’s beloved Main Street Tree Lighting Ceremony. Festivities will take place at the Seabrook Community House starting at 6 p.m. They will include rich hot chocolate, scrumptious cookies, local vendors, musical performances by area schools, AND an appearance from the man himself, Santa Claus!
Enjoy colorfully-lit boat parades by Clear Lake Shores
There’s always something happening in the Texas oasis of Clear Lake Shores.
Enjoy live entertainment from businesses like SoulFreak Studio Café and Okie’s Yardhouse and Courtyard, and feast on tasty dishes from Schafer’s Coastal Bar & Grille. Or check out the CLS Downtown Market that happens every second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Celebrate the 61st annual Christmas Boat Parde on Clear Lake with Clear Lake Shores and friends on December 10 starting at 6 p.m. With more than 60 brightly decorated power and sailboats traveling the waters of Clear Lake, this parade is a well-loved tradition in Bay Area Houston.
Shop ‘til you drop with the Holly Jolly Shopping Trail
Jingle all the way into holiday savings with Bay Area Houston’s Holly Jolly Shopping Trail!
Get ready to shop, save, and discover the best boutiques and local shops in League City, Seabrook, Nassau Bay, and Clear Lake Shores.
This free, digital savings program will help you find gifts for everyone on your list while enjoying exclusive deals and discounts. Think of it as the ultimate local gift guide. Simply sign up online to begin your holly jolly shopping experience in Bay Area Houston!