Discount Tickets to Houston Holiday Shows for 2018!
It is time for the holiday shows and activities around Houston… but with lots of kids, the ticket prices add up quickly!
Below are the discounted shows and activities we’ve found so far… and will keep updating it as we find more. Just know that some of these deals and dates sell out quick!
Magical Winter Lights – La Marque
Participants can take part in a large, multi-cultural lantern festival with many attractions, including the Chinese acrobatic performances.
Zoo Lights – Houston Zoo $25 for Admission for Two to Zoo Lights at Houston Zoo on Value Nights Only ($35.90 Value)
SiriusXM Presents The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Christmas Rocks! Tour – Jones Hall for the Performing Arts (Houston, TX)
Jump, jive and jingle bells! Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner Brian Setzer and his 19-piece orchestra whip up a huge dose of retro holiday cheer with their 15th Anniversary “Christmas Rocks!” concert tour, presented by SiriusXM. The acclaimed show also features music from their four best-selling holiday albums, as well as original Setzer hits. Consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, Setzer’s trademark guitar work and vocal stylings are matched with his orchestra’s rockin’ big-band horn arrangements. It’s an unbeatable combination guaranteed to rock you into the holiday spirit when the tour swings into Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston.
Dec 12, 2018 – $33.75 – $52.25 tickets
Harry Potter Parody “Potted Potter” — 7 Books in 70 Hilarious Minutes – The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts – Zilkha Hall (Houston, TX)
Whether you’re a Quidditch expert or merely a muggle, you’ll find laughs aplenty in “Potted Potter”, the smash-hit comedy that takes on the zany challenge of cramming all seven books in the popular Harry Potter series — that’s roughly 4,000 pages — into 70 hilarious minutes. Created by Olivier-nominated actors Dan Clarkson and Jeff Turner, this unauthorized parody has played to sold-out houses all over the world. Two actors inhabit 360 characters, fend off a live fire-breathing dragon and even manage to stage a real-life game of Quidditch in the theater. The show was a critic’s pick of “The New York Times”, “Daily Herald” and “Time Out London”, among others, who hailed it as a must-see family event for anyone age 6 to Dumbledore. Be sure to nab tickets to this popular show at Houston’s Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
Dec 11, 2018 through Dec 30, 2018 – $39.99 – $99.99 tickets
Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Carol – The Company OnStage (Houston, Texas)
A meeting of two Victorian classics. On Christmas Eve, Sherlock Holmes is in a dark and misanthropic mood, soon to retire from solving crimes. The ghostly spectre of his great enemy Professor Moriarity warns him he will be visited by three spirits and of impending doom. We learn about Holmes’ early life, the chaos that near retirement has caused, and of a terrifying future based on his own actions. Christmas morning finds Holmes a new man and rededicated to his higher purpose. This production is appropriate for the entire family.
Nov 30, 2018 through Dec 22, 2018 – $9 tickets
A Christmas Carol: The Musical – Lone Star College CyFair – Center For The Arts (Cypress, TX)
Experience Charles Dickens’ most well-known story with this spectacular musical adaptation. Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken (“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors”) and Lynn Ahrens (“Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island”), breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of Scrooge and his ghostly discovery about the true meaning of Christmas. Enjoy this heartwarming Stageworks Theatre show, presented in collaboration with Lone Star College CyFair.
Nov 23, 2018 through Dec 16, 2018 – $16 tickets
Santa’s Magic Timepiece – Theatre Suburbia (Houston, TX)
There’s trouble at the North Pole … so many good boys and girls, so little time. How will Santa be able to make all the stops along the way in time? This new holiday classic in the making will have everyone laughing and singing to kick off the Christmas season. Enjoy “Santa’s Magic Timepiece” at Houston’s Theatre Suburbia.
Nov 11, 2018 through Nov 30 – $8/$9 tickets
Heartwarming Holiday Slapstick Mayhem – Stages Repertory Theatre–Arena Theater (Houston, TX)
It’s the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church — where all faiths are welcome because we’ll believe anything! There’s just one minor problem: none of the acts scheduled to perform have arrived. Now it’s up to three quick-witted church members to perform the entire variety show and Christmas pageant by themselves! An irreverent yet heartwarming romp through tradition, “The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)” bursts with festive, slapstick fun as these cheerfully ridiculous clowns celebrate all of our favorite holiday traditions — at once. Experience the festivities at Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston.
Nov 14, 2018 through Nov 23, 2018 – $17.50-$19.50 tickets
Saxophonist Chris Mitchell’s Holiday Concert – Hyatt Regency Houston (Houston, TX)
For this holiday season, Chris Mitchell and his saxophones take on a slew of Yuletide classics, including his passionate take on “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas” from his upcoming holiday album, “White Christmas”. Children of all ages are welcome at this concert at the Hyatt Regency Houston.
Dec 14, 2018 – $15 tickets
A Christmas Carol – The Grand (Galveston Island, TX)
Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption has enchanted audiences around the world since it was first published in 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future come together in a delightful theatrical performance featuring stunning sets, lush costumes and plenty of music and dance. With beloved traditional carols of the season included, it’s an enchanting event for the entire family at The Grand on Galveston Island.
Nov 30, 2018 & Dec 1, 2018 – $15 – $22.50 tickets
A Charlie Brown Christmas – The Grand (Galveston Island, TX)
This brand-new touring production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Live on Stage by Charles M. Schulz features everyone’s favorite Peanuts gang – Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, Sally and more, all led by the lovable Charlie Brown – as they discover the true meaning of Christmas. When Charlie Brown becomes discouraged by the materialism of the season, Lucy convinces him to direct the neighborhood Christmas play. In typical Charlie Brown fashion, things go awry and it’s up to Linus to save the day and remind everyone of the real message of the holiday. The whole family will enjoy this uplifting holiday show at The Grand on Galveston Island.
Nov 23, 2018 & December 23, 2018 – $17.50 tickets
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce Of 1914 – The Grand (Galveston Island, TX)
This heartrending retelling of a powerful historic event recounts the astounding moment during World War I when Allied forces and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas Day 1914 together — sharing food and drink, singing carols, and playing soccer. “All is Calm” weaves first-hand accounts by World War I soldiers with patriotic tunes, trench songs, and Christmas carols. See it at The Grand in Galveston Island.
Dec 9, 2018 – $15 – $22.50 tickets
The Story of the Nutcracker – The Company OnStage (Houston, Texas)
“With visions of sugar plums dancing on stage…”A cast of eight portrays more than 30 characters in this lively and enchanting production in which Uncle Drosselmeyer presents three very special dolls at Christmas. But when Marie sneaks downstairs to say goodnight to the dolls, including the nutcracker, and the toy soldier, she falls asleep under the Christmas tree, holding the nutcracker and enters dreamland where the beautiful dolls come to life.
Dec 1, 2018 through Dec 22, 2018 – $5 tickets
After Christmas… but consider buying for gifts:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Wortham Theater Center – Cullen Theater (Houston, TX)
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, and faithfully adapts four stories by author/illustrator Eric Carle: “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly” and of course, the star of the show, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969, selling more than 43 million copies worldwide. “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” – now celebrating 50 years – has sold more than 16 million copies. Carle’s well-known books captivate readers with his iconic colorful hand-painted tissue paper collage illustrations and distinctively simple stories, introducing generations of children to a bigger, brighter world – and to their first experience of reading itself. The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage. See it now at Wortham Theater Center – Cullen Theater in Houston.
Jan 26, 2019 – $28.88 – $42.90 tickets
The Wizard of Oz – Jones Hall for the Performing Arts (Houston, TX)
The national Broadway tour of “The Wizard of Oz” is a spectacular celebration of that classic 1939 MGM film. It’s a new, refreshed and lavish rendition of the beloved classic. Audiences young and old, seeing it for the first time or the fifth, will be dazzled by the brightly colored sets, charmed by its timeless score and enthralled with its breathtaking special effects. And whether it creates new memories or conjures them up from the past, everyone deserves to experience or relive the wonderful, whimsical and enduring story, “The Wizard of Oz”, coming to Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston.
Feb 23, 2019-Feb 24, 2019 – $40.70 – $58.30 tickets
Finding Neverland – Jones Hall for the Performing Arts (Houston, TX)
“Finding Neverland” tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible, and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. See this enchanting production at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston.
Apr 13, 2019 – Apr 14, 2019 – $40.70 – $58.30 tickets