There’s plenty of sober fun to be had this holiday season in Houston. If you’re looking for something fun, festive, and alcohol-free to do, here are 12 great activities for sober individuals and loved ones.
November 15-December 29, 2019
Enjoy this retelling of the Charles Dickens Christmas classic featuring Ebenezer Scrooge and three ghostly spirits. This live performance is hosted, directed, and performed by the staff at the Alley Theatre, one of the nation’s leading non-profit theatres.
November 29-December 29, 2019
Another Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, is returning to the Wortham Theatre in Houston this holiday season. Sit back and enjoy the live ballet performance choreographed by Stanton Welch with beautiful, bright, and festive sets. VIP tickets are also available for those who want to meet the dancers and receive a special gift.
December 13-17, 2019
Kick back and listen to a live performance by the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall featuring traditional Christmas carols and modern favorites. This concert will feature Christmas classics like Joy to the World, Silent Night, What Child is This? and many more.
December 6, 2019
Celebrate the season with local merchants on 19th Street in Houston’s Historic Heights. Whether you’re window shopping or checking gifts off your list, this is a great time to explore the Heights and experience some of the local shopping, food, and coffee on 19th street.
December 13, 2019
The Midtown Arts and Theater Center in Houston is hosting the Houston Pride Band for a very special celebration celebrating the holiday season. This holiday concert is inspired by the music and imagery from The Nutcracker with other holiday classics. It’s also a great way to celebrate the season with friends or family while supporting Houston’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.
November 23, 2019-January 12, 2020
The Houston Zoo Lights is a perfect opportunity to check out the zoo and enjoy some fantastic Christmas lights and decorations at the same time. The family-friendly event also features delicious food and drinks, pictures with Santa, a giant holiday tree, holiday train village, and plenty of hot chocolate.
December 14, 2019
This special celebration takes place on Almeda Road in Houston and features live music performances, a unique fashion show, an interactive Kwanza village, tree lighting ceremony, local vendors, and fireworks to top it all off. There’s no cost for entry into the event, so you can even enjoy the sights and sounds for free.
December 14, 2019
This annual event showcases Christmas light displays in the beautiful and historic Heights neighborhood. From 6-9 p.m., you can stroll through the neighborhood with friends or family, enjoy the festive scenery, and grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants while you’re there.
December 20-22, 2019
This Christmas, the Houston Symphony will fill Jones Hall with the sounds of Handel’s Messiah with guest soloists Ying Fang, Elizabeth Deshong, Thomas Cooley, and Christòpheren Nomura. If you enjoy the classic “Hallelujah” chorus, you’re bound to like this live symphony performance.
December 12-30, 2019
This immersive Christmas event at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens features thousands of festive lights and holiday activities like holiday-themed tours of Ima Hogg’s historic mansion, sledding, “snowball” fights, a scavenger hunt, photos with Santa, music bell stations (make your own holiday music), and live Christmas caroling.
November 15, 2019-February 2, 2020
Spend a day ice skating at Discovery Green with Houston’s annual ICE rink or head there in the evening to spend some time skating under the city lights of downtown Houston.
December 7, 2019
This exciting gingerbread-building competition at City Hall’s Hermann Square is hosted by Architecture Center Houston and offers free entertainment that’s open to the public. Watch as teams compete to build creative gingerbread structures using only edible materials. The space theme this year is in honor of the Apollo Moon Landing. There will also be food trucks, Santa, a local high school choir, and gingerbread awards for various categories.
With so many fun and exciting ways to celebrate the holidays sober in Houston, there’s never an excuse to be bored in recovery.
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Instead of waiting until the holidays are over, enroll today and start working to achieve real, lasting change in sobriety. Spending the holidays at a sober living home is a great way to get started and connect with other sober individuals.