From League City to Galveston, there’s plenty of holiday spirit to be had. Bright lights, hot chocolate, visits to Santa and holiday activities are all within driving distance of Coastal Point! Here’s where we’ll be this holiday season:
Visit the Big Guy
South Shore Harbor Resort & Conference Center
2500 South Shore Blvd., League City 77573
5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15
Skip the crowds at the mall and bring the kids to South Shore Harbour Resort for a picture with Santa in front of the hotel’s life-sized gingerbread house.
215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, 77565
8-11 a.m. weekends through Dec. 24
$18.99 adults, $12.99 children 3-10
Santa is stopping by the Aquarium! Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with the man in the red suit and our mascot, Sharkey!
2302 Strand St., Galveston, TX 77550
1-4 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 15 and 22
Free. Photos available for purchase
Santa is back! Take pictures with Santa or inside a giant blow-up snow globe.
500 Baybrook Mall Dr.
Friendswood, TX 77546
Through Dec. 24
Free, fee for photo packages
Don’t miss the easiest way to visit Santa — just reserve your time and skip the line! Don’t forget Pet Night on Mondays, Dec. 10 and 17, from 5-8 p.m. and Ugly Sweater Picture Day, Thursday, Dec. 13, all day!
2895 Gulf Freeway South, League City 77573
1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16
Bring your pet to have them photographed with Santa! With a donation, you will receive an emailed photo within minutes! All proceeds benefit the Petco Foundation.
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
2700 Bay Area Blvd Houston 77058
7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12
Six Juilliard-trained siblings will brighten your holidays with their combination of classical, Americana, progressive folk and jazz influences.
2700 Bay Area Blvd Houston 77058
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19
Bring your family to see this special blend of Christmas music and comedy by the people behind the music of “Monsters, Inc.”
Take the Kids
2602 Santa Fe Place, Galveston, TX 77550
10 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
$12 general, free for kids 12 and under. Additional $5 for train ride
Santa and trains, what could be better? Meet Santa at the Depot for pictures. Train rides on the Harborside Express will at noon with Santa’s arrival.
215 Kipp Ave., Kemah 77565
Weekends through Dec. 23
Kemah Boardwalk is ringing in the holidays with a sleighful of activities. Enjoy holiday dancers, stilt walkers, live music, movies, a snow patch, Santa’s workshop and pictures with Santa! Check the calendar for dates, times and activities.
One Hope Blvd., Galveston 77554
Now through Jan. 7
Click here for ticket prices
The largest holiday destination in the Southwest delights families with a Festival of Lights, ice skating, live entertainment, holiday train rides, an arctic slide, 3D holiday movies and more.
The Gulf Greyhound Park
1000 FM 2004, La Marque 77568
5-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through Jan. 6
One of the largest lantern festivals of its kind in the nation returns to present a fresh multicultural take on traditional holiday light shows.
For the Grown Ups
Daiquiri Time Out
2701 Market St., Galveston, 77550
4pm – 2am daily through Dec. 30
Free admission, cocktail prices vary
Leave the kids with grandma and enjoy some holiday totties at Miracle, the beloved Christmas-themed pop-up bar launched in 2014 in New York City popping up at DOT in Galveston.