Shh... Can you hear it? Listen hard, what about now? Is there some faint music? And is there the slightest sound of children giggling? And what’s that? You hear sleigh bells??
Yes, my friends, you are hearing the sound of the holidays quickly approaching! We LOVE the holidays here in the Theater District because it’s when we get to see our favorite characters like Scrooge, Clara and Crumpet the Elf!
We’re kicking off the holiday season at the 24th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted by the Houston Ballet, the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston First Corporation on Wednesday November 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local choirs and musical groups will perform and beloved Nutcracker characters will be there to celebrate. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
And as always, there’s a ton going on around here and we hope y’all get a chance to come out and see any one of our fabulous performances. Santaland Diaries and A Christmas Carol will be playing at the Alley. The Nutcracker will be at Wortham. A White Christmas will be at Hobby Center. And a Very Merry Pops returns to Jones Hall. Yes, the holiday spirit is all over the Theater District this year.
Tickets for all shows are still available. Please see each theater’s website for more information (For Alley Theatre, click here. For Hobby Center, click here. For Wortham Center and Jones Hall, click here.)
But while you’re arranging your holiday season plans, we ask you keep a few things in mind before you make your way here.
Please give yourself ample time for parking! There are plenty of parking spaces in the Theater District garage but this is our busiest time of the year and spots close to the doors go first
Remember whatever you’ve brought with you! Jackets, scarves, umbrellas, glasses – lots of items tend to get left behind this season so keep an eye on what you bring. And if you happen to leave something behind, every theater has a lost and found so give us a call.
Be respectful of those around you! I know, you’ve seen A Christmas Carol 1,000 times and you already know that Scrooge changes his ways in the end. But that little girl sitting in front of you, well, she’s only six and it’s her first time seeing it and she has no idea what happens so for her sake, keep it down and put that iPhone away!
And most importantly, enjoy yourself! The best part of this season is that feeling of childlike excitement and there is no better place to experience that than right here in the Theater District. We hope you get swept away in the beauty of the music, the sparkles in the costumes and the magic of the season.
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