Free holiday happenings in and around Houston

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What's better than free holiday fun? Check out a list of free things to do this weekend. (Shutterstock)

Here's what's free for the week of 12/15 - 12/21:

Friday, December 15
Raven Tower's Holiday bicycle extravaganza!
310 North St., Houston
6:00 p.m. - 11:55 p.m.

Handel's Messiah at CEPC
Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Houston
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Live Music: Nervous
Central Green, La Centerra at Cinco Ranch
7:00 p.m.

Santa Around Town
Deer Park, TX
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Holidays in the Plaza featuring RPC's Warehouse School of Music
Sugar Land Town Square
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Student Performances in the Park: Codwell Elementary School
Hermann Park Lake Plaza
11:00 a.m.

Student Performances in the Park: Billy Reagan Mighty Ram Band
Hermann Park Lake Plaza
10:00 a.m.

The Art of Sophia Vari
2201 Westheimer Road, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Live Music in the Plaza: Sister Gypsies
The Plaza at City Centre
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Walking Along the Trails
Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park
8:10 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Children's Story Hour
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Square Fit: Baby Boot Camp
The Square at Memorial City
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, December 16

A Plane, A Train, A Bus, and a Boat: Solo Art Show
RockStar Gallery, Houston
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Misfit Toys Holiday Party with Santa and Darth Vader
Misfit Toys, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Handel's Messiah at CEPC
Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Houston
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Family Movies on The Lawn: The Polar Express
Baybrook Mall
11:00 a.m.

When Did the World Go Insane, and Why? ft. Dr. Clark Carlton
St. Jonah Orthodox Church, Spring
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Travis Tiger Band
Central Green, La Centerra at Cinco Ranch
Noon

Nutcracker Market
9601 W. Fairmount Parkway, La Porte
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Live Music from Ram Corps
Sugar Land Town Square
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Music & Mistletoe with First Colony Church of Christ
Sugar Land Town Square
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

38th Annual Tuba Christmas at Market Street
Market Street, The Woodlands
11:00 a.m.

Holiday Events at Market Street: Magnolia Community Choir - I Believe
Market Street, The Woodlands
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Kontour Holiday
Kingwood Town Center Park
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Jingle on the Boardwalk
Kemah Boardwalk
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Jingle & Mingle at The Square
The Square at Memorial City
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Student Performances in the Park: Patrick Henry Middle School Band
Hermann Park Lake Plaza
11:00 a.m.

Student Performances in the Park: Scroggins Elementary School
Hermann Park Lake Plaza
12:00 p.m.

Hatha Yoga
Discovery Green
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

The Art of Sophia Vari
2201 Westheimer Road, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tree ID Walk
Nature Discovery Center (meet on the Nature Center front porch)
10:00 a.m.

Farmers Market at Imperial Sugar Land
198 Kempner Street, Sugar Land
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Woodland's Farmer's Market
Grogan's Mill Village Center
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Pearland Farmer's Market
Pearland Town Center
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Live Music in the Plaza: Sea Breeze Sax
The Plaza at City Centre
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Abrakadoodle Arts
The Square at Memorial City
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Circus Arts
The Square at Memorial City
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Gateway Fit Burn Boot Camp
Gateway Promenade at Memorial City Mall
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 .a.m.

The Woodland's Farmer's Market
Grogan's Mill Village Center
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Square Live!The Square at Memorial City
Live music, dancing and fun for the whole family.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Children's Story Hour
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Young Writers Workshop
Discovery Green
Children learn how to express themselves in writing at this free, weekly workshop.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, December 17

Christmas Concert with Paul Wilbur - Live at Grace International Church Houston
Grace International Church, Houston
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Holiday Events at Market Street: Mickey's Majorettes Twirling Christmas
Market Street, The Woodlands
1:00 p.m.

Holiday Events at Market Street: Magnolia Community Choir - I Believe
Market Street, The Woodlands
4:00 p.m.

Jingle on the Boardwalk
Kemah Boardwalk
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Art of Sophia Vari
2201 Westheimer Road, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Houston Dynamo JR Academy
The Square at Memorial City
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday Night Live: Wayne Watson featuring Adam and Laura Watson
City Centre Plaza
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Soccer Tots
The Square at Memorial City
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Family Zone
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Free with general admission to the museum and children ages 12 and under are always free.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sundays in Nature
Armand Bayou Nature Center
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday, December 18

The Art of Sophia Vari
2201 Westheimer Road, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

City Centre Running Club
Meet in front of Grimaldi's Pizzeria
5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Children's Story Time in the Garden
Mercer Botanic Gardens
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Toddler Story Time
Helen Hall Library
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Story Time with Miss Sam
Barnes & Noble, The Woodlands Mall
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 19

Christmas at Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
2000 Lyons Avenue, Houston
Photos with Santa 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Meditation in the Plaza
City Centre Plaza
11:00 a.m.

Time Warp Tuesdays: Old Skool Hip Hop and R&B
Discovery Green
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Free at the Zoo
Houston Zoo
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Art of Sophia Vari
2201 Westheimer Road, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tai Chi
La Centerra Central Green, Cinco Ranch
9:00 a.m.

Infant Lapsit Storytime
Deer Park Public Library
Contact the library for hours.

Family Storybook Circle
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Recommended for ages 3 to 5. Free admission for children up to age 12.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

MFAH Playdate
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Children up to 35 months old and their caregivers enjoy a morning of activities. Free admission for children up to age 12.
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Toddler Playtime
HPL Express Discovery Green
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Kids Kaboodle
Deer Park Public Library
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Toddlerific Storytime
Moore Memorial Public Library, Texas City
Recommended for ages 1 to 3.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Square Fit: Boot Camp
The Square at Memorial City
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

MFAH Playdate: Heroes + Art
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Children up to 35 months old and their caregivers enjoy a morning of activities. Free admission for children up to age 12.
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Family Storybook Circle
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Recommended for ages 3 to 5. Free admission for children up to age 12.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 20

Christmas at Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
2000 Lyons Avenue, Houston
Photos with Santa 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Santa at Vellensons
Vallensons' Brewing Company
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Art of Sophia Vari
2201 Westheimer Road, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Gator Tales
Eddie V. Grey Wetlands Education Center, Baytown
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Kidtastic on The Square: Gymboree
The Square at Memorial City
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Nature Story Time
Nature Discovery Center
4:00 p.m.

Preschool Storytime
Moore Memorial Public Library, Texas City
Recommended for ages 3 to 5.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 21

Christmas at Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
2000 Lyons Avenue, Houston
Photos with Santa 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Holiday Market at The Lawn
The Lawn at Memorial City
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Bayou City Outdoors Holiday Party
Bacco Wine and Spirits, Houston
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Bank of America Screen on the Green: A Madea Christmas
Discovery Green
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Bible Storytime
Topstone Bibles and Books
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The Art of Sophia Vari
2201 Westheimer Road, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Blues and More at The Brown
Discovery Green
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Burn Boot Camp at The Square
The Square at Memorial City
6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Rock the Row Concert Series: The Blue Grooves
Hughes Landing, The Woodlands
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Giant Game Night
The Square at Memorial City
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Thursday Movie Matinee
Deer Park Public Library
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A Tale and a Treat
Barnes & Noble, The Woodlands Mall
11:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Deer Park Public Library
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
Deer Park Public Library
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Pajama Story Time
Helen Hall Library, League City
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Stories Under the Sun with the Houston Public Library
Levy Park
10:00 a.m.

Free Entrance to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Free Entrance to the Health Museum
1515 Hermann Dr., Houston
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Free Entrance to the Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Free Entrance to the Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz, Houston
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Free Entrance to the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
3816 Caroline St., Houston
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Free Entrance to the Holocaust Museum Houston
Temporarily moved to 9220 Kirby Dr., Suite 100, Houston, TX 77054
Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (only free on Sundays)

Free Entrance to the Houston Museum of African American Culture
4807 Caroline St., Houston
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Free Entrance to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

All December Long

Discount or Free Salon Services
Salon at Remington College Webster and Greenspoint Campuses
Receive 50 percent off salon services or bring a new, unwrapped gift to donate and get a free manicure, pedicure or haircut.

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