Holiday events around the Houston area

November 25, 2014 4:49 PM

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More than half a million twinkling lights will be turned on during this free event 4-7 p.m. today on Post Oak Boulevard (between San Felipe and Westheimer). Among the live entertainment will be the Houston Concert Band, Houston Choral Showcase, Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir, A.D. Players and Mixteco Ballet Folklorico. The event, which attracts more than 200,000 spectators, culminates with a dazzling fireworks show over the retail district. Information:, 713-621-2504.

More than 2 million sparkling lights, life-size animal sculptures, strolling carolers and the opportunity to visit the animals after dark are part of the appeal of this third annual holiday event at the Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive. While enjoying the lights, visitors can warm themselves wit...

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