Visit Baytown this Holiday Season!

From exciting family events to unique shopping experiences, Baytown is the place to visit this holiday season.

Holiday Season Events

Nurture Nature Series, Baytown Nature Center

Nov. 3, Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, 10am-12pm

The Baytown Nature Center offeres family-friendly workshops covers basic nature skills and outdoor activities. Topics for this winter will include Nature Photography (November), Birding (December), Bio Blitz (January), and Wilderness Survival (February).  The Nurture Nature Series happens the first Saturday of each month and is included with the BNC admission fee. For more information, click here


Full Moon Hike, Baytown Nature Center, November 24, December 22, January 19, & February 16

Want to see nocturnal animals in their natural habitats? Check out the next Full Moon Hike at the Baytown Nature Center! The hike is free with paid admission into the Baytown Nature Center. The hike is approximately 90 minutes. Bug Spray and comfortable shoes are encouraged.  The hikes may be unsuitable for very small children, as silence is necessary to see animals.

Christmas Gift Gallery, Art Center of Baytown

November 14 - December 22

Are you looking for incredible handmade gifts for your loved ones this Christmas Season?  The Art League of Baytown will have pottery, glassworks, jewelry, canvas art, sculptures and so much more, created by local artists for sell during their annual Christmas Gift Gallery. For more information, click here

Running Rebel Basketball, Lee College Sports Arena

Nov. 17, 20, 26, Dec. 1, Jan. 2, 4, 9, 16, 26, 30, Feb. 6, 16, 27

If you crave the rush of college sports, don't miss any of the Runnin Rebel Basketball team home games.  This NJCAA Region XIV men's basketball team is in search of a National Title this year and each game is exciting! For more information, click here.

Baytown Farmers Market, Town Square (Texas Avenue)

Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, & Feb. 16

If you are looking for locally grown and raised foods, cottage food, food trucks, music and fun for the whole family, visit the Baytown Farmers Market every 3rd Saturday of each month from 8am-12pm, September-May.  For more information, click here. 

Ice Skating at the Town Square, Texas Avenue

November 24 - January 13

Visit our outdoor ice skating rink at the Town Square for a magical time skating around the 40 foot Christmas Tree!  The ice rink is open 7 days a week from 6pm-10pm (weather permitting) and skate rentals are available. For more information, click here.

A Little Christmas Spirit, presented by the Baytown Little Theater, November 30 - December 2, 7 - 9, 14 - 16

Looking for a night at the theater?  Check out this holiday tale of J. D. Morse who has been looking high and low for a special Christmas gift for his grandson. Finally, as a last resort, he wanders into Nick’s Emporium where adventure soon ensues. For more information, click here


Baytown Christmas Parade, Town Square (Texas Avenue)

December 6 at 6:30 pm

Come out to one of the biggest Christmas Parades in the Houston area.  There will be a tree lighting, parade floats, marching bands, dancers, food trucks, candy for the kids, ice skating and more.  For more information, click here

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some), Lee College Performing Arts Center, December 6 - 8, 10

The Lee College Players tell every Christmas story ever told, with traditions from around the world & more!  Also includes a look at seasonal icons from the ancient times, pop-culture references, and every carol ever sung.  For tickets, visit


Christmas Community Art Show, Baytown Community Center

December 7, 4pm - 9pm

This free, family event showcases local artists of all ages and a variety of mediums. Put on annually by the Baytown Parks and Recreation Department, this event boasts enough art to fill the entire Community Center and has become a holiday staple. For more information, click here.

Christmas Movie Night, Town Square, December 7

Enjoy a night of Christmas movies at Town Square.  Movies include "The Star" at 6pm, "Ice Age: A Mommoth Christmas" at 7:30pm, and "Home Alone" at 8pm.  This event is free and family friendly and the ice rink will be open for skaters.  For information, click here

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Baytown Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert, Lee College Performing Arts Center, December 8 - 9

Each year the Baytown Symphony Orchestra brings Baytown the amazing sounds of the holidays during their annual Christmas concert. Works will include: Silent Night, the “Hallelujah!” chorus, "March of the Toys", "Sleigh Ride", "Rutter’s Donkey Carol", and much more!!  For more information, click here.

Christmas on Texas Avenue, Texas Avenue strip

December 8-9

Find quality handmade items, antiques, and collectibles for purchase, a DJ and local entertainment, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, food, and fun for the entire family. Also, the Town Square Ice Rink will be open during the festival (weather permitting). For more information, click here

Christmas Past and Present, Republic of Texas Plaza

December 8, 5pm - 8pm

The annual Christmas Past and Present event hosted by the Baytown Historical Preservation Association brings the historical Christmas celebration to life.  Stroll up the plaza pathways lit by candlelight and tour historic structures dressed in period decorations.  For more information, click here.

"The Nutcracker Ballet", Lee College Performing Arts Center,

December 14 - 16 

The Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre presents “The Nutcracker,” at the Lee College Performing Arts Center.  This production will run 12/14-12/15 at 7:30pm and 12/16 at 2:30pm.  For tickets, visit

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Audubon Bird Count, Town Square (Texas Avenue)

December 15, January 17, February 21

Join the Houston Audubon on the third Thursday of every month as they partner with the Baytown Nature Center in a monthly count of the birds at the Nature Center. With over 300 species using this area for feeding, nesting, and migrating, you are sure to see a large variety of birds! Entry fee is waived for counting participants.  For more info, Click Here.

The Culture of Tea Exhibit, Art Center of Baytown

January 5 - 30

The Art League is very honored to be hosting this year's juried International Texas Teapot Tournament sponsored by CAMEO-Clay Arts Museum and Education Organization. The month of January is National Tea Month and we will be celebrating with several exciting events during the entire month that will warm your soul like a nice cup of hot tea. Click Here for more info.


Baytown Snow Day, Town Square (Texas Avenue)

January 12

Get ready for 30 tons of snow fun at the Town Square.  This free event features giant snow slides with snow discs and toboggans, large snow play areas, photo opportunities for the kids, and more.  For more information, click here