Houston Happenings: December 12-14

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The Nutcracker

Experience The Nutcracker at the Wortham Theater Center.

It’s the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit and a really great way to get kids excited about the art of classical dance.

It runs from now until Dec. 27.



Holiday Tree Lighting and Kwanzaa Celebration

Head over to the Holiday Tree Lighting and Kwanzaa Celebration on Almeda Saturday for live music, a fashion show and even an interactive Kwanzaa Village.

The event is free and kicks off at 4 p.m.



Houston Symphony: Very Merry Pops

Very Merry Pops is back for its 15th season.

Family and friends can celebrate the holiday season with Mike, the orchestra, the chorus, and other special guests.

It runs this weekend.

Tickets start at $40.



A Very Special Christmas Carol

Enjoy a classic holiday story at the Queensbury Theatre.

A Very Special Christmas Carol, a holiday favorite, will be playing this weekend.

Tickets start at $10.

It runs Thurs-Sun until Dec. 24.