If you visit Houston in January, get ready to experience all this vibrant urban-chic metropolis has to offer, including great food, concerts, festivals, performing arts, unique attractions, and so much more. In January, you can still skate on the ice at Discovery Green and enjoy some holiday lights shows, including Zoo Lights (Houston Zoo), Galaxy Lights (Space Center Houston), Radiant Nature (Houston Botanic Garden) and Winter Wonderlawn (POST), even if Santa is gone. Whether you are coming on business or pleasure, start the new year with renovated energy and a positive vibe in Houston!

College Football Playoff National Championship weekend in Houston

JANUARY 5- 8, 2024


Fan Fest

Local and out-of-town football fans are getting ready for a lot of action and fun during the entire weekend in Houston, when the city hosts the College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship. Before the big game on January 8 at NRG Stadium, enjoy a free fan fest for all ages, free concerts, a premium dining experience, and so much more. View all the details in our guide dedicated to this event.

Harmonies by LeMonde Studio



Harmonies - Music Box

Step into a world where music and magic meet with Harmonies by LeMonde Studio, a captivating series of interactive music boxes presented by the Houston Theater District in partnership with Lynn Wyatt Square, Market Square Park, and Trebly Park. With a simple turn of the crank, the music boxes harness the power of human energy to weave mesmerizing soundscapes and illuminate their surroundings with enchanting lights. The multi-site installation features 10 various shapes, each with its own unique soundtrack. Harmonies is eco-conscious, requiring no electricity to captivate passers-by and immerse them in a world of wonder. View locations HERE.

Swingin' Sinatra: A New Year's Celebration

JANUARY 5 - 7, 2024

Always ready to put on an experience, the Houston Symphony is bringing new life to some of your favorite hits by this musical icons to ring in the new year! The evening’s incredible talent Tony DeSare sings tribute to the crooner, Frank Sinatra. With handpicked classic like "Come Fly with Me," "Luck Be a Lady," and "The Best is Yet to Come," you'll feel like swingin' into 2024!


Dream On WonderWeek

JANUARY 9 - 14, 2024

Join the Children’s Museum Houston in celebrating the life and legacy of the great Martin Luther King Jr. with an all new WonderWeek. Dr. Martin Luther King was an advocate for peace, and social justice during a time of great tension, and difficulty in the United States. His message of justice, tolerance and diversity is still relevant today. MLK had a dream for humanity, and the Children's Museum Houston invites visitors to share in that dream with its Dream On WonderWeek. Plan to celebrate the life and legacy of this great hero with a week full of inspiring activities.

Chevron Houston Marathon

JANUARY 14, 2024

Come out and cheer on local Houstonians, runners from around the world, and elite athletes as they run 5.1, 13.1, or 26.2 miles on one of the nation's fastest courses. 

30th Annual MLK Grande Parade

JANUARY 15, 2024

Another way to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is at the 30th Annual MLK Grande Parade. The iconic parade in Midtown is one of the largest single-day multicultural events in the U.S. Held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event involves millions of people through television, social media, and spectatorship. This celebration assembles a variety of dignitaries, dance and cheer teams, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, college, primary and secondary school marching bands, floats, and corporate and civic organizations from across the country. Come celebrate the life of the amazing Dr. King and enjoy a day devoted to promoting racial harmony through educational and promotional concepts and ideas.

8th Annual Hops n' Hot Sauce Festival

JANUARY 20, 2024

January can be a pretty cold month, so go ahead and heat things up at the 8th Annual Hops n’ Hot Sauce Festival. This year, the event will be held at the Humble Civic Center. Hot sauce enthusiasts will love browsing the seemingly endless samples of hot sauces, salsas, seasonings, jellies, jams, pickled products, and more. Of course, there will be plenty to eat from popular local food trucks. Did we mention that kids under 12 and parking are both free!? Bring the family and spice things up this winter!

Tina Turner: The Musical

JANUARY 2 - 7, 2024

Get ready to rock Houston this January with the sensational 'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical' at The Hobby Center! This electrifying production is your ticket to a soulful journey through the life and career of the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll herself, Tina Turner. From her humble beginnings to the pinnacle of stardom, this musical extravaganza will have you dancing in your seat and singing along to iconic hits like "Proud Mary" and "What's Love Got to Do with It."



Illuminate your January evenings in Houston with Candlelight Tribute Concerts, a mesmerizing musical experience presented by Fever.  Throughout venues around Houston, including the Lone Star Flight Museum, talented musicians perform music from your favorites, whether that be the music of Houston native Beyonce or even the rock stylings of Pink Floyd. Grab your tickets now for a unique night out!

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