- Dates: December 1, 2020 - December 23, 2020
- Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Location: Bayou Music Center
- Address: 520 Texas Avenue
- Time: Tuesday-Thursday for sessions from 3pm to 8pm, and weekends (Friday-Sunday) from 10am to 10pm
- Price: Weekday admission (Tuesday-Thursday) is $30 per adult, $15 for children 3-12 years-of-age, and kids 2-and-under are free. Weekend rates are $40/Adult and $20/Child
- Admission: Weekday admission (Tuesday-Thursday) is $30 per adult, $15 for children 3-12 years-of-age, and kids 2-and-under are free. Weekend rates are $40/Adult and $20/Child
- Area of Town: Downtown
Hou-Ville is a brand-new Holiday experience that puts an H-Town spin on Dr. Seuss’ iconic Christmas village of “Whoville” in Downtown Houston this holiday season! The new holiday experience will transform Live Nation’s 40 Below, located 40 steps below Bayou Music Center (520 Texas Ave), into a real-life Houston version of “Whoville” where kids and adults are transported to a life-size whimsical Holiday City, from December 1 - December 23, 2020!
Hou-Ville is a huge, immersive holiday exhibit that brings to life a city filled with everything we love about Christmas, from Dr. Seuss’ beloved children’s classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, to gingerbread houses, giant gifts, shops and Santa Claus, all wrapped up in festive décor and filled with homages to everything Houston.
“For over 15 years I’ve created holiday events for charities across the country with our NFL clients from Christmas Tree and toy giveaways to renovating entire hospital wings for families spending Christmas in the hospital with a sick child”, says Sherrie Handrinos, the co-owner of Hou-ville. “Christmas is my FAVORITE time of year and when speaking with our team at Color Social, we knew we had something special we could bring to the city of Houston to spread a little cheer after a really trying year.”
The limited-time holiday event offers Christmassy fun the entire family with photo opportunities at each stop along the life-size Hou-Ville City sets, from Santa’s Houston Workshop to an Astro’s-themed Gingerbread House Bakery, to a candy cane lane that leads to a wintery hot chocolate and coffee station by one of Houston’s most-loved food trucks, The DoughCone. The holiday village also includes festive family-friendly attractions and a Hou-Ville Gift Shop, with gifts and stocking stuffers for the Grinches and Cindy Lou Who’s on your holiday list!
Hou-Ville will be open Tuesday-Thursday for sessions from 3pm to 8pm, and weekends (Friday-Sunday) from 10am to 10pm, December 1-23, 2020. Weekday admission (Tuesday-Thursday) is $30 per adult, $15 for children 3-12 years-of-age, and kids 2-and-under are free. Weekend rates are $40/Adult and $20/Child. Tickets will be sold for 90-minute time slots and guests will be scheduled in two-hour increments to allow a full-time cleaning staff to clean and sanitize the exhibit and all contact points between time slots.
For the safety of the staff and guests at Hou-Ville, masks will be required, which will be provided free of charge if needed, and wellness checks will be conducted upon entry, including a temperature check. Anyone with a temperature at or above 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit will need to reschedule their visit. The creators have also taken additional precautions to make sure guests can feel safe and confident during their Hou-Ville holiday experience. Hand sanitizing stations and wipes will be placed throughout the village and the entire facility will be steamed and sterilized nightly.
Official tickets for Hou-Ville are now on sale at www.hou-ville.com. Hou-Ville also offers opportunities for schools/field trips and private corporate events.