We hope everyone had a Happy New Year! Hopefully you spent the holidays with family and friends. If you’re looking for things to do in Houston this January then you’ve come to the right place. There is so much going on this month in Houston. It’s an exciting time with all the Super Bowl events taking place. Of course next month is going to even more exciting! If you’re not into the football events, there are still many great activities taking place this month in Houston. From the annual MLK Parade to the Lunar Lantern Festival, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Things to do in Houston this January

Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens
When: Now through January 8th, 2017
Where: Moody Gardens Convention Center

Enjoy more than one million lights within 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and nightly live entertainment. You can also skate around on the area’s only outdoor ice skating rink (bring your own skates or rentals available for $7), try out our Arctic  Slide.

Houston Super Bowl Touchdown Tour
When: Now through January 14th, 2017
Where: Various Houston locations

The Touchdown Tour will have a wide variety of games, many exhibits, appearances, food and fun for people of all ages. The Tour will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at every stop on its tour around the city. Every stop on the Touchdown Tour is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to celebrate the city, football and Super Bowl LI with the Host Committee.

Match Family Fun Day
When: January 15th, 2017
Where: MATCH
3400 Main Street
Houston, TX

Free and open to the public, the MATCH opens its doors to Houston families from near and far for a day of family fun. All four of its theatres, the rehearsal halls and the breezeway will be filled with performances and activities. Performances will include special appearances by Main Street Theater, Prelude Music, and Magician Robby Bennett. There will also be a bounce house, face painters, balloon artists, stilt walkers, chalk artists and more.

23rd Annual MLK Grande Parade
When: January 16th, 2017
Where: Midtown Houston
1300 Holman Street
Houston, TX

The MLK Grande Parade Is One Of the Largest Single Day Multicultural Events In The U.S. That Commemorate The MLK National Holiday Observance. The Parade Will Be Held On January 16, 2017 In Houston’s Midtown Originating On San Jacinto Street 7 Elgin Street Beginning @ 10A (CST).

Lunar Lantern Festival
When: January 21st – 22nd, 2017
Where: 401 Franklin Street
Houston, TX

Immerse yourself in the spectrum of Asian cultures through two unforgettable nights of food, music and entertainment at one of the largest collaborations Houston has ever seen of the numerous Asian ethnicities that make up the Asian-American community in Houston. Bring the entire squad to sample some of the best Asian delicacies (many of which you won’t find in local restaurants) from more than 100 vendors with dishes from nearly every different Asian ethnicity such as Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, etc., plus one of the most dazzling Lantern shows you have ever seen. Not to mention a whole festival of fun stuff celebrating the Lunar New Year in Houston.

Super Bowl Live
When: January 27th – February 5th, 2017
Where: Discovery Green
1500 McKinney Street
Houston, TX

Houston’s Discovery Green park and Avenida Houston will soon welcome over 1 million football fans as part of a 10-day Super Bowl LIVE fan festival. Super Bowl LIVE will be chock full of free concerts by some of the biggest names in music, Houston’s acclaimed food scene, NFL experience fan games, and many other attractions.

Katy Home and Garden Show
When: January 28th – 29th, 2017
Where: Merrell Center and Robinson Pavilion
6301 S Stadium LN
Katy, TX

Get inspired and ready to renovate at the spring Katy Home & Garden Show, the largest home show in west Houston! Get a head start on your home and garden expansion and experience two buildings packed with more than 300 exhibits which will focus on decorating; remodeling; window treatments; kitchens & baths; do-it-yourself; flooring; windows; landscaping; pools; outdoor entertainment and more.

Ice at Discovery Green
When: Now through February 12th, 2017
Where: Discovery Green
1500 McKinney Street
Houston, TX

The 7,716 square-foot ice skating surface, the largest in the Southwest, is kept at a frosty 22º F just for you! Come and enjoy winter-time skating under the Texas sky, with the majestic Houston skyline as the backdrop. The rink will be open daily, including holidays. Admission is $14 per person, which includes tax and skate rental.