Looking for something to do this holiday season? The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has activities and exhibitions for all ages, from special holiday experiences to programs in the galleries.

See & Do Something New Every Day
In addition to the ideas below, visit the online calendar often for a look at all the possibilities.

Plan Your Visit
• Parking
To make the most of your visit, check parking and transportation information before you arrive.
Museum Hours
See regular hours of operation here.
Holiday Schedules
Closed on Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, the Museum is open and Bayou Bend & Rienzi are closed. Beginning December 26, all locations are open for Winter Break, including Monday, December 30 as well as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. See the daily calendar.

Explore the Galleries

Discover new favorites in the MFAH art collections, and enjoy the variety of special exhibitions, including:

► See all Exhibitions on View

► See the schedule of Gallery Tours

Fun with the Family

Enjoy everything the Museum has to offer with these programs and activities for families!

Holiday Arts & Music

Holiday Poetry on the Go
Saturday, December 7, 12 noon
Presented by Kinder HSPVA

Gallery Concert “Celebrate the Holiday Season”
Saturday, December 7, 3 p.m.
Presented by the Houston Girls Chorus 

Madrigals Day of Caroling
Thursday, December 12, 5 p.m.
Presented by the Kingwood High School Madrigals

Holiday Pop-Up Concert
Friday, December 13, 1:30 p.m.
Presented by the Dobie High School String Orchestra

Gallery Concert “The Stars Stand up in the Air”
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday, December 15–17, 7:30 p.m.
Presented by Cantare

Pop-Up Lobby & Gallery Concert
Thursday, December 19, 4 p.m.
Presented by Kantorei, from St. John’s School

Gallery Concert “Impressionism for the Holidays”
Saturday, December 21, 2 p.m.
Presented by Duo Dramatique

Gallery Concert “Italian Christmas Concertos”
Saturday, December 21, 8:30 p.m.
Presented by Mercury


• MFA Shop
Stop by the MFA Shop and the Cottage Shop at Bayou Bend to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. ► More Info

• Student Art Sale
Friday & Saturday, December 6 & 7
Find unique holiday gifts at this popular annual sale featuring original works of art by Glassell Studio School students. Browse paintings, ceramics, prints, watercolors, jewelry, and more. Get first choice at the Preview Party on Thursday, December 5.

Holiday Book Party at MFA Shop
Saturday, December 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Enjoy holiday cookies and shop a selection of the top New York Times best sellers for 2019.