Levy Park Holiday Festival set for Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 with Music, Market and Children’s’ Events  

HOUSTON, November 6, 2018 – Levy Park, located in the Upper Kirby District of Houston, will present the Levy Park Holiday Festival Dec. 1 and Dec 2 with events and activities for all ages and interests, including music, a market, a family photo booth and even an ugly sweater contest for dogs. The free two-day festival is from noon – 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with canine friends welcome.

Come out to Levy Park for the Levy Park Holiday Festival Dec. 1-2 with music, food, shopping, crafts, photo booths and an ugly sweater contest for dogs.

“Levy Park’s free Holiday Festival features all the classic elements of the holidays; music, food, shopping, and community,” says Stephanie Kiouses, Park Director for Levy Park. “Guests can also enjoy a twist on the hallmarks of the park in our family photo booth, DIY craft station, and dog ugly sweater contest. This is one event people won’t want to miss.”

“For those who have not been out to the Park, we encourage you to check us out and see why Levy Park was named winner of the prestigious ULI (Urban Land Institute) 2018 Urban Open Space Award in October, which is an international competition,” continues Kiouses. “The Park’s innovative design and many amenities invite interaction and exploration for all ages in the six-acre urban green space.”

The lineup of activities for the Levy Park Holiday Festival is:

Saturday, Dec. 1 (Noon – 5 p.m.)

  • Free DIY Craft Station with Pop Shop America (two crafts)
  • Santa Paws Free Photo Booth
  • Phillip Hall Singers
  • Space City Sound
  • Holiday Market (arts, crafts, retail)
  • Ugly Sweater Contest for Dogs
  • Holiday Food and Beverage

Sunday, Dec. 2 (Noon – 5 p.m.)

  • Free DIY Craft Station with Pop Shop America (two crafts)
  • Santa Claus Free Photo Booth
  • Houston Bronze Ensemble
  • Space City Sound
  • Holiday Market (arts, crafts, retail)
  • Holiday Food and Beverage

Performing Saturday at Levy Park are The Phillip Hall Singers, a nonprofit dedicated to the musical and social enrichment of the greater Houston area. With a dynamic young conductor, Charles Harrison, and talented singers ranging in age from the 20s to the 70s, Phillip Hall looks to introduce repertoire from various traditions, eras and cultures. The group aims to become cultural ambassadors for the city of Houston by presenting quality performances of anthems, spirituals, hymns, pop, Broadway and gospel music.

The musical entertainment for Sunday is the Houston Bronze Ensemble, under the direction of artistic director Bill Nave. This professional hand bell ensemble is made up of musicians from the greater Houston area and performs regular concerts in the winter and spring at community events, weddings and parties. A variety of music genres are explored with this talented group, which will be on display at Levy Park.

Performing on Saturday and Sunday is Space City Sound, a men’s acapella chorus and member of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). This dynamic musical group won first place in the 2017 Annual Rice Village Sing-Off and placed 14th in the prestigious BHS 2018 International Chorus Contest. Guests will be able to enjoy classic holiday carols in barbershop style.

Pop Shop America, in-person event and pop up experts, will guide the DIY Crafts for kids and adults on both days at Levy Park. These include dinosaur and spice-filled ornaments, paper foldable treat and gift boxes, Mason jar snow globes, and holiday window sun catchers. There will be two of these crafts Saturday and two on Sunday.

The Coffee-Q food truck will be serving up delicious food Saturday and Sunday between noon and 5 p.m. Well-known on the streets of Houston, Coffee-Q features a Qold Brew coffee made from a 15-hour infusion of Guatemalan roasted beans uniquely presented with a twist of international influences. In addition to their signature brisket and pulled pork ‘Q (BBQ), holiday food and beverage options will be available.

Guests are invited to come out to Levy Park early on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 and check out the many amenities, including Children’s Park, putting green, ping pong, dog park, community garden and much more.

To learn more about Levy Park events, visit our website at levyparkhouston.org or call 713-522-7275.

About Levy Park

Levy Park is a vibrant, urban, six-acre City of Houston park located in the heart of the Upper Kirby District. Levy Park Conservancy, an affiliate of the Upper Kirby District Foundation, is the private, nonprofit organization responsible for the maintenance, operation, and programming of Levy Park. Learn more about Levy Park at levyparkhouston.org. Levy Park can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @levyparkhouston.