You’ve decked the halls and now it’s time to party! The holiday season is a perfect time to gather with friends for a festive night out or to party with a purpose—or both. Embrace your inner Mariah Carey and check out our list of hot LGBTQ+ holiday events around town this season.

Trinity Episcopal Church Midtown’s “Drag Me To Church

December 5, 2023

Trinity Episcopal Church Midtown is hosting a drag fundraiser, “Drag Me To Church” on December 5 at KiKi with a portion of proceeds benefiting Montrose Center. The evening will feature local drag queens, pizza, wings and drinks…and, of course, song, dance and comedy that pokes a little fun at church life. Tickets for this 21+ event are $150 and sponsorships are available. Get your tickets HERE.

A Mariah Christmas at RICH's Houston

December 9, 2023

Have yourself a Mariah little Christmas with Rich's Houston. Aurelio Sanchez, the acclaimed Mariah Carey impersonator is performing exclusively at Rich's Houston on their December holiday tour! Blackberri, the Queen of Rich's, will host both shows with performances by Adriana LaRue, Kara Dion, and Alexxa Oasis. DJ Stephen Jusko provides the beats before and after the shows. Act 1 - Fork & Glass with Mariah. Their exclusive seated dinner show is for only 100 guests. These limited tickets include reserved table seating, your choice of any dinner entree, and meet/greet. Elevated VIP sections or Catwalk sections for an additional fee. Meet & Greet 6 PM - Showtime 7 PM. (Act 1 is reserved for seated dinner service and sold by table only; no standing room.) Act 2 - Diva's Live with Mariah. Our high energy holiday show for everyone with elevated VIP Bottle Service sections, Catwalk sections, Meet & Greet, and standing room tickets. Showtime 9 PM - Meet & Greet 11 PM. 21 + / Valet / Doors 4 PM - 2 AM. Get your tickets HERE.

Pride Chorus Houston presents “Ring It In”

December 9, 2023

Pride Chorus Houston is celebrating their favorite time of year with “Ring It In!” The award-winning musical troupe will serenade you with beloved Christmas carols, immerse you in the festive melodies of Mel Tormé and Paul McCartney, and revel in heartwarming commemorations of Hanukkah and Solstice, and much more! The enchanting festivities will be elevated by the presence of guest performers, Houston Bronze Ensemble—one of the nation’s most esteemed handbell choirs. Brace yourself for a holiday extravaganza that transcends the ordinary, making this a truly unforgettable show. Get more info and purchase tickets HERE.

Nutcracker Burlesque: The Land of Sweets and Tease

December 14, 2023

Join Nikki Knockout and her fabulous cast for a tantalizing evening of seductive entertainment at Nutcracker Burlesque: The Land of Sweets and Tease! This one-of-a-kind event will take place on Thursday, December 14, 2023 a Rise (2600 Travis Street #Suite R, Houston, TX 77006). Get ready to be enchanted as they bring a twist to the classic Nutcracker tale with a provocative burlesque performance. General admission and VIP tickets are available for purchase HERE.

Grace Place’s Haus of Gingerbread 2023

December 16, 2023

Join the folks at Grace Place on Saturday, December 16 at 5 p.m. at Sharespace Naylor (1120 Naylor St.) for “Haus of Gingerbread,” a festive evening of fierce competition and philanthropy benefiting youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. Grab your friends or fam and compete as a team in a live gingerbread house decorating contest, or just watch the fun as a spectator. An exciting raffle, Grace Place-themed activities, a holiday beverage bar, and complimentary food will also be featured at the event. Sign up to participate or sponsor the annual event HERE.