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Discovery Green's Frostival kicks off the winter ice season. Skate outdoors, make snow angels, take pictures with Santa, enjoy hip-hop dance performances, and check out incredible art cars. (Photo: Morris Malakoff)

On Friday, November 17 (rescheduled from Nov. 10), Houstonians are invited to Discovery Green to ice skate outdoors at Green Mountain Energy Ice, make snow angels in the Snow Zone, take pictures with their favorite Santa Claus including Houston’s own Pancho Claus and Black Santa, enjoy hip-hop dance performances from J-Dance Company, and check out spectacular art cars from The Orange Show. The evening continues through 10 p.m. with an ice-cold DJ set from DJ Mohawk Steve featuring nostalgic hip-hop and H-Town favorites. The fun begins at 5 p.m., with free ice skating for the first 50 people and Forever Green Members (Discovery Green) until 7 p.m. Performances begin at 6 p.m.

Regular priced tickets for Green Mountain Energy Ice are $17 plus tax and include skate rentals. Sales go to support Discovery Green Conservancy. The skating rink is open daily through Sunday, January 28, 2024.

Friday, November 10 is also Houston’s first chance to see Bioluminaire, by Input Output. This site-specific art installation – commissioned by Discovery Green Conservancy – is inspired by the majestic live oak allée along the Brown Promenade. It consists of eight, tree-like sculptures that respond with light and sound to the audience’s touch and casting a glow across the canopy above. Visitors who engage with the sculptures will hear layers of sounds comprised of music and field recordings taken over the year at Discovery Green. 

Friday, November 17, 2023, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Free (admission to The Ice: $17)
Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77010

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