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Give Away: 4 Tickets to A CHRISTMAS CAROL – A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS at Alley Theatre

A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas has returned to Alley Theatre, despite Harvey's havoc, with a re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic story, which follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey with the three ghostly spirits who visit him on Christmas Eve. A Christmas Carol instills a powerful message about redemption and the spirit of the holiday season. You can take the family to see the … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, December 14-20, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for December 14-20!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE. To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video: Full List of Things to Do in Houston, with kids, December 14-20, 2017 Things to do for the holidays, near Discovery Green! Discount Holiday Shows & Things to Do Holiday Events, Shows and Lights for … [Read More...]

Brunch with Santa at Phoenicia Foods Downtown on December 16, 2017, 11am-3pm

Head to Phoenicia Downtown for festive family event where kids and adults alike can enjoy holiday activities and tasty seasonal brunch menu! At our sponsor's Brunch with Santa at Phoenicia Foods Downtown, on December 16, 2017, you can take photos with Santa and Ms. Claus, decorate Christmas cookies, enjoy classic holiday cartoons and more.  Entrance is free for all. The things you need to … [Read More...]

Where in Houston?

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STEM gifts for kids (but not just any STEM gifts for kids)

I get asked a lot about good STEM gifts for kids... and my answer is not usually very satisfying for the person asking. First, I think STEM has become sort of a marketing word and a way to get parents to buy toys.  I mean, we want our kids (especially girls) to get interested in Science Technology, Engineering and Math, so we should feel compelled to buy anything that is labeled as a STEM toy, … [Read More...]

Buy Glück… and support Case de Esperanza and win tickets to Ferdinand.

Have you heard of Glück? Glück was founded in 2012 with the idea of "kids for kids", offering treats to kids and using the profits to help kids in need. In the process, the company would inspire kids to help others. In fact, Glück means luck, happiness and fortune, and our purpose has evolved to "give luck" to orphaned and neglected kids in local communities. Today, they offer popped corn … [Read More...]

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! December 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2017

Happy Holidays! Skate at the ICE at Discovery Green and watch It’s a Wonderful Life while you are there.  Or go on Saturday to Skate with Santa. Right next door, go to the Brunch with Santa at Phoenicia Foods Downtown.  You can take photos with Santa and Ms. Claus, decorate Christmas cookies, enjoy classic holiday cartoons and more. For even more to do around Discovery Green, look … [Read More...]

Discounts to Holiday Shows & Activities in Houston, 2017 (and Beyond)!

It is time for the holiday shows around Houston… but with lots of kids, the ticket prices add up quickly! Below are the discounted shows and activities we’ve found so far… and will keep updating it as we find more. Just know that some of these deals and dates sell out quick! Affiliate links included. Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Festival of Lights and the DaVinci Exhibit at Moody … [Read More...]

Top 11 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – December 11-17, 2017

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday,  December 11-17, 2017.  (Be sure to look for discounted holiday show tickets HERE!) You can also find the full list of events HERE! 1.  All week, enjoy the holiday by Discovery Green!  See the giant gingerbread house, interactive with art at Hello, Trees! and more! 2.  All … [Read More...]

Give Away: Family 4-Pack of Tickets to ICE LAND, Festival of Lights & More!

Moody Gardens is open 365 days a year with the Aquarium, Rainforest and Discovery Pyramids, Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, Ropes Course, Zip Line, 3D and 4D Theaters, SpongeBob SubPants Adventure and Discovery Museum... And through January 7, 2018, Moody Gardens also has eight holiday attractions!  This includes:   ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday Prepare for a spectacular journey … [Read More...]

Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published December 2-8, 2017!

There are a lot of things to do in Houston, with kids, each week… and it can be hard to keep track of it all! To help you find all the Houston resources, weekend events, Houston parks, kid friendly restaurants and things to do… here are all the updates from this week, December 2-8, 2017! Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, December 7-13 Video of things … [Read More...]

Give Away: Two Amazing Silhouette Sessions with Silhouettes by Erik

Oh! Have you seen this?  I want four of these for Christmas. Silhouette Artist, Erik Johnson, creates hand cut silhouette portraits just by looking at a person's profile and cutting with a pair of surgical scissors to get an exact likeness. He visit stores all over the country to do these special keepsakes for customers... and he's coming to Fundamentally Toys in Rice Village! He will be in … [Read More...]

Santa Makes 5 Stops in Downtown Houston on Saturday, December 9, 2017!

Santa will be all over Downtown Houston on Saturday, December 9, 2017!  Find him at these 5 spots... and scroll to the bottom for a map! 1. Heartmade Holiday Art Market - Event from 11:00am to 6:00pm - photo opps with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 1:30pm to 4:30pm - admission is FREE This outdoor urban market takes place at Main Street Square, in the heart of Downtown Houston, and features the … [Read More...]

Give Away: 4 Tickets to Panto Cinderella at Stages Repertory Theatre

In honor of the 10th anniversary of its highly acclaimed Panto series, Stages Repertory Theatre proudly presents a new production of Panto Cinderella, with music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin (Five Course Love) and book by Paul Witworth. Stages was the first theatre to introduce the Panto form to Houston with the original Panto Cinderella in 2008, and has continued each holiday season to produce a … [Read More...]

Brunch with Santa at Phoenicia Foods Downtown on December 16, 2017, 9am-3pm + Gift Card Give Aways

Head to Phoenicia Downtown for festive family event where kids and adults alike can enjoy holiday activities and tasty seasonal brunch menu! At our sponsor's Brunch with Santa at Phoenicia Foods Downtown, on December 16, 2017, you can take photos with Santa and Ms. Claus, decorate Christmas cookies, enjoy classic holiday cartoons and more.  Entrance is free for all... AND 4 lucky families will … [Read More...]

Another Give Away: 4 Tickets to the ICE at Discovery Green!

I have MORE tickets to the ICE... and I will give them away each week through New Years Eve!  (Register to win below!) The ICE at Discovery Green powered by Green Mountain Energy uses recycled water from Kinder Lake to create the largest outdoor skating rink in the Southwest. Here you can also find the ICE Box, for kids 4 and under.  Here the little kids can skate while parents hold their … [Read More...]

Where in Houston? Harvard and White Oak!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from Harvard and White Oak... on the side wall of Gellazi! … [Read More...]

Give Away: 4 Tickets to Houston Symphony’s “Be Our Guest” on March 3, 2018

After the holidays, you can enter a land of enchantment with horses, castles and the unforgettable music from Beauty and the Beast as the Houston Symphony performs "Be Our Guest"! This is part of the family series that is just perfect for kids.  The conductor is very entertaining and it's okay if the kids giggle and dance in their seats. One family will win 4 tickets to the Houston … [Read More...]

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