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Give Away: 4 Tickets to “The House Without a Christmas Tree” by the Houston Grand Opera!

The whole family can enjoy "The House Without a Christmas Tree" by the Houston Grand Opera, November 30-December 17, 2017. The Wortham Theater was damaged by Harvey... but the show will go on at the Resilience Theater in the George R. Brown Convention Center! I never would have thought to take the kids to the opera... but we went a couple years ago and had a great time. And for kids that can … [Read More...]

Via Colori Street Painting Festival is November 18 & 19, 2017!

This weekend, 200 artists will converge on the streets by City Hall to celebrate the artistic spirit of Houston and to benefit The Center for Hearing and Speech, a local non-profit that serves children with hearing loss.... at Via Colori Street Painting Festival! In 2016 the festival attracted more than 25,000 attendees with its diverse art, music, activities and food and drinks. In 2017, you … [Read More...]

Give Away: 4 Tickets to That Escape Place!

I told you about the best time we had at That Escape Place… The hour in the room was intense, entertaining and required a whole lot of problem solving and team work between siblings. For a limited time, you can book the Thanksgiving/Christmas themed Raiders of the Lost Art! There are new puzzles but the same great escape experience.  (If you have done the original Raiders of the Lost Art … [Read More...]

Give Away: 4 Tickets to Beauty and the Beast – A Christmas Rose

Sooooo... This Beauty and the Beast is coming to Houston.  And I have tickets to give away. BUT these tickets are the wrong ones.  When they were offered to me, I figured they were for Pasadena, Texas... but I was wrong!  They are for Pasadena, California! Everyone that entered will be entered in the HOUSTON give away!   Lythgoe Family Panto, in association with Pasadena … [Read More...]

Where in Houston? Caroline Street near Leland Street!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from Caroline Street near Leland Street! … [Read More...]

Give Away: Tickets to the Children’s Museum of Houston!

Houston has an amazing Children's Museum... and November and December are big months for family fun! AND I have 10 Family 4 pack of tickets to give away!  Fill out the form below to win! UPDATE:  Congratulations to Min Y, Calista U, Thi D, Janina B, Marcie H, Lisette S, Vicky S, Angela V, Shannon G, Lauren B Contest Ends:  Friday, November 17, 2017 Official … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, November 16-22, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for November 16-22!  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, November 16-22, 2017 Holiday Events, Shows and Lights for 2017 … [Read More...]

Trains Over Texas at the Houston Museum of Natural Science!

The Houston Museum of Natural Science has brought back Trains Over Texas! You can “Travel Across Texas” by model railroad. It passes through Galveston, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio and more. And right now, there are lots of Christmas trees and holiday decorations. The best part is under the table, where kids can crawl and watch Thomas the Tank Engineer chug around the … [Read More...]

Magical Winter Lights in La Marque… Now through January 2, 2018!

The giant lantern festival is back for the holidays!  Magical Winter Lights invited us out again this year and we made the drive south to La Marque... and you should see the pictures! We walked around Magical Winter Lights, we looked at the Houston Waterwall, the pyramid in Egypt, the Eiffel Tower in France and more... plus the Christmas Village and Dinosaur Land and more. This festival is … [Read More...]

Where in Houston?

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Via Colori Street Painting Festival is November 18 & 19, 2017!

This weekend, two hundred artists will converge on the streets by City Hall to celebrate the artistic spirit of Houston and to benefit The Center for Hearing and Speech, a local non-profit that serves children with hearing loss.... at Via Colori Street Painting Festival! In 2016 the festival attracted more than 25,000 attendees with its diverse art, music, activities and food and drinks. In … [Read More...]

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! November 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2017

Things to do in Houston, with kids, this weekend!  This weekly events list is brought to you by our sponsor, Ronald McDonald House Houston’s Trafigura Run for the House. Head downtown for the Via Color Street Painting Festival on the streets surrounding City Hall.  Two hundred artists will converge on the streets, by City Hall, to celebrate the artistic spirit of Houston and to benefit The … [Read More...]

Top 8 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – November 13-19, 2017

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday,  November 13-19, 2017. You can also find the full list of events HERE! 1.  All week, Trains Over Texas is open at the  Houston Museum of Natural Science.  This model train display is free with museum admission. 2.  Tuesday through Sunday, Magical Winter Lights is open at Gulf … [Read More...]

Try Out The Challenge Course at the Children’s Museum of Houston!

Have you seen the ropes course at the Children's Museum of Houston? Located in the basement, The Challenge Course is free with museum admission.. Kids strap in to harnesses and then maneuver through the course. The front is relatively easy and the back is challenging even for the bigger kids. To participate, kids must be between 5 and 15 years old, be between 42” and 64” tall and not exceed … [Read More...]

Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published November 4-10, 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 last week, November 4-10, 2017! Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, November 9-15 Video of … [Read More...]

Enjoy the weather, the trails and the nature play area at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center!

Address: 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024 Now that it's not boiling hot in Houston, we're getting back out to the urban trails! Most recently we went to the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center! Right now the Arboretum is restoring the land on the northern portion, but there is still plenty of space open to hike and play... including in the nature playground! The play area has moved to … [Read More...]

Discounts to Holiday Shows in Houston, 2017!

We LOVE holiday shows... but with lots of kids, the ticket prices add up quickly. This is why I keep a close eye on discounts for the things to do around Houston. Below are the discounted shows 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. A Charlie Brown Christmas - MATCH - Midtown … [Read More...]

Via Colori Street Painting Festival… Downtown Houston on November 18 & 19, 2017

Over 200 artists will soon converge on the streets, by City Hall, to celebrate the artistic spirit of Houston... at Via Colori Street Painting Festival! Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hermann Square at City Hall and the surrounding streets of McKinney, Bagby and Walker. General admission is $10. Not only will you be … [Read More...]

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