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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...]

Give Away: $25 Cicis Gift Card

What did the friendly cutter say to the pizza?  Slice to meet ya! Now through December 24, 2017, when customers buy a $25 or more in gift cards at the Cicis restaurant, they get a $5 bonus card. And, guess what?  One lucky family will win a $25 Cicis gift card!  Register to win below (or HERE): UPDATE:  Congratulations to Lauren D! Contest Ends: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Official … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, December 7-13, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for December 7-13!  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 7-13, 2017 Things to do for the holidays, near Discovery Green! Holiday Events, Shows and Lights for 2017 … [Read More...]

Give Away: All the Imperial Sugar You Need! 10 Bags!

Will you be baking this holiday season? How much sugar could you use? How about 10 FREE BIG BAGS of Imperial Sugar? TEN people will win TEN BAGS of Imperial Sugar. You can redeem for white sugar, brown sugar and powdered sugar... to make any treat you want! To win, just register below (or HERE)! Contest Ends: Friday, December 8, 2017 Official Rules: https://goo.gl/3KpX4w Loading... … [Read More...]

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Houston Zoo Lights 2017: Beat the Crowds at Houston’s Popular Holiday Event!

Each night through January 14, 2018, the Houston Zoo closes at 5:00pm… only to reopen with millions of lights at 6:00pm. When I ask Houston parents for their favorite holiday event, Zoo Lightsis usually what they tell me! Open each night, except December 14, 24 & 25, families can walk through the zoo until 10:00pm/11:00pm. The least busy days are “value nights”, which are usually school … [Read More...]

Create a Play Each Day at Main Street Theater’s Winter Break Camp!

The kids will soon be out for winter break... for HoustonISD, the last day of school is December 21, 2017! If you do not have the full 2 weeks off of work, or if your kids want to have some extra fun over the holiday, Main Street Theater has a Winter Break Camp for you...  kids get to create a play in a day... so sign up for one day or all the days! Ages: 6 – 11 Days: Dec. 18, 19, 20, 21 … [Read More...]

Houston Grand Opera’s The House Without a Christmas Tree at Resilience Theater

I never would have thought the Houston Grand Opera was for families.  In fact, I never would have thought the Houston Grand Opera was for me. There was no way we were fancy enough for the opera... or could follow the story and enjoy the show.  But I was wrong.  A couple of years ago the Houston Grand Opera invited us to The Little Prince and we had a really good time. We dressed up, walked … [Read More...]

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! December 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2017

Happy Holidays!  Here are the things to do in Houston, with kids, brought to you by our sponsor Main Street Theater Winter Break Camp. Enjoy the Gingerbread Build Off at Hermann Square by City Hall.  Teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials. Watch the teams works, play in the kids' construction zone and see Santa! Go to Discovery Green to watch Home Alone from … [Read More...]

Holidays 2017: Things to do around Discovery Green, with kids!

There is a lot to do in Houston for the holidays... and there is a lot to do just around Discovery Green in downtown! If you are going to head out after dusk, find parking and celebrate the holidays, you might as well check all your must-dos off the bucket list.  Look before for the things to do right around Discovery Green... and scroll to the bottom for a map.  Do a couple or do them … [Read More...]

Top 11 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – December 4-10, 2017

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday,  December 4-10, 2017.  (Be sure to look for discounted holiday show tickets HERE!) You can also find the full list of events HERE! 1.  All week,  Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo is open!  The zoo closes at 5:00pm and reopens at 6:00pm and requires a separate ticket. 2.  All … [Read More...]

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