Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published December 31, 2016-January 6, 2017!

There is a lot of information on BigKidSmallCity and sometimes it can be hard to find.  To help you locate the new posts from last week, here are the updates from December 31, 2016-January 6, 2017!

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Weekend Events:

And you can always find the “Weekend Events” category HERE.

Things to Do in Houston:

Kid Friendly Restaurants:

Resources:

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Audio: Favorite Houston Family Events for this Weekend: January 5-11, 2017

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of January 5, 2017, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, January 5-11, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for January 5-11!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! January 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2017

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Happy 2017!

Head to Discovery Green to enjoy the lightsHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on the lawn and even to skate with Storybook Stars on the ICE!

On Saturday, stop by the Craft Museum for Hands On Houston: Crowns from the Garden.  The event is free and no registration is needed.

Also on Saturday, print out your coupon and head to the the Downtown Aquarium for Super Saturday.  Get Buy One Get One Free admission to the aquarium and all the rides… including the train that goes under the shark tank!

Also, if you haven’t seen the zoo after dark yet, go to Zoo Lights!

For the full list of things to do, look below.  For all the holidays shows, lights and festivals, go HERE!

Also, go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!  Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!  Affiliate links included.

Things to Do Any Day:
Explore Houston like an Insider
Plan ahead for Holiday Festivals and Shows!
Discount Shows and Family Fun for the Holidays
See the Christmas Trains at Second Baptist
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, January 5, 2017:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
ICE at Discovery Green -4:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Zoo Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Screen on the Green: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Friday, January 6, 2017:
ICE at Discovery Green -11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Zoo Lights – 6:00-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Cirque Goes to the Movies – 8:00pm – Jones Hall

Saturday, January 7, 2017:
[Click HERE… things to do Saturday through Wednesday!]



Things to do in Houston, with kids, for Winter! Houston Events for January 3 – March 8, 2017

Look forward to the best 2017 ever!

So you can plan ahead, here are all the family events scheduled for January 3 – March 8, 2017.  As events pop up, we’ll add them to the list… and since this is being posted so early, be sure to click the links and check before you head out to each venue.

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Friday, January 20, 2017:
ICE at Discovery Green -11:00-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Wintertime Blues Solution – 12:00pm – 10:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)
Rockets vs Warriors – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
Shadowland – 8:00pm – Jones Hall (Tickets are $49.25.  Check affiliate Goldstar for $23.00 tickets.)

Saturday, January 21, 2017:
Super Saturday (Buy One Get One Free) – Downtown Aquarium
Bookworm Festival – 9:30am-11:30am – Spring Oaks Middle School
Arbor Day – 10:00am-2:00pm – Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Arbor Day Celebration – 10:00am-4:00pm – Jesse H. Jones Nature Center
Lunar New Year Bash – 10:00am-6:00pm – Children’s Museum of Houston
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Wintertime Blues Solution – 10:30am- 9:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)
ICE at Discovery Green -11:00-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Skate with Storybook Stars – 5:00pm-6:00pm – Discovery Green ICE
Odd Squad Live! – 5:30pm – Jones Hall (Tickets are $32.25-$60.75. Check affiliate Goldstar for $15.50-$28.00 Tickets.)

Sunday, January 22, 2017:
Arbor Day Celebration – 10:00am-4:00pm – Jesse H. Jones Nature Center
Wintertime Blues Solution – 10:30am – 8:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)
ICE at Discovery Green -11:00-8:00pm – Discovery Green
Reptile Rendezvous – 2:00pm – Nature Discovery Center

Monday, January 23, 2017:
Cheap Skate -4:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Tuesday, January 24, 2017:
ICE at Discovery Green -4:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Wednesday, January 25, 2017:
ICE at Discovery Green -4:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Thursday, January 26, 2017:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
ICE at Discovery Green -4:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Friday, January 27, 2017:
Wintertime Blues Solution – 12:00pm – 9:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)

Saturday, January 28, 2017:
Super Saturday (Buy One Get One Free) – Downtown Aquarium
Walk on the Wild Side! – 10:00am – Nature Discovery Center
NFL Experience – 10:00am-10:00pm – George R Brown
Super Bowl Live – 10:00-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Wintertime Blues Solution – 10:30am – 10:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)
ICE at Discovery Green -11:00-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Creation Station: Lunar New Year – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Asia Society of Texas
Family Day: A Whaling and Scrimshaw Adventure – 2:00pm-5:00pm – Houston Maritime Museum
Lion Dancers – 3:00pm – Children’s Museum of Houston
Skate with Storybook Stars – 5:00pm-6:00pm – Discovery Green ICE

Sunday, January 29, 2017:
ICE at Discovery Green -10:00-8:00pm – Discovery Green
NFL Experience – 10:00am-8:00pm – George R Brown
Super Bowl Live – 10:00-9:00pm – Discovery Green
Wintertime Blues Solution – 10:30am – 8:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)
Inprint Cool Brains! Tim Green Reading – 3:00pm – Meyerland Performing and Visual Arts Middle School
Mockingbird – 3:30pm – Main Street Theater (5th Grade+)

Monday, January 30, 2017:
Super Bowl Live – 3:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green
Cheap Skate -4:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Super Bowl Opening Night – 7:00pm – Minute Maid Park

Tuesday, January 31, 2017:
Super Bowl Live – 3:00-9:00pm – Discovery Green
ICE at Discovery Green -4:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Kings – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Wednesday, February 1, 2017:
Mommy Mingle – 10:00am-12:00pm – Children’s Museum of Houston
NFL Experience – 10:00am-10:00pm – George R Brown
Super Bowl Live – 3:00pm-1o:00pm – Discovery Green
ICE at Discovery Green -4:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Thursday, February 2, 2017:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
NFL Experience – 3:00pm-10:00pm – George R Brown
Super Bowl Live – 3:00-11:00pm – Discovery Green
ICE at Discovery Green -4:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Hawks – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Friday, February 3, 2017:
NFL Experience – 10:00am-10:00pm – George R Brown
Super Bowl Live – 10:00-11:00pm – Discovery Green
ICE at Discovery Green -11:00-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Wintertime Blues Solution – 12:00pm – 9:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)
Rockets vs Bulls – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Saturday, February 4, 2017:
In It To Win It – 10:00am-6:00pm – Children’s Museum of Houston
NFL Experience – 10:00am-10:00pm – George R Brown
Wintertime Blues Solution – 10:30am – 10:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)
Hands On Houston: Bookbinding – 11:00am-3:00pm – Houston Center fot Contemporary Craft
Super Bowl Live – 10:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
ICE at Discovery Green -11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green

Sunday, February 5, 2017:
Super Bowl LI – NRG
Super Bowl Live – 10:00-3:00pm – Discovery Green
NFL Experience – 10:00am-3:00pm – George R Brown
Wintertime Blues Solution – 10:30am – 8:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)
ICE at Discovery Green -11:00-8:00pm – Discovery Green
Skate with Storybook Stars – 5:00pm-6:00pm – Discovery Green ICE

Monday, February 6, 2017:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017:
Rockets vs Magic – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Wednesday, February 8, 2017:
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center

Thursday, February 9, 2017:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
E.T. Film w/ Orchestra – 7:30pm – Jones Hall

Friday, February 10, 2017:
Little Artists – 10:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Wintertime Blues Solution – 12:00pm – 9:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)
Sesame Street Live – 6:30pm – NRG (Check affiliate Groupon for discount tickets)
Stomp – 7:30pm – Jones Hall

Saturday, February 11, 2017:
Homestead Heritage Day – 10:00am-4:00pm – Jesse H. Jones Nature Center
Little Artists – 10:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Wintertime Blues Solution – 10:30am – 10:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)
How I Became a Pirate – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater
Freedom Train – 2:00pm – Express Theatre
Stomp – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Jones Hall
Rockets vs Suns – 8:00pm – Toyota Center

Sunday, February 12, 2017:
Stomp – 2:00pm & 7:00pm – Jones Hall (Full price tickets are $30.00-$68.25, but check affiliate Goldstar for $25.50 – $40.50 tickets.)
Wintertime Blues Solution – 10:30am – 8:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)
Mockingbird – 12:30pm & 3:30pm – Main Street Theater (5th Grade+)

Monday, February 13, 2017:

Tuesday, February 14, 2017:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017:
Rockets vs Heat – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Thursday, February 16, 2017:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.

Friday, February 17, 2017:
Wintertime Blues Solution – 12:00pm – 9:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)

Saturday, February 18, 2017:
Houston Symphony: Mardi Gras Menagerie – 10:00am & 11:30am – Jones Hall
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Wintertime Blues Solution – 10:30am – 10:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)
Freedom Train – 2:00pm – Express Theatre

Sunday, February 19, 2017:
Wintertime Blues Solution – 10:30am – 8:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)
Mockingbird – 3:30pm – Main Street Theater (5th Grade+)

Monday, February 20, 2017:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017:

Thursday, February 23, 2017:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.

Friday, February 24, 2017:
Wintertime Blues Solution – 12:00pm – 9:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)

Saturday, February 25, 2017:
Levy Park Grand Re-Opening – Levy Park
Poe Co Garage Sale – 8:00am-12:00pm – Poe Elementary
Graeme’s Run – 8:30am – No Label Brewing
Build a Bee House – 10:00am – Jesse H. Jones Nature Center
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Wintertime Blues Solution – 10:30am – 10:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)
Freedom Train – 2:00pm – Express Theatre
Rockets vs Timberwolves – 8:00pm – Toyota Center

Sunday, February 26, 2017:
Wintertime Blues Solution – 10:30am – 8:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)

Monday, February 27, 2017:
Rockets vs Pacer – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, February 28, 2017:
Rodeo Round Up – 12:00pm – City Hall

Wednesday, March 1, 2017:
Mommy Mingle – 10:00am-12:00pm – Children’s Museum of Houston
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center

Thursday, March 2, 2017:
Rodeo Houston BBQ Contest – NRG
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Houston Ballet’s Cinderella – 7:30pm – Wortham Theater

Friday, March 3, 2017:
Go Texan Day
Rodeo Houston BBQ Contest – NRG
Little Artists – 10:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Saturday, March 4, 2017:
Rodeo Houston BBQ Contest – NRG
Rodeo Parade – 9:00am – Downtown Houston
Rodeo Run – 9:00am – Downtown Houston
Naturefest – 9:00am-3:30pm – Jesse H. Jones Nature Center
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Little Artists – 10:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
How I Became a Pirate – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater
Hands On Houston – 11:00am-3:00pm – Houston Center fot Contemporary Craft
Houston Ballet’s Cinderella – 1:30pm & 7:30pm – Wortham Theater
Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders – 7:30pm – BBVA Compass Stadium
Rockets vs Grizzlies – 8:00pm – Toyota Center

Sunday, March 5, 2017:
Ramona Quimby – 12:30pm & 3:30pm – Main Street Theater
Houston Ballet’s Cinderella – 2:00pm – Wortham Theater

Monday, March 6, 2017:

Tuesday, March 7, 2017:
Rodeo Houston – NRG

Wednesday, March 8, 2017:
Rodeo Houston – NRG
Rockets vs Jazz – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Past Dates:

Tuesday, January 3, 2017:
ICE at Discovery Green -4:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
The Nutcracker – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Wortham Theater
Zoo Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo

Wednesday, January 4, 2017:
Mommy Mingle – 10:00am-12:00pm – Children’s Museum of Houston
ICE at Discovery Green -4:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Thursday, January 5, 2017:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
ICE at Discovery Green -4:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Zoo Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Screen on the Green: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Thunder – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Friday, January 6, 2017:
Little Artists – 10:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
ICE at Discovery Green -11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Zoo Lights – 6:00-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Cirque Goes to the Movies – 8:00pm – Jones Hall

Saturday, January 7, 2017:
Super Saturday (Buy One Get One Free) – Downtown Aquarium
The Homeschool Store/HEP Winter Conference (Free) – 9:00am-4:00pm – 11665 Fuqua, STE A-100, Houston, Texas 7703412315 Ann Lane, Houston TX, 77064
Touchdown Tour – 10:00am-2:00pm – Burnett Bayland Park
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Little Artists – 10:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Hands On Houston: Crowns from the Garden – 11:00am-3:00pm – Houston Center fot Contemporary Craft
ICE at Discovery Green -11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green (Closed 3:00-6:00pm)
Diwali Performance – 3:30pm – Children’s Museum of Houston
Skate with Storybook Stars – 5:00pm-6:00pm – Discovery Green ICE
Zoo Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Cirque Goes to the Movies – 8:00pm – Jones Hall

Sunday, January 8, 2017:
ICE at Discovery Green -11:00am-8:00pm – Discovery Green
Cirque Goes to the Movies – 2:30pm – Jones Hall
Zoo Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo

Monday, January 9, 2017:
Cheap Skate -4:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Zoo Lights – 6:00-10:00pm – Houston Zoo

Tuesday, January 10, 2017:
ICE at Discovery Green -4:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Zoo Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Rockets vs Hornets – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Wednesday, January 11, 2017:
ICE at Discovery Green -4:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Thursday, January 12, 2017:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
ICE at Discovery Green -4:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Zoo Lights – 6:00-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Screen on the Green: Breakfast Club – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Friday, January 13, 2017:
ICE at Discovery Green -11:00-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Wintertime Blues Solution – 12:00pm – 9:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)
Zoo Lights – 6:00-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Rockets vs Memphis – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Saturday, January 14, 2017:
Super Saturday (Buy One Get One Free) – Downtown Aquarium
Touchdown Tour – 10:00am-2:00pm – Alief Community Park
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Wintertime Blues Solution – 10:30am – 10:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk (Buy One Ride Ticket, Get One for $5)
ICE at Discovery Green -11:00-11:00pm – Discovery Green
MLK Grande Parade – 12:00pm – Downtown (Near HCC)
Flint to Fire – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Jesse H. Jones Nature Center
Skate with Storybook Stars – 5:00pm-6:00pm – Discovery Green ICE
Pioneer Campfire – 5:30pm – Jesse H. Jones Nature Center
Zoo Lights – 6:00-10:00pm – Houston Zoo

Sunday, January 15, 2017:
Houston Marathon – 7:00am-2:00pm – Starts in Downtown Houston
ICE at Discovery Green -11:00am-8:00pm – Discovery Green
Free Family Fun Day – 1:00pm-4:00pm – MATCH
Bayou Bend Family Day – 1:00pm-5:00pm – Bayou Bend
Zoo Lights – 6:00-10:00pm – Houston Zoo

Monday, January 16, 2017:
ICE at Discovery Green -11:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green
MLK Peace March – 12:00pm – Children’s Museum

Tuesday, January 17, 2017:
ICE at Discovery Green -4:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Wednesday, January 18, 2017:
ICE at Discovery Green -4:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Bucks – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Thursday, January 19, 2017:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
ICE at Discovery Green -4:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green



Top 7 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – January 2-8, 2017

Plan on another great week in Houston, with kids!

Each week, we publish the list of things to do for the weekend.  So you can look forward to the events, posted prior to the full list going live, here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, January 2-8, 2017!

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1.  Monday through Sunday, go to Magical Winter Lights in La Marque.

2.   Monday through Sunday, wander through  the lights at Zoo Lights.

3.  Monday through Sunday, skate at the ICE at Discovery Green.  There is a small rink for the youngest kids and a big rink for everyone else!

4.  On Thursday, watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on the lawn at Discovery Green.

5.  On Saturday, skate with Storybook Stars on the ICE at Discovery Green.

6.  On Saturday, stop by the Craft Museum for Hands On Houston: Crowns from the Garden.  The event is free and no registration is needed.

7.  On Saturday, print out your coupon and head to the the Downtown Aquarium for Super Saturday.  Get Buy One Get One Free admission to the aquarium and all the rides… including the train that goes under the shark tank!



Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published December 24-30, 2016!

There is a lot of information on BigKidSmallCity and sometimes it can be hard to find.  To help you locate the new posts from last week, here are the updates from December 24-30, 2016!

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Weekend Events:

And you can always find the “Weekend Events” category HERE.

Things to Do in Houston:

Kid Friendly Restaurants:

If you want all this emailed to you each week, go HERE!

 



Audio: Favorite Houston Family Events for this Weekend: December 29, 2016 – January 4, 2017

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of December 29, 2016, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Things to do in Houston, with kids, for New Year’s Eve 2016

Happy New Year!

If you want to celebrate with your family on December 31, 2016, there are plenty of things to do around Houston.  Look below for celebrations at noon, at midnight and in between!

The Scone Artist Tea Party
Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations:

Noon Year’s Eve – December 31 – Memorial City Mall – 303 Memorial City Way, Houston, TX 77024
Celebrate the New Year at Memorial City Mall with a morning of family fun by the fireplace! Live music, arts and crafts, treats, and when the clock strikes noon, enjoy a lemonade toast and a special balloon drop to ring in the New Year!  11:00am-12:00pm.

Rockin’ New Year’s Noon Bash – December 31 – Children’s Museum of Houston – 1500 Binz, Houston, Texas 77004
The end-of-year bash rings in the New Year at the stroke of noon with a parade and shimmering ball drop.  9:00am-3:00pm

High Noon Countdown Squared – December 31 – The Woodlands Children’s Museum – 4775 W Panther Creek Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77381
Ring in the New Year with the annual High Noon Countdown Squared party. There’s double the fun with two separate balloon and confetti drops – one at the stroke of noon and another at 3 p.m. The festivities include horn blowing, noisemakers, New Year hats, bubble wrap dancing, creative art projects, live music with Tom’s Fun Band.   10:00am-3:00pm

Sharkey’s New Year’s Eve Celebration – December 31 – Downtown Aquarium – 410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
Balloon Drop, Buffet and all day adventure pass.  11:00am-2:00pm & 3:30pm-6:30pm

New Year’s Eve at CITYCENTRE – December 31 – CityCentre – 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024
Beginning at 9:30 PM in the plaza, the excitement builds with a live performance by Bristol Fashion, capped off as the clock strikes midnight with a spectacular confetti drop.  9:30pm – 12:30am.

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration – December 31 – Kemah Boardwalk – 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565
Live music and fireworks at 10:00pm.

 

More Things to Do:

Santa’s Workshop – Through January 1, 2017 – 18898 Hwy 6 South, College Station, 77845 
Biggest Christmas attraction in the state of Texas!  Several ticket options are available. 

Festival of Lights – Through January 8, 2017 – Moody Gardens – 1 Hope Boulevard Galveston, Texas 77554
Find more than 1 million lights,  live entertainment, ice skating, pictures with Santa and the Arctic Slide.

Ice Land Ice Sculptures – Through January 8 – Moody Gardens – 1 Hope Boulevard Galveston, Texas 77554
A Caribbean Christmas… all carved out of more than 2 million pounds of ice!

Zoo Lights – Through January 15, 2017 – Houston Zoo – 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030
Tour the Zoo after dark!  The Zoo closes t 5:00pm and reopens at 6:00pm for this event.  Check their website for “value” nights and “prime” nights.  “Value” nights are less busy and cheaper! Closed December 24 & 25.

 ICE at Discovery Green – Through February 5, 2017 – Discovery Green 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010  
All ages are invited to skate at Discovery Green.  There is a small toddler rink for the littlest ones to practice.

 



Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, December 29, 2016 – January 4, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for December 29 – January 4!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:



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