Top 11 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – November 27-December 3, 2017

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday,  November 27-December 3, 2017.  (Be sure to look for discounted holiday show tickets HERE!)

You can also find the full list of events HERE!

1.  On Monday, be a Cheap Skate at Discovery Green.  Skate for $8 (which includes skate rentals).

2.  All week, Trains Over Texas is open at the  Houston Museum of Natural Science.  This model train display is included with museum admission.

3.  All week, Magical Winter Lights is open at Gulf Greyhound Park.  This giant lantern festival takes you around the world in lights!

4.  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.

5.  All week, skate at the ICE at Discovery Green .  Just check their website before you go… the banner across the top will announce any schedule changes (like the ice melting in the heat!).

6.  Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, go see Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree at HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown).

7.  Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, go see Panto Cinderella at Stages Repertory Theatre.

8.  On Friday, take the family to the annual Mayor’s Holiday Celebration at City Hall!  It’s one of our favorite annual events… and it’s free!

9.  On Saturday, get some exercise and support the Ronald McDonald House with the Trafigura Run for the House at Sam Houston Park.

10.  On Saturday, go see the Houston Symphony: A Grinch Christmas, which is meant for families.

11.  On Saturday, you can even Skate with Santa at the ICE at Discovery Green!

For the full list of holiday events, go HERE!


Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published November 18-24, 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 18-24, 2017!

Weekend Events:

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

Things to Do Around Houston:

Family Friendly Restaurants:

Give Aways:

 


Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, November 23-29, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for November 23-29!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

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


Houston Grand Opera… for the Family! The House Without a Christmas Tree at Resilience Theater.

“You do not know how lucky you are! It has taken me over 30 years to go to an opera… you guys are only 4, 6 and 8!”

Two years ago the Houston Grand Opera invited us to see the family friendly “The Little Prince“, and this is what I said over and over in the car. The kids were not so sure.

We walked through the bustling theater district, full of dressed up families and couples heading to shows all over Downtown Houston. As we walked in to the Wortham Theater and went up the giant escalators towards the brightly lit Christmas tree and wreath, I could see my kids get a little giddy about the opera…

We took our seats, flipped through our program, started our scavenger hunts and smiled as the lights went down.

The program had a picture description of the story, so it was pretty easy to follow along. Also, the words were projected at the top of the stage, so my readers could read along.

During the show, my 8 year old laughed and read along with the songs.  My 6 year old fell fast asleep. Not because she did not like it, but because the music was calm and beautiful in the dark theater.

My 4 year old, who could not read the words across the screen, but is very used to sitting in theaters and taking in the shows. He did not fully understand the story, but he always always preferred to come with us than to stay at home.

And they all liked the opera.

Now, two years later, we are heading to “The House Without a Christmas Tree”.  The Wortham Theater was damaged by Harvey… but the show will go on at the Resilience Theater in the George R. Brown Convention Center, November 30-December 17, 2017!

If you want to try a family friendly opera this holiday season, find your own tickets HERE!

 


Houston Thanksgiving Parade Route 2017

The Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade is on November 23, 2017, at 9:00 am!  Parking will get tight, so consider going early or taking METRORail!

The parade is on the City Hall side of Downtown and the route is… Lamar at Smith, north on Smith, east on Walker, south on Milam, west on Pease, north on Louisiana, west on Clay, north on Smith and concludes on at Smith at Dallas.

See the map here:


Things to do in Houston today, and this Thanksgiving weekend, with kids! November 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2017

Things to do in Houston, with kids, this weekend!  This events list is brought to you by our sponsor, Ronald McDonald House Houston’s Trafigura Run for the House.

On Thanksgiving, run the Turkey Trot (and use code 17BIGKID to save $5), watch the HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade , tour the Magical Winter Lights or go see Zoo Lights.  For restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner, go HERE!

After the big day, go see A Charlie Brown Christmas by Main Street Theater at MATCH, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas at Alley Theatre or Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular at The Grand Galveston.

For the full list of things to do, brought to you by Ronald McDonald House Houston’s Trafigura Run for the House, look below.

You can also find all the holiday events and shows HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:
Plan your HOLIDAYS! Here are all the events through January 2!
Find discounts to Houston Holiday Shows!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, November 23, 2017:
Turkey Trot – 7:00am – Galleria (Use Code: 17BIGKID to save $5)
HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade – 9:00am – Downtown Houston
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Friday, November 24, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
A Scheherazade Thanksgiving – 8:00pm – Jones Hall
Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular – 8:00pm – The Grand Galveston

Saturday, November 25, 2017:
[Click HERE… for things to do Saturday through Wednesday!]


Top 12 Things to Do this Week & Thanksgiving Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – November 20-26, 2017

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday,  November 20-26, 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 included with museum admission.

2.  All week, Magical Winter Lights is open at Gulf Greyhound Park.  This giant lantern festival takes you around the world in lights!

3.  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.  (Zoo Lights opens a couple days earlier for members.)

4.  On Tuesday, cheer on the Dynamo as they play the Sounders in the post season!

5.  On Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, go see A Charlie Brown Christmas at Main Street Theater at MATCH.

6.-10.  On Thanksgiving, run the Turkey Trot (and use code 17BIGKID to save $5), watch the HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade , tour the Magical Winter Lights or go see Zoo Lights.  For restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner, go HERE!

11.  Friday through Sunday, go see A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas at Alley Theatre.

12.  On Friday and Saturday, head to Galveston for Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular at The Grand Galveston.

 

 


Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published November 11-17, 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 11-17, 2017!

Weekend Events:

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

Things to Do Around Houston:

Family Friendly Restaurants:

Give Aways:

 


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:


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 Center for Hearing and Speech, a local non-profit that serves children with hearing loss.

Go to the Bayou Bend Family Day for the Thanksgiving themed event.  This month the free family day travels to Emancipation Park for an afternoon of performances, activities, games, and demonstrations. Celebrate the autumn season, history, and Houston civic pride!

Light up the night with Magical Winter Lights at Gulf Greyhound Park, Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo and Lighting of the Doves at Town Green Park at The Woodlands Waterway.

Make it feel like winter at Frostival at Discovery Green.  This is the opening of the ICE at Discovery Green and the debut of the winter art installation, Hello Trees.  Enjoy a live musical performance, live ICE battles, interactive ice sculptures and more!

For the full list of things to do, brought to you by Ronald McDonald House Houston’s Trafigura Run for the House, look below.

You can also find all the holiday events and shows HERE… and discounts to holiday shows HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:
Plan your HOLIDAYS! Here are all the events through January 2!
Find discounts to Houston Holiday Shows!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, November 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.
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Bible Story Time: Man is Different than the Animals – 10:00am – Topstone Bibles & Books
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park

Friday, November 17, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre (Look for discount tickets HERE.)
The Magic Flute – 7:30pm – Opera in the Heights

Saturday, November 18, 2017:
[Click HERE… for things to do Saturday through Wednesday!]


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