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

Make this a great fall week and weekend, in Houston, with kids!  Find all the farms, pumpkin patches and fall festivals HERE!

Go to KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou at Guadalupe Plaza Park.  Activity stations will include hands-on activities, Dia de los Muertos face painters, balloon artists, a rock climbing wall, Sports Zone and more! Wear a costume for the parade!

Be sure to also make plans to attend the Houston Dynamo & Dash Family FUN Soccer Day at JC Sports Houston.  Families can play soccer with Dynamo and Dash players, meet the mascot AND raise money for the Humble Oil Patch Golf Center.  (100% of the proceeds will go to the family that had their business and home flooded in Harvey.)

Next week head to Toddler Tuesday: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! at Discovery Green.  The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity.  Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

For the full list of things to do, look below (and click each link check for changes since Harvey).

You can also find all the fall festivals, farms and pumpkin patches HERE… and all the holiday events and shows HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:
Harvey Resources
Plan your FALL!  Here are all the events through October 31!
Plan your HOLIDAYS! Here are all the events through January 2!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, October 5, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
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.
Greek Festival – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Thursday Night Concerts – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Sharks – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Friday, October 6, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 9:30am-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Greek Festival – 11:00am-3:00pm & 5:00pm-10:00pm – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Saturday, October 7, 2017:
[Click Here… for things to do Saturday through Wednesday!]


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

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday, October 2-8, 2017.

You can also find the full list of events HERE!

1.  Monday through Wednesday, go see Hansel and Gretel at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

2.  On Tuesday, go to Toddler Tuesday: Farmyard Beat at Discovery Green. The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity.  Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

3.  On Thursday, enjoy Free Museum Entry in the museum district!  With school back in session, the crowds might just be better!

4.  Friday through Sunday, go play at Blessington Farms… the Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities are open!

5.  On Saturday, go to KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou at Guadalupe Plaza Park.  Activity stations will include hands-on activities, Dia de los Muertos face painters, balloon artists, a rock climbing wall, Sports Zone and more! Wear a costume for the parade!

6.  On Saturday, go see Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Main Street Theater at MATCH.

7.  On Sunday, attend the Houston Dynamo & Dash Family FUN Soccer Day at JC Sports Houston.  Families can play soccer with Dynamo and Dash players, meet the mascot AND raise money for the Humble Oil Patch Golf Center.  (100% of the proceeds will go to the family that had their business and home flooded in Harvey.)

8.  All week long, find all the farms, pumpkin patches and fall festivals HERE!

Also, to preview all the holiday events planned for Houston, go HERE!


Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published September 23-29, 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 the last two weeks, September 23-29, 2017!

Weekend Events:

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

Things to Do Around Houston:

Houston Restaurants:

Houston Resources:


Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, September 28-October 4, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for September 28-October 4 (with a whole lot of help)!  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! September 28, 29, 30, October 1, 2, 3, 4, 2017

The Fall Festivities are starting with Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities at Blessington Farms and Texas Renaissance Festival.  Find all the farms, festivals and pumpkin patches HERE!

You can go see Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Main Street Theater at MATCH.  You can also watch Sing at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Next week go to Toddler Tuesday: Farmyard Beat at Discovery Green. The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity.  Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

For the full list of things to do, look below (and click each link check for changes since Harvey).

Also, go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!

Things to Do Any Day:
Harvey Resources
Plan your FALL!  Here are all the events through October 31!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, September 28, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
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.
Thursday Night Concerts – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Friday, September 29, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 9:30am-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Movies at Miller: Sing – 7:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, September 30, 2017:
[Click HERE for things to do Saturday through Wednesday]


Christmas Activities, Festivals, Shows, Lights & Family Fun… Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, During the Holidays 2017!

Happy Holidays, Houston!

So you can plan ahead, here are the holiday festivals and shows scheduled all season long… November 1, 2017  through January 2, 2018.

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. (And for Fall Festivals, go HERE!)

If you want this list emailed to you each week, sign up for the free newsletter HERE.

 

Quick Links:

Full list of things to do in Houston, with kids, November 1 – January 2
Send a free personalized Santa video or Santa call to your kids

 

Holiday Lights:

Go HERE for the best neighborhoods and destinations! (We’ll update for 2017 when we get it together)

Zoo Lights – Dates TBD for 2017 – Houston Zoo

Magical Winter Lights – November 10, 2017 – January 2, 2018 – Gulf Greyhound Park

Festival of Lights – November 11, 2017  – January 7, 2018 – Moody Gardens

Lights in the Heights – Dates TBD for 2017 – Woodland Heights
Tour the beautiful, lit up, neighborhood!

Dickinson Festival of Lights – Details for 2017 TBD – Dickenson

 

Shows/Concerts:

As we find discounts, we’ll post them.  Also, not all shows are for little kids… Click the links and decide for yourself!

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – November 17 – December 23, 2017 – Alley Theatre

A Charlie Brown Christmas – November 21-December 21, 2017 – Main Street Theater at MATCH

Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular – November 24–25, 2017 – The Grand Galveston

A Scheherazade Thanksgiving – November 24-26, 2017 – Jones Hall

The Nutcracker – December 10-January 6, 2018 – Smart Financial Centre (December 10-23, 2017), The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (December 30, 2017-January 6, 2018) {Wortham Theater was damaged by Harvey and will not reopen until next year.}

Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – November 30-December 17, 2017 – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown) {Wortham Theater was damaged by Harvey and will not reopen until next year.}

Very Merry Pops – December 1-3, 2017 – Jones Hall

A Christmas Carol – December 1–2, 2017 – The Grand Galveston

Houston Symphony: A Grinch Christmas – December 2, 2017 – Jones Hall

The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas – December 15, 2017 – The Grand Galveston

Handel’s Messiah – December 15-17, 2017 – Jones Hall

SHEN YUN – December 22-27, 2017 – Jones Hall

Christmas Under the Big Top – 2017 Dates TBD – Second Baptist Woodway Campus

 

Festivals/Family Fun:

Texas Renaissance Festival – Weekends, through November 26, 2017 – Todd Mission, Texas 
Ticket deals can usually be found on coupon websites.  Kids are free on Sundays.
The world’s largest Renaissance Festival has themes that change each weekend.

Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market – November 9-12, 2017 – NRG Center – N Stadium Dr, Houston, TX 77054
This is not really a kid event… but it’s a fun shopping/people watching event for moms or dads.  Kids can come, but no strollers are allowed!

Trains Over Texas – Starting November 10, 2017 – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Create holiday memories by travelling across Texas by model railroad in this scratch built “O” scale model.

Santa’s Wonderland – November 10, 2017-January 7, 2018 – 18898 Hwy 6 South, College Station, 77845 
Biggest Christmas attraction in the state of Texas!  Several ticket options are available.

Home for the Holidays – November 11-December 23 , 2017– Old Town Spring – 403 Main St, Spring, TX 77373
The local shops come alive and visitors encountered strolling performers and festive exhibits!

Polar Express Train Ride – November 11-December 27, 2017 – 789 Park Road 70, Palestine, Texas 75801
Ride on the Polar Express!  Find the best pricing in November and early December… and book all tickets before they sell out!

Festival of Lights – November 11, 2017  – January 7, 2018 – 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 – November 11, 2017 – January 7, 2018 – Moody Gardens – 1 Hope Boulevard Galveston, Texas 77554
A new rain forest theme… all carved out of more than 2 million pounds of ice!

Lighting of the Doves – November 18, 2017 – Town Green Park at The Woodlands Waterway 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 
This festival has snow, sledding, shopping, entertainment, fireworks… and Santa arriving on the water!  See the Doves light up along The Woodlands Waterway!

Via Colori Festival November 18 & 19, 2017 – Streets Surrounding City Hall – 900 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002
200 artists paint the streets surrounding City Hall!  Watch the artists work, enjoy music, activities and food!  Via Colori is a fundraiser for The Center for Hearing and Speech.

Turkey Trot – November 23, 2017 – Galleria 4925 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77056
The largest Thanksgiving Race in Houston and it takes place in the Galleria area. The event benefits children and seniors Neighborhood Centers serves every year. There’s opportunity to participate as a walker, runner and also volunteer.

HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade – November 23, 2017 – Downtown Houston – Starts at Smith at Lamar
Thanksgiving Day Parade in Downtown Houston.  Arrive early for parking!

Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting – Post Oak Boulevard – Uptown Park
From the website: “Due to the construction of Post Oak Boulevard, the Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting event, annually held on Thanksgiving evening, is being postponed until 2019.”

Mayor’s Holiday Celebration – December 1, 2017 – City Hall – 901 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas 77002
Tree lighting, music, Santa and family fun in Downtown Houston!

Dickens on the Strand – December 1-3, 2017 – Galveston – Strand National Historic Landmark District
Victorian holiday festival!  Six stages, strolling carolers, musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and  even more entertainers. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired gifts.

Christmas Train – December 1-23, 2017 – 1407 Victory Lane, Alvin, Texas 775711
Old-fashioned train ride through our winter wonderland of lights and religious scenery. Over 300,000 lights sparkle along the 3/4 mile track.

An Old Fashioned Christmas – December 2, 2017 – Jesse H. Jones Nature Center – 20634 Kenswick Dr, Humble, TX 77338
Experience traditions of earlier times as the homestead comes to life with 19th century holiday customs. Enjoy music, a holiday craft, tree lighting, wassail and cookies, and an early visit from Saint Nicholas. Reservations required.

Candlelight Tour December 5-16, 2017 – Sam Houston Park – 1000 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
This Houston holiday tradition will take you and your loved ones back in time, to an open-hearted world filled with families gathering in cozy homes to count their blessings over a warm hearth.

Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival – December 8-10, 2017 – Tomball Train Depot – 201 S Elm St, Tomball, TX, 77375
Great family festival just outside Houston.

Trees & Stars Winter Celebration – December 9, 2017 – Houston Arboretum – 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024
Enjoy festive food, Saint Arnold beer, Katz Coffee, and a hot chocolate bar inside. Outside, hike through the winter woods and look through telescopes to see the moon and stars.
Wear walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.  Ages 5 and older.  Registration required.

Holiday Party at Kinder Station – December 9, 2017 – Hermann Park Train Station – 1700 Hermann Drive, Houston, Texas
Come and enjoy free crafts and face painting.  Park members also enjoy free train rides.

Gingerbread Build Off – December 9, 2017 – Hermann Square by City Hall – 900 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002
Architecture Center Houston will host the Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall’s Hermann Square. Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials.

Homestead Holiday – December 9, 2017 – Jesse H. Jones Nature Center – 20634 Kenswick Dr, Humble, TX 77338
Enjoy homemade cookies and wassail as the homestead comes to life with old-fashioned Christmas traditions, including jolly old Saint Nicholas

Rockin’ New Year’s Noon Bash – December 31, 2017 – 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

Sharkey’s New Year’s Eve Celebration – December 31, 2017 – Downtown Aquarium – 410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
Balloon Drop, Buffet and all day adventure pass.  11:00-2:00pm & 3:30-6:30pm

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration – December 31, 2017 – Kemah Boardwalk – 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565
Live music and fireworks at 10:00pm.

 

Details TBD:

Stories at the Trains – Dates for 2017 TBD – Second Baptist Woodway – 6400 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77057
Right by the giant model train display, nursery and preschool aged kids can enjoy storytime!

Zoo Lights – Dates TBD for 2017 – Houston Zoo – 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030
Tour the Zoo after dark!  The Zoo closes at 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!

 ICE at Discovery Green – Dates TBD for 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.

Dickinson Festival of Lights – Details for 2017 TBD – Dickenson – Paul Hopkins Park
See the lights and Santa!  Free Parking and shuttle service is provided on busy nights at Dickinson Plaza Shopping Center.


Things to do in Houston, with kids, for Winter! Houston Events for November 1, 2017 – January 2, 2018

Look forward to the best winter ever!

So you can plan ahead for November and December, here are all the family events scheduled for November 1, 2017  through January 2, 2018. (For the full list of fall events, go HERE!)

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.

If you are looking for Holiday Festivals, Train Rides, Lights and Shows, go HERE!  (And for Fall Festivals, go HERE!)

Quick Links:

Look here for Holiday Festivals and Shows!
Top 10 Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston
Houston Parks
Texas Roadtrips

Full Events List:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Mommy Mingle – 10:00am-12:00pm – Children’s Museum of Houston
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Party on the Plaza – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green

Thursday, November 2, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
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.
Mondays with Mommy: A Trip to the Farm – 10:00am – LaCenterra

Friday, November 3, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Saturday, November 4, 2017:
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Touch-A-Truck 2017 & Model Train Festival – 10:00am-5:00pm – 6th Street Texas City
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Akeelah and the Bee – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Hands On Houston Family Festival: Focus on Fiber – 11:00am-3:00pm – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
STEM Saturdays – 12:30pm – Discovery Green
Naturally Wild Families: Cane Pole Fishing – 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm – Houston Arboretum
Movies at Miller: Sing Along with the Muppet Movie – 7:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Screen on the Green: Zootopia – 7:30pm – Discovery Green

Sunday, November 5, 2017:
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Texans vs Colts – 12:00pm – NRG
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Rockets vs Jazz – 6:00pm – Toyota Center

Monday, November 6, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green

Tuesday, November 7, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
MFAH Playdate – 10:45am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Family Storybook Circle – 11:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Wednesday, November 8, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Party on the Plaza – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green

Thursday, November 9, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
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.
Rockets vs Cavaliers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Friday, November 10, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Cirque Mechanics “Pedal Punk” – 7:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, November 11, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Walk on the Wild Side – 10:00am – Nature Discovery Center
Houston Symphony: Hook’D: Pirates in Concert – 10:00am & 11:30am – Jones Hall (Rescheduled from October)
Free Train Rides for Veterans – 10:00am-5:00pm – Hermann Park Kinder Station
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Akeelah and the Bee – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Rockets vs Grizzlies – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Sunday, November 12, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
My First Music Lesson – 2:00pm – Discovery Green
Canned Acoustica – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Monday, November 13, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green

Tuesday, November 14, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Rockets vs Raptors – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Wednesday, November 15, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Party on the Plaza – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green

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

Friday, November 17, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Saturday, November 18, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
Via Color Street Painting Festival – 10:00am-6:00pm – Streets Surrounding City Hall
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Lighting of the Doves – 3:00pm-9:00pm – Town Green Park at The Woodlands Waterway
Celebrity Soccer Match Benefitting Harvey Victims – 6:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium
Flea by Night – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Sunday, November 19, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
Via Color Street Painting Festival – 10:00am-5:00pm – Streets Surrounding City Hall
Texans vs Cardinals – 12:00pm – NRG
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Bayou Bend Family Day: Our National Thanksgiving – 1:00pm-5:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Monday, November 20, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science

Tuesday, November 21, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Wednesday, November 22, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Rockets vs Nuggets – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Thursday, November 23, 2017:
Turkey Trot – 7:00am – Galleria
HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade – 9:00am – Downtown Houston
Thanksgiving Day Brunch – 10:30am-2:00pm – Omni Houston Hotel

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
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
A Scheherazade Thanksgiving – 8:00pm – Jones Hall
Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular – 8:00pm – The Grand Galveston

Saturday, November 25, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas

Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular3:00pm & 8:00pm – The Grand Galveston
Rockets vs Knicks – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
A Scheherazade Thanksgiving – 8:00pm – Jones Hall

Sunday, November 26, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
A Scheherazade Thanksgiving – 2:30pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Monday, November 27, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Rockets vs Nets – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, November 28, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science

Wednesday, November 29, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Rockets vs Pacers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Thursday, November 30, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
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 Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 7:00pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Friday, December 1, 2017:
Dickens on the Strand – Galveston
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Mayor’s Holiday Celebration – 6:00pm – City Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Very Merry Pops – 8:00pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – 8:00pm – The Grand Galveston

Saturday, December 2, 2017:
Dickens on the Strand – Galveston
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Symphony: A Grinch Christmas – 10:00am & 11:30am – Jones Hall
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Very Merry Pops – 11:30am & 8:00pm – Jones Hall
Naturally Wild Families: Homemade Holidays – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Houston Arboretum
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
A Christmas Carol – 3:00pm – The Grand Galveston
An Old Fashioned Christmas – 4:00pm-7:00pm – Jesse H. Jones Nature Center (RSVP Required)
Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 7:00pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)
Very Merry Pops – 8:00pm – Jones Hall

Sunday, December 3, 2017:
Dickens on the Strand – Galveston
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 2:30pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)
Very Merry Pops – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Monday, December 4, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science

Tuesday, December 5, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
MFAH Playdate – 10:45am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Family Storybook Circle – 11:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park

Wednesday, December 6, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 7:00pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)

Thursday, December 7, 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
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Friday, December 8, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Tomball Train Depot
Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 7:00pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Saturday, December 9, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Gingerbread Build Off – 9:00pm-4:00pm – Hermann Square by City Hall
Kinder Station Holiday Party – 10:00am-2:00pm – Hermann Park
Gingerbread Build Off – 10:00am-4:30pm – Hermann Park by City Hall
Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival – 10:00am-10:00pm – Tomball Train Depot
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Homestead Holiday – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Jesse H. Jones Nature Center
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
Trees & Stars Winter Celebration – 6:30pm–9:30 pm – Houston Arboretum

Sunday, December 10, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival – 10:00am-6:00pm – Tomball Train Depot
Texans vs 49ers – 12:00pm – NRG
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Nutcracker – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 2:30pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Monday, December 11, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Rockets vs Pelicans – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, December 12, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park

Wednesday, December 13, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
Scrooged – 7:00pm – Market Square Park
Rockets vs Hornets – 8:30pm – Toyota Center

Thursday, December 14, 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.
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 7:00pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)
Nutcracker – 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science

Friday, December 15, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
Nutcracker – 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Handel’s Messiah – 8:00pm – Jones Hall
The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas – 8:00pm – The Grand Galveston
Rockets vs Spurs – 8:30pm – Toyota Center

Saturday, December 16, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Nutcracker – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 2:30pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
Rockets vs Bucks – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
Handel’s Messiah – 8:00pm – Jones Hall

Sunday, December 17, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Nutcracker – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 2:30pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Handel’s Messiah – 2:30pm & 8:30pm – Jones Hall

Monday, December 18, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Rockets vs Jazz – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, December 19, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Nutcracker – 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Wednesday, December 20, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Rockets vs Lakers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
Nutcracker – 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center

Thursday, December 21, 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
Nutcracker – 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Friday, December 22, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Rockets vs Clippers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
Nutcracker – 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
SHEN YUN – 7:30pm – Jones Hall

Saturday, December 23, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Nutcracker – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
SHEN YUN – 2:00pm & 7:00pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Sunday, December 24, 2017:
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm – Alley Theatre

Monday, December 25, 2017:
Christmas Day Brunch – 10:30am-2:00pm – Omni Houston Hotel
Texans vs Steelers – 12:00pm – NRG

Tuesday, December 26, 2017:
SHEN YUN – 2:00pm & 7:00pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Wednesday, December 27, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
SHEN YUN – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center

Thursday, December 28, 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
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Friday, December 29, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Saturday, December 30, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Nutcracker – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Hobby Center
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Sunday, December 31, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Rockin’ New Year’s Noon Bash – 9:00am-3:00pm – Children’s Museum of Houston
Sharkey’s New Year’s Eve Celebration – Downtown Aquarium
Rockets vs Lakers – 6:00pm – Toyota Center

Monday, January 1, 2017:
Nutcracker – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Hobby Center

Tuesday, January 2, 2017:
Nutcracker – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Hobby Center


Top 9 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – September 25-October 1, 2017

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  These top things to do for Monday through Sunday, September 25-October 1, 2017 are brought to you by our sponsor, Mosaic Dermatology Houston!

You can also find the full list of events HERE!

1. On Monday, head to PLAY 60 at Levy Park. There will be fun-filled activities to keep children active and promote 60 minutes of exercise a day . Participants will also be able to interact with a Houston Texans football player, Houston Texans mascot TORO, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Texans Ambassadors.  The event is free and open to the public.

2. On Tuesday, go to Toddler Tuesday: LMNOPeas at Discovery Green.  The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity.  Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

3.  On Wednesday, enjoy the Nature Storytime at Nature Discovery Center.

4.  On Thursday, enjoy Free Museum Entry in the museum district!  With school back in session, the crowds might just be better!

5.  On Friday, enjoy Movies at Miller: Sing at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

6.  On Friday through Sunday, enjoy Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities at Blessington Farms.

7.  On Saturday, take advantage of the last Super Saturday at the Downtown Aquarium.  Bring the coupon for buy one get one free admission.

8.  On Saturday, take the little ones to Garbage Island 4.0 at the Rec Room.

9.  On Sunday, go see Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type at Main Street Theater at MATCH.


Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published September 16-22, 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 the last two weeks, September 16-22, 2017!

Weekend Events:

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

Things to Do Around Houston:

Houston Restaurants:

Houston Resources:


Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, September 21-27, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for September 21-27 (with a whole lot of help)!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

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


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