Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, December 8-14, 2016!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for December 8-14!  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! December 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2016

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Happy Holidays!  There is so much to do in Houston, it’s going to be hard to pick our favorites this week!

We love the ICE at Discovery Green (including Skate with Santa on Saturday)… as long as the weather is not too warm or too wet!  Also, this week’s screen on the green is Elf at Discovery Green!

Each year we go to the Kinder Station Holiday Party at Hermann Park.  We also like Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo,  Unsilent Night at Buffalo Bayou and Christmas Cruises at Allen’s Landing (for ages 4+).

To make gingerbread houses, go to the Breakfast with Santa and Gingerbread House Decorating at theOmni Houston Hotel or to the Gingerbread Build Off at Hermann Square by City Hall.

And make plans to Meet Santa at Gallery Furniture Grand Parkway next week!

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!
Gingerbread House Workshops in Houston
Discount Shows and Family Fun for the Holidays
See the Christmas Trains at Second Baptist
See the Trains at Houston Museum of Natural Science
Send a free personalized Santa video or Santa call to your kids
Visit a new Houston Park
Try Out 20 “Not Your Usual” Things to Do
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, December 8, 2016:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Trains at Second – 10:00-2:00pm – Second Baptist Woodway
ICE at Discovery Green – 4:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Unsilent Night – 6:00-8:00pm – Buffalo Bayou
Zoo Lights – 6:00-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Screen on the Green: Elf – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
It’s a Wonderful Life – 7:00pm -Houston Grand Opera, Wortham Theater
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre  (Tickets are $49.00-$73.00.  Check affiliate Goldstar for $26.00-$36.00 tickets.)

Friday, December 9, 2016:
Trains at Second – 10:00-2:00pm – Second Baptist Woodway
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Christmas Cruises – 5:00-8:00pm – Allen’s Landing (Ages 4+)
Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival – 6:00-10:00pm – Tomball Train Depot
Zoo Lights – 6:00-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
It’s a Wonderful Life – 7:00pm -Houston Grand Opera, Wortham Theater
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre  (Tickets are $49.00-$73.00.  Check affiliate Goldstar for $26.00-$36.00 tickets.)
The Nutcracker – 7:30pm – Wortham Theater
It’s a Wonderful Life with Live Orchestra – 7:30pm – Jones Hall

Saturday, December 10, 2016:
[Click HERE… for things to do Saturday through Wednesday!]



Top 8 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – December 5-11, 2016

Plan out 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, December 5-11, 2016.

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1.  All week long,  take the little ones to skate at the ICE at Discovery Green.  There is a small rink for the youngest kids and a big rink for everyone else!  While you are at the park, you can see the new art installations after dusk.

2.  All week long, go to Zoo Lights any night at the Houston Zoo.  Go on a school night for smaller crowds and cheaper ticket.

3.  On Wednesday, take the littlest ones to Mommy Mingle at the Children’s Museum Tot Spot.

4.  On Thursday, watch Elf on the lawn at Discovery Green.

5.  On Friday and Saturday, take a Christmas Cruise  a 30-minute pontoon boat rides along Buffalo Bayou served up with plenty of decorations, music and cheer! (For ages 4+)

6.  On Saturday, take the kids to the Kinder Station Holiday Party at Hermann Park.  There are arts and crafts projects and complimentary face painting. It’s the second Saturday of the month so Hermann Park Conservancy members ride the train for free!

7.  On Saturday, Skate with Santa at the ICE at Discovery Green!

8.  On Saturday, go to the Gingerbread Build Off at Hermann Square by City Hall.

 

Or if you want even more holiday events, festivals and lights, go HERE!



Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published November 26 – December 2, 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 November 26-December 2, 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:

Houston Resources:

 

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



Audio: Favorite Houston Family Events for this Weekend: December 1-7, 2016

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of December 1, 2016, 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, December 1-7, 2016!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for December 1-7!  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! December 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2016

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Make plans for a great week and weekend!  The holidays are here and Houston has a lot of things to do.

Friday is the annual Mayor’s Holiday Celebration at City Hall.  This free event includes entertainment and a tree lighting.

On the other side of the downtown, take the little ones to skate at the ICE at Discovery Green.  There is a small rink for the youngest kids and a big rink for everyone else!  While you are at the park, you can see the new art installations after dusk.

Be sure to also reserve your free spot for the YUMMY! Wonderland International Festival & Brunch at Phoenicia by Discovery Green.

Not far away, go to Zoo Lights any night at the Houston Zoo.  Go on a school night for smaller crowds and cheaper ticket.  Or if you want even more holiday events, festivals and lights, go HERE!

If you are looking for more weekend fun, turn junk into jewelry at Hands On Houston at the Craft Museum… or spend the night at the Nature Discovery Center at the Camping 101 Overnight Program!

For the full list of things to do, look below.

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!
Visit a new Houston Park
Try Out 20 “Not Your Usual” Things to Do
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, December 1, 2016:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00-9:00pm
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: Cool Runnings – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre  (Tickets are $49.00-$73.00.  Check affiliate Goldstar for $26.00-$36.00 tickets.)

Friday, December 2, 2016:
Little Artists – 10:30am – Museum Fine Arts Houston
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Mayor’s Holiday Celebration – 6:00-8:00pm – City Hall
Zoo Lights – 6:00-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat – 7:00pm – National Youth Theater
It’s a Wonderful Life – 7:00pm -Houston Grand Opera, Wortham Theater
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre  (Tickets are $49.00-$73.00.  Check affiliate Goldstar for $26.00-$36.00 tickets.)
Very Merry Pops – 8:00pm – Jones Hall
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – 8:00pm – The Grand Galvston

Saturday, December 3, 2016:
[Click HERE… for things to do Saturday through Wednesday]



Top 6 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – November 28 – December 4, 2016

Plan out 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, November 28 – December 4, 2016.

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1.  All week long,  take the little ones to skate at the ICE at Discovery Green.  There is a small rink for the youngest kids and a big rink for everyone else!  While you are at the park, you can see the new art instalations after dusk.

2.  All week long, go to Zoo Lights any night at the Houston Zoo.  Go on a school night for smaller crowds and cheaper ticket.

3.  On Friday, go to the annual Mayor’s Holiday Celebration at City Hall.  This free event includes entertainment and a tree lighting.

4.  On Saturday, do to the YUMMY! Wonderland International Festival & Brunch at Phoenicia by Discovery Green. (Be sure to also reserve your free spot.)

5.  On Saturday, turn junk into jewelry at Hands On Houston at the Craft Museum.

6.  On Saturday, spend the night at the Nature Discovery Center at the Camping 101 Overnight Program!

Or if you want even more holiday events, festivals and lights, go HERE!



Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published November 19-25, 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 November 19-25, 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:

Houston Resources:

 

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



Audio: Favorite Houston Family Events for this Thanksgiving Weekend: November 24-30, 2016

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of November 24, 2016, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



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