Things to do in Houston today, and this Thanksgiving weekend, with kids! November 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2018

Make your plans for things to do in Houston, with kids, this Thanksgiving weekend!

On Thanksgiving Day, you can run the Turkey Trot, attend the HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade , skate on the ICE at Discovery Green and see lots of holiday lights!

All week long you can go to Magical Winter Lights in La Marque, Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo, Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens, Sugar Land Holiday Lights at Constellation Field and more!  And you can Ride the Holiday Train at Hermann Park’s Kinder Station!

Or go see a show!  Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Main Street Theater is at MATCH, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas is at Alley Theatre (save 20% with Discount Code SNOW) and The Nutcracker at the newly reopened Wortham Theater!  (And look for more discounts on shows HERE!)

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

Things to Do Any Day:

Full list of things to do in Houston, with kids, November 2 – January 7
Magical Winter Lights in La Marque… Now through January 6, 2019!
Houston Zoo Lights 2018: Beat the Crowds & Save Money at Houston’s Popular Holiday Event!
Trains Over Texas at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
Good Places to Take Family Photos in Houston
Discount Tickets to Houston Holiday Shows for 2018!
FREE Indoor Playplaces around Houston – There are a lot of FREE indoor places to play… with no memberships required!
Find a New Houston Area Park!
Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids
Texas Roadtrips – Pack up the family and head towards Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi or Dallas… and stop at these parent recommended spots!

Thursday, November 22, 2018:

Turkey Trot– 7:30am – Galleria
HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade – 9:00am – Downtown Houston
Festival of Lights – 10:00am-9:00pm – Moody Gardens
Zoo Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
ICE – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Santa’s Wonderland– 6:00pm-11:00pm – College Station

Friday, November 23, 2018:

Texas Renaissance Festival Todd Mission, Texas
Festival of Lights – 10:00am-11:00pm – Moody Gardens
Mr. Popper’s Penguins – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
ICE – 11:00am-10:00pm – Discovery Green
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre (Save 20% with Discount Code SNOW)
Ride the Holiday Train – 5:00pm-7:00pm –  Hermann Park Kinder Station (Hours change, check pagefor extended hours.)
Holiday Market – 5:00pm-10:00pm –  Hermann Park (by Kinder Station)
Zoo Lights – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Houston Zoo
Magical Winter Lights – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Sugar Land Holiday Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Constellation Field
Santa’s Wonderland– 6:00pm-12:00am – College Station
The Nutcracker– 7:30pm – Wortham Theater

Saturday, November 24, 2018:

Santa Surfs – Schlitterbahn Galveston
Texas Renaissance Festival Todd Mission, Texas
Art in the Park – 10:00am-12:00pm – Evelyn’s Park
Festival of Lights – 10:00am-11:00pm – Moody Gardens
Mr. Popper’s Penguins – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
ICE – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
The Nutcracker– 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Wortham Theater
Santa’s Wonderland– 3:00pm-12:00am – College Station
Ride the Holiday Train – 5:00pm-7:00pm –  Hermann Park Kinder Station (Hours change, check pagefor extended hours.)
A Mozart & Brahms Thanksgiving – 7:30pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre (Save 20% with Discount Code SNOW)
Skate with Santa – 5:00pm-6:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Holiday Market – 5:00pm-10:00pm –  Hermann Park (by Kinder Station)
Sugar Land Holiday Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Constellation Field
Zoo Lights – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Houston Zoo
Magical Winter Lights – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park

Sunday, November 25, 2018:

Santa Surfs – Schlitterbahn Galveston
Texas Renaissance Festival Todd Mission, Texas
Festival of Lights – 10:00am-9:00pm – Moody Gardens
ICE – 11:00am-8:00pm – Discovery Green
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
The Nutcracker– 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Wortham Theater
A Mozart & Brahms Thanksgiving – 2:30pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre (Save 20% with Discount Code SNOW)
Santa’s Wonderland– 3:00pm-11:00pm – College Station
Ride the Holiday Train – 5:00pm-7:00pm –  Hermann Park Kinder Station (Hours change, check pagefor extended hours.)
Zoo Lights – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Houston Zoo
Magical Winter Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Holiday Market – 5:00pm-10:00pm –  Hermann Park (by Kinder Station)
Skating with the Stars – 6:00pm-6:45pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Sugar Land Holiday Lights – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Constellation Field

Monday, November 26, 2018:

Festival of Lights – 10:00am-9:00pm – Moody Gardens
Ride the Holiday Train – 5:00pm-7:00pm –  Hermann Park Kinder Station (Hours change, check pagefor extended hours.)
Zoo Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Magical Winter Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Cheap Skate – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Holiday Market – 5:00pm-10:00pm –  Hermann Park (by Kinder Station)
Santa’s Wonderland– 6:00pm-11:00pm – College Station

Tuesday, November 27, 2018:

Festival of Lights – 10:00am-9:00pm – Moody Gardens
Mystery Book Club – 12:00pm – Library at Discovery Green
Ride the Holiday Train – 5:00pm-7:00pm –  Hermann Park Kinder Station (Hours change, check pagefor extended hours.)
Zoo Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Magical Winter Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
ICE – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Holiday Market – 5:00pm-10:00pm –  Hermann Park (by Kinder Station)
Sugar Land Holiday Lights – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Constellation Field
Santa’s Wonderland– 6:00pm-11:00pm – College Station

Wednesday, November 28, 2018:

Festival of Lights – 10:00am-9:00pm – Moody Gardens
Ride the Holiday Train – 5:00pm-7:00pm –  Hermann Park Kinder Station (Hours change, check pagefor extended hours.)
Zoo Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
ICE – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Holiday Market – 5:00pm-10:00pm –  Hermann Park (by Kinder Station)
Sugar Land Holiday Lights – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Constellation Field
Santa’s Wonderland– 6:00pm-11:00pm – College Station
Rockets vs Mavericks – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Looking for more to do in your part of town? Check out…

365 Things to Do in Houston for grown-up things to do.
Fun2Go Misters for things to do near Humble.
Mac Kid SW Houston for things to do in SW Houston, Missouri City, Sugar Land.
Woodlands Mommy for things to do around The Woodlands.
Gish Picks… Curated Culture for Kids and Adults


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