Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! February 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2019

It’s time for Rodeo Houston!

The big event starts on Monday… but before this, we have Go Texan Day, the Trail Riders will be traveling through town, the Bar-B-Que Cookoff will be in full swing and you can participate in the Rodeo Run or watch the Downtown Rodeo Parade.

This weekend you can go to Levy Park at Family Movie Night: Trolls. Or take your little chef to the Master Chef Junior Casting at Sheraton Suites Houston.

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

Things to Do Any Day:

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, February 21, 2019:

Bar-B-Que Cookoff – NRG Center
Free Museum Entry
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park

Friday, February 22, 2019:

Go Texan Day
Trail Riders – Traveling to Memorial Park
Bar-B-Que Cookoff – NRG Center
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park Centennial Gardens
Family Movie Night: Trolls – 6:30pm – Levy Park

Saturday, February 23, 2019:

Bar-B-Que Cookoff – NRG Center
Rodeo Run – 9:00am – Downtown Houston
Master Chef Junior Casting – 9:00am-5:00pm – Sheraton Suites Houston
Downtown Rodeo Parade – 10:00am – Downtown Houston
Walk on the Wild Side – 10:00am – Nature Discovery Center
Art in the Park – 10:00am-12:00pm – Evelyn’s Park
Fun on the Farm – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
Family Day : Ancient Mediterranean – 1:00pm – Houston Maritime Museum

Sunday, February 24, 2019:

Fun on the Farm – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Monday, February 25, 2019:

Rodeo Houston
Rockets vs Hawks – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, February 26, 2019:

Rodeo Houston
Dynamo vs Guastatoya – 7:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium

Wednesday, February 27, 2019:

Rodeo Houston
Gymboree – 11:00am – Evelyn’s Park
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Children’s BINGO – 4:30pm – Levy Park
Be the Artist: Houston Center for Photography Workshop – 6:30pm – Discovery Green
Spring Edition of The Mommie Series – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Evelyn’s Park

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`


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! February 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2019

Plan out your weekend, in Houston, with kids!

Have Fun on the Farm at Blessington Farms.  There are pedal cars, barrel trains, giant slides, jump pad and much more!

Go to Jones Hall for the Houston Symphony: Wild, Wild West or to MATCH for Jackie and Me!

Or go to the Rodeo Round Up at City Hall!  Here you can grab a free lunch, dance to live music, take photos with a Texas Longhorn steer, hear the Mayor’s Go Texan Day proclamation and learn about your Rodeo’s contributions to the community.

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

Things to Do Any Day:

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, February 14, 2019:

Free Museum Entry
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park

Friday, February 15, 2019:

Our Youngest Artists – 10:30am & 11:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park Centennial Gardens
Harlem Globetrotters – 7:30pm – UH Fertitta Center

Saturday, February 16, 2019:

Houston Bar Association’s Law Week Fun Run – 7:30am – Sam Houston Park
Houston Symphony: Wild, Wild West – 10:00am & 11:30am – Jones Hall
Fun on the Farm – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
Our Youngest Artists – 10:30am & 11:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Teen Craft – 11:30am – Discovery Green
Mardi Gras on Main – 4:00pm – La Porte
Harlem Globetrotters – 7:00pm – UH Fertitta Center

Sunday, February 17, 2019:

Fun on the Farm – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Bayou Bend Family Day – 1:00pm-5:00pm – Bayou Bend
Jackie and Me – 2:30pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Harlem Globetrotters – 3:00pm – UH Fertitta Center

Monday, February 18, 2019:

Sensory Friendly Day – 10:00am-6:00pm – Children’s Museum of Houston (Preregistration required)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019:

Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids
Rodeo Round Up – 11:00am-1:00pm – City Hall

Wednesday, February 20, 2019:

Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Children’s BINGO – 4:30pm – Levy Park

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`


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! February 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2019

Plan out your weekend, in Houston, with kids!

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with several events around Houston.  Find events at the Viet Hoa Center, at the Chinese Community Center and at the Asia Society.

Run for a cause at Graeme’s Run at No Label Brewery.  In addition to the run, there will be bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, storybook characters, a playground and Rock ‘N’ Rollin’ Gamez Theater!

Travel back in time with Jackie and Me by Main Street Theater at MATCH.  Young Joey Stoshack has the special power to travel through time, so when he’s given an assignment to write a paper about a famous African-American, he chooses Jackie Robinson and heads back to 1947 to meet the man himself.

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

Things to Do Any Day:

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, February 7, 2019:

Free Museum Entry
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park
Public Meetings for the Commons at Hermann Park – 6:00pm-8:00pm – Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion at the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Friday, February 8, 2019:

Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park Centennial Gardens
Movie Night: Kolya – 7:00pm – The Czech Center Museum Houston

Saturday, February 9, 2019:

Graeme’s Run – 8:00am – No Label Brewery
Urban Harvest Fruit Tree Sale – 9:00am-1:00pm – Sawyer Yards
Lunar New Year Houston – 10:00am-6:00pm – Viet Hoa Center
Lunar New Year Festival – 10:00-4:00pm – Chinese Community Center
Free Play Day – 12:00pm-4:00pm – Fire Museum of Houston
Family Day: Lunar New Year – 12:00pm-4:00pm – Asia Society
National Danish Performance Team – 1:00pm – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Thunder – 7:30pm – Toyota Center

Sunday, February 10, 2019:

Lunar New Year Houston – 10:00am-6:00pm – Viet Hoa Center
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Haz tu Propio Reguilete! (Make your own Pinwheels) – 2:00pm-4:00pm – Discovery Green
Jackie and Me – 2:30pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH

Monday, February 11, 2019:

Rockets vs Mavericks – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, February 12, 2019:

Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids

Wednesday, February 13, 2019:

Gymboree – 11:00am – Evelyn’s Park
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Children’s BINGO – 4:30pm – Levy Park

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`


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! January 31, February 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2019

Plan out your weekend, in Houston, with kids!

Enjoy the museum district for free… on Thursday’s Free Admission Day.  Most museums are open for free… just check the link for hours.

Celebrate the Year of the Pig with the Texas Lunar Festival in Chinatown.  Or enjoy HANDS-ON HOUSTON: Sun Prints at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

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

Things to Do Any Day:

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, January 31, 2019:

Free Museum Entry
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park

Friday, February 1, 2019:

Little Artists – 10:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park Centennial Gardens

Saturday, February 2, 2019:

Texas Lunar Festival – 10:00am-5:00pm – Southern News Group Building, Chinatown
Little Artists – 10:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
HANDS-ON HOUSTON: Sun Prints – 11:00am-3:00pm – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Kids Craft – 11:30am – Discovery Green

Sunday, February 3, 2019:

Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Monday, February 4, 2019:

Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids

Tuesday, February 5, 2019:

MFAH Playdate – 10:45am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Wednesday, February 6, 2019:

Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Children’s BINGO – 4:30pm – Levy Park

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`


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! January 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2019

Make plans for your weekend, in Houston, with kids!

Head to Levy Park for Family Storytime , to watch The Greatest Showman or just to play on playground!  Or go to Discovery Green to skate on the ICE … and even to Skate with Rey and Kylo Ren!

The Houston Maritime Museum is now open in their new location!  Go see them at the Family Day: Welcome to the East End.

Or go to Main Street Theater, at MATCH, Jackie and Me.  In this show, Joey Stoshack time travels back to 1947 to meet Jackie Robinson.

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

Things to Do Any Day:

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, January 24, 2019:

Free Museum Entry
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park
ICE – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Friday, January 25, 2019:

Our Youngest Artists – 10:30am & 11:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park Centennial Gardens
ICE – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Discovery Green
The Greatest Showman – 6:30pm – Levy Park
Rockets vs Raptors – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Saturday, January 26, 2019:

Super Saturday: Buy One Get One Free – Downtown Aquarium (with coupon)
Art in the Park – 10:00am-12:00pm – Evelyn’s Park
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Our Youngest Artists – 10:30am & 11:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Firefighter Weekends: Bucket Brigade – 11:00am – Houston Fire Museum
ICE – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Family Day: Welcome to the East End – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Houston Maritime Museum
Stop, Look and Listen! – 3:00pm – Menil Collection
Runway – 5:00pm – GUST at Discovery Green
Skate with Rey and Kylo Ren – 5:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green

Sunday, January 27, 2019:

ICE – 11:00am-8:00pm – Discovery Green
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Children’s Texas Art Festival – 1:00pm-5:00pm – Bayou Bend
Peter and the Bear – 2:00pm, 3:00pm & 4:00pm – Houston Zoo
Jackie and Me – 2:30pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Rockets vs Magic – 6:00pm – Toyota Center
Skating with the Stars – 6:30pm – ICE at Discovery Green

Monday, January 28, 2019:

Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids

Tuesday, January 29, 2019:

Rockets vs Pelicans – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Wednesday, January 30, 2019:

Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Children’s BINGO – 4:30pm – Levy Park
Be the Artist: Houston Center for Photography Workshop – 6:30pm – Discovery Green

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


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! January 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2019

Plan out your weekend, in Houston, with your kids!

Go to the MATCH Family Day.  This free event is an entire city block filled with performances and activities. Performances will include Schoolhouse Rock from Main Street Theater, concerts from Prelude Music, and performances of Alice presented by Open Dance Project. There will also be an appearance by Party Princess Productions, bounce houses, face painters, balloon artists, stilt walkers, chalk artists and more.

Skate on the ICE at Discovery Green.  On Saturday you can event skate with Wonder Woman!

Enjoy the Lunar Eclipse at the George Observatory.  The telescopes will also be open until midnight.

Or celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Children’s Museum of Houston!  Sing African American spirituals, listen to uplifting, winning words by Gardere’s oratory speech winner, march down Kid’s Hall in celebration of civil rights during our peace rally and listen to “I Have a Dream,” the speech that changed the course of history.

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

Things to Do Any Day:

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, January 17, 2019:

Free Museum Entry
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Kindergarten Readiness Seminar – 9:30am – Veritas Christian Academy of Houston
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park
ICE – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Screen on the Green: Show Dogs – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Friday, January 18, 2019:

Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park Centennial Gardens
ICE – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Family Campfire Night – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

Saturday, January 19, 2019:

Super Saturday: Buy One Get One Free – Downtown Aquarium (with coupon)
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Firefighter Weekends: Fire Finder – 11:00am – Houston Fire Museum
ICE – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Skate with Wonder Woman – 5:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Rockets vs Lakers – 7:30pm – Toyota Center

Sunday, January 20, 2019:

ICE – 11:00am-8:00pm – Discovery Green
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Match Family Day – 1:00pm-5:30pm – MATCH
Lunar Eclipse – 5:00pm-2:00am – George Observatory

Monday, January 21, 2019:

MLK Grande Parade  – 10:00am –  Midtown
“Original” MLK, Jr.Parade – 10:00am – Downtown
ICE – 11:00am-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Martin Luther King, Jr. – 12:00pm – Children’s Museum of Houston

Tuesday, January 22, 2019:

ICE – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Wednesday, January 23, 2019:

Gymboree – 11:00am – Evelyn’s Park
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Children’s BINGO – 4:30pm – Levy Park
ICE – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green

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


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! January 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2019

Plan out your weekend, in Houston, with kids!

On BigKidSmallCity.com, I provide a long list of things to do each weekend… and soon the name will be changing.  We’ll be writing the same weekly posts… but under JillBJarvis.com!

For this week, skate on the ICE at Discovery Green… and even Skate with Superwoman!

At the Nature Discovery Center, Meet the Creepy Crawlies.  Touch the specimens and learn about the biology and behavior.

Or go to the Downtown Aquarium for Super Saturday.  Bring the coupon for buy one get one free admission.

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

Things to Do Any Day:

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, January 10, 2019:

Free Museum Entry
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park
Zoo Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
ICE – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Screen on the Green: Ready Player One – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Friday, January 11, 2019:

Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park Centennial Gardens
Little Artists – 10:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
ICE – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Zoo Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
Rockets vs Cavaliers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Saturday, January 12, 2019:

Super Saturday: Buy One Get One Free – Downtown Aquarium (with coupon)
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Little Artists – 10:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
ICE – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
STEM – 11:30am – Discovery Green
Firefighter Weekends: Tom + Cinder – 12:00pm – Houston Fire Museum
“Royals” Doggie Day – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Skate with Superwoman – 5:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Zoo Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo

Sunday, January 13, 2019:

Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Meet the Animals – Creepy Crawlies – 2:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
ICE – 11:00am-8:00pm – Discovery Green
Zoo Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo

Monday, January 14, 2019:

Cheap Skate – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Grizzlies – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, January 15, 2019:

ICE – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Wednesday, January 16, 2019:

Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Children’s BINGO – 4:30pm – Levy Park
ICE – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Nets – 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


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! January 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2019

Happy New Year!

This weekend, skate on the  ICE at Discovery Green… and even Skate with Queen Elsa!  Or watch a movie from the lawn and rink!

There is still time to see the holiday lights before they are all gone.  Go to Magical Winter Lights at Gulf Greyhound Park, Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo or Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens.

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

Things to Do Any Day:

All the holiday shows, lights and festivals!
This is the time to visit Discovery Green… ICE, Art & Giant Gingerbread!
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!
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend… Now Through January 5, 2019!
Trains Over Texas at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
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, January 3, 2019:

Free Museum Entry
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Festival of Lights – 10:00am-9:00pm – Moody Gardens
Winter Break at the Museum – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
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)
Magical Winter Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Houston Zoo
The Avengers Infinity War – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Friday, January 4, 2019:

Festival of Lights – 10:00am-9:00pm – Moody Gardens
ICE – 11:00am-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Winter Break at the Museum – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
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
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm-10:00pm – Bayou Bend

Saturday, January 5, 2019:

Super Saturday: Buy One Get One Free – Downtown Aquarium (with coupon)
Festival of Lights – 10:00am-9:00pm – Moody Gardens
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
HANDS-ON HOUSTON:  Paper Pods with Zoe Gross – 11:00am-3:00pm – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
ICE – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Winter Break at the Museum – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Skate with Queen Elsa – 5:00pm-6:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
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
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm-10:00pm – Bayou Bend

Sunday, January 6, 2019:

Festival of Lights – 10:00am-9:00pm – Moody Gardens
ICE – 11:00am-8:00pm – Discovery Green

Kids Yoga – 2:30pm – Children’s Museum of Houston
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

Monday, January 7, 2019:

Zoo Lights – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Houston Zoo
Cheap Skate – 5:00pm-10:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Rockets vs Nuggests – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, January 8, 2019:

MFAH Playdate – 10:45am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Zoo Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
ICE – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Wednesday, January 9, 2019:

Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Zoo Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Houston Zoo
ICE – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green

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


Things to do in Houston today, and this New Years weekend, with kids! December 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2018, January 1, 2, 2019

Plan out your holiday week, with kids, with this long list of events from our sponsor, Children’s Memorial Hermann!

Get on the ICE at Discovery Green… and even Skate with Spider Man!  And don’t forget to watch Elfinteract with the art and enjoy the giant gingerbread while you are at the park!

Walk through the holiday lights at the Christmas Village at Bayou Bend and the giant lanterns at Magical Winter Lights.

On New Year’s Eve, take the kids to the Rockin’ New Year’s Noon Bash at the Children’s Museum of Houston, High Noon Countdown at The Woodlands Children’s Museum or New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at Kemah Boardwalk.

For the full list of things to do, brought to you by our sponsor, Children’s Memorial Hermann, look below.

Things to Do Any Day:

All the holiday shows, lights and festivals!
Full list of things to do in Houston, with kids, November 2 – January 7
This is the time to visit Discovery Green… ICE, Art & Giant Gingerbread!
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!
Sugar Land Holiday Lights… Now through January 1, 2019!
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend… Now Through January 5, 2019!
Trains Over Texas at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
Schlitterbahn Galveston Indoor Waterpark… Play All Day without the Summertime Crowds!
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, December 27, 2018:

Free Museum Entry
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Festival of Lights – 10:00am-9:00pm – Moody Gardens
ICE – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Winter Break at the Museum – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
The Nutcracker– 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Wortham Theater
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)
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm-9:00pm – Bayou Bend
Sugar Land Holiday Lights – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Constellation Field
Santa’s Wonderland– 6:00pm-11:00pm – College Station
Elf – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Celtics – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
SHEN YUN – 7:30pm – Jones Hall
Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff – 8:00pm – Hobby Center (Look for discount tickets HERE!)

Friday, December 28, 2018:

Festival of Lights – 10:00am-9:00pm – Moody Gardens
ICE – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Winter Break at the Museum – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
The Nutcracker– 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Wortham Theater
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
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm-10:00pm – Bayou Bend
Sugar Land Holiday Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Constellation Field
Santa’s Wonderland– 6:00pm-12:00am – College Station
SHEN YUN – 7:30pm – Jones Hall
Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff – 8:00pm – Hobby Center (Look for discount tickets HERE!)

Saturday, December 29, 2018:

Santa Surfs – Schlitterbahn Galveston
Festival of Lights – 10:00am-9:00pm – Moody Gardens
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
ICE – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Winter Break at the Museum – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
SHEN YUN – 2:00pm & 7:00pm – Jones Hall
The Nutcracker– 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Wortham Theater
Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff – 2:00pm & 8:00pm – Hobby Center (Look for discount tickets HERE!)
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre (Save 20% with Discount Code SNOW)
Skate with Spider Man – 5:00pm-6:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
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
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm-10:00pm – Bayou Bend
Sugar Land Holiday Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Constellation Field

Sunday, December 30, 2018:

Santa Surfs – Schlitterbahn Galveston
Festival of Lights – 10:00am-9:00pm – Moody Gardens
ICE – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Winter Break at the Museum – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff – 2:00pm – Hobby Center (Look for discount tickets HERE!)
SHEN YUN – 2:00pm & 7:00pm – 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-12:00am – College Station
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-10:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm-9:00pm – Bayou Bend
Skating with the Stars – 6:00pm-6:45pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Sugar Land Holiday Lights – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Constellation Field

Monday, December 31, 2018:

Sharkey’s New Year’s Eve Celebration – Downtown Aquarium
Rockin’ New Year’s Noon Bash – 9:00am-3:00pm – Children’s Museum of Houston
High Noon Countdown– 10:00am-12:00pm – The Woodlands Children’s Museum
Festival of Lights – 10:00am-9:00pm – Moody Gardens
ICE – 11:00am-7:00pm – Discovery Green
Ride the Holiday Train – 5:00pm-7:00pm –  Hermann Park Kinder Station (Hours change, check pagefor extended hours.)
New Years Family Event – 5:00pm-8:00pm – Dave & Busters Galleria
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
Rockets vs Memphis – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
New Year’s Eve Family Celebration – Fireworks at 10:00pm – Kemah Boardwalk

Tuesday, January 1, 2019:

Festival of Lights – 10:00am-9:00pm – Moody Gardens
Winter Break at the Museum – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
SHEN YUN – 1:00pm & 6:00pm – Jones Hall
ICE – 1:00pm-7:00pm – Discovery Green
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-10:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Sugar Land Holiday Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Constellation Field

Wednesday, January 2, 2019:

Festival of Lights – 10:00am-9:00pm – Moody Gardens
Winter Break at the Museum – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
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-10:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park

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


Where in Houston? Saturn Lane and Nasa Parkway!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It’s from Saturn Lane, just south of Nasa Parkway (by Space Center Houston)!