101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Houston- 2019 | Kids Out and About Houston

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Houston- 2019


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Santa Sightings

Nov 8- Dec 30 Santa's Wonderland- College Station
Nov 23 Lighting of the Doves Festival- Town Green Park- The Woodlands
Nov 23- Dec 14 Photos with Santa- Spring Creek Growers
Nov 29- Dec 21 Free Pictures with Santa- River Oaks Christmas Lights
Nov 30 Pearland Town Center Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov 30 Reliant Lights Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular
Nov 30 Holiday in the Plaza- CityCentre
Dec 2 Spaghetti with Santa- Maggiano's (Houston Post Oak Blvd)
Dec 5 Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting- Katy City Hall
Dec 5 Main Street Tree Lighting- Seabrook
Dec 5 Christmas on Main Street- La Porte
Dec 5 Holiday in the Park- Bellaire
Dec 6 Christmas Tree Lighting- Sugar Land Town Square
Dec 7, 14, 21, 24 Breakfast with Santa- Katy Mills Rainforest Cafe
Dec 7 Christmas with the Fishes- Sea Center Texas
Dec 7 Dinner and Flicks with Santa- Deer Park
Dec 7 10th Annual Home for the Holidays- 1st National Oak Park- Alvin
Dec 7 Santa’s Ho Ho Ho Down- The Woodlands Children's Museum
Dec 7,8,14,15, 21-24 Breakfast with Santa- Downtown Aquarium
Dec 14 12th Annual Santa in the Park- Stevenson Park
Dec 14 Breakfast with Santa- The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park
Dec 14 Cookies with Santa- Warren's Southern Gardens
Dec 14 Donuts with Santa- Conroe


Old-Time Christmas

Dec 6-8 46th Annual Dickens on The Strand- Galveston
Dec 7, 14, 21 Christmas in the Park- George Ranch Historical Park
Dec 14 Second Saturday Settlers: Homestead Holiday- Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center


Light Displays

Nov 15- Jan 5 Magical Winter Lights- Gulf Greyhound Park
Nov 22- Jan 5 Sugar Land Holiday Lights
Nov 23- Jan 12 TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights- Houston Zoo
Nov 29- Dec 29 Lights of Tejas
Dec 6-7, 12-14, 16-23 The Christmas Train- Victory Camp in Alvin
Dec 14 Heights Christmas Lights
Dec 21 Duke Family Christmas Light Show - Holiday Event


Living Nativities

Dec 6-7 Journey Through Bethlehem- Walker County Fairgrounds
Dec 17 Live Nativity at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church- Houston
Dec 14 Conroe Christmas Celebration
Dec 22 Live Nativity at St. Ignatius- Spring


Holiday Theatre

 Nov 6- Dec 15 Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play- Stages Repertory Theatre
 Nov 15- Dec 29  A Christmas Carol - a Ghost Story of Christmas- Alley Theatre
 Nov 29- Dec 22  Miracle on 34th Street- A.D. Players
 Nov 29- Dec 29  The Nutcracker- Houston Ballet
Nov 29- Dec 22  It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play- Stageworks Theatre
Dec 4  The Hip Hop Nutcracker- Smart Financial Centre
Dec 5- 22  A Christmas Story- Unity Theatre
Dec 5-6, 13  The Nutcracker- Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre
Dec 6- 22  A Christmas Carol- Owen Theatre
Dec 6-8, 13-15  Frozen Jr.- Upstage Arts
Dec 6-22  The Best Christmas Pageant Ever- Crighton Theatre
Dec 7-22  Elf- The Musical- The Hobby Center for The Performing Arts
Dec 9  A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage- Stafford Centre
Dec 13-15  A Christmas Carol- Old Town Theatre
Dec 26-27 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical- Society for the Performing Arts
Dec 27 The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical- Smart Financial Centre
Dec 28 Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker- Smart Financial Centre


Holiday Concerts

Nov 14- Dec 29 More Than ChristmasThe Ensemble Theatre
Dec 6 Disney Junior Holiday Party On TourSmart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Dec 9-10 An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas- A.D. Players
Dec 13-17 Very Merry Pops- Houston Symphony
Dec 14 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas- Houston Symphony
Dec 14 Houston Boychoir Winter Concert
Dec 20-22 Handel’s Messiah- Houston Symphony
Dec 21 Michael Martin Murphey A Cowboy Christmas- Old Towne Theatre


Christmas Tree Experience

Nov 29- Dec 29 Christmas at Dewberry Farm- Brookshire
Nov 29- Dec 24  A-C Tree Farm- Huntsville 
  Alexander's Christmas Tree Farm- Livingston
  Beavers Christmas Tree Farm- Nome
  Bozeman's Christmas Tree Farm- Lumberton
  Double Creek Farm- Livingston
  High Star Christmas Trees- Hockley
  Holiday Acres- Manvel
  Martin Farms- Nome
  Old Time Christmas Tree Farm- Spring
  Spring Creek Growers- Magnolia


Ice Skating

Nov 15- Feb 2 The ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy®- Discovery Green
Nov 16- Jan 12 Holiday in the Gardens- Moody Gardens
Nov 16- Jan 20 The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center
  Ice at the Galleria
  Aerodrome ​ice Skating Complex
  Sugar Land Ice Center
  Ice Skate Memorial City
  Bellerive Ice Center



Dec 12, 14-15 Season of Light- MATCH
Dec 29 Hanukkah Party-Beth Messiah


Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 15 All Wrapped Up Holiday Shopping Event- Woodlands Children's Museum
Nov 22-24 12th Annual Christmas Gift Market- Katy Merrell Center
Dec 7 Czech Christmas Market- Czech Center Museum Houston
Dec 13-15 Tomball German Christmas Market
Dec 14 Heights Mercantile Holiday Market


New Year's Eve

Dec 31 Noon Year’s Eve/New Year's Eve- City Centre
Dec 31 New Year's Eve Family Celebration- Kemah Boardwalk
Dec 31 High Noon Countdown- Woodland Children's Museum
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Historical Bash- George Ranch Historical Park



Dec 6-22 Jingle on the Boardwalk- Kemah Boardwalk
Dec 7 9th Annual Rudolph Fun Run- CityCentre
Dec 7 Movie in the Snow- Magnolia Garden Park
Dec 7 Reindeer Park- Deer Park
Dec 13 and 14 Mrs. Claus’ Gingerbread House Workshop- The Woodlands Children's Museum
Dec 13-14, 19-21 Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt- The Woodlands
Dec 14 Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Clear Lake
Dec 15 Santa Hustle 5k- Moody Gardens
Dec 21 Critter's Christmas- Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center


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