101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Houston - 2020 | Kids Out and About Houston

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Houston - 2020

KidsOutAndAbout is Houston's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! Typically we list (MORE than) 101 ideas for holiday family fun, but. . . it's 2020, which means a bit less is happening than usual. The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

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Santa Sightings

Nov 6- Dec 24, 2020 The New Santa Experience at Memorial City
Nov 7- Dec 24, 2020 Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Nov 13- Dec 30, 2020 Santa's Wonderland- College Station
Nov 13- Dec 23, 2020 THE POLAR EXPRESS™- Texas State Railroad
Nov 14, 2020- Jan 7, 2021 Virtual Visits with Santa- The Woodlands Mall
Nov 14, 2020- Jan 7, 2021 Virtual Visits with Santa- First Colony Mall
Nov 20- Dec 24, 2020 Photos with Santa- The Woodlands Mall
Nov 21, 2020 Lighting of the Doves Festival- Town Green Park- The Woodlands
Nov 27- Dec 24, 2020 Photos with Santa- First Colony Mall
Cancelled for 2020 Maggiano's Houston {socially distanced} Breakfast With Santa!
Nov 28, 2020 Holiday in the Plaza- CityCentre
Cancelled for 2020 Holiday in the Park- Bellaire
Cancelled for 2020 Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting- Katy City Hall
Dec 3, 2020 Main Street Tree Lighting- Seabrook
Dec 5, 2020 Christmas in the Park- Kingwood
Dec 5, 2020 Tea with Santa- Garden of Eden Floral & Tea Room
Dec 5, 2020 Christmas Parade of Lights: A Supersized Christmas- Palestine
Dec 5, 2020 Christmas with the Fishes- Sea Center Texas
Dec 5, 2020 11th Annual Home for the Holidays- 1st National Oak Park- Alvin
Dec 5, 2020 Holiday Craft Pick-Up & Lights- Burroughs Park
Dec 12, 19, 20, 24, 2020 Breakfast with Santa- Downtown Aquarium
Dec 12, 2020 Breakfast with Santa- Seabrook
Dec 12, 2020 Santa’s Morning Jingle- A Holiday Experience - The Woodlands Children's Museum
Dec 12, 2020 Donuts with Santa- Conroe


Old-Time Christmas

Dec 5-6, 2020 Dickens on The Strand - Galveston


Light Displays

Nov 1, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Rudolph's Lightshow- Hockley
Nov 5- Dec 31, 2020 The Light Park- Spring
Nov 14, 2020- Jan 10, 2021 TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights- Houston Zoo
Nov 14, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Galaxy Lights- Space Center Houston
Nov 20, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Sugar Land Holiday Lights
Nov 22, 2020- Jan 1, 2021 The Gronch Illuminated- Family Life Church
Nov 26- Dec 25, 2020 Duke Family Christmas Light Show
Nov 27- Dec 23, 2020 The Christmas Train- Victory Camp in Alvin
Nov 27-Dec 27, 2020 Trail of Lights- Dewberry Farm
Dec 10-11 and 17-18, 2020 Limo & Christmas Lights- Sweet & Sassy-Kingwood
Dec 1-12, 2020 Nightly Lighting of the Christmas Tree- Sugar Land Town Square
Dec 4,5,11, 12, 18, 19, 2020 Trail of Lights- Tomball United Methodist


Living Nativities

Dec 15, 2020 Live Nativity at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church- Houston
Dec 12, 2020 Conroe Christmas Celebration
Dec 20, 2020 Live Nativity at St. Ignatius- Spring
Dec 24, 2020 Live Nativity on Christmas Eve- StoneBridge Church


Holiday Theatre

Nov 14- Dec 20, 2020 Ken Ludwig's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas- Stageworks Theatre
Nov 20- Dec 20, 2020 Greetings- Stageworks Theatre
Nov 21-22, 2020 Boni's Dance Presents The Woodlands Dance Company In 'The Nutcracker'
Nov 28-29, 2020 TADA Presents The Nutcracker Suite- Tomball
Cancelled for 2020 The Game’s Afoot – Holmes for the Holidays- Unity Theatre
Dec 4- 27, 2020 A Christmas Carol - Alley Theatre
Dec 4-6, 11-13, 2020 The Nutcracker- Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre


Holiday Concerts

Nov 14-Dec 19, 2020 Sounds of the Season- Pearland Town Center
Nov 27- Dec 27, 2020 Merry Christmas Darling Heidi Kettenring Sings Karen Carpenter- A.D. Players at The George Theater
Dec 1- 13, 2020 Holiday at the Hope's: A Christmas Party Concert
Dec 4, 2020 Houston Bronze presents "A Maskerade Christmas"- Tomball United Methodist
Dec 4- 19, 2020 An Evening in December- The Owen Theatre


Christmas Tree Experience

Nov 13-19, 2020 Jingle Tree 2020 Reimagined- Houston Museum of Natural Science - Sugar Land
Nov 27- Dec 27, 2020 Christmas at Dewberry Farm- Brookshire
   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

  The ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy®- Discovery Green
Nov 20, 2020- Jan 18, 2021 The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center
Nov 20-22, 2020 Glisten Ice Skating in The Plaza
Nov 21, 2020- Jan 2, 2021 Holiday in the Gardens- Moody Gardens
  Ice at the Galleria
  Aerodrome ​ice Skating Complex
  Sugar Land Ice Center
  Ice Skate Memorial City
  Bellerive Ice Center



Dec 13, 2020 Chanukah of Gratitude- The Shul of Bellaire


Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 20-21, 2020 13th Annual Christmas Gift Market- The Bowery House & Gardens
Nov 21, 2020 Nutcracker Market- Stafford Centre
Nov 28- 29, 2020 Holiday Artisan Market- Between the Oaks Farm
Dec 4, 2020 Holiday on 19th Street- Houston Heights
Dec 4, 2020 2020 Cornerstone Holiday Market- Cornerstone Christian Academy
Dec 5, 2020 Holiday in the Park- Market Square
Dec 11, 2020 Art Is A Wonderland- The Art Cellar
Dec 12, 2020 Heights Mercantile Holiday Market
Dec 12, 2020 Annual Heights Ironworks Holiday Market
Dec 19-20, 2020 The Grand Market Woodlands


New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2020 New Year's Eve Family Celebration- Downtown Aquarium
Dec 31, 2020 New Year's Eve Family Celebration- Kemah Boardwalk
Dec 31, 2020 High Noon Countdown- Woodland Children's Museum



Nov 7- Dec 19, 2020 Old Town Carriage Service- Palestine
Nov 20- Dec 20, 2020 Grinch's Lair- Texas Jail House
Nov 20, 2020 Slumber Party with Clara
Nov 21 and 22, 2020 Breakfast with the Sugar Plum Fairy
Nov 28 and Dec 19, 2020 Ballet Lessons and Sword Building with Nutcracker Characters- League City
Nov 28, 2020 League City Holiday Tree Lighting
Dec 5-20, 2020 Jingle on the Boardwalk- Kemah Boardwalk
Dec 5, 2020 Reindeer Games PNO- Alpha Omega Gymnastics & Dance - Kingwood
Dec 5, 2020 Holiday on the Brazos- Freeport Municipal Park
Dec 8-10, 2020 Call from the North Pole- Deer Park
Dec 11, 2020 Movie Night | The Santa Clause- Burroughs Park
Dec 11, 2020 Let it Snow BINGO- The Woodlands Township
Dec 11-12, 17-19, 2020 Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt- The Woodlands
Dec 12, 2020 Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Clear Lake
Dec 16, 2020 The Muppet Christmas Carol- Market Square Park
Dec 18- 22, 2020 Christmas at Tejas!
Dec 19, 2020 Elves and Arrows- The Woodlands
Dec 22, 2020 Craft Junkie- Deer Park Community Center


Below are items that have been posted to our calendar. If you are affiliated with a business hosting a holiday event that should be on our calendar, we'd love to see it there... it's free to postClick here for instructions about how to add your organization to our list and easily post your events to our calendar!

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