101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Houston - 2021 | Kids Out and About Houston

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Houston - 2021

KidsOutAndAbout is Houston's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! 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, 2021 Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Nov 11- Dec 30, 2021 Santa's Wonderland- College Station
Nov 12- Dec 24, 2021 Photos with Santa- The Woodlands Mall
Nov 13, 2021 Memorial City Lights at The Square
Nov 18- Dec 24, 2021 Photos with Santa- First Colony Mall
Nov 18-Dec 23, 2021 THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride- Galveston Railroad Museum
Nov 19- Dec 26, 2021 THE POLAR EXPRESS™- Texas State Railroad
Nov 19, 2021 Light It Up! City Christmas Tree Lighting- Tomball Depot
Nov 20, 2021 Lighting of the Doves Festival- Town Green Park- The Woodlands
Nov 24, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Holly Jolly- Houston Museum of Natural Science
Nov 27, 2021 Holiday in the Plaza- CityCentre
Nov 27, 2021 Tree Lighting Ceremony - Pearland Town Center
Dec 2, 2021 Holiday in the Park- Bellaire
Dec 2, 2021 Main Street Tree Lighting- Seabrook
Dec 3, 2021 Christmas Tree Lighting- Sugar Land
Dec 3-5, 2021 Holiday in The Park- League City
Dec 4, 2021 Snowfest- Missouri City
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas in the Park- Kingwood
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas Parade of Lights- Palestine
Dec 4, 2021 Deck the Depot- Historic Tomball Depot
Dec 4, 2021 Reliant Lights Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular
Dec 4-19, 2021 Jingle on the Boardwalk
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas with the Fishes- Sea Center Texas
Dec 4, 2021 Reindeer Park- Deer Park
Dec 3-4, 2021 12th Annual Home for the Holidays- 1st National Oak Park- Alvin
Dec 11 and 18, 2021 Stearman Santa- Lone Star Flight Museum
Dec 11, 2021 10th Annual Rudolph Run- CityCentre
Dec 11, 2021 Breakfast with Santa- League City
Dec 11, 2021 Holiday BINGO Breakfast- The Woodlands
Dec 11, 2021 Milk and Cookies with Santa- The Woodlands
Dec 11, 12, 18, 19, 22-24, 2021 Breakfast with Santa- Downtown Aquarium
Dec 11, 12, 18, 19, 22-24, 2021 Breakfast with Santa- Kemah Aquarium
Dec 11, 2021 Breakfast with Santa- Seabrook
Dec 11, 2021 Donuts with Santa- Conroe
Dec 11, 2021 The Toby Powell Conroe Christmas Celebration
Dec 18, 2021 Gingerbread House Making with Santa- The Woodlands
Dec 19, 2021 Donuts with Santa- The Woodlands

 

Old-Time Christmas

Dec 3-5, 2021 Dickens on The Strand - Galveston
Dec 18, 2021 Candlelight Christmas at Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site

 

Light Displays

Nov 3, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 The Light Park- Spring
Nov 3, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 The Light Park- Katy
Nov 5, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Dasher's Lightshow- Hockley
Nov 11, 2021- Feb 27, 2022 Mosaic of Light- Discovery Green
Nov 11, 2021- Jan 3, 2022 Texas Winter Lights- Marriott Marquis Houston
Nov 13, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Galaxy Lights- Space Center Houston
Nov 15, 2021- Jan 9, 2022 TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights- Houston Zoo
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 9, 2022 Sugar Land Holiday Lights
Nov 20- Jan 2, 2022 Holidays at Moody Gardens
Nov 25- Dec 25, 2021 Duke Family Christmas Light Show
Nov 26- Dec 23, 2021 The Christmas Train- Victory Camp in Alvin
Nov 26- Dec 18, 2021 Lights Over Lago
Nov 30, 2021 Tree Lighting Ceremony- Conroe
Dec 3-18, 2021 Trail of Lights- Tomball United Methodist
Dec 11, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Nite of Lites- Prestonwood Forest
Dec 12-15, 2021 The Gronch Illuminated- Family Life Church

 

Living Nativities

Dec 11, 2021 Conroe Christmas Celebration
Dec 19, 2021 Live Nativity at St. Ignatius- Spring

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 12 and 14, 2021 The Nutcracker- Ice at the Galleria
Nov 20-21, 2021 Boni's Dance Presents The Woodlands Dance Company In 'The Nutcracker'
Nov 24- Dec 23, 2021 The Christmas Shoes- A.D. Players Performing Arts Academy
Nov 26- Dec 24, 2021 The Nutcracker- Houston Ballet
Nov 26- Dec 31, 2021 Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold- Stages
Nov 19- Dec 29, 2021 A Christmas Carol - Alley Theatre
Dec 2-9, 2021 A Tuna Christmas- Unity Theatre
Dec 3-4, 2021 Houston Urban Nutcracker- Stafford Centre
Dec 3-5 and 10-12, 2021 The Nutcracker- Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre
Dec 3-19, 2021 A Christmas Story- Owen Theatre
Dec 9, 2021 The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical- Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Dec 10- 19, 2021 Holiday Follies- Stageworks
Dec 11-12, 2021 The Nutcracker- Texas Academy of Dance Arts

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 18- Dec 26, 2021 Motown Christmas- The Ensemble Theatre
Dec 2, 2021 Holly Jolly Jingle- The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Dec 3-5, 2021 Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker + Gil Shaham- Houston Symphony
Dec 4, 2021 KSBJ Presents: For King & Country’s a Drummer Boy Christmas- Toyota Center
Dec 4, 2021 Musical Treats from The Nutcracker—for Kids!- Houston Symphony
Dec 4, 2021 "O Sing, My Soul" A Christmas Concert
Dec 5, 2021 GLO CPAs presents "A Very Merry Christmas"
Dec 10-12, 2021 Handel’s Messiah- Houston Symphony
Dec 12, 2021 Trans-Siberian Orchestra- Toyota Center
Dec 18, 2021 Sarah Brightman- A Christmas Symphony- Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Dec 18- 19, 2021 Very Merry POPS- Houston Symphony
Dec 26, 2021 Mannheim Steamroller- Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Nov 12-18, 2021 Jingle Tree- Houston Museum of Natural Science - Sugar Land
Nov 26- Dec 12, 2021 Christmas at Dewberry Farm- Brookshire
  A-C Tree Farm- Huntsville 
Opening Day Nov 26, 2021 Alexander's Christmas Tree Farm- Livingston
  Beavers Christmas Tree Farm- Nome
Opening Nov 25, 2021 Bozeman's Christmas Tree Farm- Lumberton
Opening Nov 26, 2021 Double Creek Farm- Livingston
Opening Nov 26, 2021 High Star Christmas Trees- Hockley
  Holiday Acres- Manvel
  Martin Farms- Nome
  Old Time Christmas Tree Farm- Spring
  Spring Creek Growers- Magnolia

 

Ice Skating

Nov 12, 2021- Jan 30, 2022  The ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy®- Discovery Green
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 17, 2022 The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center
Nov 20, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 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

 

Hanukkah

Nov 22, 2021 Family Art: Hanukkah Wood Board with Rustic Brush
Nov 28, 2021 Bellaire Chanukah Festival- Bellaire Chanukah Festival
Nov 28, 2021 Giant Menorah Lighting Celebration- Sugar Land
Nov 28, 2021 Chanukah Menorah Parade- Chabad Outreach
Nov 28, 2021 Chanukah Book Trail - Post Oak Menorah Lighting
Nov 29, 2021 BJC 12th Annual Chanukah Extravaganza Blockbuster Party
Nov 29, 2021 Katy Chanukah Concert and Lighting- Willow Fork Drainage District’s Central Green Park

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 11-14, 2021 The Nutcracker Market
Nov 19-21, 2021 Home for the Holidays Gift Market- Katy Merrell Center
Nov 28, 2021 Holiday Market Extravaganza- Pearland Town Center
Dec 3, 2021 Mrs. Kringle's Claus-ette- Deer Park
Dec 3-4, 2021 Home for the Holidays Gift Market- Humble Civic Center
Dec 11, 2021 Heights Mercantile Holiday Market
Dec 19, 2021 Maker's Holiday Market

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2021 New Year's Eve Family Celebration- Downtown Aquarium
Dec 31, 2021 New Year's Eve Family Celebration- Kemah Boardwalk
Dec 31, 2021 Noon Year's Eve/New Year's Eve- City Centre
Dec 31, 2021 High Noon Countdown- Woodland Children's Museum

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 19- Dec 19, 2021 Grinch's Lair- Texas Jail House
Nov 20, 2021 Breakfast & Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy
Dec 9,10 and 16, 2021 Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt- Terramont Park
Dec 10, 2021 Geocaching - Christmas Edition- Deer Park
Dec 10-21, 2021 Christmas at Tejas
Dec 11, 2021 60th Annual Christmas Boat Parade- Kemah Boardwalk
Dec 15- 18, 2021 Sleigh Ride- Deer Park
Dec 18, 2021 Elves and Arrows- The Woodlands

 


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