FREE Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, for the Holidays 2019!
The holidays can be EXPENSIVE… but Houston has a lot of FREE holiday things to do, with kids!
If you have more ideas for FREE holiday fun, let us know.
Take a walk or drive through these neighborhoods and parks!
- CAT Mustang Dealership (See the lit up truck display!)
- Discovery Green, Hilton Lobby and Avenida Houston
- Highland Village Shopping Center
- Memorial City Mall (The lights on the outside light the night!)
- Pecan Grove in Richmond
- Prestonwood Forest Neighborhood
- River Oaks Neighborhood
- Woodland Heights Neighborhood
(We’ve been asking for more suggestions over on Facebook. Go HERE to follow along!)
Trains Over Texas– Daily Staring November 15, 2019 – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Create holiday memories by travelling across Texas by model railroad in this scratch built “O” scale model. (See our post HERE.)
NOTE: Exhibit is included with general admission. Admission is NOT free… but you can get free admission on Thursday afternoon.
Holidays at the Children’s Museum of Houston – November 23, 2019 to January 5, 2020 – Children’s Museum of Houston – 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
Experience celebrations from around the world including Christmas in Norway, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Las Posadas, Ramadan, Hannukah and Lunar New Year in our holiday exhibit, Seasons of Sharing. Walk beneath thousands of glistening lights in New Kids’ Hall. Witness indoor mini-blizzards every hour as you journey into Kidtropolis and PowerPlay!
Do you want a build a snowman? Now you can during REAL Snow Days!
NOTE: Activities are included with general admission. Admission is NOT free… but you can get free tickets with the Houston Public Library’s Flip Kits.
HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade – November 28, 2019 – Downtown Houston
Thanksgiving Day Parade in Downtown Houston. Arrive early for parking!
Gingerbread Build Off – December 7, 2019 – Hermann Square by City Hall – 900 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002
Architecture Center Houston will host the Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall’s Hermann Square. Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials.
All Aboard the Christmas Trains – December 7-29, 2019 – Second Baptist Woodway – 6400 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77057
All aboard! Experience childhood nostalgia and experience delightful train displays that will capture the imagination of all ages. Miniature trains will wind their way through enchanting town centers and villages all month long. Children of all ages will enjoy the experience.
Holiday Party at Kinder Station– December 14, 2019 – Hermann Park Train Station – 1700 Hermann Drive, Houston, Texas
Come and enjoy free crafts and face painting. Park members also enjoy free train rides.