Things To Do In Houston Today, And This Weekend, With Kids! December 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2019

Happy Holidays! You can find the full list of events, brought to us by Magical Winter Lights, below!

Take the family to the Stearman Santa Fly-In at Lone Star Flight Museum! Watch Santa taxi to the museum. Take photos with Santa, take candy airplanes, ornaments and coloring pages.
Go see the Nutcracker! You can see it at the Wortham Theater and The Grand Galveston.  You can also go to The Nutcracker Tea at The Grand.  (Or find more holiday shows HERE!)

See the Christmas Trains at Second Baptist! The model trains are up at multiple locations. Or go to the Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival at the Tomball Train Depot.

Go see all the lights! Find the big shows HERE and great neighborhoods HERE!

And there is so much more to do! See the FULL list of events, brought to us
by Magical Winter Lights, below.

Things To Do Any Day:

Free Things to Do – Looking for some free fun in Houston? This list of well over 50 free things to do, should help get you started!
Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids
All the Holiday Lights, Shows and Family Events!
FREE Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, for the Holidays!
Houston Area Light Displays By Location, Cost And Amenities!
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story Of Christmas at Alley Theatre
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Main Street Theater
Magical Winter Lights In La Marque… Now Through January 5, 2020!
Trail Of Lights At Dewberry Farm!
Trains Over Texas at Houston Museum of Natural Science
All Aboard! The Christmas Trains Are At Second Baptist!

Thursday, December 12, 2019:

Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Free Museum Entry
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
All Aboard the Christmas Trains – Second Baptist
Holiday in the Gardens – 10:00am-10:00pm – Moody Gardens
ICE – 5:00pm-10:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm-9:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – 5:30pm-9:30pm – Houston Zoo
Sugar Land Holiday Lights – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Constellation Field
Santa’s Wonderland – 6:00pm-11:00pm – College Station
Christmas Train – 6:30pm-9:30pm – Alvin, Texas
Screen on the Green: It’s a Wonderful Life – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Miracle on 34th Street – 7:30pm – AD Players The George Theater
Elf, The Musical – 7:30pm – Hobby Center
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
The Nutcracker – 7:30pm – Wortham Theater

Friday, December 13, 2019:

Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park Centennial Gardens
All Aboard the Christmas Trains – Second Baptist
Holiday in the Gardens – 10:00am-10:00pm – Moody Gardens
Trail of Lights – 4:00pm-9:00pm – Dewberry Farms
ICE – 5:00pm-11:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Buffalo Bayou Christmas Cruises – 5:30pm-8:30pm – Buffalo Bayou (45 minute cruises)
Magical Winter Lights – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – 5:30pm-9:30pm – Houston Zoo
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm-10:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Sugar Land Holiday Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Constellation Field
Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Tomball Train Depot
Galaxy Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Space Center Houston
Santa’s Wonderland – 6:00pm-11:00pm – College Station
Christmas Train – 6:30pm-9:30pm – Alvin, Texas
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
The Nutcracker – 7:30pm – Wortham Theater
Miracle on 34th Street – 8:00pm – AD Players The George Theater
Elf, The Musical – 8:00pm – Hobby Center
Very Merry Pops – 8:00pm – Jones Hall

Saturday, December 14, 2019:

Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Breakfast with Santa – Downtown Aquarium
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – 10:00am & 11:30am – Jones Hall
All Aboard the Christmas Trains – Second Baptist
Real Snow Day – 10:00am-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Holiday in the Gardens – 10:00am-10:00pm – Moody Gardens
Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival – 10:00am-10:00pm – Tomball Train Depot
Holiday Story Time – 10:30am – Brazos Bookstore (with ASL interpreter)
Young Writer’s Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Walk on the Wild Side – 10:30am – Nature Discovery Center
Stearman Santa Fly-In – 10:30am – Lone Star Flight Museum
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – 10:30am & 1:30pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH (10:30am is Audio Descriptive Performance)
Santa Saturday – 11:00am-3:00pm – Springfree Trampoline Katy
ICE – 11:00am-11:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Home for the Holidays – 12:00pm-5:00pm – Old Town Spring
The Nutcracker Tea – 12:30pm – The Grand Galveston
Nutcracker– 2:00pm & 6:30pm– The Grand Galveston
The Nutcracker – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Wortham Theater
Elf, The Musical – 2:00pm & 8:00pm – Hobby Center
Buffalo Bayou Christmas Cruises – 5:30pm-8:30pm – Buffalo Bayou (45 minute cruises)
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm-10:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – 5:30pm-9:30pm – Houston Zoo
Trail of Lights – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Dewberry Farms
Christmas Train – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Alvin, Texas
Galaxy Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Space Center Houston
Christmas Boat Parade – 6:30pm – Kemah Boadwalk
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 8:00pm – Alley Theatre
Miracle on 34th Street – 2:30pm & 8:00pm – AD Players The George Theater
Santa’s Wonderland – 3:00pm-12:00am – College Station
Amahl & the Night Visitors – 5:00pm – Opera in the Heights
Magical Winter Lights – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Lights in the Heights – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Woodland Heights
Sugar Land Holiday Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Constellation Field
Carols on the Green – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Pistons – 8:00pm – Toyota Center
Very Merry Pops – 8:00pm – Jones Hall

Sunday, December 15, 2019:

Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
All Aboard the Christmas Trains – Second Baptist
Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival – 10:00am-6:00pm – Tomball Train Depot
ICE – 11:00am-8:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Home for the Holidays – 12:00pm-5:00pm – Old Town Spring
Real Snow Day – 12:00pm-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Rainard School for Gifted Learners Open House – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Rainard
Family Tea and the Sea – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Maritime Museum
Amahl & the Night Visitors – 2:00pm – Opera in the Heights
Nutcracker– 2:00pm – The Grand Galveston
The Nutcracker – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Wortham Theater
Elf, The Musical – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Hobby Center
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm – Alley Theatre
Miracle on 34th Street – 2:30pm – AD Players The George Theater
Very Merry Pops – 2:30pm – Jones Hall
Santa’s Wonderland – 3:00pm-11:00pm – College Station
Magical Winter Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm-9:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – 5:30pm-9:30pm – Houston Zoo
Trail of Lights – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Dewberry Farms
Sugar Land Holiday Lights – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Constellation Field
Galaxy Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Space Center Houston

Monday, December 16, 2019:

Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
All Aboard the Christmas Trains – Second Baptist A
Holiday in the Gardens – 10:00am-10:00pm – Moody Gardens
Cheap Skate – 5:00pm-10:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm-9:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – 5:30pm-9:30pm – Houston Zoo
Sugar Land Holiday Lights – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Constellation Field
Galaxy Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Space Center Houston
Santa’s Wonderland – 6:00pm-11:00pm – College Station
Christmas Train – 6:30pm-9:30pm – Alvin, Texas
Rockets vs Spus – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, December 17, 2019:

Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
All Aboard the Christmas Trains – Second Baptist
Holiday in the Gardens – 10:00am-10:00pm – Moody Gardens
ICE – 5:00pm-10:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm-9:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – 5:30pm-9:30pm – Houston Zoo
Sugar Land Holiday Lights – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Constellation Field
Galaxy Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Space Center Houston
Santa’s Wonderland – 6:00pm-11:00pm – College Station
Christmas Train – 6:30pm-9:30pm – Alvin, Texas
Elf, The Musical – 7:30pm – Hobby Center
The Nutcracker – 7:30pm – Wortham Theater
Very Merry Pops – 7:30pm – Jones Hall

Wednesday, December 18, 2019:

Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
All Aboard the Christmas Trains – Second Baptist
Holiday in the Gardens – 10:00am-10:00pm – Moody Gardens
Children’s BINGO – 4:30pm – Levy Park
ICE – 5:00pm-10:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – 5:30pm-9:30pm – Houston Zoo
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm-9:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Sugar Land Holiday Lights – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Constellation Field
Galaxy Lights – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Space Center Houston (Reliant Wednesday: Bring your toy to the collection area at the entrance of Space Center Houston and receive a $5 coupon to redeem at any Space Center Houston ticket booth.)
Santa’s Wonderland – 6:00pm-11:00pm – College Station
Christmas Train – 6:30pm-9:30pm – Alvin, Texas
Elf, The Musical – 7:30pm – Hobby Center
The Nutcracker – 7:30pm – Wortham Theater
Miracle on 34th Street – 7:30pm – AD Players The George Theater

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