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Things to do in Houston, with kids, for Winter! Houston Events for November 1, 2017 – January 2, 2018

Look forward to the best winter ever!

So you can plan ahead for November and December, here are all the family events scheduled for November 1, 2017  through January 2, 2018. (For the full list of fall events, go HERE!)

As events pop up, we’ll add them to the list… and since this is being posted so early, be sure to click the links and check before you head out to each venue.

If you are looking for Holiday Festivals, Train Rides, Lights and Shows, go HERE!  (And for Fall Festivals, go HERE!)

Quick Links:

Look here for Holiday Festivals and Shows!
Top 10 Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston
Houston Parks
Texas Roadtrips

Full Events List:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Mommy Mingle – 10:00am-12:00pm – Children’s Museum of Houston
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Party on the Plaza – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green

Thursday, November 2, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Mondays with Mommy: A Trip to the Farm – 10:00am – LaCenterra
Children’s Bible Story Time: God Made Man – 10:00am – Topstone Bibles & Books

Friday, November 3, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Saturday, November 4, 2017:
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Touch-A-Truck 2017 & Model Train Festival – 10:00am-5:00pm – 6th Street Texas City
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Akeelah and the Bee – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Hands On Houston Family Festival: Focus on Fiber – 11:00am-3:00pm – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
STEM Saturdays – 12:30pm – Discovery Green
Naturally Wild Families: Cane Pole Fishing – 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm – Houston Arboretum
Dog Pop – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Outside Birds Barbershop and Steel City Pop (Dog-centric Pop Up Festival)
Movies at Miller: Sing Along with the Muppet Movie – 7:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Screen on the Green: Zootopia – 7:30pm – Discovery Green

Sunday, November 5, 2017:
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Texans vs Colts – 12:00pm – NRG
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Fall Charity Chinese Folk Music Concert – 3:30pm-5:30pm – Tompkins High School
Rockets vs Jazz – 6:00pm – Toyota Center

Monday, November 6, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green

Tuesday, November 7, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
MFAH Playdate – 10:45am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Family Storybook Circle – 11:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Wednesday, November 8, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Party on the Plaza – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green

Thursday, November 9, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Children’s Bible Story Time: Earth is for Man – 10:00am – Topstone Bibles & Books
Rockets vs Cavaliers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Friday, November 10, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
The Magic Flute – 7:30pm – Opera in the Heights
Cirque Mechanics “Pedal Punk” – 7:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, November 11, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Dino Day – 9:00am – Houston Museum of Natural Science (RSVP Required)
Walk on the Wild Side – 10:00am – Nature Discovery Center
Houston Symphony: Hook’D: Pirates in Concert – 10:00am & 11:30am – Jones Hall (Rescheduled from October)
Free Train Rides for Veterans – 10:00am-5:00pm – Hermann Park Kinder Station
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Akeelah and the Bee – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Veterans Day Celebration – 12:00pm-8:00pm – Levy Park
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Rockets vs Grizzlies – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
The Magic Flute – 7:30pm – Opera in the Heights

Sunday, November 12, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Hope After Harvey Music Fest – 12:00pm-7:00pm – The Pub Galleria (Family Friendly)
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
My First Music Lesson – 2:00pm – Discovery Green
Canned Acoustica – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park

Monday, November 13, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green

Tuesday, November 14, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Rockets vs Raptors – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Wednesday, November 15, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Party on the Plaza – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green

Thursday, November 16, 2017:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Bible Story Time: Man is Different than the Animals – 10:00am – Topstone Bibles & Books
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park

Friday, November 17, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
The Magic Flute – 7:30pm – Opera in the Heights

Saturday, November 18, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
HALS Free Train Rides – 9:00am-2:00pm – Zube Park
Art in the Park – 10:00am-12:00pm – Evelyn’s Park
Via Color Street Painting Festival – 10:00am-6:00pm – Streets Surrounding City Hall
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre (Look for discount tickets HERE.)
Lighting of the Doves – 3:00pm-9:00pm – Town Green Park at The Woodlands Waterway
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Frostival – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Flea by Night – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Sunday, November 19, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
Via Color Street Painting Festival – 10:00am-5:00pm – Streets Surrounding City Hall
Texans vs Cardinals – 12:00pm – NRG
Pecan Harvest Festival – 12:00pm-8:00pm – Richmond
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Bayou Bend Family Day: Our National Thanksgiving – 1:00pm-5:00pm – Emancipation Park
The Magic Flute – 2:30pm – Opera in the Heights
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-8:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Monday, November 20, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Tuesday, November 21, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Dynamo vs Sounders – 9:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium

Wednesday, November 22, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Rockets vs Nuggets – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Thursday, November 23, 2017:
Turkey Trot – 7:00am – Galleria (Use Code: 17BIGKID to save $5)
HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade – 9:00am – Downtown Houston
Thanksgiving Day Brunch – 10:30am-2:00pm – Omni Houston Hotel
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Friday, November 24, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
A Scheherazade Thanksgiving – 8:00pm – Jones Hall
Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular – 8:00pm – The Grand Galveston

Saturday, November 25, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular3:00pm & 8:00pm – The Grand Galveston
Skate with Santa – 5:00pm-6:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Rockets vs Knicks – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
A Scheherazade Thanksgiving – 8:00pm – Jones Hall

Sunday, November 26, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-8:00pm – Discovery Green
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
A Scheherazade Thanksgiving – 2:30pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Monday, November 27, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Cheap Skate – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Nets – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, November 28, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Wednesday, November 29, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Rockets vs Pacers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Thursday, November 30, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Children’s Bible Story Time: Boys and Girls – 10:00am – Topstone Bibles & Books
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 7:00pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)
Panto Cinderella – 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre

Screen on the Green: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Friday, December 1, 2017:
Dickens on the Strand – Galveston
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Mayor’s Holiday Celebration – 6:00pm – City Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Very Merry Pops – 8:00pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – 8:00pm – The Grand Galveston

Saturday, December 2, 2017:
Dickens on the Strand – Galveston
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Ronald McDonald House Houston’s Trafigura Run for the House – 8:00am – Sam Houston Park
Holiday Market in the Park – 9:00am-2:00pm – Evelyn’s Park
Christmas Train Display – 10:00am-2:00pm – Second Baptist Woodway
Houston Symphony: A Grinch Christmas – 10:00am & 11:30am – Jones Hall
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Santa to Land at the Lone Star Flight Museum – 11:00am – Ellington Field
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Very Merry Pops – 11:30am & 8:00pm – Jones Hall
Naturally Wild Families: Homemade Holidays – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Houston Arboretum
Family Day: Battleship Anniversary – 2:00pm-5:00pm – Houston Maritime Museum
Panto Cinderella – 2:00pm & 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
A Christmas Carol – 3:00pm – The Grand Galveston
An Old Fashioned Christmas – 4:00pm-7:00pm – Jesse H. Jones Nature Center (RSVP Required)
Skate with Santa – 5:00pm-6:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 7:00pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)
Very Merry Pops – 8:00pm – Jones Hall

Sunday, December 3, 2017:
Dickens on the Strand – Galveston
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-8:00pm – Discovery Green
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Panto Cinderella – 2:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
Family Day: Battleship Anniversary – 2:00pm-5:00pm – Houston Maritime Museum
Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 2:30pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)
Very Merry Pops – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Monday, December 4, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Cheap Skate – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Tuesday, December 5, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
MFAH Playdate – 10:45am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Family Storybook Circle – 11:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Wednesday, December 6, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Christmas Train Display – 9:00am-12:00pm – Second Baptist Woodway
Stories at the Trains – 10:00am – Second Baptist at Woodway (Christmas stories by the giant model train layout)
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Panto Cinderella – 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 7:00pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)

Thursday, December 7, 2017:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Bible Story Time: Singing Day – 10:00am – Topstone Bibles & Books
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Panto Cinderella – 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
Screen on the Green: Home Alone – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Friday, December 8, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
A South Main Bethlehem – 6:00pm – South Main Baptist Church – Pasadena
Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Tomball Train Depot
Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 7:00pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)
Panto Cinderella – 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Saturday, December 9, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Teddy Bear Check Up & Breakfast with Santa – 9:00am-1:00pm – Health Museum
Gingerbread Build Off – 9:00pm-4:00pm – Hermann Square by City Hall
Christmas Train Display – 10:00am-2:00pm – Second Baptist Woodway
Kinder Station Holiday Party – 10:00am-2:00pm – Hermann Park
Gingerbread Build Off – 10:00am-4:30pm – Hermann Park by City Hall
Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival – 10:00am-10:00pm – Tomball Train Depot
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Santa to Land at the Lone Star Flight Museum – 11:00am – Ellington Field
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Homestead Holiday – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Jesse H. Jones Nature Center
Panto Cinderella – 2:00pm & 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
A South Main Bethlehem – 5:00pm – South Main Baptist Church – Pasadena
Skate with Santa – 5:00pm-6:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Lights in the Heights – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Houston Heights
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Trees & Stars Winter Celebration – 6:30pm–9:30 pm – Houston Arboretum

Sunday, December 10, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival – 10:00am-6:00pm – Tomball Train Depot
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-4:00pm – Discovery Green
Texans vs 49ers – 12:00pm – NRG
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Panto Cinderella – 2:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
Nutcracker – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 2:30pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
A South Main Bethlehem – 5:00pm – South Main Baptist Church – Pasadena
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Monday, December 11, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Rockets vs Pelicans – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, December 12, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Sleeping Beauty And Her Winter Knight – 7:30pm – Theater Under the Stars

Wednesday, December 13, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Christmas Train Display – 9:00am-12:00pm – Second Baptist Woodway
Stories at the Trains – 10:00am – Second Baptist at Woodway (Christmas stories by the giant model train layout)
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Scrooged – 7:00pm – Market Square Park
Panto Cinderella – 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
Sleeping Beauty And Her Winter Knight – 7:30pm – Theater Under the Stars
Rockets vs Hornets – 8:30pm – Toyota Center

Thursday, December 14, 2017:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 7:00pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)
Panto Cinderella – 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
Screen on the Green: It’s a Wonderful Life – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Nutcracker – 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Sleeping Beauty And Her Winter Knight – 7:30pm – Theater Under the Stars
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science

Friday, December 15, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm – 10:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Christmas Under the Big Top – 7:00pm – Second Baptist Church Woodway
Panto Cinderella – 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
Sleeping Beauty And Her Winter Knight – 7:30pm – Theater Under the Stars
Nutcracker – 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Handel’s Messiah – 8:00pm – Jones Hall
The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas – 8:00pm – The Grand Galveston
Rockets vs Spurs – 8:30pm – Toyota Center

Saturday, December 16, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Brunch with Santa – 9:00am-3:00pm – Phoenicia Foods Downtown
Christmas Train Display – 10:00am-2:00pm – Second Baptist Woodway
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Santa to Land at the Lone Star Flight Museum – 11:00am – Ellington Field
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Gingerbread House Decorating Party – 12:30pm-2:30pm – by SpindleTap Brewery
Nutcracker – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
Christmas Under the Big Top – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Second Baptist Church Woodway
Sleeping Beauty And Her Winter Knight – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Theater Under the Stars
Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 2:30pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Skate with Santa – 5:00pm-6:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm – 10:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Panto Cinderella – 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
Rockets vs Bucks – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
Handel’s Messiah – 8:00pm – Jones Hall

Sunday, December 17, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Silhouettes by Erik – 11:00am-2:00pm – Fundamentally Toys
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-8:00pm – Discovery Green
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Panto Cinderella – 2:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
Nutcracker – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
Sleeping Beauty And Her Winter Knight – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Theater Under the Stars
Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – 2:30pm – HGO Resilience Theater (at George R Brown)
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Handel’s Messiah – 2:30pm & 8:30pm – Jones Hall
Christmas Under the Big Top – 4:00pm & 7:00pm – Second Baptist Church Woodway
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Live Nativity – 5:30pm-8:30pm – Victory of the Lamb Lutheran Church in Katy
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm – 9:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Monday, December 18, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Christmas Train Display – 10:00am-2:00pm – Second Baptist Woodway
Christmas Under the Big Top – 4:00pm & 7:00pm – Second Baptist Church Woodway
Cheap Skate – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm – 9:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Rockets vs Jazz – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
Sleeping Beauty And Her Winter Knight – 7:30pm – Theater Under the Stars

Tuesday, December 19, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Christmas Train Display – 10:00am-2:00pm – Second Baptist Woodway
Christmas Under the Big Top – 4:00pm & 7:00pm – Second Baptist Church Woodway
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm – 9:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Sleeping Beauty And Her Winter Knight – 7:30pm – Theater Under the Stars
Nutcracker – 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center

Wednesday, December 20, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Christmas Train Display – 10:00am-2:00pm – Second Baptist Woodway
Stories at the Trains – 10:00am – Second Baptist at Woodway (Christmas stories by the giant model train layout)
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm – 9:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Rockets vs Lakers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
Panto Cinderella – 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
Nutcracker – 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
Sleeping Beauty And Her Winter Knight – 7:30pm – Theater Under the Stars

Thursday, December 21, 2017:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Christmas Train Display – 10:00am-2:00pm – Second Baptist Woodway
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – 3:30pm & 8:00pm – Toyota Center
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm – 9:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Panto Cinderella – 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
Screen on the Green: A Madea Christmas – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Nutcracker – 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Sleeping Beauty And Her Winter Knight – 7:30pm – Theater Under the Stars

Friday, December 22, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Christmas Train Display – 10:00am-2:00pm – Second Baptist Woodway
Panto Cinderella – 2:00pm & 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm – 10:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Rockets vs Clippers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
Nutcracker – 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
SHEN YUN – 7:30pm – Jones Hall
Sleeping Beauty And Her Winter Knight – 7:30pm – Theater Under the Stars

Saturday, December 23, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Christmas Train Display – 10:00am-2:00pm – Second Baptist Woodway
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Panto Cinderella – 2:00pm & 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
SHEN YUN – 2:00pm & 7:00pm – Jones Hall
Nutcracker – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Smart Financial Center
Skate with Santa – 5:00pm-6:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm – 10:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Sleeping Beauty And Her Winter Knight – 7:30pm – Theater Under the Stars
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Sunday, December 24, 2017:
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-7:00pm – Discovery Green
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm – Alley Theatre
Nutcracker – 2:00pm – Smart Financial Center
Panto Cinderella – 2:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park

Monday, December 25, 2017:
Christmas Day Brunch – 10:30am-2:00pm – Omni Houston Hotel
Texans vs Steelers – 12:00pm – NRG
ICE at Discovery Green – 1:00pm-7:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park

Tuesday, December 26, 2017:
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
SHEN YUN – 2:00pm & 7:00pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm – 9:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Wednesday, December 27, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Christmas Train Display – 9:00am-12:00pm – Second Baptist Woodway
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
SHEN YUN – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm – 9:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Panto Cinderella – 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre

Thursday, December 28, 2017:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Panto Cinderella – 2:00pm & 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm – 9:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Screen on the Green: Elf – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Friday, December 29, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Panto Cinderella – 2:00pm & 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm – 10:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Movie Night: Minions – 6:00pm – Levy Park
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Saturday, December 30, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Christmas Train Display – 10:00am-2:00pm – Second Baptist Woodway
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Nutcracker – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Hobby Center
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – 5:30pm – 10:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Panto Cinderella – 7:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre

Sunday, December 31, 2017:
New Year’s at Splashway Campground – Splashway Sheridan
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Rockin’ New Year’s Noon Bash – 9:00am-3:00pm – Children’s Museum of Houston
High Noon Countdown – 10:00am-12:00pm – The Woodlands Children’s Museum
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-7:00pm – Discovery Green
Panto Cinderella – 2:00pm – Stages Repertory Theatre
Sharkey’s New Year’s Eve Celebration – Downtown Aquarium
Rockets vs Lakers – 6:00pm – Toyota Center
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Monday, January 1, 2018:
ICE at Discovery Green – 1:00pm-7:00pm – Discovery Green
Nutcracker – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Hobby Center
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Tuesday, January 2, 2018:
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Nutcracker – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Hobby Center
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

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