Free Weekend Fun in Houston December 19-21

It’s another weekend in Houston with plenty of free fun! Check out these amazing Free Things to Do in Houston December 19-21:

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FRIDAY

Celebrate the season — Enjoy this classical holiday showcase of Handel’s Messiah in its 11th season. Free tickets will be distributed at 7 pm each evening, first-come first-serve. This annual event is held at Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 8300 Katy Freeway.

Sing with Olaf — Watch Frozen Sing A Long Friday night, 7:30 pm, at Discovery Green as part of Bank of America Friday Night Flicks. The screen will be oriented towards the ICE rink, but you can watch from the deck of The Lake House or nearby. Located at 1500 McKinney.

SATURDAY

Love a tuba — Don’t miss this unique Christmas concert called Tuba Christmas Saturday, 11 am – 1 pm, in The Woodlands. It pays tribute to the first Tuba Christmas concert in 1974 at NYC’s Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink. The event also features a Tuba Euphonium decorating contest! Located at 9595 Central Pines Drive at Central Park.

Rock outKaty Rocks Winterfest is back Saturday, noon – 6 pm, at Central Green Park. The event includes holiday music, great bands, fun activities and more. Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Enjoy outdoor live music — Get ready for Discovery Green Flea, held the 3rd Saturday each month with vintage, recycled or repurposed items, artful kitsch and more. This month’s free entertainment features The Invincible Czars performing their whimsical rock interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite, 2 pm – 4 pm. Bring your bike for the free bicycle repair workshop. Make-it-and take-it fun by The Tinderbox for 18 and older. Little ones can enjoy the craft zone run by City Artworks. Located at 1500 McKinney.

Enjoy music on the plaza — Families can head to Sugar Land Town Square for Holidays in the Plaza December 20 with live holiday music. The evening features performances by First Colony Church of Christ, 5 pm – 7 pm. They also will be distributing free hot chocolate and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies!

Celebrate the season — Enjoy this classical holiday showcase of Handel’s Messiah in its 11th season. Free tickets will be distributed at 7 pm each evening, first-come first-serve. This annual event is held at Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 8300 Katy Freeway.

SUNDAY

Make a family day — Enjoy Family Day at Bayou Bend Sunday, 1 pm – 5 pm, featuring free holiday fun making crafts, touring the house, indulging in cookies and wassail, and singing your favorite holiday songs with carolers. Take part in holiday traditions from many cultures. Located at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Drive.

Free Special Needs Screening at SMG: Annie

Studio Movie Grill Special Needs ScreeningEach month, Studio Movie Grill offers free movie tickets for special needs children and their siblings. Annie is this month’s Special Needs Screening Saturday, December 27, 11 am. The environment is adapted for these children by having the lights up and the sound down so kids can play, laugh, sing or even dance! Adult tickets are just $6 each and available only at the box office. Seating is first come, first serve.

In Houston, Studio Movie Grill is located at CityCentre (822 Town & Country Lane) and Copperfield (8580 Highway 6 N).

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Save with Free Shipping Day December 18

Free Shipping Day Dec. 18, 20137th annual Free Shipping Day returns December 18 to help the procrastinators save money. To date, 1,000+ retailers have signed on to offer free shipping for purchases made online Thursday, December 18 — with guaranteed December 24 delivery. Many merchants will offer extra discounts from 10% – 50% in addition to free shipping. And once again, all participating merchants are offering no minimum purchase for free shipping. The website says “You asked, we delivered. Free shipping. No minimum.”

In 2011 Free Shipping Day generated the most online sales of any Friday in U.S. history, according to comScore. It actually garnered a 1,000% increase from first-year retailers with more than 2,600 participating. In 2012, Free Shipping Day exceeded more than $1 billion in sales.

The folks behind Free Shipping Day also have a mobile-friendly site for those on their tablet or smartphone. A 2013 Google study revealed that 39% of people use mobile to find promotional offers.

Everyone benefits from Free Shipping Day, according to founder Luke Knowles, since it’s a money-saving measure for consumers, and it extends the online holiday shopping season for retailers. Search for your favorite retailer at the FreeShippingDay.com site. The actual offers won’t be revealed until 12 am EST, December 18.

7 Free Things to Do in Houston December 15-19

There’s never a dull moment in Houston. Here are 7 options for free fun in Houston December 15-19 before planning your free and cheap weekend!

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Monday (12/15) — Kids will love getting cozy at the Polar Express Pajama Party Monday, 6:30 pm, at Katy Budget Books. The free event includes a reading of the classic story, hot cocoa, and swag. Located at 2450 Fry Road.

Monday (12/15) — Check out the Sober Sleigh Tour at Discovery Green Monday during Cheap Skate Night! From 5 pm – 7 pm, a bright red stretch limo will invite folks to take the sober pledge during the holidays with a chance to win up to $2,000! Make a pledge to have a sober ride. Located at 1500 McKinney.

Wednesday (12/17) — Visit the City Hall Farmers Market Wednesday, 11 am – 1:30 pm, to get healthy and eat right! Grab a lunch from the locally prepared foods ready to eat for lunch. Located at 901 Bagby.

Wednesday (12/17) — Not free, but cheap! This month’s $2 Family Rewind movie is The Princess Bride. Find it at the Copperfield or CityCentre Studio Movie Grill.

Thursday (12/18) — Enjoy the 11th annual free Handel’s Messiah performances at Christ Evangelical Presbyterian December 18-20, 8 pm. Tickets will be distributed at 7 pm each night, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Located at 8300 Katy Freeway.

Thursday (12/18) — Don’t miss Open Mic Comedy Night Thursday, 6 pm – 8:45 pm, at downtown Houston Public Library! The free evening welcomes local comedians, puppeteers, ventriloquists, and impressionists to share their clean comedy. It also features a local version of Whose Line Is It Anyway with audience help. Seating is limited. Located at 500 McKinney.

Friday (12/19) — Home School on the Green returns Friday, 10 am, to Katy’s Central Green Park for a fun morning of learning plus arts and crafts. Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Free Weekend Fun in Houston December 12-14

It’s another weekend in Houston with plenty of free fun! Check out these amazing Free Things to Do in Houston December 12-14:

Free Weekend Fun in Houston

FRIDAY

Explore the German culture — It’s a three-day party in Tomball! Get ready for the Tomball German Christmas Market Friday through Sunday featuring 5 stages, 175 vendors, street performers, ethnic food, arts and crafts, free hayride, and more. {Activities in the Kids Zone are $2 including petting zoo, rock wall, carnival rides, pony ride, bungee-jumping}. Located in Old Town Tomball near the train depot. Free parking and shuttle is available from the VA Medical Center at 1200 N. Main. Festival hours are 6 pm – 10 pm Friday, 10 am – 10 pm Saturday, and 10 am – 6 pm Sunday.

Catch a movie under the moon — Check out this classic holiday movie for free outdoors Friday: Miracle on 34th Street begins at 7:30 pm, with the screen oriented towards the ICE rink. Located at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney.

 Experience the birth of Christ — Don’t miss this free outdoor walk-through drama, Journey to Bethlehem, experiencing the birth of Christ. The production includes 200 cast and crew, live animals, and 9 interactive scenes. This will be held Friday through Sunday at Current Christian in Katy, 26600 Westheimer Parkway. This is a free event but an express pass will be available for purchase.

SATURDAY

Head to The DepotChristmas on Commerce is a big day of fun featuring themed games and activities, free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, free train rides, free performances, and free outdoor movie, Jingle All the Way. Located at 201 S. Elm in Tomball from 10 am – 7:30 pm.

Watch The Polar Express — Catch a free screening of The Polar Express Saturday, 11 am, thanks to Santikos. Bring 4 canned goods for each free ticket. All food items will be donated to a local food bank. Valid at Santikos Silverado in Tomball and Palladium AVX in West Houston.

gingerbread build off 2013Cheer for the gingerbread — The 6th annual Gingerbread Build-Off is a unique event squaring off more than 30 teams of artistically and architecturally talented folks. The building begins at 10 am Saturday, December 13, at Hermann Square at City Hall (900 Smith) with judging at 4 pm. Come cheer your favorites and watch creativity in the making!  Kids can play in the kids’ Construction Zone and see Santa. Winning gingerbread houses will be on display downtown December 15-19 at Architecture Center Houston. photo: Architecture Center Houston

Love Christmas traditions — Enjoy a Homestead Holiday celebration Saturday at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center. See the homestead come to life with Christmas traditions, have some wassail and cookies and get a photo with Santa. Located at 20634 Kenswick Drive in Humble.

Light up the night — Celebrate in the streets at the 27th annual Lights in the Heights December 13 in the Woodland Heights neighborhood. Streets are blocked off to best view the lighted homes and musical performances right from the porch! Hours are 6 pm – 9 pm beginning at Omar and Highland.

 Experience the birth of Christ — Don’t miss this free outdoor walk-through drama, Journey to Bethlehem, experiencing the birth of Christ. The production includes 200 cast and crew, live animals, and 9 interactive scenes. This will be held Friday through Sunday at Current Christian in Katy, 26600 Westheimer Parkway. This is a free event but an express pass will be available for purchase.

Watch a free outdoor flick — Enjoy these 3 free outdoor movies Saturday night 1) Market Square Park: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, begins at 7 pm. Located at 301 Milam. 2) Sugar Land Town Square: Don’t miss Elf! beginning at 7:30 pm. 3) Home Alone: The movie begins at dusk at LaCenterra, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Enjoy a parade on water — Don’t miss the 53rd annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade Saturday, December 13, 6 pm, in League City. Watch more than 100 brightly decorated boats travel from the Clear Lake Channel to Galveston Bay.

Explore the German culture — Get festive at Tomball German Christmas Market Saturday with live music, vendors, street performers, ethnic food, arts and crafts, free hayride, and more. {Activities in the Kids Zone are $2 including petting zoo, rock wall, carnival rides, pony ride, bungee-jumping}. Located in Old Town Tomball near the train depot. Free parking and shuttle is available from the VA Medical Center at 1200 N. Main. Hours are 10 am – 10 pm Saturday.

SUNDAY

Explore the German culture — Last day for the Tomball German Christmas Market Sunday with live music, vendors, street performers, ethnic food, arts and crafts, free hayride, and more. {Activities in the Kids Zone are $2 including petting zoo, rock wall, carnival rides, pony ride, bungee-jumping}. Located in Old Town Tomball. Free parking and shuttle. Hours are 10 am – 6 pm Sunday.

 Experience the birth of Christ — Don’t miss this free outdoor walk-through drama, Journey to Bethlehem, experiencing the birth of Christ. The production includes 200 cast and crew, live animals, and 9 interactive scenes. This will be held Friday through Sunday at Current Christian in Katy, 26600 Westheimer Parkway. This is a free event but an express pass will be available for purchase.

Free Polar Express at Santikos w/ Food Donation

Polar Express SantikosGet a free ticket and help others in return! Folks can enjoy a free screening of the holiday classic The Polar Express December 13, 11 am, with any four canned food donations. 4 cans = one free ticket. All food items will be donated to a local food bank.

Arrive early as seating is first-come, first-serve. Tickets are $5 without a donation.

This is valid at both Houston Santikos locations: Silverado in Tomball and Palaadium AVX in West Houston.

7 Free Things to Do in Houston December 8-12

There’s never a dull moment in Houston. Here are 7 options for free fun in Houston December 8-12 before planning your free and cheap weekend!

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Monday (12/8) — Gather with other crafters at Yarn People to make cancer hats for an adult or child. Held weekly at Houston Public Library’s Central Library, noon – 1 pm. Located at 500 McKinney.

Wednesday (12/10) — Head to Old Town Katy for Ladies Night Out at Multiplicity, a charming boutique to “shop, create and escape.” The free Ladies Night each month includes light bites, a surprise craft option, and libations. Located at 1306 Ave A in Katy.

Wednesday (12/10) — Not free but cheap! Head to Studio Movie Grill for $2 Girls Night Out Wednesday featuring Love Actually. The romantic comedy includes Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley and more. At Studio Movie Grill Copperfield and CityCentre.

Thursday (12/11) — It’s another Throwback Thursday movie night at CityCentre! Watch a free outdoor screening of Home Alone , 8 pm. Arrive early and bring your blankets. Popcorn will be provided by Sewell Cadillac.

Thursday (12/11) — Kids will love getting cozy at the Polar Express Pajama Party Thursday, 6:30 pm, at Katy Budget Books. The free event includes a reading of the classic story, hot cocoa, and swag. Located at 2450 Fry Road.

Thursday (12/11) — Unsilent Night is a free interactive musical parade strolling along Buffalo Bayou! Each participant gets 1 of 4 tracks of music that can be played on their Smart phone (download the app when you arrive). When folks play their different “part” at the same time, it creates an amazing musical collaboration. This 43-minute musical piece was written specifically to be heard outdoors by New York composer Phil Kline.

Thursday (12/11) — Enjoy a high-energy class of Kaia Jam Thursday, 6:30 pm, at Central Green Park in Katy. If you love Zumba, you’ll love this. Please sign a participation waver before class. Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Free Texans Slush at Sonic After Houston Texans Win + Other Freebies and Deals

Free Texans Slush at SonicThere are lots of freebies and deals after the Houston Texans win this year. Here’s the schedule:

MONDAY

Firehouse Subs — The day after a Texans’ win, get a free medium sub (with purchase of medium drink and chips) when you wear Texans’ logo.

Papa Johns — The day after a Texans’ win, get 50% off your online pizza order at Papa John’s. Use code TEXANS for each pizza ordered to get this deal at PapaJohns.com.

Crave CupcakeBuy one cupcake, get one free Monday after the Texans win at Crave Cupcake! Simply show you follow Crave on Instagram or Facebook. One per person.

Jack in the Box — Get a free monster taco the day after a Texans’ win when you say “Texans touchdown for tacos” at Houston-area locations.

TUESDAY

Sonic — Get a free Texans slush at Sonic Tuesdays after a Houston Texans win. The Texans slush is a blend of cranberry & cherry to get that Texans’ red! Find a list of participating Sonic locations online.

Free Weekend Fun in Houston December 5-7

It’s another weekend in Houston with plenty of free fun! Check out these 14 Free Things to Do in Houston December 5-7:

Free Weekend Fun in Houston

 FRIDAY

Catch the downtown tree lighting — The Mayor’s Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting is Friday, December 5, 6 pm. The 95th annual event features music, fireworks, free Santa photos, and the official lighting of the downtown tree near City Hall. Musical entertainment includes Chante Moore and Angie Stone plus soloists Barbara Padilla (America’s Got Talent), David Michael and NaKitta Foxx. Group perfermances include MET Dance and Houston Children’s Chorus. Don’t miss the fireworks finale. The event is from 6 pm – 8 pm at 901 Bagby at City Hall.

Watch the Rockets outdoors — Watch the Houston Rockets game on the giant 32ft. screen at downtown’s GreenStreet. Fans can win prizes and see the Power Dancers and Clutch! Bud Light Houston is providing beverages plus Happy Hour specials. Located at 1201 Fannin from 6 pm – 10 pm.

Enjoy an outdoor movie — Tis the season to watch free outdoor holiday movies — if the weather cooperates. 1) Discovery Green: A Christmas Story, 7:30 pm 2) Central Green Park: Elf Quote-Along , dusk 3) Deer Park: Polar Express, 7 pm at Dow Park Pavilion.

Play in the snow — It’s the annual tree lighting at Snowfest Festival plus snow hill, Santa, moonwalks, a rock wall, camel rides, and an exclusive Kids’ Village with crafts and activities for Snowfest youngsters. 31st annual free event! The Snowfest Parade is Saturday.

SATURDAY

Go back in time — Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Christmas at Redbud Hill Homestead Saturday, 4 pm – 7 pm. The event features caroling, tree lighting, wassail, St. Nicholas, holiday craft, and music. Located at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick in Humble.

Enjoy a children’s musical — Grab a free seat Saturday, 10 am, at The Monster Who Ate My Peas, a free original musical production by ArtsPower. December 6, 10 am. Perfect for K-2nd graders and their families, based on the book. This production is part of Cypress Creek FACE (Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment). Located at Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood in Spring.

Sit with Santa — There are lots of places this Saturday offering free photos with Santa including the YMCA and Houston Humane Society. Check out the complete list here.

Celebrate an Old-fashioned Christmas — Head to historic Katy for an Old Fashioned Christmas Festival at No Label Brewery, noon – 7 pm. enjoy snow, Santa, beer garden, tree lighting, crafts and more!

See WWII military aircraft — Don’t miss your chance to tour the WWII Museum and visit the Hangar of the Houston Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. It’s a great chance to get up close to the Wing’s five flyable WWII military aircraft: climb into a cockpit of a WWII trainer or go inside a WWII Paratroop aircraft. This is a free event the 1st and 3rd Saturday at the West Houston Airport, 2 miles north of I-10 east off Barker Cypress on Groschke Rd.

Support local artists – The First Saturday Arts Market returns Saturday, December 6, 11 am – 6 pm. This monthly outdoor market in the Heights features original art, music, and fun. Located at 548 W. 19th on the Wind Water Gallery parking lot.

Craft family fun — Create a holiday greeting card at the next Hands-On Houston event, Saturday, December 6, 11 am – 3 pm at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Kids will draw a design in crayon and paint over it in watercolor. This always-free arts organization offers exhibits and education resources at 4848 Main Street.

Support local — Browse the 4th annual DesignCraft Market at Market Square Park, Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. The event features handmade design goods from local designers and boutiques plus live music and demonstrations. Market Square Park is located downtown at 301 Milam.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Get in the holiday spirit — There is lots of free fun planned at Jingle on the Boardwalk Saturday and Sunday on the Kemah Boardwalk. Saturday (12pm – 9 pm) features Santa’s Workshop, snow patch, Holiday Showcase, and a free outdoor screening of Frozen beginning at 7:30 pm. Sunday is more Santa’s Workshop and Holiday Showcase.

Mingle at free museums and zoo — It’s Bank of America’s free admission forMuseums on Us” program December 6-7 with free admission to the Houston Zoo, Children’s Museum, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This is for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders only, not their children.

Experience a night in Bethelem — Stroll through an outdoor interactive Christmas event A Night in Bethlehem at Messiah Lutheran Church Saturday and Sunday nights, 5 pm – 8 pm in NW Houston. Visit with folks in Bethelem, pet a sheep, meet the craftsmen, make period crafts, and see baby Jesus in the stable. This is a great family event to bring the Christmas story to life. Free hot cider, coffee, and cookies! Located at 11522 Telge Rd. off 290.

Chill in the winter wonderland — Make a foam bird ornament, get a free photo with Santa, and enjoy all the free games and activities.  The Santa’s Wonderland fun continues each Saturday and Sunday through Christmas at Bass Pro Shops. Two locations at 5000 Katy Mills Circle and 1000 Basspro Drive in Pearland.

Free Santa Photos in Houston 2014

Free Santa Photos in HoustonPhotos with Santa are a fun holiday tradition, but the price can add up quickly at the mall. Here are a few locations and events to find free Santa photo opportunities in Houston in 2014:

Bass Pro Shops — Winter Wonderland activities continue in December at Bass Pro Shops — including free photos with Santa. Kids can tell Santa their Christmas wishes and get a free photo Mondays through Saturdays (10 am – 8 pm), and Sundays (10 am – 5 pm) beginning December 7. (Weekday hours are 3 pm – 8 pm before December 7.) Avoid lines with the Bass Pass if the line is more than 30 minutes. You simply get a ticket with a specific time and return later. Located in Katy and Pearland. Check the online schedule here.

CityCentre — It’s Santa’s Holiday Market Saturday, December 13, 10 am – 4 pm, at CityCentre. Kids can get a free photo with Santa (noon – 4 pm) and parents can shop at the outdoor holiday market. Don’t miss the gingerbread decorating station hosted by SWEET or strolling Dickens carolers.

Fundamentally Toys — Santa will be visiting Fundamentally Toys in Rice Village every weekend through Christmas — and Christmas week — for free Santa photos. Hours are 1 pm to close: December 6-7, December 13-14, December 20-24. Located at 2401 Rice Blvd.

Houston Humane Society — Pets (and kids!) can get free photos with Santa  Saturday, December 6, 11 am – 2 pm, at Houston Humane Society. A donation is suggested to help the organization, such as a Kong toy or pet food. The afternoon also features a Kid’s Zone, shopping market, and bake sale.

Downtown at City HallFree Santa photos will be available at the Mayor’s Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting December 5, 6 pm – 8 pm.

Tomball — Enjoy free photos with Santa at Christmas in Commerce December 13, this month’s 2nd Saturday event in Tomball. The event also includes free train rides, games, activities, and free screening of Jingle All the Way. 10 am – 7:30 pm. Located on Commerce Street in historic Tomball.

LaCenterra — Santa will be visiting La Centerra for free photos every weekend through December 23. Hours are 1 pm – 5 pm Saturdays and 1 pm – 4 pm Sundays. Don’t forget your camera! Located in Katy at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Missouri City — Enjoy free photos with Santa at Snowfest Festival, Friday, December 5, 5:30 pm – 9 pm. Bring your own camera! Located at the Civic Center in Missouri City (1522 Texas Parkway).

YMCAs — Many Houston-area YMCAs are offering free photos with Santa. Check with your local area Y. Membership is not required for these free events. Here are a few I found:

South Montgomery County YMCA
Saturday, December 6, 9 am – noon (6464 Creekside Forest, The Woodlands)
Free breakfast and photos with Santa plus crafts, holiday music, face art, balloon art…
Register online here. Limited to first 400.

Alief YMCA
Saturday, December 13, 10 am – noon (7850 Howell-Sugarland Road)
Cookies and photos with Santa.

Fort Bend YMCA
Saturday, December 19, 7 pm – 8 pm
Cookies and photos with Santa.

John Daugherty Realtors — Santa is coming to your neighborhood for free Santa photos, thanks to John Daugherty Realtors. Here is the neighborhood schedule:

**December 6, 10 am – 1 pm

River Oaks: River Oaks Park, 3600 Locke Lane

Tanglewood: Tanglewood Corporation, 1661 Tanglewood Blvd. Plus enjoy carriage rides!

Memorial: Memorial Drive Baptist Church, 325 N. Piney Point Rd.

West University: Southwide Place Park, 3743 Garnet St. Plus enjoy Winter Carnival benefiting Fire Truck Park.

Bellaire: Nature Discovery Center, 7112 Newcastle St

Heights: Donovan Park, 700 Heights Blvd.

Briargrove Park: 2301 Seagler Rd.

Frost Bank — Frost Bank locations in Houston are offering free Santa photos in December. Here is the schedule:

**December 6, 10 am – 1 pm

Sugar Land: 620 Hwy 6, Sugar Land

Town and Country: 600 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N., Houston

The Woodlands: 10767 Kuykendahl, The Woodlands

Post Oak: 1700 Post Oak Blvd., Houston

**December 10, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Northgate: 2715 FM 1960, Houston

**December 17, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Shadow Creek: 11201 Broadway St., Pearland

Santa Photos for Cheap or Donations Benefiting Others

Sugar Land Town Square — This outdoor venue will have free Santa photos Sundays in December from 1 pm – 5 pm. Head to the lobby of 16190 City Walk. December 7, 14, 21. A donation box will be available to support Fort Bend Rainbow Room’s Christmas Project. Last year 637 kids received Christmas gifts thanks to the community generosity.

Traders VillageSanta is at Traders Village Saturdays and Sundays through December 21. $5 photo with Santa. Admission is free with $3 parking.

Breakfast with Santa (fee)

Cafe Adobe — Enjoy breakfast and party with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Cafe Adobe Saturdays, December 13 and 20, 9 am. $15 adults, $10 kids, age 2 and under free. In addition to breakfast, kids will enjoy the dessert table and cookie-decorating tables! Available at all locations.

Downtown Aquarium and Kemah Aquarium — Enjoy a Breakfast with Santa and Sharkey buffet December 13, 14, 20-24, 8 am – 10 am. You might catch Santa swimming in the aquarium! $17.99 adults, $11.99 kids. Free Santa photos. Call for reservations: 713.223.3474.