free weekend fun in HoustonIt’s the last weekend before Christmas! What fun things do you have planned? Here is a snapshot of a few free activities and events to enjoy in Houston with your family and friends:


Watch movie under the moon — Enjoy the holiday classic, A Christmas Story, Friday, December 20, 6:30 pm at Discovery Green or catch Elf at dusk at Central Green at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch.


Decorate for the birds — Families will enjoy this Critter’s Christmas event and learn how to decorate for the birds Saturday, December 21, 10 am. Make decorative edible treats for the birds and other wildlife. Located at Jesse H. Jones Park in Humble, 20634 Kenswick.

Rock outside — Head to Katy for Katy Rocks Saturday, December 21, 10 am – 4 pm at Central Green at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. The event features live music and vendors.

Compete with your ugly Christmas sweater — Don’t miss Winter Wonderland: A White Oak Block Party Saturday, December 21, 10 am – 6 pm at Onion Creek Cafe. The fun day features an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest, free seasonals by local brewers, chance to buy last-minute holiday gifts, and more. Donations will be accepted for Tiny Paws Rescue. Or bring pet items to donate such as canned and dry dog food, papertowels, treats, and bleach. Located at 3106 White Oak Drive.

Enjoy caroling on the squareCaroling on the Square hits Waterway Square in The Woodlands December 21, 6 pm – 8 pm. Each week features a variety of entertainers. This weekend’s entertainer features Brenda Guy — with a special visit by Santa.

Enjoy music on the plaza — Families can head to Sugar Land Town Square for Holiday concerts on the plaza December 21 with live holiday music. The evening features performances by Fort Bend Music Center (6 pm) and First Colony Church of Christ (7 pm).


Watch movie under the stars — It’s another free screening of Elf this Sunday, December 22, at CityCentre. The fun kicks off at 5 pm with the movie at 6 pm. Don’t forget your blanket! CityCentre is located at 800 Town and Country Blvd.


Chill in the winter wonderland — Make a festive 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.

Watch a free movie — Catch a free screening of Rise of the Guardians, thanks to Alamo Drafthouse, December 20-22, at 10 am. At both Houston locations: Mason Road and Vintage Park.