Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of November 11 | Solstice by Studio Iregular

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of November 11 | Solstice by Studio Iregular | Image Credit: Discovery Green

Our picks for things to do in Houston with kids this weekend (November 11-13) include Solstice by Studio IregularClassic Journey Live: A Tribute, Saturday Night Skate Party, Veterans Day at Kemah Boardwalk, & more!

Are you looking for things to do with your kids this weekend in Houston? H-town is a great city to raise kids. In fact, Houston is consistently regarded as one of the most family-friendly in the country.

Apart from a number of great schools, there are always so many different events that kids and families can participate in. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is an excellent destination during the weekends. There is also the Children’s Museum of Houston which always has a lot of great events. These are just two among many such event venues.

But, with so many things to do with kids in Houston, how can you know which ones are genuinely worthwhile? We’ve put together a list of the best weekend activities and events to entertain the whole family. There are cheap events for kids and free things to do with kids this weekend!

Remember to explore Things to do in Houston this Weekend of November 11, Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of November 11, and  Things to do in Houston this Week of November 7!

Check out our recent posts on the Festival of Lights at Lake Jackson, Native American Pow Wow at Traders VillageVerified Veterans Day Deals in Houston, and Veterans Day 2022 Events in Houston!


Top Pick – Classic Journey Live: A Tribute

Classic Journey Live

Image Credit: Miller Outdoor Theatre

Classic Journey Live is a tribute to Journey unlike any other. Immerse yourself in the most detailed replication of Journey to date. The clothes, hairstyles, lights, musical gear, stage, vocals and all the sounds that are Journey combine to create a living tribute to one of rock’s greatest bands.

This show features video excerpts of interviews and performances from the members of Journey themselves that make this an experience you won’t soon forget. It’s a performance you don’t want to miss!

When: Saturday, November 12, 2022, 7 pm
Where: 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, United States
Tickets: Free


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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of November 11, 2022 – Friday

Solstice by Studio Iregular

Solstice by Studio Iregular

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of November 11 | Image Credit: Discovery Green

A new installation called Solstice will be on display at the Brown Promenade of Discovery Green starting this Friday, November 11, 2022.

The Discovery Green Conservancy commissioned the work, which immerses the audience in a realm of constantly shifting hues and musical backdrops produced by frames, mirrors, and a central sun.

The mirrored and LED arches that make up Solstice represent how Earth changes when the sun is closest to and farthest from the equator. In an exploratory and participatory manner, visitors will be able to experience the longest day of the year to the shortest.

When: Friday, November 11, 2022 | Runs until February 14, 2023
Where:Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010
How Much: Free


Food Trucks in Hermann Park

Food Trucks at Hermann Park Conservancy

Image Credit: Hermann Park Conservancy

This Friday is the last day of this month’s Food Trucks at Hermann Park, so make sure to visit and enjoy the great scenery with great food from Gaspachos, and Snow and Spoon.

When: Friday, November 11, 2022
Where: 1700 Hermann Dr Houston, TX 77004
How Much: Free


Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market

Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market

Image Credit: Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market

A holiday shopping wonderland benefitting Houston Ballet Foundation, its academy, and scholarship programs.

When: Thursday to Sunday, November 10-13, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: One NRG Park Houston, TX 77054
How Much: Starts at $20


The Polar Express Train Ride

The Polar Express Train Ride

Image Credit: Texas State Railroad

Head over to Galveston this weekend and relive the enchantment of the legendary story as The Polar Express whisks you away for a one-hour voyage to visit Santa. Santa and his helpers board the train, just as in the movie, to welcome and present gifts to the passengers. There will be onboard entertainment, dancing cooks serving hot cocoa and pastries, as well as wonderful memories to be made. For the journey, families are invited to dress in their jammies!

When: 11 November 2022 to December 23, 2022 | 2:30 pm
Where: Galveston Railroad Museum,  2602 Santa Fe Place, Galveston, Texas 77550
How much: From $52.50


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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Saturday, November 12, 2022

Memorial City Lights at The Square

Memorial City Lights

Image Credit: Memorial City

Visit Memorial City this weekend for a fun-filled evening featuring a showcase of musical groups from Spring Branch ISD and a special performance by the Memorial City Reindeer. This annual traditional show will be co-hosted by KHOU 11 Chief Meteorologist David Paul and Johnny Bravo.

And, don’t miss the big countdown with Santa as he lights the tree and illuminates more than 3.5 million holiday lights across all of Memorial City.

When: Saturday, November 12, 2022, 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: The Square at Memorial City, 71 Bunker Hill Rd, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: Free


32nd Annual Native American Championship Pow Wow 2022 at Traders Village Houston

Native American Championship Pow Wow at Traders Village

Native American Championship Pow Wow at Traders Village

The 32nd Annual Native American Pow Wow is back at Traders Village this November! There will be authentic Indian food, teepees, a crafts show, and vibrant tribal dance competitions that everyone can enjoy.

Be amazed by the precision and showmanship that the youngest and oldest competitors display in their dancing! Hear the drums beat for these amazing talents as they don full regalia of feathers, buckskin, bells, and bead-work.

The prize money is worth $15,000! There will also be plenty of awards under eighteen different dance categories, with participants ranging from two-year-olds to active and healthy grandmothers in their 80s!

When: Saturday to Sunday, November 12 – 13, 2022
Where: 7979 N Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 77041
Tickets: Free


Dance Across India

Become enchanted by Indian dances as Silambam Houston comes to Children’s Museum Houston for a very special performance in honor of Diwali. Diwali is also known as the Festival of Lights. It is a Hindu religious festival and one of the most important festivals within Hinduism.

When: Saturday, November 12, 2022, 12 pm & 1 pm
Where: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15


Saturday Night Skate Party at Green Mountain Energy Ice

Saturday Night Skate Party at Green Mountain Energy Ice

Image Credit: Discovery Green

This Saturday, have fun skating on Discovery Green’s rink as DJ Boris makes it more fun and lively with some cool pop beats.

When: Saturday, November 12, 2022, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where:Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010
How Much: $17 per person


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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Sunday, November 13, 2022

Veterans Day at Kemah Boardwalk

It’s a special family day at Kemah Boardwalk this weekend! In honor of the men and women who have bravely served the country, Kemah Boardwalk is offering a special offer for our veterans — Buy One All-Day Ride Pass, Get One FREE!

When: Sunday, November 13, 2022
Where: 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565, United States
How Much: Starts at $19.99

Check out the full list of Veteran’s Day 2022 Events in Houston!


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Top 10 things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of November 11, 2022 include Solstice by Studio Iregular, Classic Journey Live: A Tribute, and more!

The award-winning Space Center Houston is one of Houston’s most popular family attractions and takes visitors behind the scenes of the NASA Johnson Space Center. Filled with interactive exhibitions, multi-media displays, cutting-edge technology, and fascinating space artifacts, there’s something to amaze and entertain all ages. Full-day entrance ticket to the Space Center Houston includes the Nasa Tram, Mission Briefing Center, and Starship Gallery Choice of entrance times throughout the day.

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