Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of November 25 | Skate with Santa at Green Mountain Energy Ice

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of November 25 | Skate with Santa at Green Mountain Energy Ice | Image Credit: Discovery Green

Our picks for things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of November 25 include Skate with Santa at Green Mountain Energy Ice, Salon Dolliday Styling Event, Sago Mini Playdates, Levy Park Movie Night: The Santa Clause, & 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 25, Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of November 25, and  Things to do in Houston this Week of November 21!

Also, remember to also check out our recent posts on Restaurants in Houston open on Thanksgiving, Houston Thanksgiving Parade 2022, Santa Pictures Houston 2022, Black Friday 2022 store hours near you in Houston, Houston Winter Camp Guide 2022, and Christmas Tree Lighting Houston 2022!


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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of November 25, 2022 – Friday

Gingerbread Day

This event is all about the sweetness of the holiday season! The Gingerbread Man, the biggest cookie in town, stops by Children’s Museum Houston! Prepare to capture some priceless images with this handsome cookie. While you’re at it, make your own foam gingerbread home to decorate for the holidays.

When: Friday, November 25, 2022, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15 (Save $2 on admission when you rock an ugly sweater at box office)


Wishlist Wonderland with Nintendo Switch

Nintendo at Memorial City

Image Credit: Memorial City

Enjoy a fun, hands-on opportunity to learn about the Nintendo Switch family of systems and build your own personal holiday wishlist from a growing library of games like Splatoon 3, Nintendo Switch Sports, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, Just Dance 2023 Edition and more!

While visiting the Wishlist Wonderland with Nintendo Switch experience, guests can demo select Nintendo Switch games in TV mode and handheld mode, and score special giveaways while supplies last.

When: Friday, November 25, 2022 | Runs until December 27, 2022
Where: Memorial City Mall by the Fireplace, 303 Memorial City Way, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: Free


Zoo Lights Houston

Houston Zoo Lights Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest – Image Credit: Houston Zoo Facebook Page

Houston’s favorite holiday lights experience – TXU Energy presents Zoo Lights – is back at the Houston Zoo! The beautiful Zoo grounds are the perfect setting to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season with friends and family. One of the most popular Christmas Light Displays in Houston! 

When: November 18, 2022 – January 8, 2023 | 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm, last entry at 9:30 pm
Where:
The Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030 
How Much: Between $21.20 – above, prices may vary according to the day and offer

For complete details check out our Guide to Houston Zoo Lights 2022!


Levy Park Movie Night: The Santa Clause

Bring the family, especially the kids, and kickstart the holiday season with a wonderful movie night at Levy Park with the free screening of The Santa Clause. Don’t forget to bring your movie-watching essentials. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase from Side Dough and Woodshed Smokehouse.

When: Friday, November 25, 2022, 7 p.m.
Where: Event Pavilion, 3801 Eastside St., Houston, TX 77098
How Much: Free


Sago Mini Playdates

Sago Mini Playdates

Image Credit: Children’s Museum Houston

Are you prepared for an extraordinary adventure? Children’s Museum Houston is hosting a special playdate with Sago Mini for preschoolers.

At this playdate event, pick up your own Space Explorer activity box and create a wearable jetpack, fire off a rocket, and go to the stars! After that, bring the Space Explorer box home so that youngsters can play imaginatively for hours while learning about the wonders of space.

When:  Friday to Saturday, November 25 – 26, 2022 , 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: General Admission – $15


Music Trends Through the Decades w/ DJ Mohawk Steve at Green Mountain Energy Ice

This Saturday, have fun skating on Discovery Green’s rink as DJ Mohawk Steve makes it more fun and lively with some cool pop beats. The best part, he’ll be playing classic hits and trends through the decades. So whether you remember exactly where you were when you heard your favorite song or you are experiencing it all for the first time, DJ Mohawk Steve will connect you to the power of the greatest hits.

When: Friday, November 25, 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 – Saturday, November 26, 2022

UH vs Tulsa at TDECU Stadium

UH vs Tulsa at TDECU Stadium

Come to the TDECU Stadium and show your undying support the UH Cougars! Plus, there are plenty of exciting specials for you and your family to enjoy.

Ticket Special for the game – Family 4-packs – 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and chips, 4 Sodas for just $96 Go to UHCougars.com/promo and enter promo code TULSA4PACK or call 713 – Go-Coogs(462-6647) to get your tickets today!

Where: 3875 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022 | 6:30 p.m.

Book your Houston Cougars tickets and avail of the FAMILY 4 PACK TODAY!!!

Also, check out this offer of a Free 4-Pack Giveaway for UH vs Tulsa game by the University of Houston and HoustonOnTheCheap!!!


Skate with Santa at Green Mountain Energy Ice

Skate with Santa at Green Mountain Energy Ice

Image Credit: Discovery Green

Kids of all ages and kids at heart are all invited to join Santa as you all have a blissful night while skating through the Green Mountain Energy Ice Rink at Discovery Green. It’s an opportunity to enjoy skating and take photos for keeps!

When: Saturday, November 26, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Located At: Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010
How Much:$17 admission (plus tax), skate rental included


Salon Dolliday Styling Event at American Girl®

At this Salon Dolliday Styling Event, your daughter may learn how to get her doll ready and attractive for holiday parties!

She will spend time with professional doll stylists learning how to paint her doll’s nails and style her doll’s hair in a stunning updo with double twists and a sparkling tiara.

When: Saturday, November 26, 2022, 11 am to 12 pm
Where: American Girl Houston, 303 Memorial City Mall #580, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: $35


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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Sunday, November 27, 2022

Houston Museum of Natural Science at Levy Park

Houston Museum of Natural Science at Levy Park

Image Credit: Levy Park Houston

The Houston Museum of Natural Science comes to Levy Park to offer kids firsthand lessons about interesting Science facts. This Sunday, the topic will be Bugs on Wheels: Adaptation Exploration where kids learn about the life and fascinating facts about bugs.

Investigate how different arthropods have evolved over time to perfectly fit into their environment in this fun and interactive activity!

When: Sunday, November 27, 2022, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Where:Event Pavilion, Levy Park, 3801 Eastside St., Houston, TX 77098
How Much: Free


Christmas Open House and Free Family Photos

AR Workshop is excited to partner with local photographer, McCurdy Media, as well as Dillard Realty Team, C&T Mortgage, and Glitter Quakes to offer you a fun, festive, and free event! They will have a s’mores station by C&T Mortgage, Dillard Realty Team will have a hot cocoa bar, and each family will get to decorate an ornament.

When:  Sunday, November 27 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where:  AR Workshop Cypress, 16718 House & Hahl Rd Unit C1, Cypress, TX 77433
How Much: Free | additional ornaments will be available 1 for $5 or 2/$8


Bellaire Open Air HTX Market

Bellaire Open Air will be hosted by HTX markets offering Evelyn’s Park visitors the luxury of an outdoor shopping experience. Don’t miss this market designed to keep visitors in the Open Air.
We will have goodies from local artisans and small businesses for the whole family.
When: Sunday, November 27, 2022, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: 4400 Bellaire Boulevard, Bellaire, Texas 77401
How Much: Free


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Top 12 things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of November 25, 2022 include Skate with Santa at Green Mountain Energy Ice, Salon Dolliday Styling Event, 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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