Family-Friendly Things to do in Houston this Weekend (December 8-10)

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November 17-January 7 | 8 am – 5 pm | $27.50+
Houston Zoo | 6200 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030

Enjoy the magic of the holiday season at Houston’s favorite holiday lights experience, TXU Energy presents Zoo Lights at Houston Zoo! The spectacular Zoo grounds are the perfect setting to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season with family and friends.

Galaxy Lights at Space Center Houston 

November 11-January 7 | 6pm-10pm | Tickets start at $19.95, 3 and under free
Space Center Houston | 1601 Nasa Rd. 1, Houston, TX 77058

Embark on a holiday adventure that transcends Earth’s boundaries and transports you to the edge of the universe. Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant, is a space-themed holiday light show that defies gravity!

Create out-of-this-world memories with a holiday experience beyond imagination. Space Center Houston leaves you starry-eyed as you experience space in a new light.

December 9 | 4:00 pm-5:00 pm | $17 (ages 5+ only)
Discovery Green | 1500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77010

Children of all ages are invited to skate with a Santa Claus of different ethnicities.

Gingerbread Build-Off

December 9 | 10:00 am-5:00 pm | Free
Levy Park | 3801 Eastside, Houston, TX 77098

Join us for Architecture Center Houston’s 14th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at the park! Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials. The public is invited to attend and cheer on the teams, vote for their favorites, and play in the kids’ construction zone. There will also be a free photo booth with Santa Claus from 12pm to 4pm! This event is free and open to the public

December 9 | 9:00 am-2:00 pm | Kids 0-13 $20, Adults $10
The Woodlands Children’s Museum| 4775 West Panther Creek Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77381

Gather the family for performances by the Lone Star Strummers, framed professional photos with Santa, snow play, art projects, special reading with Mrs. Claus, and visiting with Olaf.

December 9 | 6:00-9:00 pm | Free
Woodland Heights | Heights Blvd., Houston, TX 77008

 Come see beautifully lit homes in Woodland Heights and get in the holiday spirit!

December 9 | 11:00 am-4:00 pm  | Free
Heritage Place- Downtown Conroe | 500 Metcalfe St, Conroe, TX 77301

The holiday festivities include two real snow hills, face painting, petting zoo and pony rides, train rides, a live nativity, camel rides, and more!

December 10 | 4:00 pm  | $10 adults, $8 child
Bellaire Town Center |  7008 S.Rice Blvd., Houston, TX 77401

The holiday festivities include two real snow hills, face painting, petting zoo and pony rides, train rides, a live nativity, camel rides, and more!

For even more holiday fun, check out Houston Moms’

The Ultimate Guide to Holidays in Houston

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Elizabeth was raised in Houston and met her husband Ryan shortly after graduating from Texas A&M with a journalism degree. A few years later, Grayson {Sept 2010}, turned Elizabeth’s world upside down, not only with his sparkling blue eyes and killer smile, but with his profound disabilities and diagnosis of Mitochondrial Disease. After two years of navigating the world of special needs parenting, Elizabeth and Ryan were blessed with Charlotte {Jan 2013} and Nolan {Sept 2015}, perfectly completing their party of five. Elizabeth and her crew live in Katy, and when she can steal a few moments for herself, she can be found out for Mexican food and margaritas with girlfriends, binge-listening to podcasts and audiobooks, or trying once again {unsuccessfully} to organize her closet. In addition to her role as Managing Editor of HMB, Elizabeth writes about faith, politics and special needs parenting for publications like Scary Mommy and HuffPost.You can connect with Elizabeth on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, or


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