Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week


Don your best holiday garb and show the kids a fantastic time around Houston with the best kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston. This week, kids can see the Little Mermaid up close, send the North Pole their wish lists, catch Holiday movies, watch Santa arrive by plane, and more.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Screening at Discovery Green


Thursday, December 16 | FREE – Pack a picnic and a blanket for a family-friendly screening of the holiday favorite starring Jim Carrey, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), at Discovery Green. 7 pm.



Home Alone Movie Screening at CityPlace 


Friday, December 17 | FREE – Bring the family out to CityPlace in Spring to watch an outdoor screening of the John Hughes Christmas classic, Home Alone. 6:45 pm.



Santa at Betsy’s in Evelyn Park 


Saturday, December 18 | FREE – Bring the kiddos out to Evelyn Park in Bellaire to snap a pic with Santa when he visits Betsy’s restaurant. 10 am to 12 pm



Stearman Santa at Lone Star Flight Museum 


Saturday, December 18 – Rudolph gets a break as Santa Claus swings by the Lone Star Flight Museum aboard the PT-17 Stearman. Visitors can catch his arrival on the museum’s ramp, meet Saint Nick, and enjoy storytime with Mrs. Claus, holiday crafts, and more. Included with general admission to the museum; $15 for adults; $13 for ages 12 to 17 and ages 65 and up; $10 for ages 6 to 11; free for ages 5 and under. 11 am to 12:30 pm.



Family Day at Bayou Bend Collections & Gardens 


On Sunday, December 20, the doors to Bayou Bend open for free from 1 to 5 pm for The Bayou Bend Family Day. Bring the family to the American decorative arts museum along Memorial Drive for a day filled with a puppet show, storytelling, arts and crafts, face painting, and a Christmas-themed puppet show.