Top 11 Things for Kids in Houston This Week: November 26 to December 2, 2018

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Make the most of your week with our top 11 things to do with kids in Houston from Monday, November 26 to Sunday, December 2, 2018. 

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Top 11 Things to Do with Kids This Week in Houston

  • Cheap Skate Night at Discovery Green | Monday, November 26 – Glide around The ICE skating rink with a friend at Discovery Green for the price of one every Monday. Tickets are $15 for two people or $8 per person. Includes tax and skate rental. 5pm to 10pm.
  • Holiday in the Park at Bellaire Parks and Recreation | Thursday, November 29 | FREE – Take the kids to Bellaire Parks and Recreation for Holiday in the Park, a winter wonderland filled with holiday music, a tree lighting, moon bounces, a visit from Santa and more. 6pm to 8:30pm.
  • Elf Movie Screening at Discovery Green | Thursday, November 29 | FREE – Celebrate the start of the Christmas season with a free screening of the hilarious holiday movie, Elf, starring Will Ferrell. Viewers will follow along as Buddy the Elf discovers that he is no elf at all, and then ventures out into New York City in search of his real father. 7pm.
  • City of Sugar Land’s Christmas Tree Lighting | Friday, November 30 | FREE – Watch steps of Sugar Land’s City Hall light up with holiday cheer and entertainment as Mr. and Mrs. Claus bring their holiday magic to Sugar Land Town Square. Other activities include holiday crafts, face painting, performances and more. 5pm to 8pm.
  • Dickens on the Strand in Galveston | Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 2 – Travel back in time as Galveston’s historic Strand is transformed into Charles Dickens’ Victorian London for this 45th annual, family-friendly event. Gear up for parades, live entertainment on six stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers, and a visit from the characters of Dickens’ books. Tickets start at $13 for adults; $7 for kids ages 7 to 12 and free for kids under 6. Times vary.
  • 99th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting at City Hall | Friday, November 30 | FREE – Join Mayor Sylvester Turner at City Hall for Houston’s annual holiday extravaganza, which features live entertainment, fireworks, a tree lighting, and family-friendly activities. Bring along a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Salvation Army and receive a festive Santa hat. 6pm to 8pm.
  • The Polar Express Movie Screening at Levy Park | Friday, November 30 | FREE – Bundle up in holiday sweaters and head to Levy Park for a free screening of the seasonal favorite, The Polar Express, starring Tom Hanks. 6:30pm.
  • Katy Old Fashioned Christmas Festival | Saturday, December 1 | No Cover – Make your way to the 9th Annual Katy Old Fashioned Christmas Festival in Historic Downtown Katy. This Christmas market will feature produce, arts and crafts, antiques, handmade goodies, carolers, food trucks, entertainment, a beer garden, 50,000 lbs of snow for the kiddos and more. 10am to 5pm.
  • Indonesian Festival Houston at Jones Plaza and The Consulate General of The Republic of Indonesia | Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 – Immerse yourself in Indonesian culture at this two-day festival of authentic food, fashion, coffee-tasting, batik-making, music, dance, and entertainment. Day one of the festival will be held at Jones Plaza, while the second day is at The Consulate General of The Republic of Indonesia. Tickets are $7. 10am both days.
  • Opera in the Heights presents Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena at Lambert Hall | Sunday, December 2 – Opera in the Heights presents the bilingual children’s opera, Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena, a retelling of the Mexican folktale about the poinsettia at Lambert Hall. Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for children. 2pm.
  • Bellaire Chanukah Festival at Bellaire Town Square | Sunday, December 2 – The Annual Bellaire Chanukah Festival will feature a dinner buffet, activities for the kids, a performance from magician and comedian John O’Bryant, and the lighting of a menorah. 4pm to 6:30pm.

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Zahira Gutierrez is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston fascinated by fashion. When she isn't recording or touring the country with her band, Wild Moccasins, she can be found sewing her own costumes and covering lifestyle events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.