Top 10 Things for Kids in Houston This Week: December 30, 2019 to January 5, 2020

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Rockin' New Year's Noon | Photo courtesy of The Children's Museum of Houston

Make the most of your week with our top 10 things to do with kids in Houston from Monday, December 30, 2019, to Sunday, January 5, 2020. 

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  • Dreamworks presents Trolls Live! at Hobby Center | Saturday, December 28 and Sunday, December 29 – Watch the colorful trolls come to life for a thrilling performance of song and dance when Dreamworks presents the first-ever tour of Trolls Live! at Hobby Center. Follow Troll favorites Poppy and Branch on an exciting adventure to find their friends. Tickets start at $24, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 10am to 2:30pm both days.
  • Jamie Allan’s iMagician…It’s Magic Beyond Belief at Hobby Center | Monday, December 30 – See master illusionist Jamie Allan live at Hobby Center. Sometimes called the “Steve Jobs of Magic,” Allan is the top prime time television illusionist in Great Britain. Using iPads, holograms, social media wizardry and more, Allan stuns audiences with high-tech illusions, dazzling laser levitations, death-defying water chamber escapes and more. Tickets start at $44.99, but limited discounted tickets starting at $39.99 are available. Shows at 2pm and 8pm.
  • High Noon Countdown at The Woodlands Children’s Museum | New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31 – Bring your favorite kiddos for a festive celebration with New Year’s hats, creative art projects, bubble wrap dancing, and a balloon drop at noon at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. Tickets are $10 for non-members; $5 for members. 9:30am to 3:30pm.
  • Rockin’ New Year’s Noon at The Children’s Museum of Houston | New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31 – Bring the kiddos out to the Rockin’ New Year’s Noon, a family-friendly end-of-year bash that rings in the new year at the stroke of noon with a parade and shimmering ball drop at the Children’s Museum of Houston. Festivities include party favors like New Year’s hats and noisemakers, magic by Jamie Salinas, DJs, juggling with Juggler Noah, a countdown and an after-party. Entry is included with general admission to the museum. 10am to 3pm.
  • Noon Year’s Eve at CityCentre | New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31 | FREE – Head to a family-friendly fest at CityCentre’s Noon Year’s Eve celebration and enjoy a live DJ, face painting, a balloon and caricature artist, and capture the fun with Lucky Shots’ magic mirror photo booth. 11am to 1pm.
  • New Year’s Eve Party at Downtown Aquarium | New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31 – Ring in the new year at the Downtown Aquarium and enjoy fun kids activities including a kid’s balloon drop, dance party, and appearances by Sharkey and Nero as well as other mascots. Reservations are required. Tickets are $29.99 for adults and $21.99 for ages 3 to 10. Celebrations are from 11am to 1:30pm, and from 3pm to 5:30pm.
  • Run Houston! at Sam Houston Park | New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1 – The Run Houston! series gets a fresh start in 2020 with a New Year’s Day 5K, 10K, and Kids 1K at Sam Houston Park. Set a good example in 2020 and bring the family out to burn off some of those holiday calories. Registration is $50 for the 5K or 10K; $30 for the Kids 1K. 6:30am.
  • Free Family Night at Children’s Museum of Houston | Thursday, January 2 | FREE – Take advantage of free admission to the Children’s Museum of Houston, including access to all of their hands-on exhibits plus a wide variety of programming every Thursday evening. 5pm.
  • Toy Story 4 Movie Screening at Discovery Green | Thursday, January 2 | FREE – See what happens when Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky, at an outdoor screening of Pixar’s Toy Story 4 at Discovery Green. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Funfetti Friday at The Ice at Discovery Green | Friday, January 3 – Bring your friends and family for Funfetti Fridays on The Ice at Discovery Green with lively music by DJ Mohawk Steve and a light show. At 7,716 square feet, The Ice at Discovery Green clocks in as the largest outdoor skating rink in the Southwest and makes for the de facto headquarters of outdoor winter fun in Houston. General admission is $11 per person; $4 for skate rental. 7pm to 9pm.

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