Top 12 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: November 7 to 13, 2022

The Children's Festival offers a weekend of fun for the kiddos in the Woodlands | Courtesy of Children's Festival

Make the most of what Houston has to offer this week with the best kid-friendly things to do from Monday, November 7 to Sunday, November 13, 2022.

This week, learn about Diwali, watch Mickey and friends glide around NRG Arena, salute our veterans, kick off the ice skating season, and more.

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Top 12 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Week

  • Picture Book Boogie at the Woodlands Children’s Museum | Tuesday, November 8 – The museum celebrates Children’s Book Week with a series of activities and songs based on popular children’s books. Waldo, of Where’s Waldo fame, will also make an appearance. This event is recommended for ages seven and under. Tickets are $7.50 for ages 1 and up. 11am.
  • Diwali Art Workshop at Children’s Museum Houston | Thursday, November 10 | FREE – Celebrate Diwali with activities like creating a Diwali Lamp and traditional Rangoli patterns at Children’s Museum Houston. Each child will also receive a card with their name written in Bengali and Hindi. 5pm to 8pm.
  • Disney on Ice: Into the Magic at NRG Stadium | Thursday, November 10 to Sunday, November 13 | FREE – Celebrate the magic of courage, love and adventure with Disney characters like Belle, Miguel from Coco, Elsa from Frozen, and more when they take the ice at NRG Stadium. $20 and up. Times vary.
  • City of Houston’s Veterans Day Celebration at City Hall | Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11 | FREE – The City of Houston pays tribute to the people of the military at the annual Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration. There will be a traditional Veterans Day ceremony with acknowledgments and a distinguished keynote speaker recognizing the local heroes, a moment of silence, and the American Heroes Parade. 10am.
  • Frostival at Discovery Green | Friday, November 11 | FREE – Discovery Green’s annual winter celebration, Frostival, will feature live ice carving, live painting of a new mural, Art Cars, a performance by Break Free and Cirque Mythos, and the grand opening of this year’s ice rink. Free to attend; first 50 skaters skate for free, fees apply after those spots are claimed. 5pm to 10pm.
  • Tokyo Night Festival at Texas Festival Grounds | Friday, November 11 & Saturday, November 12 – Celebrate modern and traditional Japanese culture with back-to-back days of performances, cosplay, and Japanese food–themed vendors, plus take in a merch market, a sumo tournament, car exhibits and more. $20 and up; discounted options for ages 6-15 at the door; free for ages 5 and under. 3pm to 10pm.
  • NYT presents Totally ’80s: The Musical at Concordia Lutheran High School | Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13 – Have a tubular time in Tomball with a night of ’80s nostalgia at this high-energy show that weaves comedy, music and more for a musical performance from National Youth Theater. Great for ages 10 and up. $15 and up. Times vary.
  • HTX4Ukraine’s Borscht Cook-Off at Pokrova Ukrainian Church | Saturday, November 12 – HTX4Ukraine presents a cook-off event featuring one of the most famous Ukrainian dishes—borscht—in support of the people of Ukraine. Baked goods, drinks, and other Ukrainian delicacies will be available for purchase at the event, with funds dedicated to saving lives and supporting people in Ukraine in the time of the Russian war against the country. $10; includes a cup to sample each team’s borscht. Free for ages 12 and under. 11am to 3:30pm.
  • 5th Annual Taste of the Caribbean at the Crown Festival Park | Saturday, November 12 – The annual fest returns with a day celebrating delicious Caribbean food, live Caribbean music, arts and culture, and family fun at the Crown Festival Park in Sugar Land. $20 and up. 2pm to 10pm.
  • Star Wars: Rogue One Movie Screening at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, November 12 | FREE – Catch a free outdoor screening of the 2016 film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13), at Sugar Land Town Square. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
  • Children’s Festival: Under the Sea at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13 – Enjoy a weekend of family fun that includes high-energy shows, hands-on activities, and adventures for all ages at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Don’t miss Octonauts Live!, a PJ Masks meet and greet, bounce house fun, and more. $10 per day; free for ages 2 and under. Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday noon to 5pm.
  • Main Street Theater for Youth presents Cinderella at MATCH | Sunday, November 13 | Ongoing – Grab your seats for opening day of this beloved story that comes to life as a musical, backed by music and lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein. This stage adaption is based on the popular teleplay, and captures the romance of Cinderella and her prince, the capers of her stepsisters and the magic of her fairy godmother, who shows that impossible things happen every day. Showtimes available through Friday, December 23. $30 and up. 12:30pm and 3:30pm.

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Shea Kummer is a mom to 3 active boys living in Katy. She has a business degree from Texas Christian University and a background in social media management. When she's not cheering on her boys, she can be found looking for the best ways to make lasting family memories.