iQuriousKids Calendar – December 9th to December 15th (Things to do in Houston)

 

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The fun things to do in Houston just keep getting better & better as we approach Christmas. Here are a few things you can enjoy along with your family for the next 7 days. Enjoy the weekend.

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Christmas Cruises – Buffalo Bayou
Friday, December 9th & Saturday, December 10th, 2016 | 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM | 1001 Commerce Street Houston , TX 77002 United States.
Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership in celebrating the holiday season with 30-minute pontoon boat rides along Buffalo Bayou served up with plenty of decorations, music and cheer!

Zoo Lights – Houston Zoo
Friday, November 18th, 2016 to Sunday, January 15th, 2017 | The Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030 United States.
The Houston Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland! TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights celebrates its fifth year as one of Houston’s most well-loved holiday traditions. Stroll through the beautiful Houston Zoo and take in the sights and sounds of the season. Enjoy festive carols, sip hot chocolate, and take in the more than 2 million lights! Fifteen miles of eco-friendly LED lighting illuminate our ancient oak trees and decorate the paths to light your way.

2nd Annual MainStreet America Lights of Hope
Saturday, November 26th, 2016  to Saturday, December 17th | 6:00 PM to9:00 PM | 18750 Interstate 45 Spring , TX 77373 United States.
MainStreet America will be hosting its annual holiday tradition of Christmas on MainStreet, which will take place every Saturday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. starting Nov. 26 and ending on Dec. 17. Come visit Santa as well as other Christmas characters, including Frosty the Snowman and the Gingerbread Man. Bring the whole family out for a night of Christmas magic and make our tradition part of your family tradition.

Holidays in the Plaza – Sugar Land Town Square
Friday, December 9th, 2016 | 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM | 15958 City Walk Sugar Land, TX 7479 United States.
Bring your friends and family to the Sugar Land Town Square for an evening of holiday entertainment and festivities.

Breakfast with Santa – The Downtown Aquarium
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 | 8:00 AM | 410 Bagby Street Houston, TX 77002 United States.
Bring the kids to meet Sharkey and Santa Claus for photos and a breakfast buffet at the Downtown Aquarium. Cost of the buffet is $13.99 for children and $19.99 for adults.

Gingerbread Build Off – Hermann Square Park
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 | 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM | 900 Smith Street Houston, TX 77002 United States.
Join AIA Houston in Downtown as over 30 competing teams will create their gingerbread masterpieces using 100% edible materials. More than 3,000 spectators are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids’ construction zone, and see Santa.

Star Wars: Brink of Beyond – The Children’s Museum 
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM | 1500 Binz St. Houston, TX 77004 United States.
Bring the kids and the camera when Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and Director Orson Krennic himself make a special appearance at the Children’s Museum of Houston’s Star Wars: Brink of Beyond.

Family Day: Holiday Fun – The Houston Center for Photography
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 | 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM | 1441 W Alabama St Houston, TX 77006 United States.
Explore the current exhibition, The Surface of Things, with a scavenger hunt, create your own self-portrait fabric collage, and explore an alternative process by making cyanotypes. There will be a special holiday storytime starting at 12:45pm for the younger patrons.

Movie Under the Moon: Elf at Sugar Land Town Square
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM | 15958 City Walk Sugar Land, TX 77479 United States.
Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs to the Plaza to enjoy a free Movie Under the Moon brought to you by our friends at First Colony Church of Christ. This month’s movie is Elf.

Elfie Selfies with Santa – The Children’s Museum
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 | 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM | 1500 Binz St. Houston, TX 77004 United States.
Take an Elfie Selfie with Santa by making and wearing your own elf hats. Then, get your camera ready, bring your wish list, and snap a selfie with jolly, old Saint Nick. Tickets are $12.

Cheap Skate Night – Discovery Green
Monday, December 12th, 2016 | 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM | 1500 McKinney St
Houston, TX 77010 United States.
Glide around The ICE for just $8.00 per person plus tax. Includes skate rental.

Meet Santa – Gallery Furniture
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM | 7227 West Grand Parkway South, Richmond, TX 77407 United States.
Ho Ho Ho! Santa is on his way to Gallery Furniture at Grand Parkway… and Mattress Mack is treating us to gourmet pizza from Brick and Mortar and letting us snap pictures with the man in red!

Nature Story Time – Nature Discovery Center
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 | 4:00 PM | 7112 Newcastle Bellaire, Texas
A FREE story time for preschoolers and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers.  Story-time may involve visits with live animals, puppets, short nature walks in the park, crafts, or songs in addition to age appropriate nature related stories.

Meet Santa – Gallery Furniture
Thursday, December 15th, 2016 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM | 7227 West Grand Parkway South, Richmond, TX 77407 United States.
Ho Ho Ho! Santa is on his way to Gallery Furniture at Grand Parkway… and Mattress Mack is treating us to gourmet pizza from Brick and Mortar and letting us snap pictures with the man in red!

Thursday Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00-9:00pm

 

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