Family-Friendly Things to do in Houston this Weekend

Looking for ways to keep your kids busy this weekend with family-friendly fun? No worries! We’ve got you covered with all the things to do in Houston!

With some much H-Town enjoyment to be had, it’s tough to find the best fit for your time, money and family. So, Houston Moms has done all the heavy lifting and created a weekend full of fun at a glance!

Blitzen’s Bazaar

December 2 | 9 am – 9 pm | FREE
Independence Park

Pearland is getting ready for the Christmas season with a robust gift market, live entertainment, a tree lighting ceremony and fireworks! H-E-B will even be in attendance, creating a Winter Wonderland for kids to enjoy!


49th Annual Dickens on the Strand

December 2 – 4 | Times Vary
$20 Adults, $14 Children (7-12), FREE for Youth (6 & Under)
Historic Strand District in Galveston

Travel back in time to the 19th-century Victorian London to enjoy the works of Charles Dickens! This street festival displays beautiful sights and sounds that take over several streets in Galveston.


Hollydays Market of Rosenberg

December 2 – 4 | 10 am – 6 pm on Fri/Sat; 11 am – 4 pm on Sun
Fort Bend County Fairgrounds

A perfect way to spend the weekend! Three days of holiday shopping with 0ver 100 vendors who sell beautiful and unique gifts! Shop local and enjoy this awesome event!


2022 Holiday Festival at Levy Park

December 3 – 4 | 12 – 5 pm
Levy Park

Two days of Christmas fun at Levy Park… you definitely don’t want to miss this! The holiday market, crafts station and live music performances will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit.


A Charlie Brown Christmas 5K Run/Walk

December 3 | 8 – 10 am | $39.95+
Addicks Park & Ride

The biggest holiday 5k and the most beloved comic/ cartoon team up for the Charles Brown Christmas 5k! Start off with the Snoopy Kids Dash for Kids 12 and under, followed by a festive 5k! Get your Peanuts fisher medal, participant bib and t-shirt to rush on into the holidays!


Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular

December 3 | 5pm | FREE
Houston City Hall

Mayor Sylvester Turner and Reliant welcome you to City Hall to start of the holiday season with live music, a beautiful Christmas tree, fireworks and a visit from Santa!


The Great Yōkai Adventure at Asia Society Texas

December 3 | 11 – 2 pm
FREE; Registration Required
Asia Society Texas Center

This incredible event, geared toward kids ages 6 and up, lets families embark on an adventure involving Yōkai, mysterious creatures from Japanese folklore and enjoy family-friendly yōkai-themed anime films! Feel free to wear a costume and join in on the fun!


Gateway Classic Cars of Houston Holiday Party

December 3 | 10 am – 2 pm
Gateway Classic Cars

Check out incredible classic cars while getting into the holiday spirit! There will be plenty of vendors to help finish up your holiday shopping and games and activities for children! In the spirit of being charitable, donate new, unwrapped toys to help Santa makes special deliveries to local families and hospitals!


A Katy Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival

December 3 | 10 am – 5 pm | FREE
Historic Downtown Katy

This Katy tradition will bring warmth to your heart and Christmas cheer to all! Enjoy food trucks, shopping carriage rides and loads of family fun!


Cookies with Santa

December 4 | 11 am – 2 pm | $5
Kelsey-Seybold Berthelsen Main Campus

Houston Moms’ incredible holiday event is back for another year! Come enjoy fun and games, cookies and stories at this annual event! And don’t forget to have your camera ready for Christmas card worthy photos with Santa!


Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party

December 4 | 11 am – 4 pm
$45 per Decorating Kit
SpindleTap Brewery

The SpindleTap Brewery is hosting its 7th annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party with great brews, fantastic bites and festive fun!


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Ashley KB was born in Long Beach, CA, but spent most of her childhood in Denver, CO. She was very athletic growing up, and she loved running track and playing volleyball. Ashley ventured to Oklahoma where she attended Langston University and transferred to the University of Central Oklahoma. Ashley graduated with an English degree from the UCO in 2011. Ashley was married to A.J. for six years... but it just didn't work out. And that's OK! They have three wild, precious, hilarious sons, Oliver {October 2012}, Maverick {August 2015} and Reeve {August 2017} who make life so incredibly meaningful. She also has a snuggly fur baby, Luna. In her free time, she can be found binge watching The Office {for the millionth time}, listening to inappropriate podcasts, or oversharing on Instagram @theofficialbossmama and her personal blog.


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