With the kids home for the holidays during winter break and Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of fun holiday activities you can do with even your youngest kiddos. Besides staying in, baking, crafting and watching movies, sometimes it’s fun to just get out of the house. Spend some quality time with the kids this holiday season with these fun family friendly events in and around the greater Houston area.
Kicking off the Children’s Museum of Houston’s holiday season is Santa and his Reinsteer (yes – you read that right)! Dust off those rodeo boots and mosey on over the Children’s Museum of Houston on Dec. 17 to meet Santa and his trusty Texan “reinsteer.” For the remainder of the month, the museum will be hosting a wonderland of winter fun with hands-on informational exhibits and activities.
Stroll through the beautiful Houston Zoo with stunning lighting displays to light your way during Zoo Lights. Journey through the Holiday Train Village, the Enchanted Forest and around the giant Holiday Tree for a night of holiday cheer. Be sure to visit “Candy,” the Zoo Lights zebra – we hear she was made with a little holiday magic!
Every Saturday in December, the George Ranch Historical Park hosts Christmas in the Park. Travel through Christmas pasts and explore the customs and decorations from 1830s to the 1930s. Stop by the 1860s Ryon Prairie Home for a Christmas treat or visit Santa’s temporary workshop at the 1930s “Bach House.” Special holiday activity classes will be held from 11 a.m-2 p.m. every Saturday in December until Christmas and are sure to be heaps of fun!
Glide beneath the glittering lights of downtown Houston and embrace the holiday season with ICE! Every year, Discovery Green is home to ICE– a pop-up ice skating rink that lasts throughout the month of December. On the days that the kids are home from school, ICE at Discovery Green extends their hours so you can make the most of the kids’ winter vacation. Bring a group for a discounted rate or make it a special day with the family for an unforgettable holiday experience.
These are just a few of the fun holiday events that can be found around Sierra Vista. Sierra Vista offers a convenient location along the Highway 288 corridor with access to dozens of other fun holiday events and activities throughout the greater Houston area. Keep an eye on the Sierra Vista Facebook page for more events close to home!