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Things for families to do in Houston between Christmas and New Year’s 2021

The year is almost over! It’s almost Christmas! And the kids are going to be off of school, and you may be off of work, so what to do other than just sit around and watch movies and play with all of the new toys you got for Christmas? Well, here are a few ideas!

You can still look at Christmas lights! I posted a few different suggestions last week and the week before in my posts, so check those out!

There’s always NASA, the zoo, the children’s museum and other destinations to check out.

Since the weather looks beautiful to be outside, go to one of our area parks! For the Spring/Klein/Tomball area, check out this website to find some great places to explore, play and have a great time!

Of course, there is always the opportunity to slow down, hang out as a family, and watch movies together. I know that’s what my family and I are planning to do. One suggestion I’ll make (probably not for families with real little ones), but it was 20 years ago when The Lord of the Rings was released. You could take a day (or 3) and watch the trilogy! Or Star Wars, or Marvel movies!

Enjoy your break, have a Merry Christmas, and look for more information coming soon about the release of the Spring to It podcast on January 6th!

Find out more about Harmanny Music Education here

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5 Things for Families to do in Houston this weekend–December 17th

Last week I shared 5 things for families to do. I hope you were able to get out and enjoy some of them! If you didn’t, you can always still go check out Zoo Lights or the Christmas lights in Prestonwood Forest. On to things to do this weekend!


  1. See The Little Mermaid at Tuts. When the pandemic first hit, TUTS offered a discount for partial season tickets. We jumped on that, and last Friday night, we went to go see The Little Mermaid. It was fantastic! If you want to give your kids a fun musical theater experience, go check it out!
  2. Go build a gingerbread house with Mrs. Claus at The Woodlands Children’s Museum! Making gingerbread houses can be fun, and why not do it with Mrs. Claus! It’s an added cost to going to experience The Woodlands Children’s Museum, but it could be a really fun family outing!
  3. Have donuts with Santa on Sunday! If building a gingerbread house with Mrs. Claus on Saturday isn’t enough, go have donuts with the man himself! And the kids can get those last minute wishes in!
  4. If you want a different experience seeing Christmas lights, check out The Light Park! It’s a per vehicle cost to drive through a spectacular light display!
  5. One more set of lights to look at: Tomball UMC’s Trail of Lights


There’s plenty to do this weekend along with all of those last minute preparations for Christmas!


Also, mark your calendars for a new podcast all about local businesses, events and activities in the Spring, Klein and Tomball area called Spring To It. The podcast will be launching on Thursday January 6th, so stay tuned! It is sponsored by Harmanny Music Education. Check out the trailer on Spotify, with more platforms coming soon!

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5 Things for Families to Do in Houston-December 10th

It’s Christmastime, so what is there for families to do in the Houston area? Well, here are 5 things to consider!

1. Zoo Lights: Who doesn’t love going to the zoo! And who doesn’t love Christmas lights? Well, Zoo Lights combines both! You get to see the animals and Christmas lights at the same time! It’s $23.70 per person for 3 and up, and you can always add on different fun activities as well.

2. Christmas Lights at Prestonwood Forest: I absolutely love looking at Christmas lights, so here’s a far less expensive alternative to going to the zoo, if you’re looking for something to do. Pile everyone in the car and drive to the Prestonwood Forest neighborhood (in the Willowbrook area) and drive around and see the lights. Their “night of lights” is Saturday night, so it’s a great time! I actually had the opportunity to judge the lights a few years ago, which was super fun, and we have packed up my daughters in the car with hot chocolate, Christmas goodies and drove through the neighborhood to see the lights. This year will be our 8th year of seeing them!

3. German Festival Market in Tomball: I’m in the Spring/Tomball area, and we’ve made our way over to this event a few times. It’s lots of fun! If you go on Saturday morning, there is a fantastic farmer’s market to boot! You can take the family to go see lots of unique German crafts, food, hear music and much more!

4. Be our Guest at the Children’s Museum: If you’ve got a daughter, this might be a really fun opportunity for you! Dress up in your best ball gown and you’ll get to spend time with Disney princesses! How cool is that? As a dad of 2 daughters, I’ve been through the princess stage, and when they were younger, they would have loooooved something like this! There’s photo ops and a singalong! Sounds awesome! And, if you’ve never gone to the Children’s Museum, it’s a must!! It’s amazing!

5. Ugly Sweater Holiday Stroll at Cityplace: Get out that ugly sweater, go get some hot chocolate, hear some live music and have fun! It looks like it would be a great family outing for kids of all ages!