Where to Take Photos with Santa in Houston

My family's holiday traditions wouldn't be complete without the annual torture session that is photos with Santa. Whether your children are like mine and find Santa to be the most terrifying being they've ever encountered, or you are among the lucky few to end up with smiling faces, photos with Santa is a holiday staple. If you are interested in spending more time with the big man in red, check out an area breakfast or brunch with Santa. And for all things holidays in Houston, visit our activity and event guide.

Without further ado, here is where you will find Saint Nick this year in Houston.

December GoList: The Best Things To Do in Westchester with Kids

The holiday season is so hectic, it’s easy to get caught up in the tasks of the season at the expense of the enjoyment. Luckily, there are many festivities in Westchester and the Hudson Valley, so be sure to clear some time to savor the magic, the splendor and the thrill that families can enjoy together. 

So far, we've told you where to go for holiday tree-lighting celebrationswhere to catch a live holiday show, where to see The Nutcracker and where to have breakfast with Santa. And with Hanukkah falling late in the month, we’ll soon follow up with our top picks for celebrating the Festival of Lights—though our Event Calendar is already populated with many of those highlights (plus many more events throughout the month).

Our top picks for the month include holiday highlights as well as a diverse assortment of other fun activities. For even more great options, be sure to peruse our Holiday Guide, full of yet more ideas to help you get the most out of the holidays with kids. Also, sign up for our weekly newsletters to stay up to date on all kinds of fun—holiday and otherwise!

December GoList: Things To Do with Long Island Kids this Month

'Tis the season for tons of family-friendly events and activities. From holiday light displays and breakfast with Santa to watching The Nutcracker and ringing in the New Year, there is something merry and bright going on practically every day of the week this month on Long Island. So bundle the kids up and enjoy everything the season has to offer.

And for even more fun, check out our Long Island Events Calendar, as well as our Long Island Holiday Fun Guide.

Festive Store Windows Light Up NYC with Holiday Displays

Few things signal the holidays in New York City more than the unveiling of the decked out department store window displays throughout Midtown, from Macy's in Herald Square on up to Bloomingdale's. My family ushers in the season with an annual trek to see the various whimsical winter and Christmas scenes, peeking into the glammed up windows, every Thanksgiving weekend, and I have to say, taking a "windows walk" is one of those magical holiday experiences every kid should try at least once. Also, it's totally FREE.

The 2016 window display edition includes a number of gems that you won't want to miss, including Saks Fifth Avenue's Land of 1000 Delights—a sugary retelling of the Nutcracker Suite—and a fantastic light show, Macy's Believe—a celebration of Santa (with a real pinball game!), and Lord & Taylor's wintry, nature-filled wonderland.

Read on for details about this year's holiday displays and a sneak peek of what you'll see. Be sure to visit our Holiday Fun Guide before you go to find other activities and things to do along the route and throughout the season, including more FREE fun, tree lightings, and train shows.

Weekend Fun for NJ Kids: Winter Wonderland, The Nutcracker, Teddy Bear Tea

With Thanksgiving behind us and our fridges stocked with leftovers, our attention is turning to peak holiday season festivities! Whether your family enjoys touring beautiful holiday light displays, taking in an exciting live performance, or even attending a teddy bear tea party, there are so many fun events for NJ kids and families this weekend. And if you’re in the mood for a celebrity sighting, Santa Claus himself will be a special guest at many of our favorite picks. For more things to do, be sure to check out our December GoList and Holiday Guide.

Top 10 Kids' Birthday Party Spots in Glendale

In some ways parents on the Eastside and in the Valley have it made. Birthday party options would be one of those ways. Take Glendale, for instance: without even leaving Glendale, families have an incredible assortment of options for hosting kids’ parties, from indoor to outdoor, retro to techno, large to intimate. We've pulled together 10 great Glendale party ideas, ranging from free parks to private affaires—options to make any child’s birthday wishes come true.   

Holiday Shows Other Than The Nutcracker for Boston Families

It's difficult to imagine a holiday season without the magic of The Nutcracker, but it's hardly the only show in town during the month of December. We've rounded up our top picks of other holiday shows and concerts, featuring everything from a musical spectacular (pictured) to a special stuffed rabbit to good old Ebenezer Scrooge. There's most definitely something for everyone!


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