The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center. Photo courtesy of the town
The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center. Photo courtesy of the town

Best Things To Do in Houston in November with Kids: Thanksgiving, Fall Festivals, and Ice Skating

Depsite the continued necessity of social distancing in Houston, November is full of some awesome family events this year, from one last Halloween hurrah at Pinstripe's No Tricks Only Treats event to celebrating Día de los Muertos at Kemah Boardwalk and Movie Night at Levy Park. And while pumpkin patches are still in full swing around the city, we are also seeing the Christmas activities creep onto our event calendar, like the ever-popular Santa's Wonderland, Zoo Lights, and Sugar Land Holiday Lights, just to name a few. 

You can also get your kids active in the kitchen this Thanksgiving by helping them learn how to cook some Thanksgiving favorites at a Thanksgiving-themed Kids Cooking Class, and teach preschoolers the meaning of Thanksgiving and being thankful at Rosenberg Railroad Museum's Thanksgiving Train class. For everyone wanting to get outdoors in a socially distant manner, we recommend taking advantage of Houston's many kid-friendly hiking trails and nearby campgrounds

We have so many things we can be thankful for this November, despite the exceptionally unique year 2020 has thus far delivered. Let's make this Thanksgiving our most thankful yet. 

While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do. 

Places featured in this article:


Sweet & Sassy - Kingwood

Duke Family Christmas Light Show

Creative Learning Society

Deer Park Community Center

Mayde Creek North Hike and Bike Trail
Children's Storytime in the Garden
Mercer Botanic Gardens - 10:30 AM Pick
Make Music @ Miller with The MOB
Miller Outdoor Theatre - 12:00 PM Pick
Beyond Human Limits at Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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