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. 


Kemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Ave.
Kemah, TX 77565

Pinstripes - Houston
3300 Kirby Drive Suite 3A
Houston, TX 77098

Market Street
9595 Six Pines Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Big Rivers Waterpark
23101 State Highway 242
New Caney, TX 77357

Froberg's Farm
3601 Hwy 6
Alvin, TX 77511

P-6 Farms
9963 Poole's Rd
Montgomery, TX 77356

Dewberry Farm
7705 FM 362
Brookshire, TX 77423

Blessington Farms
510 Chisolm Trl.
Simonton, TX 77476

Rudolph's Lightshow
19623 Bauer Road
Hockley, TX 77447

Nature Discovery Center
7112 Newcastle
Houston, TX 77401

The Woodlands Children's Museum
4775 West Panther Creek Drive #280
The Woodlands, TX 77381

Sweet & Sassy - Kingwood
534 Kingwood Dr.
Kingwood, TX 77339

Levy Park
3801 Eastside
Houston, TX 77098

Space Center Houston
1601 E NASA Pkwy
Houston, TX 77058

Burroughs Park
9738 Hufsmith Road
Tomball, TX 77375

Town Green Park
2099 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

The Rustic Brush - Galleria
5475 West Loop South Ste. 160
Houston, TX 77081

Santa's Wonderland
18898 Hwy 6 South
College Station, TX 77845

Sugar Land Town Square
Hwy 6 & U.S. 59 Frontage Rd
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030

Town Green Park
2099 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
2005 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381

Constellation Field
1 Stadium Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77498

Town Green Park
2099 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Zube Park
17802 Roberts Rd
Hockley, TX 77447

Moody Gardens
One Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554

Rosenberg Railroad Museum
1921 Ave F
Rosenberg, TX 77471

The Backyard Grill
9453 Jones Rd
Houston, TX 77065

Duke Family Christmas Light Show
14014 Hartford Heights Way
Rosharon, TX 77583

The Woodlands Resort
2301 North Millbend Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Victory Camp
1407 Victory Ln
Alvin, TX 77511

Creative Learning Society
1812 Ave G
Rosenberg, TX 77471

Oak Lake Baptist Church
15555 W Airport BLVD
Sugar Land, TX 77498

Rosenberg Railroad Museum
1921 Ave F
Rosenberg, TX 77471

Carl Barton, Jr. Park
2500 South Loop 336E
Conroe, TX 77301

Deer Park Community Center
610 E. San Augustine
Deer Park, TX 77536

Downtown Aquarium
410 Bagby St
Houston, TX 77002

Terry Hershey Park
15200 Memorial Drive
Houston , TX 77079

Mayde Creek North Hike and Bike Trail
19008 Saums
Houston , TX 77084

Little Cypress Creek Preserve
14900 Telge Road
Cypress, TX 77429

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
4501 Woodway Drive
Houston, TX 77024

Collins Park
6727 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX

Meyer Park
7700 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX

Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center
20634 Kenswick Drive
Humble, TX 77388

Lake Houston Wilderness Park
25840 FM 1485
New Caney, TX 77357

Challenger Seven Memorial Park
2301 West NASA Boulevard
Webster, TX 77598

Sam Houston National Forest
394 FM 1375 West
New Waverly, TX 77358

Brazos Bend State Park
21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, TX 77461

100 Acre Wood Preserve
14236 W Cypress Forest Dr
Houston, TX 77070

Levy Park
3801 Eastside St.
Houston, TX 77098

Kemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Ave
Kemah, TX 77565

Armand Bayou Nature Center
8500 Bay Area Blvd.
Pasadena, TX 77507

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77010

Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030

Old MacDonald's Farm
3203 FM 1960
Humble, TX 77338

Blessington Farms
510 Chisolm Trail
Wallis, TX 77485

Ellington Field
11210 Blume Ave.
Houston, TX 77034

Texas Renaissance Festival
21778 FM 1774
Todd Mission, TX 77363

Haunted Drive
24334 FM 2090 Rd
Splendora , TX 77372

Pedernales Falls State Park
2585 Park Road 6026
Johnson City, TX 78636

Rosenberg Railroad Museum
1921 Ave F
Rosenberg, TX 77471

Waller County Fair
21988 FM. 359
Hempstead, TX 77445

Fort Bend County Fairgrounds
4310 Hwy. 36 South
Rosenberg, TX 77471

CAF Houston Wing Museum & Hangar
18000 Groeschke Rd Hangar 8
Houston, TX 77084

Northshore Park
2505 Lake Woodlands Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77381

Donovan Park
700 Heights Boulevard
Houston, TX 77007

Bay Area Park
7500 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058

Clear Lake Park
5001 NASA Pkwy.
Seabrook, TX 77586

Challenger Seven Memorial Park
2301 W. Nasa Blvd.
Webster, TX 77598

Jerry Matheson Park
1240 Ulrich Road
Tomball, TX 77375

Spring Creek Park
15012 Brown Rd
Tomball, TX 77377

Carol Fox Park
15913 Jersey Drive
Jersey Village, TX

River Oaks Park
3600 Locke Lane
Houston, TX 77027

Exploration Park
15020 Cinco Park Road
Katy, TX 77450

Fire Truck Park
3743 Garnet St
Houston, TX 77005

Russ Pitman Park
7112 Newcastle Street
Bellaire, TX 77401

Weir Park
3012 Nottingham Street
West University Place, TX 77005

The Vale-Asche Foundation Playground
6501 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Katy Play Station
5720 Franz Road
Katy, TX 77493

Blessington Farms
610 Chisolm Trail
Simonton, TX 77476

Oil Ranch
23501 Macedonia Road
Hockley, TX 77447

Dewberry Farm
7705 FM 362
Brookshire, TX 77423

Old MacDonald Farm
3203 FM 1960 East
Humble, TX 77338

7-Acre Wood
4401 N. Frazier St.
Conroe, TX 77303

Froberg's Farm
3601 W. Highway 6
Alvin, TX 77511

P-6 Farms
9963 Poole's Rd.
Montgomery, TX 77356

Old Time Christmas Tree Farm
7632 Spring Cypress Rd.
Spring, TX 77379

Asbury United Methodist Church
5354 Space Center
Pasadena, TX 77505

Heritage Baptist Church
2223 FM 1092 Rd
Missouri City, TX 77459

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
2535 East Broadway
Pearland, TX 77581

Galveston Island State Park
14901 FM 3005
Galveston, TX 77554

Double Lake Recreation Area
301 RM 2025 Rd.
Coldspring, TX 77331

Huntsville State Park
565 Park Rd. 40 West
Huntsville, TX 77340

Lake Conroe/North Houston KOA
19785 Highway 105 West
Montgomery, TX 77356

Cagle Recreation Area
FM 1375
New Waverly, TX 77358

Brazos Bend State Park
21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, TX 77461

Lake Houston Wilderness Park
25840 FM 1485
New Caney, TX 77357

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Park Rd. 38
San Felipe, TX 77473

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park
34843 Betka Rd.
Waller, TX 77484
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