It's a new year, so start it off right by getting out at one of these fun events around Houston. Who knows if we will actually get a winter this year, but just in case you need ideas for fun indoor activities, check out an area trampoline park, rock climbing gym, or even an escape room if your kids are old enough.
And while Christmas is technically over, many holiday festivals are still up and running through the first few weeks of January, so you can still check out the beautiful holiday lights at Zoo Lights, Festival of Lights in Moody Gardens, Sugar Land's Holiday Lights, and Magical Winter Lights for a little while longer. Read on for the best things to do in January with the kids.
Skate with Storybook Stars - Discovery Green
What's more magical than an ice skating rink? An ice skating rink filled with your kids' favorite storybook and Disney characters. For one hour, your little ones can do laps around the likes of Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and more.
Ignite the Night Lantern Festival - Cypress
Light up the sky on New Year's Day at this FREE festival. It takes place at Matzke Park, which has a fantastic playground, so head there early for some quality energy-burning time for the kids.
Galveston Restaurant Week - Galveston
If you want an excuse for a winter beach weekend, this is it. Galveston's best eateries have tasty menus at fixed prices as low as $10 and as high as $35 for three-course dinners.
12th Annual MLK Youth Parade - Midtown
Watch a spectacular, kid-friendly parade filled with local and regional high school marching bands, including groups from Louisiana, as well as more than 100 performers, and representatives from community organizations.
MLK Grande Parade/Photo courtesy Houston Black Heritage Society
24th Annual MLK Grande Parade - Midtown
Houston's MLK Parade in Midtown is the third largest of its kind in the country, and if that's not reason enough to head in town to see it in all its splendor then I don't know what is.
Rosenberg Railroad Museum Winterfest - Rosenberg
One of our favorite museums is hosting its second annual winter festival complete with tours, face painting, games, bounce houses, and "snow!"
Family Concert - Rice University
Music enthusiasts will love this event because after being serenaded by the music of Johannes Brahms, attendees can meet members of the orchestra and get a chance to see the instruments up close and learn more about what it takes to execute an orchestra concert.
Choco Loco 5k, 10k & Kids Run - Downtown
It's a dream come true for chocolate lovers. Get in your fitness, and then enjoy live music, food, a prize drawing, and the best part - a massive chocolate fountain. Why can't exercise always be this fun?
The Original Harlem Globetrotters at NRG - Inner Loop
Bring the kids to see the famous Harlem Globetrotters at their best. Games are at 2 and 7 p.m., and afterward kids can get an autograph, take pictures, and high five their favorite players.
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