January GoList: Best Things to Do With Houston Kids This Month

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 around Houston in January with the kids.

Skate with Storybook Stars - Discovery Green
Every Saturday
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.

Toy Train Show & Swap Meet - Westchase
Jan. 5, 2019
All aboard! It's time to get on track for 2019 with a day full of operating layouts, buying and selling trains, door prizes, train raffles, and more.

Rosenberg Railroad Museum Winterfest - Rosenberg
Jan. 12, 2019
One of our favorite museums is hosting its second annual winter festival complete with tours, face painting, games, bounce houses, and "snow!"

Choco Loco 5k, 10k & Kids Run - Downtown
Jan. 12, 2019
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?

Annual MLK Youth Parade - Midtown
Jan. 19, 2019
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. 

Market in the Park at Evelyn's Park - Bellaire
Jan. 19, 2019
Browse vendors selling unique products while spending time outside at Evelyn's Park, then stick around for some outdoor playtime or head to a nearby restaurant for coffee and breakfast with the family.


MLK Grande Parade/Photo courtesy Houston Black Heritage Society

Annual MLK Grande Parade - Midtown
Jan. 21, 2019
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.

Monster Jam 2019 at NRG Stadium - Southeast
Jan. 26, 2019
Get ready! It's time for Monster Jam at NRG Stadium, with fan favorites such as Grave Digger, Gas Monkey Garage, and more making their away around the track.

Galveston Restaurant Week - Galveston
Jan. 26-Feb. 10, 2019
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. 

Don't forget to check our events calendar for things to do every day, and be sure to Like us on Facebook!

This post originally published in 2017.