All aboard! The trains are pulling into the station this weekend at HMNS. Photo courtesy of Mike Rathke, Houston Museum of Natural Science.
All aboard! The trains are pulling into the station this weekend at HMNS. Photo courtesy of Mike Rathke, Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: Trains Over Texas, Nutcracker Market

Even though we're not entirely sure how we're already halfway through November, we're embracing the chaos of the season and gearing up to start planning and attending all the holiday festivities! To help you manage the mayhem, we've been working tirelessly to find the best events to attend this season and have started compiling resources that make it easy for you to sift through everything that's happening and pick what to attend with your family. From craft fairs and markets to Christmas towns and villages to visit, the fun is just getting started!

And just in case you're feeling the need to relax just a little bit before all the chaos really breaks loose, now is also the perfect time to head to one of these kid-friendly wineries in the hill country. The views are stunning and so is the vino! Or just tell one of these jokes for kids; you'll keep the whole family in stitches, guaranteed. 

We also highly recommend checking out our Fall Fun and Harvest Guideevent calendarNovember GoList, and our FREE in November posts for even more seasonal fun. Plus, if you subscribe to our FREE weekly newsletter, we'll send all the fun happening on Mommy Poppins straight to you! 

Did you know that you can also submit your own event to our calendar? Once submitted, we'll review it and publish it to share with all of our readers!

Now let's check out what the weekend holds for Houston.


Stevenson Park
1100 S. Friendswood Dr.
Friendswood, TX 77546

CityPlace
1250 Lake Plaza Drive
Spring, TX 77389

NRG Center
1 NRG Parkway
Houston, TX 77054

Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030

Aveva Stadium
2055 Mowery Rd
Houston, TX 77045

Downtown Aquarium
410 Bagby St
Houston, 77002

Zube Park
17802 Roberts Rd
Hockley, TX 77447

Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve
20215 Chasewood Park Dr
Houston, TX 77070

Houston Audubon Raptor and Education Center at Sims Bayou
3997 River Dr
Houston, TX 77017

Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Dr
Houston, 77007

The Museum of Fine Arts
5601 Main St
Houston, TX 77005

Nature Discovery Center
7112 Newcastle
Houston, TX 77401

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77010

Bay Area Park
8500 Bay Area Blvd
Pasadena, TX 77057