Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Santa Social with a Peppermint Twist, Magical Winter Lights, Dec. 8-9

Watch "The Nutcracker" come alive on stage./Photo courtesy of Dorothy Puch Lillig.
Things to do around Houston this weekend with the kids.

The weekends leading up to Christmas just keep getting better and better, am I right? I mean, with options like having Breakfast with Santa at Hermann Park, touring Santa's Wonderland, or attending the 10th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off filling the calendar, it's hard to choose the wrong event! Sure, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be overwhelming at times - especially if you're walking into Target on a Saturday - but when you take a second to step back and immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas as your kids do, it can be pretty amazing. To help get you in the holiday spirit, we have all sorts of resources full of seasonal family activities:

And that's just the start! Our event calendar is packed with awesome activities and constantly being updated, our December GoList features all the hottest events happening throughout the month, our Guide to Holiday and Christmas Events for Houston Families is an unparalleled treasure trove of events, and our weekly newsletter keeps you up to speed by delivering everything straight to your inbox. Plus, if you're the one planning an event, you can also submit your own event to our calendar so we can share it with all of our readers!