The holiday season is a magical time for little kids and the big ones too. From ice skating to magical winter lights and gator encounters, there is plenty of fun activities for kids this holiday season.

The Ice Rink in The Woodlands

Open through January 21, 2019

Hot cocoa, Christmas lights and ice skating all go hand in hand in The Woodlands. The Woodlands Ice Rink on Lake Robbins Drive is even open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Lace up your skates and bring the family to make memories on the ice. The Ice Rink is now housed in the multi-purpose facility next to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Santa’s Wonderland

Through December 24th

Santa’s Wonderland is a massive Christmas village inside Bass Pro Shops in Pearland featuring free photos with Santa and free family activities including crafts, games and holiday magic. The immersive holiday experience includes rustic Christmas cabins, animated holiday characters, interactive talking caribou and live elves set among snow-covered hills, illuminated Christmas trees and an arctic sky. The Christmas village offers remote control trucks, a laser arcade and a foam toy arcade. Families can also spend time at one of the activity tables where they can write a letter to Santa and make Christmas decorations and handmade crafts to take home, all for free.

Magical Winter Lights at the Gulf Greyhound Park

Every day through January 6, 2019

Step into Magical Winter Lights, the largest lantern festival of its kind in the United States. Begin your enchanted journey near Bay Area Houston to tour more than 100 individual lantern sets in eight unique themed sections including a Christmas Village, the skylines of Houston and a Dino fun zone! The festival also features carnival rides & games, cultural performances and more! 

Classic Movie Nights

Every Friday

The Jefferson Theatre, built in 1927, is home to the Classic Movie Night series in Beaumont. During the holidays you can see classic Christmas favorites while enjoying time with family and friends! Sip your favorite craft beer or wine in a beautiful historic theatre while enjoying a movie. Dressing up in your favorite PJ’s or holiday costume for these holiday favorites is encouraged!

  • December 7: The Polar Express
  • December 21: Home Alone
  • December 29: It's A Wonderful Life

Holiday Splash at Schlitterbahn Indoor Waterpark

November 17 – December 30

Grab your swim suit and this time forget the sunscreen. Schlitterbahn Heated Indoor Waterpark is open weekends and select holidays until December 30, 2018 in Galveston. Pack a lunch or buy the “Grill and Thrill” package online and get lunch included. There’s also an indoor light show and opportunities to surf with Santa! Don't pass up this opportunity to have holiday fun sure to make a splash.