Friday, December 08, 2006

Houston Holiday Celebrations

If you're looking for a fun holiday activity this weekend with the kids, I've got a few suggestions.

This Saturday, 12/9, take a drive with the family. A Candlelight Christmas is available at Washington on the Brazos State Historical Site in Washington (about an hour drive northwest of Houston). Hear stories of Christmas customs and traditions celebrated in 19th century Texas. Enjoy music, carols, buggy rides, and arts and crafts to take home. You can even decorate the historic house for the holiday. Activities in the afternoon are more geared toward kids while the evening is slightly more appropriate for adults. Light refreshments are served. If you can’t make it this weekend, head out later in December for a classic view. Our family plans to head up to Washington next weekend since we'll be attending the Symphony's "A Very Merry Pops" this weekend. (For details, see yesterday's entry.)
Adults $6; kids $4

Another option this Saturday is the Houston Symphony’s annual Christmas Family Concert. It offers holiday music and fun for youngsters with "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." The symphony offers a charming way to spend a morning as a family during the holidays. Youngsters can participate in arts and crafts before and after the children’s show. Each performance usually includes singing, dancing, costumes and a visit from Santa.
Recommended age: 4+ years;
Adults $15; Children $9;
Time: 10 am and 11:30 am performances

Until the next nap time...