5 Holiday Family Activities
Like the song says, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! And to make the most of this festive season, Precision Roof Crafters wants to recommend a sensory overload of sights, sounds, smells and tastes so that your family can rightfully indulge in some serious fun! We’ve gathered some staff picks that we plan to enjoy. Why not start a new holiday tradition with any of these wondrous activities?
Magical Winter Lights – Gulf Greyhound Park, thru January 6th
1000 FM 2004 | LA MARQUE, TX 77568
Returning for its 4th season, Magical Holiday Lights is one of the few attractions that your family (and visiting relatives) will find open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day! It’s one of the largest holiday lights festivals of its kind, and the biggest lantern festival in the nation! Magical Winter Lights is featuring more impressive and creative lanterns this year than ever before. The festival also includes a Holiday Market Square where you can shop and explore a holiday food court. Tickets available at www.magicalwinterlights.com.
Zoo Lights – Houston Zoo, thru January 13th
6200 HERMANN PARK DR | HOUSTON, TX 77030
TXU Energy’s showy display of fifteen miles of earth-friendly LED lights illuminate centuries-old oak trees. That’s two million lights to marvel at as you sip hot chocolate and traverse the paths to see fantastic beasts up close and in person! Zoo Lights’ 7th season is bigger and better than ever, and because it’s on display through mid-January, it extends all the Christmas “feels” well into the new year! For tickets, visit https://zoolights.houstonzoo.org.
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend – Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens, thru January 5th
6003 MEMORIAL DRIVE | HOUSTON, TX 77007
A dazzling bridge is your boulevard into a winter wonderland as Ima Hogg’s 14-acre estate glitters and beckons with lights and family activities. Rain or shine, this historic mansion is dressed in its Christmas best, featuring live actors, theatrical effects, a snowy hill to sled, free carriage rides and … shopping! Oh, what fun it is to ride to this Christmas Village! Find out more at https://www.mfah.org/a/christmas-village-at-bayou-bend/.
Ice at Discovery Green – thru January 27th
1500 MCKINNEY STREET | HOUSTON, TX 77010
Fly, fall, or hang onto the wall! Slide, splat, and live to laugh about it! Come on, the fact that you are ice skating in Houston, Texas is wonderfully ridiculous, isn’t it? More reasons why you should check out Ice Skating at Discovery Green powered by Green Mountain Energy. This is another activity that’s open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, as well as Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. https://www.discoverygreen.com/ice
The Christmas Train – thru December 22nd
VICTORY CAMP, ALVIN, TX
Each year in December, hundreds of volunteers come together to setup and host the Christmas Train at Victory Camp in Alvin. The event began back in 2000, and over the years has quickly become one of the Houston areas favorite Christmas Events. The train is open to the public and all ages are welcome. The train ride is a unique experience through over 300,000 lights and hundreds of Christmas decorations. Colorful gingerbread villages, penguin snowscapes, a Nativity scene, and life size storybook illustrations are all some of the sights you and your family will experience along the way. More info at https://www.thechristmastrain.org.
May your holidays be merry and bright! And if you need to reinforce your roof for a certain sleigh or reindeer, you know who to call!