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Christmas Season Events and Activities

free christmas activities in the woodlandsGrand Illumination Tree Lighting Ceremony - Welcome in the holiday season at The Woodlands Resort's Grand Illumination Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy a free evening of family-friendly holiday cheer with holiday choirs, live music, Santa's arrival and the lighting of the Resort's exquisitely decorated 20-foot tree.

 

The Woodlands Resort's Grand Illumination Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Friday, November 24, 2017 beginning at 6:00 PM. The Woodlands Resort is located at 2301 North Millbend Drive, The Woodlands 77380. Contact them at 800 433-2624 for more information.

 

Head over to The Woodlands Mall and experience a different kind of "Friday Night Out" December 15, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on the Courtyard. Bring your family, friend, or significant other and enjoy Christmas Carolers at the Santa photo experience!

tree lighting ceremony at The Woodlands Resort

The Woodland Mall is located at 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands 77380. Contact them at 281 363-3409 for more information.

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creekside park kids christmas activities

The Woodlands Development Company is hosting two, free, fun family events this holiday season.

 

Among all of the fun, games, and entertainment, Santa will be there for photo opportunities and to hear your kids' Christmas wishes!

First, on Saturday, December 9 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM, head on down to Creekside Park Village Green for an afternoon filled with music, inflatables, caroling, games, and Santa's reindeer! Additionally, at Creekside Park Village Green, a petting zoo and pony carousel will add to the festivities. Also, bring your camera for an opportunity to photograph your child with Santa Claus. Lovable mascot of The Woodlands, Puffy Pine ConeĀ®, will make special guest appearances at both locations. Creekside Park Village Green is located at 26400 Kuykendahl Road between Creekside Forest Drive and New Harmony Trail.

 

Then on Sunday, December 10 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM, be sure to stop by Hughes Landing for Winter Wonderland which will feature reindeer, carnival games and inflatables, balloon artists, face painters, holiday music and merchant booths, and be sure to bring your camera for an opportunity to photograph your child with Santa Claus. Additionally, free snow hill rides will be the highlight at Hughes Landing. Hughes Landing is located on Hughes Landing Boulevard off Lake Woodlands Drive.

Don't miss Mrs. Claus' Gingerbread House Workshop at The Woodlands Children's Museum! On December 13 and 16, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, children can spend the day with Mrs. Claus constructing their own gingerbread house, with graham crackers, icing and candy. Tickets are just $5 per child, in addition to regular admission. Limit one gingerbread house per child (recommended for children ages 7 and under - children must be accompanied by an adult at all times). Spaces will fill up fast, so get your tickets early!

gingerbread house projects for kids

The Woodlands Children's Museum is located in the Panther Creek Shopping Center, at 4775 West Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands 77381. Call 281 465-0955 for more information, and remember, museum admission is always free for children ages two and under!

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The following events are sponsored by The Woodlands Township Parks & Recreation Department. Fees can be paid online at their registration page. Please note, for 2017, all Township-sponsored Christmas activities require pre-registration. For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 281-210-3950.

The following events are sponsored by The Woodlands Township Parks & Recreation Department. Fees can be paid online at their registration page. For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 281-210-3950.

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On Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 2:00 PM, this fun family adventure will have you wishing for a kayak under the tree this holiday season. Participants in tandem kayaks will depart from the Riva Row Boat House in search of presents on our local shores. Fee: $35 per tandem kayak.

 

Breakfast With Santa - Join Santa and his elves for a continental breakfast by the fireplace at The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Festivities for all ages include breakfast, music and photographs.

breakfast with santa christmas activities at rob fleming parkDon't forget your camera! To ensure your family's spot, pre-register for the event! Fee: $40 for a family of four for residents, $45 for non-residents, $8 each additional family member. Discounts available for families of two or three.

 

Breakfast with Santa will also be held on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM at The Lodge at Rob Fleming Park.

 

Also on Friday, December 15, 2017 - head on out to Terramont Park for a Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt! See details below.

kids gingerbread houses in the woodlands

On Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 1:00 PM, gather the family for festive fun! Build and decorate a gingerbread house with gum drops, peppermints, frosting and more! Parent participation required. Fun for kids ages 5 - 12 at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming. Fee: $20 per child for residents, $25 for non-residents; $5 sibling discount.

 

The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming is the place to be this holiday season, as the fun continues all weekend long...

free showing of elf at the recreation center

Movie In The Park - Finish up a day full of holiday excitement on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM by taking in a movie at the amphitheater at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming.

 

Pull out your blankets and lawn chairs for a showing of Elf. Take photos with Santa and create your very own specialty popcorn for the movie. Event appropriate for all ages; fee: $30 family of four, or $8 per person.

Brunch With Santa - Join Santa and his elves for brunch on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming. Festivities for all ages include brunch, a special craft, holiday music and photographs with Santa. Don't forget your camera! To ensure your family's spot, pre-register for the event! Fee: $40 for a family of four for residents, $45 for non-residents, $8 each additional family member. Discounts available for families of two or three.

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Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt - Head on out to Terramont Park on Sunday, December 17 at 6:00 PM, for a great holiday hunt! There will be a craft, hot cocoa, cookies and a special flashlight candy cane hunt. Be sure to bring a flashlight and your camera for a picture with Santa! A fun activity for kids ages 5 - 12. Fee: $10 per child for residents and $15 for non-residents, $5 for each additional sibling.

 

Feliz Navi-Dog - Bring your furbabies out to Bear Branch Dog Park on Sunday, December 17 at 10:00 AM for a treat hunt and holiday costume contest! Enjoy hot cocoa while your pets socialize, then decorate a stocking for your pooch. Fee: $5 per dog.

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Santa's Workshop - At 3:00 PM on Sunday, December 17, build small toys and crafts with the elves for the holidays! Enjoy cookies, music, and hot cocoa by the fireplace at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming. It's the perfect place for the kiddos ages 5 - 12 to make family members presents. Wrapping supplies will be available, and Santa will be there for photos! Fee: $20 per child for residents, $25 for non-residents; $5 sibling discount.

things to do with santa for the kids in the woodlands

North Pole Adventure with a Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt - On Thursday, December 21 at 6:00 PM, don't miss this great holiday hunt at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming! There will be a craft, hot cocoa, cookies and a special flashlight candy cane hunt. Be sure to bring a flashlight and your camera for a picture with Santa! A fun activity for kids ages 5 - 12. Fee: $20 per child for residents and $25 for non-residents, $5 for each additional sibling.

The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming is located at 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands 77389.

 

Holiday events sold out early in 2016, so plan ahead and pre-register! If an event is full, be sure to sign up for the waiting list, additional holiday events may be added later!

 

The preceding events are sponsored by The Woodlands Township Parks & Recreation Department. Fees can be paid online at their registration page. For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 281-210-3950.

Don't forget The Ice Rink in The Woodlands Town Center nestled in The Woodlands Winter Wonderland, and be sure to attend the 35th Annual Lighting of The Doves Festival! Looking for more information on pictures with Santa? How about ?

 

All information regarding Santa's availability at various locations throughout The Woodlands for December 2017 is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed, as of November 10, 2017.

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