Disney’s Little Mermaid, Top Picks for Family Entertainment at the Children’s Film Festival
Carla Woods plays Sebastian and Mark Ivy as Chef Louis in the TUT production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”.
Photo: MÃ©lissa Taylor
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”
The beloved story comes to life, following the adventures of Ariel the Mermaid, who trades her voice for a sea witch in the hopes of finding true love. This Broadway gem includes the songs “Under the Sea”, “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World”.
When: Until December 24
Or: Performing Arts Recreation Center, 800 Bagby
Details: $ 40 to $ 136; tuts.com
Real snow at the Houston Children’s Museum
Experience the magic of the ice skating parties around the Galleria’s 55-foot Christmas tree, with snowfall.
When: 10 am-6pm Dec 18-29
Or: 1500 Binz
Details: $ 10 to $ 12; cmhouston.org
The Lone Star Flight Museum welcomes Santa Claus, visitors can see him arrive and take a taxi to the museum. Guests will be able to take photos with Santa Claus and the Stearman plane, enjoy a special story hour with Mrs. Claus, tinker and explore the museum.
When: 11 a.m. on December 18
Or: 11551 Aeronautics
Details: $ 9.95 to $ 14.95; lonestarflight.org/news/stearman-santa-flights
Very happy POPS
Broadway’s Rodney Ingram joins the Houston Symphony for heartwarming favorite songs and treasured Christmas carols, complete with sparkling decorations and a visit from Santa. The 8 p.m. performance on December 18 will also be broadcast live.
When: 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on December 18, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on December 19
Or: Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana
Details: $ 20 to $ 149; houstonsymphony.org
Top of the H-Town sneakers
The event serves as a meeting point for sneaker enthusiasts to buy, sell, trade, display, browse and discuss rare and fashionable sneakers, clothing and accessories in a great party atmosphere.
When: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. December 19
Or: NRG Center, 1 NRG Park
Details: $ 25 to $ 65; sneakersummit.com
Sunday Drum Jam
This informal drum circle is a jam session for all ages and levels of experience. Participants are encouraged to bring drums, percussion instruments or other objects to create a rhythmic sound.
When: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. December 19
Or: Levy Park, 3801 Eastside
Details: free; levyparkhouston.org
Children’s film festival
Asia Society Texas is celebrating the winter holidays with a film festival that highlights Japanese cartoons, children in the United States, and adventures stretching across the Asian continent. Each day includes fun activities and free entry to the âDivine Spark: Kana Haradaâ exhibition.
When: 10 am-3pm Dec 20-22
Or: 1370 Southmore
Details: free, registration required; asiasociety.org/texas
Twelve hours of ‘Elf’
The Rooftop Cinema Club Uptown hosts several screenings of the classic holiday movie “Elf” starring Will Ferrell and Zoeey Deschanel.
When: 11 am-10pm 23 Dec
Or: 1700 Post Oak
Details: $ 17.50 to $ 24.25; rooftopcinemaclub.com
Santa on ice
Children of all ages are welcome to visit and skate with Santa on ice at Discovery Green.
When: 7-8 p.m. 23 December
Or: 1500 McKinney
Details: $ 15; greendiscovery.com
Jingle on the promenade
Hear holiday tunes, visit Santa’s Workshop, learn about the balloon artist, and enjoy hot chocolate and live entertainment at Kemah Boardwalk.
When: Until December 19
Or: 215 Kipp
Invitation to automotive culture
Head to the Plaza in Sugar Land Town Square to see some of the hottest cars on display, including a wide variety of makes and models from across the Houston area.
When: 8-10 a.m. on December 18
Or: 2711 Plaza Drive
Details: free; Sugarlandtownsquare.com