Holiday events aplenty at The Woodlands Children’s Museum
The Woodlands Children’s Museum offers a variety of activities for younger children throughout the year, and with Christmas only a few weeks away, the museum now has a lineup of holiday events geared toward toddlers.
Among the events scheduled are Pancakes with Santa. slated for 8-11 a.m., Saturday Dec. 9; Tom’s Fun Band 8 will perform at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. the same day; and children can take pictures with Santa Claus and Elsa from “Frozen,” who will lead children in a Interactive Streamer Dance set to “Let it Go” from 9-9:15 a.m. Tickets are $30 for children and $15 for adults. Reservations are required due to limited seating. Call 281-465-0955 to make reservations.
Angela Colton, executive director of the museum, said the events offer a place for families to come together to make one of a kind holiday memories.
“There’s something magical about our Pancakes with Santa morning,” Colton said. “A delicious breakfast with family, special moments with Santa – everything comes together to create a magical experience for children and their families.”
On on Wednesday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 16, Mrs. Claus’ Gingerbread House Workshop will take center stage from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Children can spend the day with Mrs. Claus building their own gingerbread house with graham crackers and decorating it with icing and delicious candy. The event is available on a first come first serve basis. The gingerbread workshop is $5 in addition to the cost of admission to the museum.
“Building gingerbread houses helps children learn shapes while practicing their fine-motor skills and eye-hand coordination,” Colton said. “But most of all, it’s fun. This workshop is a delightful way for children and parents to make memories together.”
For those who push Christmas shopping to the last minute, the museum will host a Drop and Shop Workshop from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21, and Friday, Dec. 23. While parents go shopping, children ages 4- to 8-years-old can be dropped off to create and embellish projects that can be used as gifts or kept in the family. The museum asks that children be dropped off with a packed lunch. Cookies and milk will be included. Tickets are $44 for members and $64 for non-members. Space is limited and pre-registration is advised.
Colton said children love making and giving gifts.
“It’s fun, and it enhances their self-esteem,” she said. “And for parents, these gifts become meaningful keepsakes from their sons’ and daughters’ childhood.”
The museum also will host a High Noon Countdown on Sunday, Dec. 31, from 10 a.m.-noon. The New Year’s Eve party is designed for younger children to “Pop” in the New Year and celebrate by making New Year hats and creative art projects.
The Woodlands Children’s Museum is a non-profit cooperative learning environment that educates, empowers and excites children through play, wonder and discovery. To learn more about the museum and how to become a member, visit their web site at woodlandschildrensmuseum.org.
- Patricia Dillon is a features reporter for The Woodlands Villager. Contact her at her office 713-362-4433 or on Twitter: @Dillon_Villager.