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Let it Snow!: Flurries in the Forecast

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This real life elf is off the shelf and on his sled having a blast zooming down the ice slide at CityCentre's Glisten celebration. (Photo courtesy of CITYCENTRE)

As you try to get into the holiday spirit, are the “sometimes-up into-the-90s” Houston winter temperatures making you and your ugly-Christmas-sweater-wearing dreams literally melt away into a sweat? 

Well, dig up your mittens, Frosty, because no matter what temperature the thermometer reads, there’s still plenty of wintery wonderland snow and ice magic right here in the Buzz North Pole. Places even Jack Frost, Snow Miser and Frozen’s Elsa would give two frozen thumbs up. Get your “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” fix watching it fall, having a ball throwing it, sliding on it and building snowmen with it. The best part? You won’t even have to shovel your driveway to get there!

Please check individual event websites for specific scheduling and pricing. 

CITYCENTRE Glisten Holiday Lighting
Sat, Nov. 23, 12-9 p.m. 
800 Town and Country Blvd. 
There is a 100 percent chance for snow in the plaza! You’re invited to come join in the fun. Grab a sled and take a ride down the 5’ snow slides or build a snowman in the snow box. At 7 p.m., there will be an ice-carving demonstration. 

Snow at Zoo Lights

Lions and tigers and snowflakes! In addition to beautiful Christmas lights, Zoo Lights also has snow to get everyone into a roaring good holiday spirit. (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo)

TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights
Nov. 23-Jan. 12
Admission: Varies; $16.75+
The Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Dr. 
Catch falling snow in your hands as you take in the lights, sights and sounds of the holiday season. Find the snow in the Winter Wonderland presented by Houston Methodist. 

Children's Museum

With their jackets and gloves, these boys are ready to get the snow party started at the Children's Museum of Houston. (Photo courtesy of the Children's Museum of Houston)

Children’s Museum of Houston Snow Days
Nov. 23, 29, 30; Dec. 7,8, 14, 15, 20-29 (closed Christmas Day)
Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz Street
Admission: Adults/Children (Ages 1+): $12; Seniors (Ages 65+): $11; Children Under 1: Free 
The Children’s Museum of Houston predicts a forecast of “100 percent chance of snow” fun this holiday season. From indoor flurries to outdoor iciness, there are blizzards galore this winter season in the Allen Family Courtyard at the museum. 

Rice Village Annual Sing Off and Weekend Snowfalls
Friday and Saturdays 6-8 p.m. through Sat., Dec. 28: Let it Snow
Fri, Dec. 13, 6-8 p.m.: Sing Off
Christmas tree on University Blvd. and Morningside 
Admission: Free
Snow will fall in the Village by the Christmas tree on University Blvd. and Morningside on Fridays and Saturdays from 6-8 p.m. Snow lovers can enjoy the special snow show that will start falling as the Christmas tree is lit at 8 p.m. during the 3rd Annual Sing Off a cappella competition on Dec. 13. 

Memorial City

On a loved ones shoulders is a kid's VIP way to enjoy the snow falling down and getting first dibs on catching it! Memorial City Mall has the extra magical feature of the snow falling inside the mall. (Photo: MetroNational)  

Snowfall at the Square
Fri, Nov. 29 - Dec. 24, Noon – 1 p.m. and Saturdays, 6-9 p.m.
303 Memorial City
Admission: Free
Even though it’s located inside, the forecast is still calling for daily daytime snow at the Memorial City Square! Every day at noon until Christmas Eve come enjoy the one-hour snowfalls! On Saturday nights, come Jingle & Mingle - more snow will fall while from 6-7 p.m. enjoying local musicians, popcorn and dancing. 

West University Christmas Tree

When the West University Christmas Tree lights are officially lit, West U has an "It's a Wonderful Life Moment" as snow starts falling from the sky.

31st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting for City of West University 
Monday, Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m.
West U Community Building, 6104 Auden St.
Admission: Free
This community event will get your holiday cheer going with the lighting of the Christmas tree, falling snow, selfie stations for photos, and a visit from Santa Claus and Olaf from Frozen

Bellaire’s Holiday in the Park 
Thursday, Dec. 5, 6-8:30 p.m.
Bellaire Town Square & Loftin Park, 7008 South Rice Ave. 
Admission: Free
Santa's elves work their magic transforming Bellaire Town Square into a winter wonderland. The fun includes ice slides, one for big kids and one for younger sledders. Guests can also enjoy some special visitors that wear their fur coats year round in the free petting zoo. 

Southside Winter Carnival

Nicholas Leonard, a second grader at River Oaks Baptist School, on a mission to find the best piece of snow ice to make the perfect snowball at the Southside Winter Carnival. One Southside fireman was nice enough to let the kids have a countdown and have all the kids target him with their snowball ammunition at one time.

Southside Place 7th Annual Winter Wonderland Carnival
Sat., Dec.  7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Southside Clubhouse, 3743 Garnet St.
Admission: Wristbands are $20. 
Santa and a huge pile of snow (plus lots of other activities) will be there for the whole family to get into the holiday spirit. Proceeds benefit improvements to Fire Truck Park.

Snow at Bayou Bend

Nothing says "winter in Houston" better than cotton snowballs! There's real ice on the slide at Bayou Bend's Christmas Village, but these ingenious soft snowflakes make for a kinder, gentler and less chilly snowball fight for all ages. (Photo: Cameron Bertuzzi)

Christmas Village at Bayou Bend 
Dec. 12-23, hours vary 
6003 Memorial Dr. 
Admission: non-members: $15 adults (ages 13+); $10 youth (ages 5-12); children ages 4 and younger: Free. Prices vary on premium vs. non-premium nights. 
Fourteen acres of holiday merriment. Sled down a faux-snow slide and have a snowball fight when you toss cotton snowballs with your friends. Say hi to Santa and some of his real reindeer who will also be enjoying the festive fun at Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens. 

Bellaire Frozen Chanukah Festival
Sun., Dec. 22, 4-6:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 adults; $8 child
Bellaire Town Square. 7008 South Rice Ave. 
Bundle up for a Blizzard Blast Family Celebration including snow activities galore, a giant Ice Menorah, and a Fire Juggling Show. This holiday fun is presented by the Shul of Bellaire.. 

More Holiday Fun
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