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December at The Woodlands Children’s Museum

Enjoy Pancakes with Santa on Dec. 9. • Build gingerbread houses with Mrs. Claus on Dec. 13 and 16.

Enjoy Pancakes with Santa on Dec. 9.

Don’t miss these family-friendly holiday happenings

Throughout the holiday season, The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280, has several events to entertain the kids, starting Dec. 9 through New Year’s Eve.

The museum will be filled with inviting aromas, sights and sounds the morning of Saturday, Dec. 9, from 8-11 a.m., when it presents Pancakes with Santa.

“There’s something magical about our Pancakes with Santa morning,” said Angela Colton, executive director of the museum. “A delicious breakfast with family, special moments with Santa – everything comes together to create a magical experience for children and their families.”

Elsa from Frozen will lead the children in an interactive Streamer Dance, set to the popular Disney song Let it Go, from 9 to 9:15 a.m. and then present a photo opportunity and visit until 10 a.m.

“The museum will be taking photos of your child’s special visit with Santa and placing it in a photo card holder that children decorate and embellish,” Colton said. “It makes an excellent keepsake!”

Additional morning activities will include live music from Tom’s Fun Band, which will perform at 8, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Reservations are required due to limited seating. Tickets for Pancakes with Santa are priced at $30 for children and $15 for adults.

Using ample portions of graham crackers, frosting, candy and creativity, children can create their own gingerbread houses at the museum on Wednesday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 16. Mrs. Claus’ Gingerbread House Workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280.

“Building gingerbread houses helps children learn shapes while practicing their fine-motor skills and eye-hand coordination,” said Colton. “But most of all, it’s fun. This workshop is a delightful way for children and parents to make memories together.”

During the workshop, Mrs. Claus personally visits with the children for photo opportunities while offering encouragement and praise of their work.

This workshop will be presented on a first-come, first-served basis. Participation will cost $5 per child in addition to the museum’s regular $6 admission price for children age 1 and older.

The museum is bringing the excitement and glitter of New Year’s Eve to little
ones this holiday season in a safe, family-friendly setting.

During the museum’s High Noon Countdown parties on Sunday, Dec. 31, children can count down the seconds leading up to a balloon and confetti drop – once at the stroke of noon and again at 3 p.m. Children will be given horns and noisemakers to add to the moment.

The two parties, which also will feature music, New Year’s hat-making and other special activities, are scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. The museum will be open only for the parties that day.

“Party-goers are invited to yell, cheer and make some noise as we welcome in the new year,” said Colton. “The parties present great fun and a terrific way to wrap up the holiday season.”

High Noon Countdown is included in the museum’s regular $6 admission price for children age 1 and older. This event is free for members. The museum recommends that families purchase their admissions in advance.

The Woodlands Children’s Museum is recommended for ages 7 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. For more information, visit woodlandschildrensmuseum.org or call 281-465-0955.

Build gingerbread houses with Mrs. Claus on Dec. 13 and 16.

Build gingerbread houses with Mrs. Claus on Dec. 13 and 16.

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