Free holiday activities, freebie for helping food bank


Help the Houston Food Bank strike out hunger! The bowling alley 300 Houston has teamed up with the Houston Food Bank with a food drive. Now until December 31, bring in five canned food items to 300 Houston and as a gift for your donation, you'll receive a free game of bowling with shoe rental included! 300 Houston is located off 925 Bunker Hill road and I-10.

If you love watching figure skating then you'll love "Skating with the Stars." The free event is Monday, December 13 at 6pm at the ice rink at Discovery Green. The region's best figure skaters and ice show performers bring their talent to the ice. The event performances are sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating. If you can't make the skating event, Discovery Green is showing National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation on the big screen. The movie will be shown Thursday, December 16 at 6:30pm.

If your kids love everything about Santa, then you are going to love Bass Pro Shops Santa Wonderland. It's a free event that includes a free 4 x 6 picture with Santa, free games and activities, free crafts and free Santa Bandz. Photos and schedule of activities vary so be sure to check for times. There are two Bass Pro Shops -- one located in Pearland and another at Katy Mills Mall.

Save the date for this next freebie: It's a free lunch with Santa for kids 10 and under at the Little Bitty Burger Barn! Lunch is scheduled for Saturday, December 18 from 11am until 2pm, and Santa will be on hand to take pictures with the kids so bring your camera. The Little Bitty Burger Barn is located at 5503 Pinemont Drive in northwest Houston.

It's the 24th annual Lights in the Heights and parade in The Woodland Heights this Saturday from 6 until 10! This year's route will include Bayland, Highland and Omar. There will be plenty of music, entertainment and food. Expect some beautiful lights, choirs, and aspiring young dancers to add to the holiday cheer.

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