Kids got an early start to the holiday spirit by playing in real snow at Discovery Green. They wore reindeer headbands and made snowballs.
The fun was part of a kickoff party for the annual Jingle Bell Run and Walk.
It takes place in December and raises money for families to participate in YMCA programs.
For more information on the race, call the Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA at 713-659-8501 or visit JingleBellRun.org.