If you want to take the kids to do something festive to kick-off the holiday season, try the Christmas tree forest exhibit at the Art Museum of South Texas.
The theme is "A Reading Wonderland". Local schools decorated the trees inspired by children's books. You can have some fun and take some pictures with cutouts of Buddy the Elf and Santa.
The exhibit is up until December 16, and there's a free family day on December 12.