HISD students only get Wednesday through Friday off for Thanksgiving break, but in many surrounding school districts, students have the entire week off. Here are some ideas of events to fill that family time together:

A Christmas Carol: A ghost story of Christmas

Nov. 20 through Dec. 27

Alley Theatre

615 Texas Avenue

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: the Musical

Nov. 24 through Dec. 5

The Hobby Center, Sarofim Hall

800 Bagby St.

The Nutcracker

Nov. 26 through Dec. 26

The Wortham Theater Center

501 Texas Avenue

Dewberry Farm Corn Maze

Through Dec. 12

Dewberry Farm

7705 FM 362, Brookshire

Dewberry Farm Christmas Trees, Cut your own Tree

Nov. 26 through Dec. 12

Dewberry Farm

7705 FM 362, Brookshire

Lego Castle Adventure

Through January 23

Space Center Houston!

1601 NASA Parkway

Lunch With an Astronaut

Nov. 26

Space Center Houston!

1601 NASA Parkway

Seasons of Sharing

Through Jan. 9

Children’s Museum of Houston

1500 Binz

Day After Thanksgiving Celebration for Children

Nov. 26

Children’s Museum of Houston

1500 Binz

Festival of Lights

Through Jan. 1

Moody Gardens

Galveston, Texas

Happy Feet and The Polar Express 4-D experience

Through Jan. 8

Moody Gardens

Galveston, Texas

The Ice At Discovery Green

Nov. 25 through Jan. 17

Discovery Green

1500 McKinney

2010 Christmas Cruises along Buffalo Bayou

Saturdays, Nov. 27 through Dec. 18

Buffalo Bayou, Sabine Promenade

150 Sabine Street

Skate with Santa at the Galleria

Through Dec. 22

Houston Galleria

5085 Westheimer

23rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Wortham Theater Center

11 am- 1pm, Nov. 24

Wortham Theater Center Grand Foyer

501 Texas Street

TXU Energy 2010 Turkey Trot, benefiting Sheltering Arms Senior Services

6 am, Nov. 25

Dillard’s Galleria

Westheimer at Post Oak

HEB Holiday Parade

9 am, Nov. 25

Downtown Houston

Start: Minute Maid Park

Texas and Crawford

End: at Discovery Green

McKinney and La Branch