WC TRADING CO. HOLIDAY MARKET
The public is invited to the 6th annual WC Trading Co. Holiday Market Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m., at Woodlands Church Atascocita, 18111 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Humble. Enjoy a special evening of shopping, coffee and Christmas cheer. Find one-of-a-kind, meaningful global trade gifts for everyone on your list while making a lasting difference in lives around the globe. Grab a seasonal latte or hot chocolate from the cafe and join friends from the community for an evening of shopping with purpose. For information, call 281-404-7700.
MUSIC FOR HOLIDAY PARTIES & EVENTS
Holiday shoppers are invited to Cyrese & Company, 4520 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, Wednesday, Dec. 1, from noon-8 p.m., for drinks and snacks, raffle drawings and exclusive discounts. For information, call 281-360-4499 or visit www.cyreseandcompany.com.
MU PI CHRISTMAS
HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AT THE LIBRARY
Visit the Atascocita Branch Library, 19520 Pinehurst Trail Dr., Atascocita, Dec. 2 and 16, at 10 a.m., for holiday-themed crafts geared for children ages 12 and younger. The craft on Dec. 2 will be penguin-themed; the Dec. 16 craft will be snowman-themed. For information, call 832-927-5560 or visit www.hcpl.net.
Santa’s Farm, 1705 Woodland Hills Dr., Humble, is back and in the holiday spirit. Join Humble ISD high school FFA students Friday, Dec. 3, from 6-9 p.m., for a bounce house, hay rides, cookies, hot chocolate, photo booth, nativity, food trucks and Santa! Parking is available at Kingwood Park High School and buses will shuttle from KPHS. Cost of admission is a new blanket!
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS GIFT MARKET
Take care of all your holiday shopping needs Friday-Saturday, Dec. 3-4, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Home for the Holidays Gift Market, Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. More than 100 merchants will display their wares of unique, one-of-a-kind gifts not found anywhere else. Support small business and local vendors. Parking is free; tickets are $6 and may be purchased at the door or online at https://homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com/tickets. Bring a friend for free, use code “ALLBOGO” on the website for a buy-one-get-one free admission. For other information, visit https://homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com/.
JJHK 5K JINGLE BELL WALK/RUN
The Jack and Jill Foundation, with FamilyTime, the Atascocita Fire Department and the Humble ISD Education Foundation, will sponsor the JJHK 5K Jingle Bell Walk/Run Saturday, Dec, 4, virtual or in person. To sign up, visit http://go.rallyup.com/jjhkjinglejob or visit www.jackandjillhumblekingwoodchapter.com.
HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO REINDEER HUSTLE 5K
SANTA’S DRIVE THRU EXPRESS
The Atascocita Fire Department presents Santa’s Drive Thru Express Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at AFD, 18425 Timber Forest Dr., Humble. Take a picture with Santa and get a free goodie bag and ornament (one per family). For information, visit www.avfd.com.
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Kick off the holiday season and celebrate our area’s rich history with the Christmas open house, Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Humble Museum, 601 Higgins St., Humble. Free.
The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library, Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd., Humble, will host a Holiday Party with live music and refreshments Saturday, Dec. 4, at noon. Participants will help decorate the tree by decorating a simple holiday ornament to hang on the tree. For information, call 832-927-5480.
CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
The public is invited to Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood, Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., for the free community Christmas in the Park festival and tree lighting. This popular event offers local residents and those in surrounding areas the merriment of shops, entertainment, vendors, fanciful eateries, artists, Santa Claus and more. Join neighbors and friends in the highlight of the Christmas season when treasures from around the world are brought to you and the spirit of the holidays is warming hearts all around. Enjoy the fairytale land of Christmas browsing the many vendors and local shops. To conclude this festive event, the lighting of the Christmas trees will begin at 6 p.m. For information, call Tony Austin at 346-600-2366.
TAVOLA REINDEER RUN
Put on your running shoes and head for the annual Tavola Reindeer Run being held Saturday, Dec. 4, at the New Caney Tavola community two miles north of the Grand Parkway on Highway 59. The chip-timed, USATF-certified course will include a 5K beginning at 8 a.m. and a 1K family run/walk at 9 a.m. The race will also feature family-friendly holiday activities and attractions including free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy a rock-climbing wall. Enter a giant snow globe and get a family photo taken in. Free food and a gourmet coffee and hot chocolate bar will be available. Proceeds from the race will benefit New Caney ISD’s Tavola Elementary, which sits on-site in the community, and a $2,500** donation to the New Caney ISD School Campus with the most participants ("The New Caney ISD School Challenge"). For registration and entry fees (special discount before Oct. 31), visit https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/NewCaney/2018tavolareindeerrun. For race information, visit www.tavolareindeerrun.com.
HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET
Megaton Brewery presents Houston’s largest artisan holiday shopping market Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 4-5, at the Nathaniel Center, 804 Russell Palmer Rd., and Megaton Brewery, 808 Russell Palmer Rd., Kingwood. Shop almost two acres of more than 130 artisan vendors handmaking what they sell along with food trucks, three live music stages, adult beverages, axe throwing, rock walls, a bouncy house and Santa, of course, set up with a professional photographer for gorgeous and magical photos. Crossway Church lot is available for parking. Children and dogs are welcome (service dogs only in the Nathaniel Center).
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL & PARADE
Kick off the holiday season with fun for the entire family Saturday, Dec. 4, from 4-8 p.m., at Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Rd., Tomball. Enjoy the Holiday Wonderland and a variety of festive activities including snow, crafts, a petting zoo, holiday lights, holiday photo ops, and more. For information, visit www.hcp4.net or call Precinct 4's Special Events Division at 281-893-3726.
THE NUTCRACKER BALLET
Kingwood Dance Theatre's annual production of holiday tradition "The Nutcracker" will return to the stage Saturday, Dec. 4, at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 5, at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., at Atascocita High School Theatre, 13300 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. Reserved seating is $25; tickets are now available online at www.tix.com/ticket-sales/kingwooddancetheatre/4573. Note: Everyone must have a ticket to enter and no lap children are allowed. Program is best suited for children ages three and up. For information and tickets, call 281-358-4616.
CAROLS, COOKIES & COCOA
Everyone is invited to Porter First Baptist Church, 24570 FM 1314 Rd., Porter, Sunday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. Listen to the preschool and children’s choirs sing Christmas Carols. Enjoy family photo booths and nativity scene displays. Admission is free. For information, call 281-354-3339.
MOTHERS AGAINST CANCER HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
The 33rd annual Mothers Against Cancer Holiday Luncheon will be held Monday, Dec. 6, at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. The sponsor reception will be held at 9:30 a.m. and a raffle, live/silent auction and luncheon will follow from 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Proceeds from the event will be donated for children's cancer research. Hors d'oeuvres and luncheon will be served. For tickets, visit www.mothersagainstcancer.org/annual-luncheon.
HUMBLE ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARADE
The 30th annual Christmas Parade of Lights and Parade, “A Rock and Roll Christmas,” will be held Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m., on historic Main Street. The parade will start at Main St. and Railroad and then go east to N. Houston and Old Humble Rd. After the parade, Santa Claus will visit Uptown Park to take the “wish lists” of children of all ages. The parade will go on regardless of rain, shine, sleet or snow! For information, visit www.cityofhumbletx.gov/.
LSC-KINGWOOD THEATRE PRESENTS
SNAZZY JAZZY CHRISTMAS
The Kingwood Big Band ushers in the holidays with its first holiday concert Thursday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m., at Strawbridge United Methodist Church, 5629 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood. The band will be accompanied by vocalist Sarah Cole with a performance dedicated to renditions of favorite Christmas Tunes, such as “Let It Snow” and “Jingle Bells,” as well as traditional carols like “Good King Wenceslas” and “We Three Kings.” Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. General Admission - $20; Seniors - $15; Students - $5. For tickets and information, visit www.lhmas.org.
Bring your own camera for a photo with Santa Friday, Dec. 10, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 11, from 2-5 p.m., at Mangum-Howell Center, 2500 Frick Rd., Houston. Enjoy the holiday sights, sounds, and delights direct from the North Pole as Santa Claus sets up shop. This free program includes a host of activities such as holiday crafts, playing games for prizes, hayride, refreshments and a visit with Santa. For more information, please call 281-591-7830.
Sing along with a professional recording of Handel's classic "Messiah" Friday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m., at Lake Houston Church of The Nazarene, 5616 FM 1960 E., Ste. 185, Humble. The event is free and open to community members of all levels of singing experience, and scores will be provided to the first 200 participants. Face masks are optional. For information, call 281-852-6273 or visit www.lakehoustonchurch.org.
CANDLELIGHT IN PORTER
Experience the wonder and awe of Jesus through live musical and dramatic performances Friday, Dec. 10, from 7-10 pm., and Sunday, Dec. 12, from 6-9 p.m., at Porter Apostolic Pentecostal Church, 24142 Loop 494, Porter. Arrive 30 minutes early to have a free holiday portrait taken by a professional photographer at a beautifully decorated photo backdrop. During intermission, hot chocolate will be served while a live jazz band plays favorite Christmas carols. The family-friendly event is free, but seating is limited. To reserve tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/candlelight-in-porter-tickets-204050469447.
HOLIDAYS TO REMEMBER
The East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID) will host four special Holiday Events and the public is invited to enjoy each one. *All activities will be held at 22296 Market Place Dr., New Caney. For event times, information, details and tickets, visit www.emcholiday.com.
*A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER
Friday-Saturday, Dec. 10-12, Friday-Sunday, Dec. 17-Jan. 2
The popular winter festival is back with an extra weekend of fun! Now 20 days of ice skating, bumper cars, snow sleds, train rides and more.
*A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER MARKET DAYS
Friday-Sunday, Dec. 10-12, Friday-Sunday, Dec. 17-19
The extremely popular Market Days has been extended to two weekends of shopping heaven. More than 40 top vendors are lined up for the indoor market. There is no fee to browse.
* A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER VISIT WITH SANTA
Friday-Sunday, Dec. 10-12, Friday-Friday, Dec. 17-24
Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s visiting A Holiday to Remember for an extended stay! Jolly ol’ St. Nicholas is ready by the fireplace for his close-up with children and families wanting that Christmas picture. Get ready to tell him all about your holiday wish list, or write him a letter and leave it in the big red mailbox.
*A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Sunday, Dec. 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Get ready to go back in time with the popular classic car show in the parking lot of A Holiday to Remember. See classic cars, muscle cars – all cars are pre-1986. The event is free to the public.
CHRISTMAS WITH OPERA LEGGERA AND FRIENDS
KOUTOUR HOLIDAY MARKET
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Hang out with Santa at Brick House Tavern, 140 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. E, Humble, Saturday, Dec. 11, from 8-10 a.m., for a morning to remember! He’s inviting the community to have a jolly morning with Santa and a delicious sit-down meal with some breakfast favorites. Take pictures with the North Pole’s star player and enjoy memorable holiday activities. To purchase tickets online, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/breakfast-with-santa-brick-house-humble-tickets-208857256677.
SHOP SMALL POP UP EVENT
To help finish up holiday shopping, the public is invited to the “Shop Small Pop Up Event” Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Create and Play Sensory Kits, at 3518 Whispering Brook.Dr., Kingwood. Browse a thoughtful and lovely collection of vendors.
HOLIDAY AT THE HARBOR
Everyone is invited to kick off the holiday season at Kings Harbor Waterfront Village-Green Area, 1660 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood, Saturday, Dec. 11, from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy festive activities including complimentary photos with Santa, a local vendor market, DJ playing favorite holiday music, face painting, hot chocolate and cookies, and cannolis. For information, call 713-629-5200 or visit www.kings-harbor.com/calendar.
COCOA AND PIC WITH ST. NICK
Spend Saturday afternoon, Dec. 11, from 2-4:30 p.m., with Christ-centered music, crafts, puppet show, face painting and other fun activities and snacks, at Joy Lutheran Joy Lutheran Church, 14450 Woodson Park Dr., Houston. Parents will get a photo of the kids with St. Nick himself to take home. Admission is free, but each family needs one ticket (provide number of children to include with the family when registering at www.eventbrite.com/e/cocoa-and-pic-with-st-nick-tickets-194093247127?fbclid=IwAR1oM4NinI5lFuJ_8yCdoMaZZrGfDMTgJBmxu3KwXSJVTe5PdK-QHT80LZg).
“AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS”
The Kingwood Pops Orchestra will present a holiday concert, “An American Christmas,” Saturday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Woodridge Baptist Church, 5707 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood. Social distancing and masks are requested. Enjoy quality, family-oriented musical entertainment and support your local community. Adult tickets are $15; children 10 and under is $1. No reserved seating. Tickets are available online at www.kingwoodpops.org or at the door. For information, call 281-319-7677
CITY OF HUMBLE HOLIDAY CONCERT
Vicki Yohe and an orchestra holiday concert will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m., at The Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.humblepac.com or in person at Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble.
AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS
Experience the traditions of earlier times as the homestead comes to life with 19th-century holiday customs Saturday, Dec. 11, from 3-6 p.m., at Jesse H. Jones Park, 20634 Kenswick Dr., Humble. Enjoy music, a holiday craft, wassail, cookies, and an early visit from Saint Nicholas. Reservations are not required.
The public is invited to join together Sunday, Dec. 12, at 10:30 a.m., for the choir musical at Porter First Baptist Church, 24570 FM 1314 Rd., Porter, and celebrate that Jesus makes Christmas better, enjoying music from the adult and student choirs. Admission is free. For information, call 281-354-3339.
PINK POPCORN WINTER MARKET
The public is invited to Atascocita United Methodist Church, 19325 Pinehurst Trail Dr., Humble, Sunday, Dec. 12, from 5-6:30 p.m. The Chancel Choir will present its Christmas Concert, performing the John Rutter GLORIA, Ralph Vaughan Williams & Christmas Carols. For information, call 281-852-1000 or visit www.aumc.org/events.
LAKE HOUSTON LADIES CLUB
The Lake Houston Ladies Club will hold its annual Christmas luncheon meeting Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m., at the Walden Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest Dr., Humble. Special guest will be Jill Donahue, an accomplished local vocalist who sings at several venues in the area, entertaining with Christmas songs and carols. Cost of the luncheon is $20. New members are always welcome. For information or reservations, visit www.lakehoustonladiesclub.com or call Betty at 832-633-2991 by Tuesday, Dec. 7.
PEACE ON EARTH
Featuring Kevin Weishaar
Peace on earth during the Christmas season is more than a general desire for world peace. The public is invited to join us for a festive holiday catered luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 14, from noon-1:30 p.m., at Mangum-Howell Center. While you enjoy this festive feast, performer Kevin Weishaar will add warmth to this holiday gathering with a variety of Christmas tunes and music from several different genres. Tickets are $10 per plate. Advance registration is required. Payments must be mailed in advance to Mangum-Howell Center, 2500 Frick Road, Houston, Texas 77038, no later than Tuesday, Dec. 8; make checks payable to Doss Advisory Council. Payments cannot be paid or accepted the day of the luncheon.
VILLAGE CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT
FA-LA-LA-LA-FACTS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS
Geared to the entire family, this free, prerecorded program will be available Friday, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., on the Atascocita Branch Library's social media pages and teach viewers about the history of the Christmas holiday. For information, call 832-927-5560 or visit www.hcpl.net.
KDA MARKETS CHRISTMAS MARKET
CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Lamb of God Lutheran Church and Preschool, 1400 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. E., Humble, will present its annual children's Christmas program between Sunday services, Dec. 19, from 9:15-10:5 a.m., titled, "To Us a Child is Born." Free admission. For information, call 281-446-5262 or visit www.lambofgod.net.
NUTCRACKER UNDER THE STARS
Step into the magical world of "The Nutcracker" Saturday, Dec. 18, from 6-8 p.m., at Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Rd., Tomball, as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince battle the Mouse King and travel through enchanting lands. The Chamber players will perform live while the classic ballet is shown on the giant movie screen. For information, call Precinct 4's Special Events Division at 713-274-4050 or visit https://apps.hcp4.net/med/Event/Detail/6882.
JOYFUL HOLIDAY GARDEN: A CHILDREN’S STORY TIME AND CRAFT SESSION
Share some joy and shine a light on a loved one this holiday season with an evergreen tree seedling. Settle in for a cozy story time session and a warm cup of cocoa. Create your own nature coasters made from pressed leaves. This family-friendly program is recommended for children 3-10. Meet at Mercer’s East Side Tree House, 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd., Humble, Monday, Dec. 20, from 10-11 a.m. Children are encouraged to wear holiday-themed outfits. Each child will craft two nature coasters – one to keep, and one to give to a family member or friend. Be sure to visit the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library for holiday reading fun. Evergreen tree seedlings are available while supplies last. Registration is required, as space is limited. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is an outdoor program, so dress for the weather. Register online at www.hcp4.net/mercer/events. Choose from one of three craft times: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., or noon. Story Time begins at 10:30 a.m. and repeats at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 713-274-4160.
The public is invited to Porter First Baptist Church, 24570 FM 1314 Rd., Porter, Friday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m., for its annual Christmas Eve Candlelight service. Participate in the Lord’s Support and celebrate the Reason for the Season. Admission is free. For information, call 281-354-3339.
CHRISTMAS EVE – FRIDAY, DEC. 24
CHRISTMAS DAY – SATURDAY, DEC. 25
NEW YEAR’S EVE – FRIDAY, DEC. 31
SENIOR ADULT HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
TIDINGS AND TINSEL
Dueling Piano Concert
Seniors 50 and older are invited to sing and clap along to your favorite tunes and be a part of the show during an afternoon of professional dueling on the ivory keys Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m., at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. Light refreshments and hot beverages will be served through the show. Lunch will be available for purchase at a local barbecue restaurant for participants who arrive by Precinct 4 bus which will leave Kingwood Library, 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood, at 1 p.m.
OH, DEER, CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE LUNCHEON
Seniors 50 and older are invited to Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park, 709 Riley Fuzzel Rd., Spring, to ring in the holidays and join in an afternoon of fun and fellowship Friday, Dec. 3, at 11:30 a.m. Celebrate the season and help to provide a special holiday for local area children. A catered holiday lunch will be provided. Donations of books and board games will be accepted and distributed to children who receive little or nothing for Christmas. A $10 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Checks are payable to Fun4Seniors and should be mailed to Fun4Seniors, P.O. Box 1433, Tomball, TX 77377, within one week of making a reservation. To register, visit https://apps.hcp4.net/med/Activity/Reservation/6679.
DICKENS ON THE STRAND
Precinct 4 invites everyone 50 and older to Dickens on the Strand Saturday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. With a nod to the ghost of Dickens past and an eye toward the future, Galveston’s world-famous Victorian holiday festival returns to the Island! This annual holiday street festival, based on 19th century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on six stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items. Tickets are $15 at the gate. Register at https://apps.hcp4.net/med/Event/Detail/6826.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Precinct 4 invites everyone 50 and older to Moody Gardens in Galveston Thursday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. Visit Galveston to take in the island’s annual Holiday in the Gardens at Moody Gardens! Enjoy more than one million twinkling lights and delightful holiday scenes. Register at https://apps.hcp4.net/med/Event/Detail/6832.
HOUSTON ZOO LIGHTS
Precinct 4 invites everyone 50 and older to Zoo Lights Thursday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m. A favorite Houston holiday tradition, Zoo Lights features over two million twinkling lights, lighted animal sculptures, and holiday projections at the Houston Zoo. Holiday lights would not be complete without the sounds of the season! Enjoy strolling carolers and performances by local school and church choirs. Cost is $19 per person. Dinner is available for purchase on your own at one of the many local eateries in Rice Village. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Register at https://apps.hcp4.net/med/Event/Detail/6837.
MISTLETOE MAGIC LUNCHEON
‘Tis the season to celebrate with friends and family, old and new. Precinct 4 invites those 50 and older to join staff for a catered Italian lunch Friday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m., at Big Stone Lodge, 709 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring. Jay Cantu will provide entertainment for the lunch. Space is limited; register in advance. Cost is $10 per person, checks payable to Fun4Seniors, mailed or dropped off at Big Stone Lodge, 709 Riley Fuzzel Road Spring, TX 77373, within one week of making the reservation. Deadline for payments and registration is Wednesday, Dec. 15.