LHPC CHRISTMAS PARTY
The public is invited to a Christmas Party, hosted by The Lake Houston Pachyderm Club, Monday, Dec. 9, from 6-8 p.m., at Walden Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest Drive, Humble. Hosting the evening of fun, games and merriment will be Senator Brandon Creighton and Justin Lurie. For ticket information and reservations, visit www.lhpclub.org.
MINGLE ALL THE WAY
Arbor Terrace at Kingwood Town Center, 2807 Kings Crossing Drive, Kingwood, will host its annual Christmas event, “Mingle All The Way,” Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The community is invited to the free, family-friendly event to experience the holiday-themed hallways of the Arbor Terrace community while enjoying live entertainment, good food, hands-on activities and chances to win great door prizes. For reservations, call 281-361-7557.
DINNER WITH SANTA
Enjoy a memorable Christmas experience at Dinner with Santa Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at First Tee David Shindeldecker Campus, 5809 Wilson Rd., Humble,across from the Golf Club of Houston. Evening will include Meet-n-Greet and pictures with Santa (bring your own camera), appearances by Santa Cow and his Elf Cow, holiday crafts and activities, dancing, and full Chick-fil-A buffet with dessert. Tickets must be purchased in advance. At least one adult ticket must be purchased if purchasing children’s tickets. Admission is $15 adults, children 2-12 $8, babies (newborn-age 1) are free. Purchase tickets online at www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-with-santa-tickets-83180080861.
NICO’S CHRISTMAS PAINT PARTY
Nico’s Bar & Grill, 22610 Loop 494, Kingwood, is hosting the Christmas Paint Party, Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 7:30-10 p.m. The holidays are here; come paint! Cost is $40 per painter and includes all materials and bragging rights. You choose your painting. Beginners are welcome. Register early and get $5 off every ticket. To purchase online, visit https://conta.cc/2x3ttcx.
IT'S THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Opera Leggera presents a heartwarming Christmas musical to kindle special yuletide memories and put you in the holiday spirit Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., at The Nathaniel Center, 804 Russell Palmer Road, Kingwood. For tickets and information, visit www.operaleggera.com or call 713-992-1696.
HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST
The Kingwood Civic Club Holiday Decorating Contest will be held Friday, Dec. 13. A long-standing Kingwood tradition that rings in the holidays, along with some friendly competition between homeowners for the best holiday decorations, each Kingwood village will be judged separately by volunteer judges from the community and the results will be published on www. Saturday, Dec. 14. The Kingwood community will know where to see the best decorations in town.
TOYS FOR TOTS TOY DRIVE
EMPTY STOCKING TOY DRIVE
Humble Area Assistance Ministries is sponsoring an outreach program to ensure every child in the area receives a Christmas toy. Donations are requested by Friday, Dec. 13. Distribution will be Wednesday, Dec. 18. For information about donations and drop sites, call 281-446-3663, ext. 120, or visit www.haamministries.org.
COOKIES WITH SANTA
OAKS OF ATASCOCITA CHRISTMAS PARADE
The community is invited to the annual Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10 a .m., starting at Oaks Elementary School, 5858 Upper Lake Drive, Humble, and ending at the Oaks Pool, 5702 Forest Timbers Dr., Humble. The AHS Strolling Strings Orchestra will serenade with music, and photo ops, cookies and hot cocoa with Santa will be available from 11 a.m.-noon at the pool. Participants, meet at the school by 9:30 a.m.
HOLIDAY AT THE HARBOR
Kick off the holiday season at Kings Harbor, 4501 Magnolia Cove Drive, Kingwood, Saturday, Dec. 14, from 1-4 p.m. See Santa and enjoy fun activities. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of holiday fun presented by the . Stop by for free photos with Santa, hot chocolate and cookies provided by and , holiday-themed slushes available for purchase at , a gift card drive for patients at Texas Children's Hospital, kid-friendly activities, and so much more (weather permitting).
Balmoral is celebrating the holiday season with an island-themed Winter Wonderland Saturday, Dec. 14, from noon- 4 p.m., at the community’s crystal clear lagoon, 15808 Crystal Terrace Dr., Humble. The lagoon will be transformed into a holiday celebration with games, inflatables and a seasonal movie. Guests can compete in the 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Contest and take fun pictures in the photo booth. A Hawaiian Santa and Elf will be on hand for additional photo opportunities. Admission is $10 for the public; lagoon members are free. For information about Balmoral, visit www.balmoralhouston.com.
MAGICAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Celebrate the spirit of the Christmas season by having breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9-11 a.m., at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. The magical breakfast will include a full breakfast buffet, pictures with Santa, crafts and more. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased on the Humble Civic Center Facebook page or in person at the center. For information, visit www.humblepac.com.
LAKE HOUSTON HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE
The Lake Houston Holiday Boat Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at 5:30 p.m., beginning at the Texas Adaptive Aquatics Dock south of Cedar Landing. Captains will meet at 4:50 p.m. Dinner and awards will be hosted at The Cedar, 10614 FM 1960 Rd. E, Huffman. The public is invited to decorate a boat or simply be an observer. For information, call Tore Schau at 281-852-1861.
HOLIDAY IN THE GARDENS
Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd., Humble, will present its Holiday in the Gardens Festival and Market Saturday, Dec. 14, from noon-5 p.m. Celebrate the holiday season with music, food, crafts, shopping and more, with a winter plant sale and a Christmas tree display. Attractions include face painting, a visit from Santa, and holiday-themed crafts. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Visit Jesse H. Jones Park, 20634 Kenswick Dr., Humble, and join park staff and volunteers for homemade cookies and wassail Saturday, Dec. 14, from 1-3 p.m., as the Redbud Hill Homestead comes to life with old-fashioned Christmas traditions, including jolly old Saint Nicholas.
THE MICHAEL HIX CHRISTMAS PARTY
The City of Humble will present its Annual Holiday Concert, The Michael Hix Christmas Party, Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., at The Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.humblepac.com or in person at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. For information, call 281-446-4140.
LIBERTY OPRY CHRISTMAS SHOW
Liberty Opry, 1816 Sam Houston St., Liberty, will present its Christmas Show Saturday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m., and will feature musicians Rex Harris, Lori Lopez, Allen Hauke, with a mix of traditional, country and religious Christmas music, the Liberty Opry Band and comedian Booger Lee. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.libertyopry.com/events/christmas-show/form. For information, call 936-336-5830 or visit www.libertyopry.com.
PETSMART HOLIDAY PARTY
PetSmart, 20518 Hwy. 59 N., Humble, is throwing a holiday party and Santa Claus is coming – and pets are invited. Saint Nick will visit PetSmart stores nationwide for free photos and festivities Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 14-15, and Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 21-22, from noon-4 p.m. For information about holiday activities, visit www.petsmart.com.
The Children’s Choir Christmas musical, “Angel Alert,” will be presented Sunday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m., at Porter First, 24570 FM 1314 Rd., Porter. For information, call 281-354-3339.
First Presbyterian Church-Kingwood, 5520 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, will host a Living Nativity Sunday, Dec. 15, at 5 p.m. A Christmas concert will be held inside in newly renovated worship space with the Worship Band. Outside will be the Living Nativity with live animals. In the Fellowship Hall, warm up with hot chocolate and enjoy fun family activities.
FINDING CHRIST IN THE CAROLS
Join in two happy hours Sunday, Dec. 15, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., at Atascocita United Methodist Church, 19325 Pinehurst Trail Drive, Humble, while families experience the Christmas story through popular carols. Learn the stories behind the songs, make crafts, play games and enjoy wintertime refreshments. The event is free for the community. Stick around until 5 p.m. to use the knowledge at the Carols and Cookies Christmas Concert.
CAROLS AND COOKIES CHRISTMAS CONCERT
The community is invited to enjoy Carols and Cookies at the annual Christmas Concert at Atascocita United Methodist Church, 19325 Pinehurst Trail Dr., Humble, Sunday, Dec. 15, from 5-7 p.m. All AUMC choirs will be featured and there will be congregational participation in the singing of traditional carols. The event is free and nursery care will be provided.
The community is invited to join for songs of the season Sunday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. at Kingwood United Methodist Church, 1799 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood, in the sanctuary. All worship and music ministries of KUMC join together to share in a joyous Christmas music event for the entire family. For information, visit www.kingwoodumc.org or call 281-358-2137.
VERITAS CHRISTMAS TOUR
Join a cappella group Veritas for a special Christmas concert at Second Baptist North Campus, 22770 Hwy. 59 N., Kingwood, Sunday, Dec. 15, from 6-8 p.m. For information, call 713-465-3408.
RIVERWOOD WINTER CONCERT
The Riverwood Middle School Choir will present its Winter Concert Monday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m., at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood. Six performing groups will spread holiday cheer, singing Christmas carols and other winter-themed songs. The public is invited and admission is free.
LAKE HOUSTON LADIES CLUB
A special holiday luncheon will be held Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Walden Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest Drive, Humble. The Statesmen Chorus will perform a holiday music program in barbershop harmony style. Cost is $20 per person and includes lunch and entertainment. New members are always welcome. For information and reservations, visit www.lakehoustonladiesclub.com or call Karen at 281-900-5584 by Monday, Dec. 9.
CANDLELIGHT, COOKIES AND COCOA
The community is invited to a Candlelight, Cookies and Cocoa service Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Kingwood Church of Christ, 2901 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. For information, call 281-358-3865.
2019 WINTER PROGRAM
The public is invited to a Christmas Concert at the New Covenant Sanctuary, Humble Classical Academy, 901 Wilson Rd., Bldg. B, Humble, Thursday, Dec. 19, from 6-7:30 p.m. The performance is free to the public; however, the school PTO will have items for sale. Program will include holiday songs and skits from students in grades K-5. A special visit from Santa is anticipated.
CHRISTMAS IN THE PINES OPEN HOUSE
Visit Big Stone Lodge in Dennis Johnston Park, 709 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring, for the annual Christmas in the Pines Open House and Art Exhibition Friday, Dec. 20, from 1-3 p.m. Enjoy entertainment provided by the Deci-Belles and light refreshments and local artwork. Artists interested in showcasing their pieces should register with staff at Big Stone Lodge, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Deadline for entries is Monday, Dec. 16.
CHRISTMAS MOVIE NIGHT
Come watch “The Grinch” Saturday, Dec. 21, at The Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble. Doors open at 5 p.m.; movie begins at 6 p.m. Get a picture with Santa and his elves. Concessions and souvenirs will be for sale. Tickets are required and will be available Nov. 18 online at www.humblepac.com. For information, call 281-446-4140.
HOLIDAY ICE SKATING
A Holiday to Remember Ice Skating Event will be held at Valley Ranch Town Center, 21750 Valley Ranch Pkwy., New Caney, Saturday, Dec. 21, through Sunday, Jan. 5, from noon-8 p.m. daily (except for Dec. 24, noon-6 p.m.; and Dec. 25, 4-8 p.m.). East Montgomery County Improvement District hosts the return event for an extended period and with additional amenities and events, such as a reservation-only party room, season passes and a visit from Santa. Parking is available across the street at New Caney ISD’s Randall Reed Stadium. For tickets and other information, visit www.emctx.com/holiday-to-remember-2019.
Visit Jesse H. Jones Park, 20634 Kenswick Dr., Humble, Saturday, Dec. 21, at 1 p.m., for Critters Christmas. Have you ever thought about decorating a tree outside to help wildlife? Many of our native animals benefit from a little help over the winter months with some extra food. Join park staff to learn about a variety of ways to make decorative, edible treats for birds and other wildlife that visit your yard.
The public is invited to a special holiday event to be held at Octavia Fields Branch Library, 1503 S. Houston Ave., Humble, Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. Santa will be in attendance to hear Christmas wish lists and to sit for pictures. Come enjoy sweet treats and holiday cheer. Bring the whole family and don’t forget a camera! For information, call 832-927-5500.
LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE
The public is invited to visit Atascocita United Methodist Church, 19325 Pinehurst Trail Dr., Humble, Sunday, Dec. 22, from 6-7 p.m., for a special evening. Not everyone is cheery for the Christmas holidays. The pain and hurt that many experience during this season can overshadow joy and merriment. No matter what you may be going through, join us for this reflective worship service on the longest night of the year that focuses on healing and hope. For information, call 281-852-1000, or visit www.aumc.org.
PRECINCT 4 ENCORE!
Precinct 4 Encore! provides day trips and activities for adults 50 years of age and over. Register online at www.hcp4.net/encore/events or call 713-274-4050. Checks are payable to Fun4Seniors and should be mailed to P.O. Box 1433, Tomball, Texas 77377. *Unless otherwise noted, transportation will be provided from Kingwood Library, , Kingwood.
-Tuesday, Dec. 10, 4 p.m. Houston Zoo Lights. A favorite Harris County holiday tradition, Zoo Lights features more than 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. A $19 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Dinner is available for purchase at a local restaurant. *Transportation is provided from Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble.
-Sunday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. Tomball German Christmas Market. Head to Old Town Tomball to celebrate Texas German heritage at Christmas time. Enjoy a weekend filled with German culture and heritage, including traditional music, dancing, food and drink. This festival will offer a heritage center, four music stages, more than 200 street vendors, street performers, arts, crafts, and more. Lunch is available for purchase at the festival.
New Year’s Eve Event
pend New Year’s Eve at Green Oaks Tavern, 211 E. Main St, Humble, from 7pm to 1am. The Mark May Band will perform beginning at 8:30pm. There will be heavy hor d’ouevres and party favors and at midnight there will be champagne toast and desserts. Seating is limited, so make your reservations now by calling 281-570-4344. $25 per person. For more information and calendar of upcoming shows, visit www.greenoakstavern.com or find them on Facebook.
NEW YEAR’S DAY SCAVENGER HUNT