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
Thru 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 VISIT WITH SANTA
Friday, Dec. 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.
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 CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
Celebrate the joy and wonderment of the season this Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24, at Northeast Houston Baptist Church, 18000 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Humble. Sing traditional carols at one of the 50-minute candlelight services at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. Stop by the Winter Wonderland before or after each service for a special experience for the whole family: snow hill; live music; photo booth; hot chocolate; cookie decorating. For information, visit www.facebook.com/nehbc/events.
CHRISTMAS EVE – FRIDAY, DEC. 24
CHRISTMAS DAY – SATURDAY, DEC. 25
KRAFTY SHACK HOLIDAY CAMPS FOR KIDS
Visit Krafty Shack, 22043 E. Hammond Dr., Porter, for holiday fun Monday-Friday, Dec. 30-Jan. 7, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Kids will enjoy a canvas painting and a craft of their choice. Cost per day is $20 per child and includes a snack and juice. Use this time for the kids to have fun while parents wrap up last-minute Christmas preparations. For information, visit www.kraftyshack.com or call 281-359-7775 for reservations.
NEW YEAR’S EVE – FRIDAY, DEC. 31
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT REDEMPTION SQUARE
Come celebrate the coming of the New Year Friday, Dec. 31, from 7 p.m.-midnight, at Redemption Square, 250 Assay St., Houston, with live music on the Lawn while enjoying drinks and bites at Bocca and Bibo’s, and entertainment. Ring in 2022 with a stunning fireworks display - the best in town! Admission is free. For information, visit www.redemptionsquare.com or Facebook.
NEW YEAR’S AT MOODY GARDENS
Ring in the New Year at Moody Gardens Friday-Saturday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1, with several different options for celebration. Whether it’s a special date night, couple’s retreat, or a family getaway that includes the kids, there are options for every occasion. Visitors can choose a fun-filled family night and hotel package at New Year’s Eve Palooza, a cruise aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat that ends with a champagne toast at midnight or a night of entertainment and dancing at the Roaring Twenties New Year’s Eve Celebration in Shearn’s Lounge on the 9th floor of the hotel.
-New Year’s Eve Cruise
-Roaring 20s Party at Shearn’s Lounge at Moody Gardens Hotel
-Last Chance for Festival of Lights
For details and information, call 409-744-4673 or visit www.moodygardens.org/newyears.
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