A free concert featuring the Villager Choir from the Village Learning Center, Strolling Strings from Atascocita High School, and Sola Gratia from Kingwood United Methodist Church, will be held Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m., at Kingwood United Methodist Church, 1799 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood. The public is encouraged to attend. For information, visit www.villagelac.org.
CAROLING: KINGWOOD PARK MADRIGALS
The Kingwood Branch Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood, will host the Kingwood Park High Madrigals for its Caroling Event Monday, Dec. 10, from 4-4:30 p.m. Come to the second floor and enjoy a beautiful presentation of holiday music.
HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE
Mangum-Howell Center, 2500 Frick Rd., Houston, Doss Advisory Council is sponsoring a holiday food drive to ensure fewer families, children, and older adults don’t go to bed hungry this holiday season. A collection barrel will be placed in the Center’s lobby through the Center’s annual holiday luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 11. The food bank at Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) will distribute donated nonperishable food, such as canned vegetables, fruits, meats, juices, cereals, and more. For information about the food drive, visit the Center or call 281-591-7830.
TANGLED IN THE TINSEL LUNCHEON
Kevin Weishaar will perform a variety of Christmas tunes and music from different genres at the Tangled in the Tinsel Luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 11, at noon, at Mangum-Howell Center, 2500 Frick Rd., Houston. Delight in traditional and new Christmas music, thousands of twinkling lights, decorated trees, and wonderful holiday treats during this festive holiday luncheon serving a traditional Christmas meal. An $8 per person suggested donation is requested and payable in advance when you register in the office. Checks are payable to Doss Advisory Council and mailed to Mangum-Howell Center, 2500 Frick Road, Houston, 77038. Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Dec. 7. For information, call 281-591-7830.
THE ARCHEOLOGY OF CHRISTMAS
Many people approach the Christmas story in the Bible in the same way as they do Santa Claus – a tradition to celebrate during the holiday season, probably based on a few facts, but more myth than truth. Matthew and Luke historically describe the Nativity story. Guest speaker, Dub Crook, will present “The Archeology of Christmas” Tuesday, Dec. 11, at First Presbyterian Church-Kingwood Fellowship Hall, 5520 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood. Lunch will be served at noon followed by the presentation. Enjoy food, fellowship, and have your faith in the Gospels strengthened for the Christmas season. For information or reservation, call Dorene Breach at 281-360-5555 or sign up at the Senior Table to ensure an accurate food count.
A WINTER WONDER GARDEN
Mercer Botanical Gardens will present Lunch Bunch: A Winter Wonder Garden, Wednesday, Dec. 12, from noon-2 p.m. Winter gardens are colorful and structurally intriguing. Learn which plants add life to a winter garden and understand the proper care for these plants. Then, enjoy a garden tour focusing on winter flowering and fruiting plants at Mercer. Presented by Mercer Botanic Gardens education staff Jennifer Garrison and Melodie Hill. Participants should bring a lunch and dress for the weather. Lunch Bunch is a free program and is recommended for participants ages 12 and older. To register or to receive additional information, call Mercer Botanic Gardens at 713-274-4160.
Hi Neighbor Club-Kingwood will host its annual Holiday Bazaar Thursday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m., at Walden Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest Dr., Humble. Club member-vendors will offer women’s clothes and accessories, jewelry, home decor and more for sale; shopping will take place prior to and immediately following the luncheon. Reservations are required and must be made no later than Friday, Dec. 7. Cost is $22 for members and $25 for non-members. For reservations, call Susan Soderquist at 281-967-3636 or Debbie Sottile at 1-703-317-7544.
“JINGLE ALL THE WAY”
Enjoy a free movie and popcorn at Mangum-Howell, 2500 Frick Rd., Houston, Friday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m., at the showing of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Jingle All the Way.” Unlimited popcorn and drinks, padded seating, big screen TV, and surround sound make this a true theatre experience. Call 281-591-7830 or come by the Center to reserve a theatre ticket and seat. Rated PG; 1 hour and 29 minutes.
JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM
An interactive tour through Jesus’ birthplace will be held at Atascocita United Methodist Church, 19325 Pinehurst Trail Dr., Humble, Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. Experience a live nativity and petting zoo. The public is invited and admission is free. For information, visit www.aumc.org.
Opera Leggera will present “Holiday Treasures,” an enchanting musical revue of beloved Christmas songs to kindle the spirit of the season, Friday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m., at The Nathaniel Center, 804 Russell Palmer Rd., Kingwood. For tickets, visit holidaytreasures2.brownpapertickets.com.
The public is invited to bundle up the family for seasonal fun and Santa as Balmoral transforms into a Winter Wonderland, Saturday, Dec. 15, from 2-5 p.m., at the Balmoral Clubhouse, 15808 Crystal Terrace Dr., Houston. Come chill with Santa while enjoying crafts for the kids, a giant snow globe, photo opportunities with a stuffed reindeer, a DJ and more. Funnel cakes, hot cocoa, holiday games and decked out model homes will keep cheeks rosy and everyone toasty. Cost for the 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland is $12 for adults and $8 for children. Learn more at www.balmoralhouston.com. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-wonderland-is-coming-to-balmoral-tickets-53360165692.
COOKIES WITH SANTA
Enjoy a festive day making memories Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Warren’s Southern Gardens, 1675 Northpark Dr., Kingwood. Children can make their own magical reindeer food, get a complimentary take-home craft, and visit with Santa. Cookies, drinks, and popcorn will be available. Get three images with Santa for $10 by photographer J. Starlynn, LLC. To get photos with Santa, you can instead bring 10 nonperishable food items OR an unwrapped new toy that Warren’s will donate to a local charity.
HOUSTON TIDELANDERS CHORUS
The City of Humble will present the Houston Tidelanders Chorus, an all-male championship a cappella 4-part harmony chorus, Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m., at the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 W. Higgins St., Humble. Concert is free to the public; tickets are required and available online at www.humblepac.com or at Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble. For information, call 281-446-4140.
CROSBY SATURDAY HOLIDAY MARKET DAYS
American Legion Post 658, 14890 FM 2100, Crosby, will hold its Crosby Market Days Saturday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and will feature a wide array of arts and crafts as well as collectibles, clothing, salsa, jewelry, food and family-friendly fun. Admission is free to the public.
OAKS OF ATASCOCITA CHRISTMAS PARADE
Get into the holiday spirit with a fun Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m., which will begin at Oaks Elementary School, 5858 Upper Lake Dr., Humble, and end at the Oaks Pool, 5702 Forest Timbers Dr, Humble. AHS Strolling Strings Orchestra will serenade with music and photo ops, and cookies and hot chocolate with Santa will be available from 11 a.m.-noon at the Oaks Pool.
HOLIDAY AT THE HARBOR
Kings Harbor will present its annual Holiday at the Harbor Saturday, Dec. 15, and will include free photos with Santa, snow sledding, wandering carolers, face painting, and fun for the whole family. For information, visit kings-harbor.com.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
LAKE HOUSTON CHAMBER SINGERS
Atascocita Presbyterian Church, 19426 Atasca Oaks, Atascocita, will host the Lake Houston Chamber Singers Sunday, Dec. 16, 6 p.m., presentation of “To Him We Sing - Anthems in Praise of the Christ Child.” Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased from Joe Weir, APC Music Director. For information, call 281-852-8990.
CAROLS AND COOKIES
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, will present Carols and Cookies Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. Sing Christmas carols, enjoy cookies and other delicious Christmas goodies. For information, call 281-358-3154 or visit www.goodshepherdkingwood.com.
“LIGHT AND LIFE”
The Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church-Kingwood, 5520 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, will present its Advent music program, “Light and Life,” Sunday, Dec. 16, at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., and will include voices, bells, chimes, organ, piano and violin to inspire all to remember anticipating the coming of Jesus. For information, visit www.fpc-kingwood.org.
CANDLELIGHT, COOKIES & COCOA
Celebrate the birth of Jesus at Kingwood Church of Christ, 2901 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 7-8 p.m., in the auditorium. For information, visit www.kwcoc.org/candlelight-cookies-cocoa or call 281-358-3865.
RHAPSODY IN BLUEGRASS
Humble First United Methodist Church, 800 E. Main St., Humble, will present its choir Christmas Musical, “Rhapsody in Bluegrass: A Christmas Jubilee,” Sunday, Dec. 16, at both worship services, 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The musical is based on American folk songs, spirituals, bluegrass-styled carols, and original gospel songs. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind Christmas musical intertwined by a folksy interpretation of the Christmas story.
AHS MADRIGAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Atascocita Presbyterian Church, 19426 Atasca Oaks, Atascocita, will host the Atascocita High School Madrigals Thursday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased from Joe Weir, APC Music Director. For information, call 281-852-8990.
THE LONGEST NIGHT
Strawbridge United Methodist Church, 5629 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, will present “The Longest Night” Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. This is a service of reflection and hope for when Christmas is hard for some people. For information, call 281-360-4500 or visit www.strawbridge-umc.org.
LIVE NATIVITY WITH OPEN HOUSE
Visit Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 20-22, from 6:30-8 p.m., see a beautiful live nativity and enjoy the Open House. For information, call 281-358-3154 or visit www.goodshepherdkingwood.com.
POLAR EXPRESS NIGHT
Enjoy a special holiday night out at Jumpalooza Hangout, 5366 FM 1960 Rd. E., Humble, Friday, Dec. 21, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jump in your PJs, enjoy a sing-along, drink hot cocoa, get a souvenir photo, and do Christmas crafts. Cost is $8 per child and adults are free. For information, visit www.jumpalooza.com or call 832-644-5473.
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Woodlands Church Atascocita, 18111 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Humble, invites the community to celebrate the birth of Christ with music, media displays, carols and the Christmas Live Show for kids, with bonfire s’mores and more. Activities will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, at 6 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 23, at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 6 p.m. (traditional service at 9 a.m. in the chapel); and Monday, Dec. 24, at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and the traditional service in the chapel at 11 p.m. For information, visit www.wc.org/christmas.
‘Tis the season of giving, so why stop with friends and family? Visit Jesse Jones Park, 20634 Kenswick Dr., Humble, Saturday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m., and take part in this thoughtful program. Participants will discover the benefits of providing resources for native wildlife that over-winter in the Greater Houston area. Learn about the benefits of a healthy ecosystem and create decorative edible treats for birds and other wildlife in your neighborhood.
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS GIVEAWAY
Special hand-made, embellished and old-fashioned egg shell ornaments will be donated to the Kingwood Branch Library, , and given away free to library patrons Friday-Saturday, Dec. 28-29. Stop by and choose a special ornament.
A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER ICE SKATING
Get ready to glide across the ice – real ice – as the East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID) constructs an ice skating rink to add to your holiday fun. Open beginning Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Valley Ranch Town Center, intersection of Valley Ranch Blvd. and Valley Ranch Pkwy., New Caney, the rink will accommodate about 100 skaters at a time. For $5 per person per 90 minutes, you can experience an event that will surely be a Holiday to Remember! The rink will be open every day from noon-8 .p.m. through Sunday, Jan. 6. Free parking is available at Texan Drive Stadium. Food trucks, including the Refill Station, Tacos Flores, Roadside Sweets & Eats, and Funnel Cakes N More, will be located adjacent to the rink.
NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATIONS
NEW YEAR’S - KID STYLE!
Ring in the New Year at Jumpalooza Hangout, 5366 FM 1960 Rd., E., Humble, Monday, Dec. 31, with an Open Jump from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and the party from 3:30-4 p.m. The ball drop will be kid-friendly at 4 p.m. Celebrate with some non-alcoholic bubbly and the parents will be home in time for their adult celebrations. All activities are included in the Open Jump Price. For information, call 832-644-5473 or visit www.humpalooza.com.
NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA
The Great Gatsby is the inspiration for a roaring 20’s bash. So, in true Gatsby fashion, the menu is lavish, valet parking is complimentary and there will be dancing into the New Year! If this sounds like your kind of party, make your reservations for Monday, Dec. 31, at Chez Nous, 217 S. Avenue G, Humble, to be part of a dreamy evening. For information, call 281-446-6716.
THE BREATHE EASY NEW YEAR’S GALA
Celebrate the New Year at The Overlook, 20114 Pinehurst Dr., Atascocita, at its second annual gala with a silent auction benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Festivities will begin Monday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner, music, dancing and silent auction. At 11:59 p.m., a champagne toast will be given, with a traditional country breakfast at 12:15 a.m. For gala menu and ticket pricing, visit
NEW YEAR’S EVE AND CUSTOMER APPRECIATION
Visit Mr. C’s Sports Bar and Grill, 21614 Aldine Westfield Rd., Humble, Monday, Dec. 31, from 7 p.m-11:59 p.m., and ring in the New Year. Enjoy the DJ and some live music, a free buffet from 7-11 p.m. and free champagne toast at midnight. For information, visit www..com/mrcbarandgrilltexas/.
NORMAN’S GREAT GATSBY PARTY
Visit Norman’s Dueling Pianos, 9441 FM 1960 Bypass, Humble, Monday, Dec. 31, from 7 p.m.-2 a.m., for The Great Gatsby Party and celebrate the New Year.
NEW YEAR’S KICK OFF
Chimichurri’s South American Grill, 1660 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., Kingwood, invites the public to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style Monday evening, Dec. 31, with two options: a hot and spicy Latin Dance Party with delicious Latin hors d’oeuvres, classy party favors, midnight champagne toast and the Latin Beat of Grupo Café, dancing from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Price is $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity), or Fine Dining for a more intimate celebration. Enjoy a four-course dinner prepared by Chef Pedro Morales. Price is $59 per person (plus tax and gratuity) with seatings at 5 p.m and 7:30 p.m. Space is limited, so reserve by Dec. 26 by calling 281-360-0015 to make your choice – or choose both!
GREEN OAKS TAVERN New Year’s Celebration • December 31 • Come ring in the new year from 9pm - 1am with music by Odell Gray and the House Rules Band. Champagne at midnight! Green Oaks is located at 211 E. Main Street in Humble. No smoking is allowed inside, however there is a outside patio smoking area. For more information, call 281-570-4344; follow us on Facebook or visit www.greenoakstavern.com.
GRAND REOPENING OF KINGS HARBOR
Celebrate “New Year, New Harbor” Monday, Dec. 31, with the reopening of Kings Harbor and a concert featuring TC & The Cannonballs on The Green from 4-7 p.m., followed by a 12-minute fireworks spectacular off the Kings Harbor pier at 7 p.m. For updates and information, visit .
NEW YEAR’S DAY SCAVENGER HUNT