12 Ways to Enjoy the 2022 Holidays in Tomball, Magnolia – Community Impact Newspaper | Wonder Mind Kids

From seasonal markets and a visit from Santa to enjoying festive lights and music, there are many ways to celebrate the holidays in Tomball and Magnolia. The information for each event is correct at the time of going to press and is subject to change.

2nd-3rd, 9th-10th and 16.-17. December – See Christmas Lights

Tomball Methodist Church invites the congregation to walk their Trail of Lights. Guests can also enjoy cookies, take photos, sit by the fire and visit Santa Claus. The event takes place on the weekends of December 2nd-3rd, December 9th-10th and December 16th-17th. 18:30-20:30 Free. Tomball Methodist Church, 1603 Baker Drive, Tomball. 281-351-1249. www.tomballmethodist.org

Free, kid friendly

Dec 2 – Enjoy a holiday concert

The Houston Bronze Ensemble, a handbell ensemble, presents a Christmas concert with guest vocalist Nick Szoeke. The musical selection ranges from festive pop melodies to traditional music with a jazzy touch. 7 p.m. free. Tomball Methodist Church, 1603 Baker Drive, Tomball. http://www.houstonbronze.com

Free, kid friendly

December 2 – Help the Montgomery County Food Bank

The Montgomery County Food Bank is raising funds through its annual Stock the Sleigh event from November 1st to December 12th. 1, culminating with a celebratory handover event for all donations to the food bank on December 2nd. The food bank is trying to raise 1 million meals to meet the need. Residents can host a food drive or donate directly to the board. Needed items include canned meat or bags, cereals, fruit juices, canned vegetables and beans, peanut butter, canned fruit, granola, and healthy snacks. The drop-off event includes photos with Santa and sweet treats. 4pm-7pm Free. Montgomery County Food Bank, 1 Food for Life Way, Conroe. www.mcfoodbank.org/stockthesleigh

Free, kid friendly

December 2-4 – Watch a performance of The Nutcracker at Tomball

The Houston Repertoire Ballet will perform “The Nutcracker” accompanied by the Cypress Philharmonic – a live orchestra – conducted by Glynnes Lanthier. 7pm (Dec 2-3), 2pm (Dec 3), 1pm, 4:30pm (Dec 4). $20 (students, seniors), $25 (adults). Tomball High School Theatre, 30330 Quinn Road, Tomball. 281-940-4721. www.hrbdance.org

child friendly

Dec 3 – Attend a Christmas parade

The Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Christmas Parade of Lights in Magnolia. The parade route goes down Nichols Sawmill Road and through Unity Park. You can find the exact route online. 5:30 p.m. free. Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia. 281-356-1488. www.greatermagnoliaparkwaycc.org

Free, kid friendly

3 Dec – Cover the depot in Tomball

The City of Tomball hosts its annual Deck the Depot event with opportunities for guests to enjoy a Christmas wonderland featuring live music, choirs, vendors, rides and crafts. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (admission, parking). Historic Tomball Depot, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov

Free, kid friendly, food for sale

Dec 3 – Visit a Christmas market

North Houston Moms features its Holly Jolly Market featuring Santa Claus, more than 40 booths to browse, festival performances, food and children’s activities. 12-4 p.m. Free of charge (registration required). The Grounds 1488, 11512 FM 1488, Magnolia. www.facebook.com/northhoustonmoms

Free, kid friendly, food for sale

3rd-4th Dec – Listen to a concert

The Lone Star College-Tomball Performing Arts Center will house the Houston Chamber Ringers, a handbell ensemble; the LSC tomball music department; and Canyon Pointe Elementary School Choirs for a holiday concert. The concert celebrates the women of Christmas music and includes a photo opportunity with Mrs. Claus. 7pm (Dec 3), 2pm (Dec 4). $5 (students, seniors), $15 (general admission). LSC Tomball Performing Arts Center, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. www.houstonchamberringers.org

child friendly

Dec 4 – Listen to an orchestra

Symphony North of Houston, a community-based orchestra, presents its Christmas concert of Christmas music. The selection includes “Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2″, “Tchaikovsky’s Selections from the Nutcracker Suite” and “Richard Strauss Die Fledermaus”. The symphony is conducted by guest conductor Carlos Lara. 4:00 p.m. Donations accepted at the door. Salem Lutheran Church, 22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball. www.symphonynorth.org

7 Dec – Visit to Santa Claus

Lone Star College-Creekside Center invites Santa to visit its new children’s library, part of Harris County’s public library system. The event also serves as the unveiling of the new community space. 6 p.m. free. LSC-Creekside Center, 8747 W. New Harmony Trail, Tomball. www.facebook.com/tomballlibrary

Free, kid friendly

December 10th – Have breakfast with Santa Claus

The Magnolia Education Foundation invites families to enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa, photos, • a trackless train, music, raffles, a bouncy castle and crafts. 8am-12pm. Free (4 years and under), $15 (in advance), $20 (at the door, no breakfast). Magnolia Event Center, 11659 FM 1488, Magnolia. www.facebook.com/magnoliaedfoundation

child friendly

9th-11th Dec – Get a taste of German Christmas

The Tomball German Christmas Market returns for a weekend in Tomball’s old town of German food, street vendors, performances, four stages for live music and a carnival and rides. This year the event also includes a children’s snowland. 6pm-10pm (Dec 9), 10am-10pm (Dec 10), 10am-6pm (Dec 11). Free (entrance, parking). A free shuttle is offered from designated parking lots. www.tomballgermanfest.org

Free, kid friendly, food for sale

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