New Year's dance, volunteerism: 9 things to do in the Bay Area in December and January

Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of December and January.

Find more or submit Bay Area events at communityimpact.com/bay-calendar.

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Through Dec. 24
Join Santa’s Wonderland

Cabela’s has transformed its store into a Christmas village featuring snow-covered hills, elves, rustic cabins, crafts and more. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sun.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Christmas Eve). Free. 2421 S. Gulf Freeway, League City. 346-231-0200. www.cabelas.com/santa








Dec. 8
Help children in need

The Seabrook Rotary Club will take over 60 in-need children’s shopping for clothes at Target. Adults can volunteer as shoppers or donate money. 8 a.m. Free (to volunteer). 255 Marina Bay Drive, Clear Lake Shores. 832-584-3030. www.seabrookrotary.org





Dec. 8
Watch Santa Claus drive by

The Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department will drive Santa Claus around town while he and his helpers hand out candy to children. The event will start at City Hall and continue down all residential streets for two hours. 9-11 a.m. Free. 1700 1st St., Seabrook. 281-291-5778.
www.seabrooktx.gov





Dec. 18
Learn about the Texas coastal barrier project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a study for a 76-mile coastal barrier project that would protect the Bay Area. Residents can learn more about it at a public meeting. 5:30-9 p.m. Free. 5002 E. NASA Parkway, Seabrook. 409-766-3044. www.coastalstudy.texas.gov






Dec. 19
Check out a crazy show

Two-time Grammy award winners Riders in the Sky will perform a blend of comedy and Christmas music for families. Their music was featured in “Toy Story 2” and “Monsters, Inc.” 7:30 p.m. $13 (students), $20 (adults). 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. 281-283-2065. www.uhcl.edu/bayou-theater





Dec. 26-28, Dec. 31-Jan. 4
Send your kids to camp

The League City Parks and Recreation Department will host fun holiday camps for children ages 6-12. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. $75 (for residents Dec. 26-28), $112.50 (for nonresidents Dec. 26-28), $100 (for residents Dec. 31-Jan. 4), $150 (for nonresidents Dec. 31-Jan. 4). 1001 E. League City Parkway, League City. 281-554-1180.








Dec. 26
Stitch with friends


The Helen Hall Library is hosting a stitching event and inviting residents who like to knit, crochet and do needlework. All skill levels welcome. Noon-1:30 p.m. Free. 100 W. Walker, League City. 281 554-1111. www.leaguecity.com/3146/helen-hall-library






Dec. 31
Take the family to Kemah

The Kemah Boardwalk’s New Year’s Eve Family Celebration includes a fireworks show at 10 p.m. Standard ticket prices for rides apply. 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah.
877-285-3624.
www.kemahboardwalk.com






Jan. 5
Attend a New Year’s dance

Let’s Dance is hosting the “It’s Time for Puttin’ on the Ritz” black-and-white ballroom dance event featuring music from DJ Neva. All ages are welcome, and dance partners are not needed to attend. Residents can dress as they like. 7-9:45 p.m. $8. 1001 E. League City Parkway, League City. 417-838-2204. www.fozarks.org



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