Here are a few local events to consider this Christmas weekend in Cy-Fair.
Dec. 22: Families can visit Santa at area realty office
NextHome Realty Center hosts Cookies with Santa—an event in which children are encouraged to decorate cookies and visit Santa Claus. 2-4:30 p.m. Free. NextHome Realty Center, 12810 Telge Road, Cypress. 832-720-8600. www.nexthomerealtycenter.com
Dec. 22-24: Take a photo at the Jingle Junction Christmas scene
The front lawn of Cypress United Methodist Church is transformed into a venue for families to bring their cameras and take photos in front of Christmas scenes. Free. 13403 Cypress N. Houston Road, Cypress. 281-469-0730. www.cypressunited.org/events
Dec. 22-24: Take a photo with Santa Claus at Traders Village
The fundraising event allows guests to take photos with Santa for $5. Proceeds help buy furniture for families affected by Hurricane Harvey. Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-890-5500. www.tradersvillage.com
Dec. 23: Skate with Santa at the Aerodrome
Families can rent skates and get on the ice with Santa Clause a couple of days before Christmas. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $6. Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex, 8220 Willow Place Drive N., Houston. 281-847-5283 www.aerodromes.com
Dec. 23: Shoppers enjoy holiday events at outlet mall
Shoppers can enjoy entertainment while getting last minute gifts. On Dec. 23, shoppers can take photos with various whimsical characters at the photobooth. 1-4 p.m. Free. Houston Premium Outlets, 29300 Hempstead Road, Cypress. www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/houston
Dec. 23-24: Christmas Eve Services
12710 Telge Road, Cypress
Dec. 24: 6 p.m.
Houston Northwest Church
19911 Hwy. 249, Houston
Dec. 23: 5 p.m., Dec. 24: 9 and 11 a.m., 1 p.m.
10203 Fry Road, Cypress
8350 Jones Road, Houston
Dec. 24: 3, 4:30, 6 and 11 p.m.
St. John Lutheran Church
15235 Spring Cypress Road, Cypress
Dec. 24: 9:30 a.m., 4, 6, 8 and 10 p.m.
Dec. 24: Children perform in local Christmas pageant
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church’s Christmas Eve pageant allows children to participate in the telling of Christ’s birth with costumes. The pageant ends with traditional communion and prayer. 4 p.m. Free. 13131 Fry Road, Cypress. 281-373-3203. www.aidanschurch.org