Shop local, see "A Christmas Story:" 8 things to do in Pearland | Friendswood in December and January

The Winter Games of Texas are coming to Pearland this winter after 12 years in Frisco.

The Winter Games of Texas are coming to Pearland this winter after 12 years in Frisco.

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


Take Christmas photos in Meridiana
Dec. 16-17

On Dec. 16, Meridiana will host photos with Santa as well as free hot cocoa. Meridiana will also host photos inside a snow globe on Dec. 17. 1-2 p.m. (Dec. 16), noon-6 p.m. (Dec. 17). Free. 4003 Meridiana Parkway, Rosharon. 281-915-5515. www.meridianatexas.com





Shop local for the holidays
Nov. 1-Dec.31

Shoppers collect stamps from participating businesses across Pearland to win a grand prize of up to $3,000 for shopping locally. Cards can be picked up at the Pearland Chamber, participating businesses, or by printing it off Facebook. For more details, visit www.pearlandtexaschamber.us or call 281-485-3634.





See Magical Winter Lights
Nov. 10-Jan.2

This annual event begins at Gulf Greyhound Park, which is transformed by thousands of lights arranged in themed areas like Santa’s Christmas Village. 5-10 p.m. (Sun.-Thu.), 5-11 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.). 1000 FM 2004, La Marque. 832-879-2818. www.magicalwinterlights.com/houston





Houston Texans Games at The Lawn
Dec. 17

This football season, Baybrook Mall is hosting Houston Texans watch parties out on The Lawn. The watch party  will take place on Dec. 17. Noon. Free. 500 Baybrook Mall, 500 Baybrook Mall Drive, Friendswood.  281-488-4627.
www.baybrookmall.com





Support local business at the Holiday Market
Nov. 24-Dec 24

Baybrook Mall is hosting its annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Market event on The Lawn for a month during the holidays. Noon-9 p.m. (Fridays), 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Saturdays), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sundays). Free. 500 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood. 281-488-4627.





See ‘A Christmas Story’ at the Pearl Theater
Dec. 1-16

Based off the movie “A Christmas Story”, the Pearl Theater’s rendition of this Christmas classic is set in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana. 8 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays), 3 p.m. (Sundays). $18 (adults), $16 (students and seniors). 14803 Park Almeda Drive, Houston. 832-459-4674. www.pearl-theater.com





Browse fresh produce at the farmers market
Dec. 16

Hosted by the Pearland Town Center, the Pearland Farmer’s Market is held on the second Saturday of each month in the shelter of a 6,000-square-foot pavilion. The farmers market offers fresh produce, herbs, vegetables, flowers, seedlings and baked goods. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. 11200 Broadway St., Pearland.





Watch Olympic-style games
Jan 12-14

The Winter Games of Texas are coming to Pearland this winter after 12 years in Frisco. The three-day event will consist of 16 Olympic-style games, including golf, archery and soccer.  Times, admission and venues vary by event. 281-997-5970. www.taaf.com


By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.