Shop local for the holidays
Holiday shoppers can 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, at participating businesses or can be printed off Facebook. For more details, visit www.pearlandtexaschamber.us or call 281-485-3634.
Explore the Magical Winter Lights Festival
Visit Gulf Greyhound Park for the Magical Winter Lights Festival all weekend. The annual festival transforms Greyhound Park with thousands of lights arranged in themed areas like Santa’s Christmas Village. $21 (adults,) $13 (seniors and children.) Free for children age 4 and under. Family packages also available. 5-10 p.m. (Sun.-Thu.), 5-11 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.). 1000 FM 2004, La Marque. 832-879-2818. www.magicalwinterlights.com/houston
Support local businesses at the Holiday Market
Baybrook Mall is hosting its annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Market event on The Lawn for a month during the holiday season. Noon-9 p.m. (Fridays,) 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Saturdays,) 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sundays.) Free. 500 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood. 713-699-1271.
See "A Christmas Story" at the Pearl Theater
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