View historic George H.W. Bush funeral procession in Old Town Spring, get ready for the holidays: 5 things to do in Spring and Klein, Dec. 6-9

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The funeral train procession bearing the remains of late President George H.W. Bush will leave from the Spring area on Thursday, and weekend events in the area include several seasonal performances. Here are a few things to do in Spring and Klein this weekend, Dec. 6-9

Dec. 6
1. View funeral train procession of former President George H.W. Bush

The funeral procession for former President George H.W. Bush begins in Spring at 1 p.m. Among other locations, the train will pass through Old Town Spring, located between I-45 and Hardy Toll Road off Spring Cypress Road. Spring Fire Department’s Spring Fire Honor Guard will salute in formation and fire, and firefighters and apparatus will be present at most Spring area train crossings.

Dec. 7-9
2. Enjoy Home for the Holidays in Old Town Spring

Celebrate the season at Old Town Spring’s Home for the Holidays event, which includes entertainment as well as horse-drawn carriage rides. Times vary. Free. 403 Main St., Spring. www.facebook.com/otshfth

Dec. 7-9
3. See “A Christmas Carol” as a musical

Stageworks Theatre presents the holiday musical production “A Christmas Carol.” 7:30 p.m. (Fri., Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $17-$32. Lone Star College-CyFair, 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-587-6100
www.stageworkshouston.org

Dec. 8
4. See ‘Santa’s Little Helper’

“Santa’s Little Helper” is an original musical featuring original songs as well as Christmas classics to sing along to. 11 a.m. Free. Mangum-Howell Community Center in Doss Park, 2500 Frick Road, Houston. 281-440-4850. www.cypresscreekface.org

Dec. 8
5. Mercer Botanic Gardens holiday festival

Harris County Precinct 4 hosts a holiday festival at Mercer Botanic Gardens featuring music, food, shopping and crafts. The event also features a winter plant sale and activities for children. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble. 713-274-4160. www.hcp4.net

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Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of the paper in March 2017.
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