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Nov. 8-15: Join Jingle Tree festivities
The Houston Museum of Natural Science-Sugar Land hosts a tree lighting ceremony, auction and cookies with Santa this holiday season. Free-$50 (depending on event). 13016 University Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-313-2277.
Nov. 10: Go to Harvest Fest
Enjoy music, farm animals, a pie-eating contest, bounce houses, sack races, food trucks, face painting, a farmers market, model home tours and fall photo opportunities. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (admission). 618 Vineyard Hollow Court, Richmond. 832-945-3691.
Nov. 23: Attend opening night for Sugar Land holiday lights
Momentum Luxury Motors presents the fifth annual show with more than 2.5 million lights, holiday shopping, food and more. 6-10 p.m. $14 (general admission). 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land. 281-240-4487. www.sugarlandholidaylights.com
Nov. 25: Take a free photo with Santa Claus
Imperial Sugar provides free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Participants can bring a new stuffed animal to donate to the Fort Bend Rainbow Room’s Christmas Project. 1-5 p.m. Free. 16190 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-242-2000.
Nov. 30: Attend the annual Christmas tree lighting
Watch Santa and Mrs. Claus light up the 40-foot tree in Town Square Plaza. Enjoy live entertainment, crafts and photo opportunities. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-275-2825. www.sugarlandtx.gov
Every Sat. through December: Celebrate Christmas at a historical park
The George Ranch Historical Park will take visitors back in time with Christmas traditions from the 1830s through the 1930s. $15 (ages 13-64), $12 (ages 65 and up), $10 (ages 4-12), free (ages 3 and under). 10215 FM 762 Road, Richmond. 281-343-0218. www.georgeranch.org
Dec. 1: Listen to the sounds of Christmas
The Houston Show Choir will serenade guests with holiday songs at Sugar Land Town Square Plaza. 5-7 p.m. Free. 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-242-2000. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com
Dec. 2: Attend a holiday concert
The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra performs its annual Deck the Halls concert. 2 p.m. $5-$15, discounted tickets available for college students and seniors age 55 years old and older. 10505 Cash Road, Stafford. 281-276-9642. www.fbso.org
Dec. 7: Go to Snowfest Festival
This event will feature entertainment, a tree lighting, commencement ceremony, a three lane snow hill and an opportunity to take a photo with Santa Claus. 5:30-9 p.m. Free (admission). 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City. 281-403-8637.
Dec. 8: Watch the Snowfest Parade
The parade begins at the corner of Cartwright Road and Murphy Road and ends at Cartwright and Texas Parkway with holiday floats from various organizations. 9 a.m. Free (admission). 3849 Cartwright Road, Missouri City.