Meet Santa, Walk for Human Rights, adopt a pet: 10 things to do in The Woodlands this weekend, Dec. 6-10


There are a variety of fun and family-friendly activities to enjoy in The Woodlands this weekend, Dec. 6-10.

1. Senior residents can enjoy dancing, live country music
Dec. 6

Seniors can enjoy dancing to live country music at this monthly event organized by Interfaith of the Woodlands. Light refreshment are available. 6-9 p.m. Free ($5 suggested donation). South County Community Center, 2235 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-367-1230.

2. Attend Oak Ridge North’s Christmas reception
Dec. 6

Oak Ridge North Mayor Jim Kuykendall and City Council visit with residents and businesses owners during this Christmas party, which features food and music. 6 p.m. Free. Oak Ridge North City Hall, 27424 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North. 281292 4648.

3. Socialize at Gorilla Hole
Dec. 7

This fun, themed night for fifth- and sixth-graders is organized by The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation department. Children can play, socialize and enjoy refreshments. Children cannot leave unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. 7-9:45 p.m. $7. The Recreation Center at Bear Branch, 5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950.

4. Attend the 8th annual Human Rights Walk and Festival at Town Green Park
Dec. 8

Attendees can participate in a range of activities and interact with nonprofit organizations. The festival features educational speakers, entertainment and music. 10.30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-638-3577.

5. Attend a Santa social with at The Woodlands Children’s Museum
Dec. 8

At this event, children can enjoy a continental breakfast, go on a scavenger hunt and decorate gingerbread houses. Elsa from “Frozen” and Santa’s elves will also make an appearance, as will Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. 8-11 a.m. $15-$30. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955.


6. Take pet pictures with Santa and raise funds at Santa Pawz
Dec. 8

Residents are invited to take their furry, four-legged friends to get pictures taken with Santa at the Santa Pawz event. The event is hosted by Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary, which cares for old and sick animals. This year, the sanctuary is collecting donations for the animal victims of the California wildfires. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Woodlands Eco Realty Office, 26519 I-45 N., The Woodlands. 832-955-8100.

7. Come with friends and family to The Woodlands Winter Wonderland
Dec. 8

Celebrate the holiday spirit with games, music and inflatables at The Woodlands Winter Wonderland. The event features a pony carousel, face painting and balloon artists. Santa and his reindeer will make an appearance. 1-5 p.m. Free. Creekside Park Village Green, 26400 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands.

8. Support local vendors and enjoy live music
Dec. 8

Browse for unique gifts made by local knitters, artists, jewelry makers and basket weavers at the Northwoods’ Annual Holiday Sale. Folk-rock musician Shake Russel performs at the Millbend Coffeeshop. 6-8.30 p.m.; concert begins at 7.30 p.m. Free (admission); $20 (concert). Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church,
1370 N. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands.

9. Give a furry friend a forever home
Dec. 9

Nonprofit Operations Pets Alive holds its holiday pet adoptions and gift-wrapping fundraiser this weekend at The Woodlands Mall. Look for them outside Barnes & Noble on Sunday to meet adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. They will also be there the following Monday and Tuesday. An array of pet items and home accessories will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit homeless animals in Montgomery County. Noon-7 p.m. The Woodlands Mall,
1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands.

10. Watch The Nutcracker with family and friends
Dec. 8-9

The Texas Academy of Dance performs the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” at The Woodlands College Park High School. “The Nutcracker” tells the magical story of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince in the Land of Sweets, set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic score. 6-8 p.m. Sat., 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Sun. $10-$25. The Woodlands College Park High School, 3701 College Park Drive, The Woodlands.

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