Take photos with Santa
Lone Star College-Creekside Center brings Santa Claus to Tomball. The event includes family and children’s activities, performances and family photos with Santa. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. 8747 W. New Harmony Trail, Tomball. 832-761-6602.
Attend a winter carnival
The Sherwood Academy’s annual Winter Wonderland fundraising carnival includes games and crafts for children, snow, a visit from Santa Claus, face painting, outdoor inflatables and a silent auction. 6-9 p.m. Free (admission). 32810 Tamina Road, Magnolia. 281-356-4970.
Celebrate the German heritage of Tomball
The Tomball German Christmas Market includes more than 200 vendors, live music and street performers. Times vary. Free (admission, parking, shuttle). Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. www.tomballgermanfest.org
Listen to holiday music
Houston Chamber Ringers, a handbell ensemble, performs a winter concert. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online. 7-8:30 p.m. $10-$15. LSC-Tomball Performing Arts Center, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 281-401-1889.
Make Christmas crafts
Hockley Community Center hosts a Christmas family crafts event, including painting holiday ornaments, decorating Christmas snacks and other activities. Register by phone by Dec. 7. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. 28515 Old Washington Road, Hockley.
Enjoy Christmas caroling
Harris County Precinct 4 invites residents to listen to Christmas carolers, drink hot cocoa, make crafts and peruse holiday lights. Cocoa and crafts available while supplies last.
6-9 p.m. Free. Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball. 281-353-4196. www.hcp4.net
Celebrate New Year’s Eve
Ring in 2019 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427’s New Year’s Eve dance. The party features live music from Jeff Woolsey and the Dancehall Kings, drink tickets and a buffet. Tickets are available online and at the door. 8 p.m. $35-$125. 14408 Alice Road, Tomball. 281-351-2427. www.vfwpost2427.org
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