8 events to attend this month in Tomball, Magnolia

Houston Chamber Ringers, a handbell ensemble, performs a winter concert on Dec. 8.

Houston Chamber Ringers, a handbell ensemble, performs a winter concert on Dec. 8.

Check out these local events happening in the months of December and January.



Dec. 5
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.
www.lonestar.edu/creekside-center





Dec. 7
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.
www.thesherwoodacademy.com






Dec. 7-9
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






Dec. 8
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.
www.houstonchamberringers.org





Dec. 10
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.
713-274-3220. www.pct3.com





Dec. 14
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





Dec. 31
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





Jan. 8
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Legislature in Austin

Newly elected officials to the state Legislature meet at noon in Austin to convene for the 86th legislative session. Follow communityimpact.com for legislative updates, and flip to Page 23 for a preview of the upcoming session.


By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.


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