10 events to attend in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Nov. 29-Dec. 2

Several holiday-themed events are planned throughout Tomball and Magnolia this weekend, Nov. 29-Dec. 2.

Several holiday-themed events are planned throughout Tomball and Magnolia this weekend, Nov. 29-Dec. 2.

Celebrate the holidays with several events this weekend. Attend a holiday parade in Magnolia or stroll through Downtown Tomball for Christmas on Commerce on Saturday.


Nov. 29-30; Dec. 1, 3
See ‘Annie’ on stage
The Tomball High School theater department and the Tomball STAGE present the musical “Annie” in the Tomball High School auditorium. 7 p.m. (Nov. 29-30, Dec. 1, 3), 3 p.m. (Dec. 1). $10-$15. 30330 Quinn Road, Tomball. 281-357-3220. www.tomballstage.org





Nov. 29-30; Dec. 1, 3
Support Tomball Memorial High School theater
Tomball Memorial High School’s Wildcat Theatre presents “The Santaland Diaries.” This play may not be suitable for younger audiences. “A Christmas Carol” is also available for children. Times vary. $5-$10. 19100 Northpointe Ridge Lane, Tomball. 281-357-3230. www.tmhstheatre.com





Nov. 30
Help raise money for Salem Lutheran School
Salem Lutheran Church’s annual dinner event includes food, drinks, live music, and silent and live auctions. Proceeds go to Salem Lutheran School. 6:30-11 p.m. $75. 2K Reserve, 26290 Nelson Road, Hempstead. 281-351-8223. www.salemlutheran.com





Dec. 1
Watch a parade
The Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce partners with the city of Magnolia for “The Magic of Christmas” Parade of Lights and tree lighting ceremony in Unity Park. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Unity Park, 19459 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia. 281-356-1488.
www.greatermagnoliaparkwaycc.org





Dec. 1
Enjoy Christmas in Tomball
The city of Tomball presents its annual family-friendly event Christmas on Commerce featuring a visit from Santa Claus, Santa’s workshop, holiday-themed entertainment, food and vendors. The event also includes live entertainment, games and a kids zone. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (admission and parking). Commerce Street, Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov





Dec. 1
Make Christmas ornaments
Join the Malcolm Purvis Library to make Christmas tree ornaments and enjoy other activities for the whole family. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 510 Melton St., Magnolia. 936-442-7704.
www.countylibrary.org





Dec. 1
Attend a Harry Potter Yule Ball
Lone Star College-Tomball hosts a Harry Potter-themed yule ball with crafts and activities for the family. 1-3 p.m. Free. LSC-Tomball, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. www.facebook.com/tomballlibrary





Dec. 1
Attend a holiday open house in Tomball
Enjoy music from Curtis Poullard and the Creole Zydeco Band and food catered by Every-Bellies at a Christmas open house hosted by The Arbor Gate, a garden center in Tomball. 2-6 p.m. Free. The Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball. 281-351-8851.
www.arborgate.com





Dec. 1
Eat pancakes for charity
Abandoned Animal Rescue hosts its second annual holiday pancake breakfast fundraiser. The event includes pancakes, holiday music, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as a walkthrough of the shelter. 10 a.m.-noon. Donations are welcome. 32632 Wright Road, Magnolia. 281-789-4142. www.aartexas.org





Dec. 2
Celebrate the holiday season in Magnolia
Blue Bayou Properties and Chesmar Homes present the Magic of Magnolia, an event open to the public, in the NorthGrove community. The family-friendly event includes photos with Santa, a hayride, food truck, live music and a bounce house. Guests are encouraged to bring a new toy to donate to charity. 4-7 p.m. Free. NorthGrove Amenity Center, 8553, Burdekin Road, Magnolia. www.facebook.com/northgrovetx


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By Anna Lotz

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.


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