Celebrate the holidays with these seven Christmas and New Year's Eve events in the Tomball and Magnolia areas.


Friday, Dec. 21-Saturday, Dec. 22

Visit the Trail of Lights
Tomball United Methodist Church invites residents to its Trail of Lights event from Dec. 21-22. The trail also includes music and refreshments. 6-8 p.m. Free. 1603 Baker Drive, Tomball. 281-351-1249. www.tomballumc.org





Saturday, Dec. 22

Take pictures with Santa
Nana's Main Street Cottage hosts a visit from Santa Claus, featuring free family photos on Nana's tractor and special guest appearances from pygmy goats. Guests can also get their faces painted for $5, and keepsake mugs will be available for $12 each. 1-3 p.m. Free. 314 E. Main St., Tomball. 281-795-1959. www.facebook.com/nanasmainstreetcottage





Saturday, Dec. 22

Meet Santa Claus at Aitken Farm & Ranch
Santa Claus will be making a special appearance at Aitken Farm & Ranch. Cameras encouraged as there is no photographer. 2-4 p.m. Free. 20000 Bauer Hockley Road, Tomball. 832-422-5164. www.aitkenfarmandranch.com





Sunday, Dec. 23

Enjoy a Christmas concert

 
This Hope, a national Christian band, comes to First Baptist Church of Tomball for a Christmas concert to finish out their 2018 tour. 11 a.m.-noon. Free. 401 Oxford St., Tomball. 281-351-4997. www.fbctomball.org





Sunday, Dec. 23

Shop at a holiday farmers market
The Magnolia Farmers and Artisans Market hosts a special holiday market, featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus. Farm fresh eggs, produce, homemade salsas, jellies and sauces, olive oil, local honey and other handmade items will be available. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 18850 FM 1488, Magnolia. 936-206-8595. www.sweetmagnoliapickins.net





Monday, Dec. 31

Ring in the new year
Celebrate 2019 at District 249 Bar & Grill, featuring complimentary champagne at midnight and drink specials all night. DJ Tre will make an appearance from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Food available for purchase. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. 23238 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-717-0020. www.district249.com





Monday, Dec. 31

Celebrate 2019 in Magnolia
Head over to GenuWine Tasting Room for a New Year's Eve celebration. The event includes finger foods, party favors and a toast at midnight. There will be live music featuring Marianne Troiano Trio. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $10. 6503 FM 1488, Ste. 401, Magnolia. 832-934-2675. www.mygenuwine.com