Holiday market and family fun: 6 things to do in Sugar Land and Missouri City this weekend, Nov. 17-19

Community organizations are hosting several events this weekend for families, including social events, donation drives, and musical performances.




Friday

Family Fun Night
Missouri City hosts a family fun night, featuring fun activities, free T-shirts, food, and a movie. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods for donation. 6-8:30 p.m. Missouri City Tennis and Recreation Center, 2701 Cypress Point Drive, Missouri City. www.missouricitytx.gov






Friday

The “Voices” of the Houston Area
Local contestants from NBC’s “The Voice” give live performances. Artists include sisters and vocal duo Whitney & Shannon, Jake Worthington, and Mary Sarah. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com






Friday

Holiday Market
Shoppers can find unique gift ideas for loved ones at this annual extravaganza, including home décor, jewelry, clothes, and accessories. Music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres are available. To be admitted attendees must bring canned food items for donation. 5-9 p.m. The Club at Riverstone, 18353 University Blvd., Sugar Land. www.riverstone.com





Saturday

9th Annual Operation Thanksgiving
Families may come out Missouri City’s Public Safety Headquarters to donate canned and non-perishable goods to Bethel Ministry and the Fort Bend County Women’s Center. The goal is to collect enough items to fill at least 10 police squad cars and one fire and rescue services truck. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Missouri City Public Safety Headquarters, 3849 Cartwright Road, Missouri City. www.missouricitytx.gov





Saturday

Bel Inizio Kid’s Fall Festival
Houston nonprofit organization Bel Inizio hosts a kids’ festival in conjunction with its annual Giving Thanks 5K and 10K runs. Children and their families can enjoy carnival games, balloons, prizes, craft activities, and food. 7:30-10 a.m. Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., Sugar Land. www.bel-inizio.org






Saturday

Holidays in the Plaza
Local choir groups give holiday performances in Sugar Land Town Square. The Heart & Soul ensemble within the Houston Show Choir will be present as well as singers from the Freedom Center Church. 5-9:30 p.m. Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com


By Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.