Handbell concert, rock climbing gym opens: 5 events to attend in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Dec. 15-17

Climb Woodlands celebrates its grand opening Saturday from noon-4 p.m.

Climb Woodlands celebrates its grand opening Saturday from noon-4 p.m.

Several events are scheduled for the final weekend before the Christmas holiday. See what is happening in Tomball and Magnolia.


Friday, Dec. 15
1. Chick-fil-A in Tomball offers guests a dinner with Santa Claus. Guests can take photos with Santa Claus, write him letters and participate in other holiday activities. 6-8 p.m. Free (admission). Chick-fil-A, 14314 FM 2920, Tomball. 281-516-7373. www.cfarestaurant.com/tomball/home





Saturday, Dec. 16
2. The Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library hosts a Holiday Open House featuring cookies, holiday activities and a visit from Santa Claus. Noon-2 p.m. Free. Library lobby, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. www.lonestar.edu/tomball

3. Houston Chamber Ringers and the Turtle Creek Chorale Chamber Chorus perform at LSC-Tomball for a holiday handbell concert. 7-9 p.m. $10-$15. LSC-Tomball Performing Arts Center, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 281-401-1889. www.lonestar.edu/tomball

4. Climb Woodlands celebrates its grand opening with a food truck, nonalcoholic beverages, and climbing and high ropes course demonstrations. Guests will also receive one free day pass admission for use at a later date with the purchase of a day pass admission during Saturday's event. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (business hours), noon-4 p.m. (grand opening event). $16-$20 (day pass admission). Climb Woodlands, 7515 Oak Bluff Drive, Ste. C., Magnolia. 832-521-3131. www.climbwoodlands.com





Sunday, Dec. 17
5. Woodway Equestrian Center hosts a horse show featuring hunter and jumper entries. The horse show features riders of all ages and skill levels with prizes awarded. The event is open to the public, and riders can register the day of the show. 8:30 a.m. Free (admission), $20-$25 (for participants per entry). Woodway Equestrian Center, 24706 FM 2978, Tomball. www.woodwayequestrian.com


By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

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 for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these 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.