Holiday concerts, live nativity: 9 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Dec. 7-9

From holiday concerts to festivals and fundraisers, there are many events scheduled throughout Tomball and Magnolia this weekend.

From holiday concerts to festivals and fundraisers, there are many events scheduled throughout Tomball and Magnolia this weekend.

There are plenty of activities happening in the Tomball and Magnolia areas this weekend, Dec. 7-9.


1. Friday, 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





2. Friday, Dec. 7
Go on a candlelight tour
The Storybook Singers present a 30-minute concert in the Little White Church of the Tomball Museum District. Guests can enjoy cookies, punch and a candlelight tour of the museum district. 7:30-8 p.m. Free (admission). 510 N. Pine St., Tomball. Find more event info here.





3. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 7-9
Celebrate the German heritage of Tomball
The Tomball German Christmas Market includes more than 200 vendors, live music and street performers. A shuttle is available to the festival from Tomball Regional Medical Center and the medical complex area. 6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.). Free (admission, parking, shuttle). Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. www.tomballgermanfest.org





4. Saturday, Dec. 8
Experience the Trail of Lights
Tomball United Methodist Church hosts Trail of Lights, a walk-through event for the family featuring music, refreshments and the story of Christmas. Due to inclement weather, the trail is closed Friday but will reopen Saturday. 6-8 p.m. Free. 1603 Baker Drive, Tomball. www.facebook.com/tomballumc





5. Saturday, Dec. 8
Fundraise for the holidays
Rosehill Fire Department hosts a fundraiser at Market Days Rosehill Junction with live and silent auctions, a visit from Santa Claus, a children’s train, live music and vendors. All proceeds benefit the department. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 22019 Decker Prairie-Rosehill Road, Tomball. 832-948-2244.
www.marketdaysrosehill.com





6. Saturday, 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





7. Saturday, Dec. 8
Celebrate a grand opening
Magnolia Veterinary Hospital celebrates its grand opening with an open house, a visit from Santa, refreshments, live music and prizes. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Free (admission). 11934 FM 1488, Magnolia. www.magnoliaveterinaryhospital.com





8. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 8-9
See a live nativity
Magnolia Apostolic Tabernacle presents "Bringing Christmas Home Again," a live nativity. The event features a live nativity hayride with songs and narration as well as live animals, refreshments and a petting zoo. 6 p.m. Free. 18235 FM 1488, Magnolia. www.facebook.com/magnoliaapostolic





9. Sunday-Monday, Dec. 9-10
Attend a holiday concert
Redeemer Church and Tomball Bible Church present "Behold the Lamb of God," a holiday concert featuring the music of Andrew Peterson. 7 p.m. Free. 400 N. Walnut St., Tomball. www.facebook.com/tomballbible


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.