There are plenty of events and activities to do in the Bay Area this December and January, from eating brunch at Clear Creek Vineyard to hearing from an astronaut at Space Center Houston.

Hear from an astronaut Dec. 31-Jan. 22

Space Center Houston continues to host astronaut meet and greets every Friday and Saturday. The events allows attendees to hear from a different astronaut every week about their experiences in space. This event is included in the general admission ticket. 11:30 a.m., 1:20 p.m. Free (age 3 and under), $24.95 (ages 4-11), $27.95 (age 65 and older), $29.95 (ages 12-64). Space Center Houston, 1601 E. NASA Parkway, Houston. 281-244-2100.

Eat brunch at a winery Jan. 1

Clear Creek Vineyard will host a New Year’s Day brunch to celebrate the new year. Tickets to the event include a gourmet brunch selection, mimosas and bloody marys with servings of wine and cocktails available for purchase. Must be 21 or older to attend. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $50. Clear Creek Vineyard, 709 Harris Ave., Kemah. 281-334-8300.

Run a 5K Jan. 8

FitFest Seabrook and Elysium Creative Collective are planning a 5K fun run to help build a new bike park in Seabrook. All participants will receive a race T-shirt, medal and swag bag. There will also be a children’s 1K as well as local food trucks and vendors to check out after the race. 9 a.m. $10 (children’s 1K), $30 (5K). Meador Park Pavilion, 2400 Hammer St., Seabrook. 281-985-5811.

Listen to an acoustic show Jan. 8

Lisa Morales will be performing an acoustic show at the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe. Morales is a Mexican-American vocalist and singer-songwriter who is based in Texas. The show is open to all ages and loud conversation is not allowed in the listening room. 8:30 p.m. $25. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th St., Galveston. 409-762-9199.

Learn about mental health Jan. 19

The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a mental health awareness luncheon and speaker at College of the Mainland League City. Sujan Shah will be the keynote speaker for the event and will be discussing ways to deal with stress and how to go on a journey of self-discovery. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $25 (member).

Celebrate the new year Dec. 31

Kemah Boardwalk will put on a New Year’s Eve celebration for the whole family. There will be two free live concerts in the plaza, fireworks and food. The fireworks will run from 9:30-10:30 p.m. Free. Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. 281-535-8100.

See a Harry Potter parody Dec. 22-Jan. 2

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is hosting the touring production of “Potted Potter.” This unauthorized Harry Potter parody is a two-person show that brings viewers through all seven Harry Potter books. 2 p.m. (Dec. 22-23, 26-30 and Jan. 1-2), 8 p.m. (Dec. 22-23, 27-30 and Jan. 1). $59.99 and up. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St., Houston. 713-315-2525.