A cosmic light show, 'The Nutcracker': 16 Bay Area events to enjoy in December

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NOVEMBER


15 THROUGH JAN. 05: SEE WINTER LIGHTS

Magical Winter Lights Houston allows visitors to view lanterns and watch acrobatics. 5-10 p.m. (Sun.-Thu.), 5-11 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.). $22 (adults), $13 (children and seniors), free (children 3 and younger), $5 (parking). 1000 FM 2004, La Marque. 888-560-5853. www.magicalwinterlights.com

16 THROUGH JAN. 5: SEE A COSMIC LIGHT SHOW

Space Center Houston is hosting Galaxy Lights, an interactive and technologically advanced holiday light display. Attendees can watch suspended lights move in choreographed patterns, learn about the technology behind lights at interactive stations, view the film “Holidays in Space” featuring footage of astronauts celebrating the holidays and more. All ages welcome. 6-10 p.m. $19.95 (nonmembers), $15.95 (members). Space Center Houston, 1601 E. NASA Parkway, Houston. 281-244-2100. www.spacecenter.org

DECEMBER


06 THROUGH 08: HOLIDAY IN THE PARK

League City will host the 2019 Holiday in the Park event. Attendees will be able to watch parades, shop for holiday items and see live entertainment. 5-9 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat.), noon-5 p.m. (Sun.). Free. League Park, 512 Second St., League City. 281-554-1000. www.leaguecityproud.com


06 THROUGH 8, 13-15: WATCH ‘THE NUTCRACKER’

The Bayou Theater of University of Houston-Clear Lake will host the holiday play “The Nutcracker.” The family favorite classical performance is filled with toy soldiers and twirling snowflakes all set in the magical Land of Sweets. All ages welcome. 7:30 p.m. (Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14), 2 p.m. (Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15). $24-$38. Bayou Theater, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. 281-283-3024. www.uhcl.edu/bayou-theater

06 THROUGH 7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28: DINE WITH AN ASTRONAUT

Space Center Houston visitors have a chance to eat lunch with the men and women who make space exploration happen. Astronauts will tell first-hand stories of time aboard the International Space Station. Tickets, which include access to Space Center Houston, must be bought in advance. All ages welcome. Noon on Fridays and Saturdays. $69.96 (adults), $35.95 (children ages 4-11). Space Center Houston, 1601 E. NASA Parkway, Houston. 281-244-2100. www.spacecenter.org

07: CHECK OUT LIVE SOUL MUSIC

Chelsea Wine Bar will host a performance by soul artist Anitra Jay, an acoustic singer-songwriter based in Houston. Jay has roots in jazz and gospel music and is putting together her fourth album, “Work in Progress.” Age 21 and older. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. 4106 E. NASA Parkway, Ste. F, El Lago. 281-326-5282. www.chelseawinebartexas.com

07: HAVE A POLAR EXPRESS PAJAMA PARTY

The Kemah Community Center will host a pajama party for families that will include pancakes, photos with Santa, door prizes and more. Guests can come dressed in their pajamas. All ages welcome. 9-11 a.m. Free. Kemah Community Center, 800 Harris Ave., Kemah. 281-334-1611. www.facebook.com/events/256589430685130807

THROUGH 08: ATTEND THE KEMAH CATAMARAN SHOW

The inaugural Kemah Catamaran Boat Show will be the only one of its kind on the Texas Gulf Coast dedicated to bringing together buyers, sellers and enthusiasts of catamarans, a type of boat with two parallel hulls. The show will feature catamarans made by Leopard, La Fountaine Pajot and Lagoon. The event will include catamaran charters, lessons and vendor services, and owners will be able to discuss cruising and maintenance. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (both days). Free. Kemah Boardwalk Marina, 555 Bradford Ave., Kemah. 409-682-7745. www.visitbayareahouston.com/events/2020/kemah-catamaran-show

07: THROUGH 8, 14-15, 21-24: SANTA AT THE AQUARIUM

Residents can dine at the Aquarium Restaurant along the Kemah Boardwalk and be joined by Santa Claus and the restaurant’s own mascot, Sharkey. Reservations required. All ages welcome. 8:30-11 a.m. $18.99 (adults), $12.99 (children ages 2-10). Aquarium Restaurant, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. 281-334-9010. www.aquariumrestaurants.com/aquariumkemah/promos/breakfast-with-santa

07: THROUGH 8, 13-14, 20-22: JINGLE ON THE BOARDWALK

The Kemah Boardwalk will host Jingle on the Boardwalk, which includes plenty of family seasonal events and holiday-themed festivities, such as Christmas music, a snow patch, balloon artists, stilt walkers, Santa’s workshop and photos with St. Nick. All ages welcome. 2-7 p.m. (Dec. 7, 14 and 21), 5-7 p.m. (Dec. 13 and 20), 2-6 p.m. (Dec. 8, 15 and 22). 877-285-3624. www.kemahboardwalk.com

13: JOIN THE 20TH KREWE DU LAC PUB CRAWL

The Krewe du Lac pub crawl hits Bay Area businesses throughout the night. The event raises money for the Kemah Police Department to spread to the community throughout the holidays. The event will include music from Pee Wee Bowen Band. Age 21 and older. 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Participants should donate a gift card or cash for admission. T-Bone Tom’s, 707 Hwy. 146, Kemah. www.facebook.com/events/2529544117321598

14: WATCH A BOAT PARADE

More than 100,000 residents regularly show up to watch the Christmas boat lane parade on Clear Lake. More than 60 boats decorated in holiday lights will float down the Clear Lake channel from South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon to Galveston Bay. 6 p.m. Free. Viewing locations vary along Clear Lake. 281-488-7676. www.clearlakearea.com

18: HEAR THE DEPUE BROTHERS BAND

The DePue Brothers Band combines bluegrass, classical and rock genres into a unique combination. The band will perform classical and new holiday tunes at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. All ages welcome. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10-$32. Bayou Theater, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. 281-283-3024. www.uhcl.edu/bayou-theater

20: ENOY A SOCIAL GATHERING FOR SENIORS

Clear Lake City Community Association will be hosting its Senior Holiday Social. Older residents can join the association for dinner, dancing, games and more while meeting and interacting with neighbors. Age 55 and older. 5:30-8:30 pm. $10. Clear Lake City Community Association, 16511 Diana Lane, Houston. 281-488-0360. www.clcca.org

27: HEAR LIVE IRISH ROCK

Houston-based band Blaggards will perform live music at T-Bone Tom’s. The group started in July 2004 by mixing Irish music with rock ‘n’ roll using influence from Johnny Cash, Elvis and Thin Lizzy. All ages welcome. 7-11 p.m. Free. T-Bone Tom’s, 707 Hwy. 146, Kemah. 281-334-2133. www.tbonetoms.com

30 THROUGH 31, JAN. 2-3: LEARN TO FLY DRONES

Children who received a drone for Christmas can learn to fly it at a drone camp. Campers will be able to practice flight patterns, navigate an obstacle course and receive maintenance advice from skilled drone pilots. The camp will provide practice drones for those who do not bring their own. Ages 12-15. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $80. Lone Star Flight Museum, 11551 Aerospace Ave., Houston. 346-708-2517. www.lonestarflight.org
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