9 Bay Area events to check out in November, December

(Courtesy Kemah Boardwalk)
(Courtesy Kemah Boardwalk)

(Courtesy Kemah Boardwalk)

Note: The story was updated at 9:10 a.m. to include an extra event.

Nov. 19-Dec. 26: Cruise the lake

Bayou Boone Cycleboats will be having Fun Day Cruises throughout the rest of the year. The tour is two hours long and sails along Clear Lake with passengers having the option to dictate the route. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. $39.60 (age 13 and under), $44 (age 14 and older). Bayou Boone Cycleboats, 2517 NASA Parkway, Seabrook. 281-630-5537. www.bayouboonecycleboats.com

Nov. 20: Dance to music

Kemah Boardwalk is throwing a Tejano Music Festival that is free to the public. There will be multiple bands, a live DJ and two-step dance lessons. 2-9:30 p.m. Free. Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. 281-535-8100. www.kemahboardwalk.com


Nov. 20-21: View ammo displays

High Caliber Gun & Knife Show is hosting the Pasadena Gun and Knife Show. There will be gun buying and trading as well as ammo, knives and camouflage on display. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Nov. 20), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 21). Free (age 12 and under), $10 (adults). Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena. 281-412-4824. www.texasgunshows.com

Nov. 27-30: Gaze at light displays

The city of Dickinson presents the Dickinson Festival of Lights for the 24th year. Guests can enjoy colorful light displays with opportunities to take photos with Santa and decorate cookies. 6-8:30 p.m. daily (closed Dec. 24-25). Free. Paul Hopkins Park, 1000 FM 517, Dickinson. 281-337-2795. www.dfoltx.com/en

Dec. 3-5: Celebrate the season

League City Proud will host Holiday in the Park, a family event that features several parades, shopping, food vendors and entertainment. 5-9 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat.), noon-5 p.m. (Sun.). Free (admission). League Park, 512 2nd St., League City. www.leaguecityproud.com

Dec. 4-19: Experience Christmas on the boardwalk

Kemah Boardwalk will present its annual Jingle on the Boardwalk. This weekend-only family-friendly event includes a toy drive, holiday music and movies, a chance to meet Santa and a parade. Noon-10 p.m. (Fri.), noon-11 p.m. (Sat.), noon-9 p.m. (Sun). Free. Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. 281-535-8100. www.kemahboardwalk.com

Dec. 11: Watch a water parade

The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade. Viewers from all over the Bay Area will be treated to light displays from more than 60 boats as they watch from the shore. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. 281-488-7676. www.clearlakearea.com

Dec. 16-23: Add magic to the season

The city of Pasadena is hosting the third annual Hometown Holidays & Trail of Lights. Along with the usual display of lights, there will also be multiple specialty nights with different themes. 6-9 p.m. daily. Free (age 3 and under), $9-$12 (ages 4-12), $12-$17 (age 13 and older). Silver Sycamore, 5111 Pine Ave., Pasadena. 281-487-4033. www.pasadenahometownholidays.com

Dec. 3-5, 10-12: See a classic ballet

The Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre will be putting on a production of “The Nutcracker.” The holiday classic ballet will also be accompanied by other events, such Breakfast and Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy. 7:30 p.m. (Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11); 2 p.m. (Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12). $25. Bayou Theater, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. 281-480-1617. www.bahbt.org
By Sierra Rozen

Metro Reporter, South Houston

Sierra joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in September of 2021 after graduating with a degree in communication and a minor in journalism from St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. Sierra covers all things in the South Houston area but in particular covers Friendswood ISD, Friendswood City Council and Harris County METRO. Prior to CI, Sierra served as the viewpoints and life and arts editor for Hilltop Views, as well as interning for Austin Woman Magazine.

By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.


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