From seasonal markets and visiting Santa to enjoying holiday light decorations and ringing in the new year with friends, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holidays in the Bay Area. The information for each event is accurate as of press time and is subject to change.

Nov. 12-Jan. 1: Travel through the galaxy lights

Visitors can enjoy a festive themed array of dazzling lights. 6-10 p.m. $15.95 (members), $19.95 (public). Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston. 281-283-4755.

Kid friendly

Nov. 19-Jan. 7: Visit holiday in the gardens

This year’s Ice Land event will be Caribbean themed with a return of the Festival of Lights trail. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 4-10 p.m. (Festival of Lights). $70-$100. Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston. 409-744-4673.

Kid friendly, Food and drink for sale

Dec. 2-4: Celebrate the holiday in the park

The 25th annual Holiday in the Park event hosted by League City Proud takes place in the first weekend of December and will host a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options at League Park. 5-9 p.m. (Dec. 2), 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Dec. 3), noon-5 p.m. (Dec. 4). Free. League Park, 512 Second St., League City.

Free, Kid friendly, Food and drink for sale

Dec. 3: Participate in the Kemah Nutcracker Market

Visitors can enjoy a wide range of holiday gift shopping options. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free entry. Kemah Community Center, 800 Harris Ave. and Hwy. 146, Kemah.

Free, Kid friendly

Dec. 3: See Santa in the park

Visitors can enjoy live music, amusement rides, face painting and the annual lighted Christmas trail. 3-8 p.m. Free. Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. 281-996-3220.

Free, Kid friendly, Food and drink for sale

Dec. 10: Eat breakfast with Santa

Guests will be provided breakfast, crafting opportunities and photos with Santa. 8:30-10:30 a.m. $20-$30. Hometown Heroes Park, 1001 E. League City Parkway, League City. 281-554-1180.

Free, Kid friendly, Food and drink for sale

Dec. 10: Watch the Christmas boat lane parade

Viewers can enjoy the sights of dozens of brightly decorated boats that will travel from the South Shore Harbour Marina to Galveston Bay. 6 p.m. Free. Nassau Bay. 281-488-7676.

Free, Kid friendly

Dec. 10-11: Experience Christmas in old League City

Residents will have an opportunity to explore League City’s historic district’s entertainment, eatery and art vendors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. League City Historic District, East Main Street, League City. 281-554-2994.

Free, Kid friendly, Food and drink for sale

Dec. 11: Enjoy Nassau Bay holiday in the park

The annual event includes a carousel, an ornament crafting session and a “Letters to Santa” station. 2-4 p.m. Free. Howard Ward Park, 18300 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay.

Free, Kid friendly, Food and drink for sale