Family fun, trot like a turkey, selfies with Santa: 6 holiday-themed things to do in the Conroe, Montgomery areas this Thanksgiving


1. Family fun and food carts
Nov. 21

Longview Greens Mini Golf is hosting a family fun day on the course in conjunction with The Knotty Slice grilled cheese food truck. Take a break from cooking to spend quality time with family eating grilled cheese and mini golfing. 3-8 p.m. $7.95-$9.95 (includes a round of mini golf), 936-242-0604. 735 Clepper Drive, Montgomery.

2. Turkey Trot at Woodforest
Nov. 22

Walk, run or jog to participate in the Turkey Trot in Woodforest. Participants can chose from the Mashed Potato Mile, the Harvest Half-Miler for children or the 5K Family Feast Walk/Run. 9 a.m. $25-$35. Forest Island Park, 4665 Woodforest Parkway N., Montgomery. 936-447-2800.

3. Photo session with Santa
Nov. 24

A&A Plants and Produce is hosting a free photo session with Santa and photographer Shannon Boyett of Arrowhead Photography. There will be snacks, balloons, crafts and door prizes that are dog-, children- and grandparent-friendly. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 936-597-5070. 20698 Eva St., Montgomery.

4. Scavenger Hunt on Small Business Saturday
Nov. 24

Small businesses are hosting a scavenger hunt in historic Montgomery during Small Business Saturday. Pick up scavenger hunt lists at Montgomery Original Snoballs or participating businesses, collect the items and win prizes. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Historic Downtown Montgomery. 936-597-6434. Learn more here.

5. Time to Spare afternoon with Santa
Nov. 24

Visit Santa this Saturday at Time to Spare Entertainment bowling alley. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available, and bring a camera to snap selfies with Santa. The venue will be giving away free bowling game passes throughout the day. 2-6 p.m. Time to Spare, 13027 Hwy. 105 E., Conroe. 936-445-2695. View prices here.

6. Santa arrives at the tree lighting
Nov. 24

Witness Santa’s arrival at the tree lighting at the Outlets at Conroe. Festivities include music, food, carnival rides, carriage rides, live reindeer, face painting, balloon art, story time with Mrs. Claus and photos with Santa. 6-8 p.m. Outlets of Conroe, 1111 League Line Road, Conroe. 936-756-0904. Learn more here.

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Jules Rogers
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Jules Rogers has been covering community journalism and urban trade news since 2014. She moved to Houston in June 2018 to become an editor with Community Impact Newspaper after four years of reporting for various newspapers affiliated with the Portland Tribune in Oregon, including two years at the Portland Business Tribune. Before that, Jules spent time reporting for the Grants Pass Daily Courier in Southern Oregon. Her favorite beats to cover are business, economic development and urban planning.
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