Dancing, dog shows and photos with Santa: 8 things to do in the Conroe and Montgomery areas this weekend, Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Meet Santa at the Woodforest Jingle holiday Home Tour, among other events going on in the Lake Conroe area this weekend.

Meet Santa at the Woodforest Jingle holiday Home Tour, among other events going on in the Lake Conroe area this weekend.

There is plenty to do this weekend in Conroe and Montgomery—from dog shows and dance class to photos with Santa Claus.

1. Conroe Holiday Classic Dog Show
Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Conroe Kennel Club's annual dog show features specialty breed events and exhibitions Friday, conformation and obedience exhibitions Saturday and Sunday, and cat trials all three days. Free. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 9333 Airport Road at the Lone Star Exhibit & Equestrian Center Arena, Conroe. 832-541-9264. www.conroekennelclub.org

2. Light up the Park
Dec. 1

Montgomery Civic Association is hosting Light up the Park at Cedar Brake Park, where local residents and businesses signed up ahead of time to decorate a light pole. Entry is free, and judges will award prizes at the event on Dec. 1. Cedar Brake Park, Hwy. 105, Montgomery. 936-597-5004. www.montgomeryareachamber.com

3. Holiday Santa event
Dec. 1

Woodforest is hosting a holiday event featuring photos with Santa, cookies, hot cocoa, letters to Santa and a holiday coloring contest. Visitors can also tour 26 model homes, with holiday treats and activities at each home. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 903-433-2526. www.woodforesttx.com

4. Golden Girls Winter Workshop
Dec. 1

Conroe High School is hosting its annual dance workshop designed for girls between pre-school and sixth grade, featuring choreographed dance routines with a performance for friends and family and matching T-shirts. 8 a.m.-noon. $35. Conroe High School, 3200 W. Davis St., Conroe. Learn more here.

5. Montgomery County Mistletoe Market
Dec. 1

The upscale indoor Montgomery County Mistletoe Market features handmade jewelry, ark, boutique clothing, antiques, home and garden decor, and gourmet food. 10 a.m-5 p.m. Lone Star Convention & Expo Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 281-610-8577. Learn more here.

6. Photos with Santa
Dec. 1

Families who have not collected this yearly meet-cute can head to Walden Yacht Club for photos with Santa from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., where the dining room is transformed into a Christmas wonderland. Photos are free. 13101 Melville Drive, Montgomery. 926-582-4222. Learn more here.

7. 2018 Willis Christmas Parade
Dec. 1

Willis hosts is annual Christmas Parade and festival featuring "The Songs of Christmas" parade, inflatables, vendors and a visit from Santa. 11 a.m. (parade), noon-4 p.m.(festival). Free. Montgomery County Precinct 1 annex building, 300 S. Danville St., Willis. 936-856-4611. www.ci.willis.tx.us

8. Christmas in Montgomery County
Dec. 1

Raise funds for the nonprofits Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4709 in Conroe, Charity Chicks of Montgomery County and CPS children. Lunch will be served from Joe's Pizza and Pasta along with live music and wine from Blue Epiphany Vineyards. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 936-756-7614. North Montgomery County Community Center, 600 Gerald St., Willis. Learn more here.
By 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.