Christmas lights, cookies and toy drives: 5 things to do in Conroe and Montgomery, Dec. 7-9

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There is a multitude of Christmas-themed parades and events this weekend to help Conroe and Montgomery residents get in the spirit of the holidays.

Dec. 7
1. Movie in the Park

Conroe Parks and Recreation hosts a screening of “Elf” under the stars (weather-permitting). Attendees can bring blankets and chairs. 6 p.m. Free. Heritage Park, 500 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-522-3911. Learn more here.

Dec. 8
2. The annual Christmas Boat Parade of Lights on Lake Conroe

Viewers can watch this illuminated parade of boats from viewpoints along Lake Conroe, including the parade’s starting point at Bentwater Yacht Club, Wolfie’s Restaurant, Waterpoint Marina and Sam’s Boat. Boaters get into the holiday spirit with lights, live bands and Christmas costumes. 5:30 p.m. Free to watch from the Lake Conroe Park, 14968 Hwy. 105, Montgomery. 832-374-0786. www.livelakeconroe.com

Dec. 8
3. Christmas in Historic Montgomery

A flurry of seasonal events happen in historic downtown Montgomery, including breakfast with Santa from 8-10 a.m. at the Living Savior Lutheran Church; a Christmas Parade that travels through downtown beginning at 11 a.m.; a holiday arts and crafts marketplace from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and a cookie walk bake sale from noon-5 p.m.at the Old Community Center, all of which include free attendance and parking.

The day of festivities ends with the 41st annual candlelight home tour from 4-8 p.m., at a cost of $15 for adults and $5 for children. Funds generated go toward preservation and maintenance of properties owned by the Montgomery Historical Society, as well as toward a scholarship for a deserving Montgomery High School senior. Historic Downtown Montgomery, 14420 Liberty St. Learn more here.

Dec. 8
4. Conroe Christmas celebration and parade

The Conroe Christmas Celebration carnival features photos with Santa Clause and a Christmas parade. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., (parade begins at 1 p.m.). Free. Heritage Place, 500 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-522-3911. www.cityofconroe.org

Dec. 9
5. Toys for Tots

Sunday is the last day to donate new, unwrapped toys for children age 12 and younger. All day. First Choice ER Conroe, 3840 W. Davis St., Conroe. 713-752-1933. fcer.com

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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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