Lights, parades and shopping: 7 holiday events to attend in Conroe, Montgomery

The Montgomery Holiday Parade features a “Lone Star Christmas” theme as it winds through Historic Downtown Montgomery on Dec. 12. (Courtesy city of Montgomery)
The Montgomery Holiday Parade features a “Lone Star Christmas” theme as it winds through Historic Downtown Montgomery on Dec. 12. (Courtesy city of Montgomery)

The Montgomery Holiday Parade features a “Lone Star Christmas” theme as it winds through Historic Downtown Montgomery on Dec. 12. (Courtesy city of Montgomery)

Through Dec. 31: Go on a light tour

Woodforest hosts a light tour of 70 magical lighted displays and holiday decorations. Guests can also stop by Santa's Workshop to take a photo and drop off letters to Santa. On Saturdays in December, guests can also enjoy free hot cocoa, cookie-decorating kits, jingle bells and reindeer food at Santa's Workshop. 6-11 p.m. (daily), 6-8 p.m. (Saturday activities). Free. 251 Central Pine St., Montgomery. 936-447-2800. www.woodforesttx.com/merryandbright

Dec. 5: Browse a holiday market

The Montgomery County Mistletoe Market includes 170 vendors, from home decor to homemade food. Children as well as teachers, first responders and military members receive free entry with ID. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 (admission). Lone Star Convention Center 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 281-610-8577. www.facebook.com/montgomerycountyholidayextravaganza.com

Dec. 5: Attend a market


Bridgewood Farms, a community helping intellectually and developmentally delayed individuals, hosts a vendor market—from food to clothing and handmade holiday decor—outdoor children’s activities, photos with Santa and a raffle. Proceeds go to assist Bridgewood clients. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (admission). 11680 Rose Road, Conroe. www.bridgewoodfarms.org

Dec. 5: See holiday lights

The city of Montgomery presents Light Up the Park 2020 with caroling, photos with Santa, holiday lights and letters to Santa. 6 p.m. Free. Cedar Brake Park, 21358 Eva St., Montgomery. 936-597-6437. www.montgomerytexas.gov

Dec. 12: Enjoy Christmas in Downtown Conroe

Conroe’s Christmas festival includes snow hills, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, train rides, a live Nativity and camel rides as well as a children’s Christmas parade. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 1 p.m. (parade). Free (admission). Heritage Place, 500 Metcalf St., Conroe. www.cityofconroe.org

Dec. 12: Watch the Montgomery Holiday Parade

The Montgomery Holiday Parade features a “Lone Star Christmas” theme as it winds through Historic Downtown Montgomery. The day’s activities also include the holiday market with arts and craft vendors hosted by the Montgomery Historical Society, and the Annual Cookie Walk and Annual Candlelight Home Tour. 9-11 a.m. (parade), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (holiday activities). Free. Historic Downtown Montgomery. 936-597-6434. www.montgomerytexas.gov

Dec. 13: Take pictures with Santa

Adventure Kids Playcare hosts a holiday open house including pictures with Santa, snowball fights, hot cocoa, reading with Mrs. Clause, Christmas crafts, games and cookie decorating. Guests who bring an unopened, unwrapped toy for CASA will also receive a coupon for a free hour of childcare. Noon-3 p.m. Free. 795 Fish Creek Thoroughfare, Ste. 140, Montgomery. https://web.adventurekidsplaycare.com/locations/woodforest/
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.