Wrap up the year with these events, including basketball tournaments and toy drives.

Lone Star College-CyFair’s Holiday Art Sale

The sale will feature student artwork, quilts, functional items, handmade cards and other crafts. A portion of proceeds with support the college’s visual and performing arts programming. Artists will be available to discuss their work from 2-7:15 p.m. The music department’s orchestra and symphonic band will present “Sounds of Cypress” at 7:30 p.m.Light the Towne

The Boardwalk Towne Lake is hosting a holiday event with a 40-foot Christmas tree lighting, hot chocolate, face painting, balloon artists, a fashion show, a DJ and Santa.
  • Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Boardwalk at Towne Lake, 9955 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress
  • www.boardwalktl.com
Christmas at Good Shepherd

The local church hosts a Christmas celebration, featuring snow, Santa, live music, a live Nativity, hot cocoa, s’mores and hot dogs.
  • Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m.
  • Free
  • Good Shepherd Church, 20155 Cypresswood Drive, Cypress
  • www.goodchurch.us
Candy Cane Fun Run

The 12th annual event supports Ault, Keith and Swenke elementary schools and Salyards Middle School in Cy-Fair ISD with a 3.1-mile timed race through Fairfield.
  • Dec. 2, 9 a.m.
  • $20 (children under 13), $35 (ages 13 and older)
  • Salyards Middle School, 21757 Fairfield Place Drive, Cypress
  • www.candycanefunrun.com
Fairfield Christmas Market

The Fairfield Women’s Club hosts a holiday market with local crafters, vendors, homemade baked goods, holiday music, food trucks, face painting and raffles.
  • Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Good Shepherd Church, 20155 Cypresswood Drive, Cypress
  • www.goodchurch.us
Give Rugby a Try Day

The Cypress Warrior Rugby Club is partnering with the Houston Sabercats to host an event for kids ages 5-18. All skill levels are welcome.Environmental Encuentro

The Texas Health & Environment Alliance will present the findings of ongoing research related to the Jones Road Superfund site, including the results of a home testing program with the University of Texas – Medical Branch. Lunch is provided.
  • Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Campbell Middle School, 11415 Bobcat Road, Houston
  • www.txhea.org
Cy-Hope Christmas tree lighting

The community event features Santa, a bounce house, crafts, games, carols, treats and shopping.
  • Dec. 2, 4-8 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Cy-Hope, 12715 Telge Road, Cypress
  • www.cy-hope.org
Holiday in the Village

The annual event includes gift vendors, Santa and Mrs. Claus, a snow slide, candy cane hunt, and more. The Parade of Lights kicks off after the event at 7:15 p.m. Parking is at Champion Forest Baptist Church.
  • Dec. 2, 4-7 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Jersey Village Civic Center, 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village
  • www.jerseyvillagetx.com
'Anastasia' at Playhouse 1960

Playhouse 1960 is presenting “Anastasia,” a musical play based on the 1997 animated film following a young woman who sets out to discover the mystery of her past.
  • Dec. 1-17
  • $22 (adults), $25 (seniors 55-plus), $22 (students; military/veterans and spouses)
  • Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Ste. 116, Houston
  • www.playhouse1960.com
'Elf the Musical' at Cy-Fair High School

Cy-Fair High School is presenting “Elf the Musical,” based on the holiday classic “Elf” about a young orphan who crawled into Santa's bag of gifts and was transported to the North Pole.
  • Dec. 7-9, 7 p.m.; Dec. 9, 1 p.m.
  • $10 (students), $15 (adults)
  • Cy-Fair High School, 22602 Hwy. 290, Cypress
  • www.cfisd.net
Cy-Hoops invitational

Houston Methodist is holding a basketball tournament with 24 teams including 12 Cy-Fair ISD boys varsity teams to promote the game of basketball and community spirit, and raise funds for student scholarships. The tournament will be held at The Berry Center, Bridgeland, Cypress Woods and Cypress Lakes high schools. Game times and locations vary and can be found online.
  • Dec. 7-9, times vary
  • $10 (tournament pass), $5 (single adult ticket), $3 (single student ticket)
  • Locations vary
  • www.berrycenter.net
'Holiday Follies'

Stageworks Theatre is presenting entertainment inspired by the late-19th-century Vaudeville and Follies shows to celebrate the holidays.
  • Dec. 7-9 and 14-16, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 9 and 16, 2 p.m.; Dec. 10 and 17, 3 p.m.
  • $37-$54
  • Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston
  • www.stageworkshouston.org
Storytime with Santa at Living Legacy Center

The Living Legacy Center is having story time with Santa.Shimmer Flute Choir

Lone Star College-CyFair hosts the Shimmer Flute Choir for a musical story time featuring arrangements from “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” and “The Grinch” as well as a reading of Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
  • Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Lone Star College-CyFair’s Main Stage Theatre, 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress
  • www.lonestar.edu/cyfair
Telemundo Houston Toy Drive

Telemundo Houston is hosting a toy drive with games and TV personality Antonio Hernandez, who will be on-site receiving toy donations. New, unwrapped toys are encouraged.
  • Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston
  • www.tradersvillage.com
The Many Moods of Christmas

The Good Shepherd Chancel Choir and Orchestra along with the Brookwood Community Handbell Choir will perform Christmas music.
  • Dec. 10, 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Free
  • Good Shepherd Church, 20155 Cypresswood Drive, Cypress
  • www.goodchurch.us
Chanukah celebration

Chabad Cypress Northwest Houston is holding a celebration and pop-up show with its public menorah lighting and Chanukah event, featuring traditional food and entertainment.
  • Dec. 10, 5 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Chabad of Cypress, 14350 Cypress N. Houston Road, Cypress
  • www.chabadcypress.com
Cypress Ridge High School Orchestra winter concert

Cypress Ridge High School is presenting its winter orchestra concert in the auditorium.
  • Dec. 12, 6 p.m. (nonvarsity), 7 p.m. (varsity)
  • Free (admission)
  • Cypress Ridge High School auditorium, 7900 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston
  • www.cfisd.net
Mo’s Irish Pub Naughty or Nice Christmas Party

Mo’s Irish Pub, Cypress is celebrating the season with a holiday party with food and drink specials, and a DJ. Attendees are encouraged to dress up.Movie night at the Civic Center

The Jersey Village Civic Center is hosting a free showing of “The Grinch,” about a grumpy Grinch who ruins Christmas for the village of Whoville.Houston Choral Society performance

Foundry Church is hosting a masterful oratorio, a performance that unveils the life of Christ with a blend of choral and orchestral arrangement composed in 1741. The event will start with an audience sing-along.
  • Dec. 16, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • $30 (general admission), $25 (seniors; active and retired military), $15 (students over 12 years old)
  • Foundry Church, 8350 Jones Road, Houston
  • www.houstonchoralsociety.org
One Night in Memphis

Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment invites the community to a concert re-enacting Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash’s 1956 jam session at Sun Studios.