Dec. 8-10: Houston Methodist Cy-Hoops Invitational

The seventh annual basketball tournament, hosted by the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, raises funds for Cy-Fair ISD student scholarships and staff development programs. Games are held at the Berry Center as well as Cypress Springs, Cypress Ranch and Cypress Lakes high schools. Game times are posted online. $2 (students), $3 (adults), $8 (tournament pass). 281-370-0144.

Dec. 9: Christmas in the Park

Josh Wilson performs at The MET Church’s community celebration. Children can ride amusement rides and take pictures with Santa Claus. Food will also be served. 6-8 p.m. Free. The MET Church, 13000 Jones Road, Houston. 

Dec. 9-10: Celebrate Jesus

West Houston Church of Christ holds a 15-minute drive-through dramatic performance that takes the viewer on an interactive journey of Jesus Christ’s life. Food and hot chocolate will be served at the event. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. West Houston Church of Christ, 17100 West Road, Houston. 281-856-0001.

Dec. 9-18: “Mary Poppins

Playhouse 1960 presents the Broadway musical production of “Mary Poppins.” The musical tells the story of the Banks family and the adventures two children go on when visited by their new magical nanny. 8 p.m. (Dec. 9-11 and 16-18). $15-$18. Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Houston. 281-587-8243.

Dec. 10: Holiday Festival and Market

Timeless Designs hosts a holiday market featuring free photos with Santa Claus, local artisan vendors, free tastings from Frio Hill Country Grill and live music. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Timeless Designs Market, 16341 Mueschke Road, Cypress. 713-409-7944.

Dec. 10-11: Cypress Creek FFA Christmas Market

The annual market includes over 200 vendors and entertainment options. Proceeds benefit the students of Cypress Creek FFA by providing scholarships and funding for maintenance and improvements to the school barn or other activities. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Dec. 10), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Dec. 11). Free. Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center, 11206 Telge Road, Cypress. 832-785-6149.

Dec. 10-11: "The Nutcracker"

Presented by the Artisan Ballet Company, the annual event features an elaborate production of dancing, costumes and handmade sets. The family-friendly performance is about an hour and a half long with an intermission. 3 and 7 p.m. (Dec. 10), 1 and 4 p.m. (Dec. 11). $22. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-704-9139.

Dec. 10-11: Christmas at Good Shepherd

The family concert features guest artist Sue Martin, a choir, orchestra, hand bells and praise band. 4 p.m. Free. Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 20155 Cypresswood Drive, Cypress. 281-373-2273.

Dec. 11: Holiday Artisan Farmers Market

Bridgeland hosts the fourth annual Artisan Farmers Market with vendors selling pottery, woodwork, floral art, paintings, photography, jewelry, knit winter wear and other seasonal goods for the holiday season. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Lakeland Activity Center, 16902 Bridgeland Landing, Cypress.