TO-DO LIST: 12 events in Pearland and Friendswood this December and January

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The TAAF Winter Games of Texas will include 11 sports. (Courtesy Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau)

The TAAF Winter Games of Texas will include 11 sports. (Courtesy Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau)

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Pearland citizens can take pictures with Santa at Vallensons' Brewing Co. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Painting with a Twist in Friendswood offers a variety of topics to paint. (Courtesy Painting with a Twist)
December and January are filled with events in Pearland and Friendswood. Holiday events range from taking pictures with Santa Claus to holiday markets. Here are 12 events in Pearland and Friendswood:

Dec. 12-31

Have fun painting

Topics range from holiday paintings to year-round designs. There are three levels: 18 and up, 13 and up, and 6 and up. Time details are on the website. $27-$37. 607 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. 18, Friendswood. 832-569-2339. www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/friendswood

Dec. 14-28

Enjoy yoga with a drink

Grab some friends and enjoy Stretch & Sip at Baybrook Mall, a collaboration between Maggiano’s and Mode 8 Yoga & Fitness. The event offers a free yoga class, after which participants can go to Maggiano’s to enjoy brunch and receive a free pitcher of mimosas for the table. 11 a.m.-noon. Free. 500 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood. 281-488-4627. www.baybrookmall.com

December 19

Take pictures with Santa

Santa Claus will be at Vallensons’ Brewing Co. to give families a chance to take a picture for the holidays. The event is also open to dogs on leashes. Christmas Ale will be on tap along with nonalcoholic beverages. 6-9 p.m. Free. 4081 Rice Drier Road, Pearland. 281-617-7537.

December 19

Go to a holiday book exchange

The Pearland Westside Library is holding a holiday book exchange at its adult book club meeting this month. All book lovers are welcome, and there will be a dessert potluck. Attendees are invited to bring a book to exchange as well as a dessert to share. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 2803 Business Center Drive, Ste. 101, Pearland. 713-436-0995. www.facebook.com/events/403802106951202/

December 19-22

Shop for last-minute gifts

Come by the Pearland Town Center and browse through the Last Chance Christmas Market to buy last-minute holiday gifts. The Christmas market will have dozens of vendors and several food trucks available for attendees to shop through. Times vary day to day. Free. Pearland Town Center Pavilion, 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. 713-340-0712. www.facebook.com/events/1225846440948480/

December 21

Watch a holiday movie

Baybrook Mall will host its last Holiday Movie on the Lawn event with a showing of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” There will be a seasonal giveaway as well. The movie is sponsored by Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital. 1-4 p.m. Free. 500 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood. 281-488-4627. www.baybrookmall.com

December 22, 29

Shop at a Farmers market

The Pearland Town Center hosts a weekly farmers market every Sunday. Shop for a variety of goods, along with food trucks that change week to week. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 11200 Broadway St., Ste. 2751, Pearland. www.facebook.com/events/1270887643068419/

December 24

Spread some holiday cheer

Bring holiday joy to residents at the Windsong Nursing Home at the third annual Christmas Eve event. Visit with residents, join Santa to hand out gifts and sing Christmas carols. Suggested donations include blankets, house slippers, hats, scarves, lotion, games or books. 6-8 p.m. Free. 3400 E. Walnut St., Pearland. www.facebook.com/events/850674038613639/

December 28

Attend a vendor show

The Sugared Pear Boutique is hosting an Overstock Blowout Vendor Show after the Christmas shopping flurry has ended. Browse through dozens of local vendors with different kinds of merchandise at the event. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 3532 E. Broadway St., Pearland. 832-330-1819. www.facebook.com/events/2314919692087624/

Jan 11-12

Do some winter shopping

There will be vendors, giveaways and fun activities at the Grand Market, which will take place inside Baybrook Mall, so wintry weather will not affect the event. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat.), noon-6 p.m. (Sun.). Free. 500 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood. 281-488-4627. www.baybrookmall.com

Jan 15

Drink wine and network

Attend a speed networking and wine tasting event hosted by Amber Townsend. Wine Down Wednesday will have a happy hour followed by time to network and mingle. Make industry connections while trying wines from around the world. 6-8 p.m. $25. The Bar at Friends Uncorked, 111 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. www.evensi.us/amp/atpresents-wine-wednesday-speed-networking-bar-friends-uncorked/345278081

January 18-20

Watch the Winter Games

The TAAF Winter Games of Texas is coming to Pearland. With 11 sports, ranging from archery to powerlifting to basketball and gymnastics, the sports festival offers plenty of different options for everyone to enjoy. Participates of all ages and skill levels can join in. Those interested in participating are welcome to register online. www.TAAF.com/wgot2020
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