8 Pearland, Friendswood events to check out in November, December

(Courtesy Friendswood Parks & Recreation)
(Courtesy Friendswood Parks & Recreation)

(Courtesy Friendswood Parks & Recreation)

Nov. 7-Dec. 26: Purchase fresh farm food

Every Sunday, the Baybrook Mall hosts its Bay Area Farmer’s Market for the surrounding cities. Attendees have the opportunity to support local farmers and vendors while shopping for fresh produce. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Baybrook Mall, 500 Baybrook Mall Drive, Friendswood. 281-667-9100. www.visitbayareahouston.com

Nov. 13-14: See live music

Bud Light Seltzer, Go Texan and Outlaw Nation will be hosting the Houston-Pearland Music and Arts Festival this year. The festival will feature multiple concerts for people to attend as well as a car show and antique market, among other attractions. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free (age 12 and younger), $10 (in advance), $15 (day of). Independence Park, 3449 Pearland Parkway, Pearland. 281-412-8900. www.houstonartsfestival.com

Nov. 15-Jan. 9: See lights at the zoo

TXU Energy will present its 10th annual Houston Zoo Lights for the holiday season. During this event, attendees will walk through the zoo after hours and see multiple light exhibits. 5:30-10:30 p.m. Prices vary. Houston Zoon, 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 713-533-6500. www.houstonzoo.org

Nov. 20-21: Support local art

Nonprofit organization Friendswood Fine Arts is putting together its Art on the Lawn festival. The event aims to showcase and raise money for local art in the community. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Nov. 20), 11 a.m.-6 p.m (Nov. 21). Free. The Lawn at Baybrook Mall, 500 Baybrook Mall Drive, Friendswood. 281-667-9100. www.friendswoodarts.com

Nov. 28: Buy holiday crafts

Pearland Market Days will be having its fourth annual holiday craft fair and vendor show. The event will showcase local vendors, and families will be able to take a free photo with Santa with a donation of canned goods or books. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Pearland VFW Hall, 4202 W. Walnut St., Pearland. 281-997-1097. www.facebook.com/vfwpost7109

Dec. 3: Celebrate the season

The Pearland Parks and Recreation Department will team up with Pearland Town Center to put on the annual Hometown Christmas Festival. The city will have multiple food booths as well as an ice skating rink and carriage rides. 7-10 p.m. Free. Independence Park, 3449 Pearland Parkway, Pearland. 281-412-8900. www.pearlandtx.gov

Dec. 4: Drive through the holidays

Pearland will host its 39th annual Hometown Christmas Parade, which will include marching drill teams, classic cars and floats. Those wishing to be part of the parade can apply at the website. 6 p.m. Free. Parade starts at Old Alvin Road and ends at Pearland Parkway. 281-412-8900. www.pearlandtx.gov

Dec. 4: Meet Santa

The Friendswood Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate its 13th annual Santa in the Park event. This event will allow participants to take photos with Santa, see the 20-foot-tall Christmas tree get lit and enjoy live music. 3-8 p.m. $10 for activities. Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. 281-996-3220. www.ci.friendswood.tx.us
By Sierra Rozen

Metro Reporter, South Houston

Sierra joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in September of 2021 after graduating with a degree in communication and a minor in journalism from St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. Sierra covers all things in the South Houston area but in particular covers Friendswood ISD, Friendswood City Council and Harris County METRO. Prior to CI, Sierra served as the viewpoints and life and arts editor for Hilltop Views, as well as interning for Austin Woman Magazine.