5 winter-themed events happening across the Pearland, Friendswood area

Here are five local winter activities worth checking out in the Pearland and Friendswood area. (Courtesy Pexels)
Here are five local winter activities worth checking out in the Pearland and Friendswood area. (Courtesy Pexels)

Here are five local winter activities worth checking out in the Pearland and Friendswood area. (Courtesy Pexels)

As the final month of 2021 has finally arrived, our region will probably not experience the winter wonderland that our neighbors to the north get to, but that will not stop those in the Pearland and Friendswood area from getting into the seasonal spirit. Here are five local winter activities worth checking out. This list is not comprehensive.

Dec. 3: Pearland’s Hometown Christmas

The city of Pearland’s monthlong Hometown Christmas event will begin on Dec. 3 with Hometown Christmas Tree Lighting at Independence Park, located at 3449 Pearland Parkway, Pearland, from 6 to 9 p.m and the Hometown Christmas Parade on Dec. 4 beginning at 6 p.m. along Broadway Street, or FM 518, between Old Alvin Road and Pearland Parkway. 281-412-8900. www.parks.pearlandtx.gov/special-events/hometown-christmas-festival/tree-lighting

Dec. 4: Christmas Lighted Parade & Santa in the Park-Stevenson

The Friendswood Chamber of Commerce and the Friendswood Parks Department will host two events. The parade will begin at Heritage Drive, turn on South Friendswood Drive and end on FM 518 at Stevenson Park for Santa in the Park activities. 6 p.m. Free. Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. 281-482-3329. www.friendswoodchamber.com

Dec. 4, 11, 18: Baybrook Mall holiday movies

Baybrook Mall will show free screenings of holiday movies on three Saturdays throughout December. On Dec. 4, the movie will be "Elf"; Dec. 11 will be "The Grinch"; and Dec. 18 will be "A Christmas Story." 281-667-9100. www.baybrookmall.com/en/events/holiday-fun-37990.html

Drc. 9: Santa Party at Vallensons’

Vallensons' Brewing Co. will host a Santa party. Santa will arrive around 5:30 p.m. and kids and dogs on a leash are welcomed for free camera or cell phone pictures. There will also be a gourmet pizza truck and other amenities as well as holiday music, craft sodas and craft beer. 5 to 9 p.m. Free. 4081 Rice Drier Road, Pearland. www.vallensons.com

Dec. 4, 5, 9, 10, 11: ACC Theatre Presents 'A Tuna Christmas'

Alvin Community College Theatre will perform "A Tuna Christmas," a rated-PG production at Alvin Community College Theatre. 7:30 p.m. (Sat.-Sun., Thu.); 2:30 p.m. (Sun.). $7 (in advance), $9 (at the door). 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin. 281-756-3606. www.alvincollege.edu/drama/theatre-season.html

For events around the Bay Area and Greater Houston area check out some of our other lists.
By Andy Yanez

Reporter, Pearland/Friendswood

Andy joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Houston. He started off as the South Houston Metro Reporter where he helped each different edition in the South Houston market before transitioning to the Pearland/Friendswood market in August 2021. Andy covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Andy served as the sports editor of The Cougar, UH's student newspaper, where he covered the university's athletics beat for two years and got to cover the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis.