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.