Attend a trivia night
Tapped DraftHouse & Kitchen hosts Geeks Who Drink trivia, a weekly trivia night during which teams of up to five can compete for prizes. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Tapped DraftHouse & Kitchen, 20444 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. D, Spring. 281-719-0360. www.tappedus.com
Learn about the 2026 FIFA World Cup
Chris Canetti, president of Houston’s 2026 Bid Committee, will speak at a community luncheon about Houston’s quest to host the Federation International Football Association World Cup in 2026. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $35-$50. Hilton Garden Inn Houston Northwest/Willowbrook, 7979 Willow Chase Blvd., Houston. 281-440-4160. www.houstonnwchamber.org
Tour Old Town Spring
Learn about Old Town Spring’s true crime history through an hourlong walking tour hosted by Houston Ghost Tour and Creations Market and Workshop. Tours will take place every Saturday until Dec. 28. 7:45-8:45 p.m. $14.95. Creations Market and Workshop, 311 Main St., Spring. 281-770-1324. www.houstonghosttour.com
Adopt a dog
The Houston Homeless Pet Project will be hosting an adoption event at Natural Pawz. The nonprofit provides foster care, rehabilitation and adoption services for pets. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Natural Pawz, 2174 Spring Stuebner Road, Ste. 340, Spring. 832-458-0611. www.hhpprescue.org
Celebrate the holidays in a garden
Harris County Precinct 4 hosts a Holiday in the Gardens Festival & Market featuring music, food, shopping, a Christmas tree display and winter plant sale. Children’s activities will include face painting, a visit from Santa, holiday-themed crafts and a library corner. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble. 713-274-4160. www.hcp4.net
Eat cookies with Santa
Organized by the Spring Fire Department, Santa will be coming to Spring Fire Stations 74 and 75 to eat cookies and visit with children. 9:30-11 a.m. (Station 74), 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Station 75). Free. Station 74, 23803 Aldine Westfield Road, Spring. Station 75, 3975 FM 2920, Spring. 281-355-1266. www.springfd.org
Take toddlers to story time
Palava, a family entertainment center and restaurant, will partner with The Tailored Teacher to host a toddler story time event every Tuesday and Wednesday during which parents and toddlers are invited to listen to a story and participate in a craft activity. 10-11 a.m. $2. Palava, 3240 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. 832-764-8250. www.palavallc.com
See a mobile exhibit
The See How Others Exist in Soci•ety Project is hosting a holiday fundraising event that will include dinner, raffle prizes and the project’s “Walk a Day in Their Shoes” mobile exhibit. Raffle tickets are $75, and participants have a chance to win a 2002 Jaguar and four Houston Astros tickets for the 2020 season. 6:30-9:30 p.m.• $25-$75. Fratellini Ristorante Italiano, 8905 Louetta Road, Spring. 832-761-5450. www.shoesproject.org
Hear ‘The Polar Express’ story, sip hot cocoa
The Tailored Teacher’s Winter Train Night event includes dinner, craft activities, hot cocoa, pictures with Santa and a book reading and movie showing of “The Polar Express.” Children are encouraged to wear pajamas. 6-10 p.m. $5-$15. 26602 Keith St., Spring. 346-348-1213. www.tailoredteacherllc.com
Celebrate the new year
Lucky Dog Sports Bar hosts a New Year’s Eve Black-Tie Affair in celebration of the new year. The event includes a buffet, champagne and a live D.J. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Lucky Dog Sports Bar, 9440 Louetta Road, Spring. 832-698-2977. www.luckydogbars.com
Precinct 4 events
20215 Chasewood Drive, Houston
11 Holiday crafts, 2-4 p.m.
13 Wildlife tracks and crafts, 2-4 •p.m.
14 Christmas bird count, 9 a.m.-noon
15 Volunteer day, 9-11 a.m.
17 Third Tuesday birding, 8 a.m.-noon
6814 Gant Road, Houston
Dec. 13-15, 20-21 “Matilda, the Musical.” 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $18-$21.