The To-Do List: 12 events, things to do in Spring and Klein through December

Palava and The Tailored Teacher will host a toddler story time event Dec. 18. (Courtesy The Tailored Teacher)
Palava and The Tailored Teacher will host a toddler story time event Dec. 18. (Courtesy The Tailored Teacher)

Palava and The Tailored Teacher will host a toddler story time event Dec. 18. (Courtesy The Tailored Teacher)

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The Houston Homeless Pet Project will host an adoption event at Natural Pawz Dec. 14. (Courtesy Houston Homeless Pet Project)
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Tapped DraftHouse & Kitchen will host a Trivia Night Dec. 10. (Courtesy Tapped DraftHouse & Kitchen)
A trivia night, eating cookies with Santa and celebrating the start of a new decade are just a few things to do in the Spring and Klein community throughout December.

Attend a trivia night

Dec. 10

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.

Learn about the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Dec. 12

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.

Tour Old Town Spring

Dec. 13-28

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.

Adopt a dog

Dec. 14

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.

Celebrate the holidays in a garden

Dec. 14

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.

Eat cookies with Santa

Dec. 14

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.

Take toddlers to story time

Dec. 18

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.

See a mobile exhibit

Dec. 19

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.

Hear ‘The Polar Express’ story, sip hot cocoa

Dec. 20

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.

Celebrate the new year

Dec. 31

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.

Precinct 4 events

Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve

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

Live Theater

Playhouse 1960

6814 Gant Road, Houston


Dec. 13-15, 20-21 “Matilda, the Musical.” 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $18-$21.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.