Go see Christmas lights, watch live theater: 8 things to do in the Spring, Klein area this November, December

Playhouse 1960 is a local community theater putting on its first show since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Playhouse 1960)
Playhouse 1960 is a local community theater putting on its first show since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Playhouse 1960)

Playhouse 1960 is a local community theater putting on its first show since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Playhouse 1960)

From going to a local food truck battle to watching a golf championship, there is no shortage of events and activities happening in the Spring and Klein area from mid-November to late December.

Go see Christmas lights Nov. 12-Dec. 31

Hurricane Harbor Splashtown hosts a drive-thru park with Christmas lights for a socially distanced event. The park is open between 5:30-10 p.m. every night until the end of the year. Tickets are sold per car. $35. Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, 21300 I-45, Spring. 281-407-1311. www.thelightpark.com

Support food trucks Nov. 22

Exit 73 Bar & Grill hosts its annual Battle of the Food Trucks, with participating food trucks including Tacos in Low Places, Fat Boys Pizza, Dojo Hibachi and more. 3 p.m. Free (entry). Exit 73 Bar & Grill, 24714 I-45, Spring. 281-419-8445. www.facebook.com/exit73bar


Celebrate Thanksgiving Nov. 25

The Abundant Harvest, a ministry of St. Isidore Episcopal Church, hosts its first annual turkey fry, where visitors can purchase fried turkeys as well as sides and desserts. There will be games, music, photos with Santa and a raffle for a turkey fryer. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. $100 per turkey. The Abundant Harvest, 24803 Oakhurst Drive, Spring. 281-474-3673. www.harvestkitchen.org

Play golf for charity Dec. 2

Spring-based Kailee Mills Foundation hosts a charity golf tournament to raise money to help further the foundation’s mission of seat belt awareness. The entry fee includes breakfast, lunch, golf and one hour of an open bar after the tournament. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $150-$600. BlackHorse Golf Club, 12205 Fry Road, Cypress. 512-970-6731. www.kaileemillsfoundation.org

Celebrate poultry Dec. 4-5

Klein High School’s Future Farmers of America alumni host the seventh annual Klein Poultry Extravaganza, which includes a chicken show, an egg show, a silent auction, chicken poop bingo and concessions. There are two shows Dec. 4-5. 5-8 p.m. (Dec. 4), 7 a.m. (Dec. 5). Free (entry). Klein Multipurpose Center, 7500 FM 2920, Spring. www.klein.ffanow.org

Watch live theater Dec. 4-19

For its first show since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Playhouse 1960 presents Rogers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music.” Health guidelines such as face coverings are required for audience members, and temperature checks will be in place. Showtimes vary. Ticket prices TBD. Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Ste. 116, Houston. 281-587-8243. www.ph1960.com

Support young entrepreneurs Dec. 5

Acton Academy Champions hosts its fifth annual children’s business fair to help children develop business and marketing skills. The fair features up to 40 businesses. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free (entry). Acton Academy Champions, 4820 Strack Road, Houston. www.actonacademychampions.org

Watch a championship Dec. 10-13

Champions Golf Course and Cypress Creek Course co-host the 75th U.S. Women’s Open in a new format due to the coronavirus pandemic. Spectators are not allowed on-site, but fans are encouraged to watch online. Tee time has not been determined as of press time Nov. 11. Free. 281-444-6262. www.championsgolfclub.com
By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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