Enjoy a family movie night, celebrate New Year's Eve: 9 things to do in the Spring, Klein area this holiday season

Operation Yellowbird hosts a Christmas mountain bike ride on Dec. 19. (Courtesy Operation Yellowbird)
Operation Yellowbird hosts a Christmas mountain bike ride on Dec. 19. (Courtesy Operation Yellowbird)

Operation Yellowbird hosts a Christmas mountain bike ride on Dec. 19. (Courtesy Operation Yellowbird)

From going on a mountain bike ride to watching Christmas movies with the family on an outdoor jumbotron, there is no shortage of events and activities happening in the Spring and Klein area from mid-December to late January.

Finish Christmas shopping Dec. 18
Northwood Church invites parents to leave their children with its team to allow them to go Christmas shopping or have a night off. Kids of all ages are welcome. 4-8 p.m. $20 (donation). Northwood Church, 7750 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. 281-376-8787. www.northwoodspring.com

Go on a mountain bike ride Dec. 19

Operation Yellowbird, a nonprofit organization aimed at helping veterans, hosts a Christmas mountain bike ride for veterans, nonveterans and first responders. If participants need to borrow a bike, they can fill out a request form beforehand. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Cypress Creek Mountain Bike Trails, 14234 W. Cypress Forest Drive, Houston. www.operationyellowbird.ecwid.com

Enjoy a family movie night Dec. 21

Bareback Bar & Icehouse hosts a movie night on its outdoor jumbotron. Families are invited to bring their chairs to see the 2003 Christmas movie “Elf.” 7 p.m. Free. Bareback Bar & Icehouse, 19940 Kuykendahl Road, Spring. 281-353-7501. www.barebackbar.com

Celebrate New Year’s Dec. 31

Lucky Dog Sports Bar and Grill celebrates the new year with a masquerade ball. Guests are invited to wear a masquerade mask at the dog-friendly bar. Temperatures are taken at the door, and health regulations, such as social distancing and hand sanitizer, are in place. 8 p.m. $20 (admission and toast), $40 (admission, toast and dinner). Lucky Dog Sports Bar and Grill, 9440 Louetta Road, Spring. 832-698-2977. www.luckydogbars.com

Do yoga in the park Jan. 9

New yoga enthusiasts are welcome to join a slow-paced yoga class in Mercer Botanic Gardens. Participants must bring their own yoga mat or towel. The event is outdoors, so participants should dress accordingly. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble. 713-274-4160. www.hcp4.net

Develop interview skills Jan. 12

The Barbara Bush Branch Library hosts a virtual seminar on interview skills with Workforce Solutions. Space is limited, so participants must register in advance. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Barbara Bush Branch Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 832-927-7800. www.hcpl.net

Taste food from Lebanon Jan. 15

As the first part of its Autour de Monde, or “around the world,” series, Wild Stallion Vineyards hosts a four-course meal with made-from-scratch dishes from Lebanon. Tickets include a glass of wine paired with each course. 6:30-9 p.m. $120. Wild Stallion Vineyards, 5969 W. Rayford Road, Spring. 281-803-9463. www.wildstallionvineyards.com

Listen to live music

The Jailhouse Saloon

310 Preston Avenue, Spring



Dec. 19 | Texas TNT | 8 p.m.

19th Hole Grill & Bar

202 Sawdust Road, Spring



Dec. 18 | Everlong | 9 p.m.

Dec. 31 | Jesse Live | noon

Watch live theater

Stageworks Theatre

10760 Grant Road, Houston



Dec. 18-20 | “Greetings!” | times vary

Jan. 15-17 | “Peter Pan” | times vary

Playhouse 1960

6814 Gant Road, Houston



Jan. 9-10, 16 | “School House Rock Live, Jr.” | 3 p.m.
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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