Here's your 2021 guide to holiday events in the Spring, Klein area

City Place’s second annual Gingerbread Village will feature a trail of giant candy canes, lollipops, gumdrops, gingerbread men and cookie trees that lead to a 16-foot-tall house and 12-foot-tall windmill. (Courtesy City Place)
City Place’s second annual Gingerbread Village will feature a trail of giant candy canes, lollipops, gumdrops, gingerbread men and cookie trees that lead to a 16-foot-tall house and 12-foot-tall windmill. (Courtesy City Place)

City Place’s second annual Gingerbread Village will feature a trail of giant candy canes, lollipops, gumdrops, gingerbread men and cookie trees that lead to a 16-foot-tall house and 12-foot-tall windmill. (Courtesy City Place)

Here are a few ways to celebrate the holidays throughout November and December in the Spring and Klein area. This list is not comprehensive.

Nov. 13: Home for the Holidays

Kick off Old Town Spring’s 41st annual Home for the Holidays event with a tree-lighting ceremony in the parking lot of the Spring Historical Museum. The evening will include music, a free raffle featuring a variety of gift items sponsored by Old Town Spring merchants, faux snow and a visit from Santa Claus. 5 p.m. Free. Old Town Spring, 403 Main St., Spring. 281-353-9310. www.oldtownspring.com

Nov. 20-21 and Nov. 26-Dec. 12: Old Time Christmas Tree Farm

Visit the Old Time Christmas Tree Farm, where customers can pick out and cut down their own trees; purchase fresh wreaths, garlands and other tree accessories; and enjoy attractions including a train, a giant slide and a bounce house. On weekends throughout the Christmas season and Nov. 26, visitors can also visit on-site food vendors and take photos with Santa Claus. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $3 (per attraction), $9 (Santa photo tickets). Old Time Christmas Tree Farm, 7632 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. 281-370-9141. www.oldtimechristmastree.com


Nov. 28: Holiday Lighting

City Place will mark the start of the holiday season with the unveiling of the floating Christmas tree on City Place Park’s pond system. The event will also feature visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, complimentary hot chocolate, special seasonal performances, a strolling balloon artist, face painting and music by DJ Hues. 4-7:30 p.m. Free. City Place, 1250 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring. 713-840-2700. www.cityplacenow.com

Nov. 28-Jan. 7: Gingerbread Village

City Place’s second annual Gingerbread Village will feature a trail of giant candy canes, lollipops, gumdrops, gingerbread men and cookie trees that lead to a 16-foot-tall house and 12-foot-tall windmill. City Place, 1250 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring. 713-840-2700. www.cityplacenow.com

Dec.4: Old Fashion Christmas Market

Attendees can visit Santa Claus in a turn-of-the-century carriage, make crafts, listen to live music, enjoy food and peruse local vendors at this old-fashioned German Christmas market. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $2 and one canned food item. Wunderlich Farm Interactive History Park, 18218 Theiss Mail Route Road, Spring. 832-249-5800. www.kleinhistorical.org

Dec. 5: Holiday Concert

Attend a holiday concert performed by AURORA—a trio comprised of Susanna Wang on harp, Katie Beth Harry on cello and Allison Vitek on flute, all of whom are professional musicians and music educators who perform with groups such as the Symphony of Southeast Texas, Galveston Symphony and the Houston Civic Symphony. The event will include refreshments and an open bar. 4 p.m. $90 (museum members), $100 (nonmembers). Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-376-6322. www.pearlmfa.org

Dec. 8-12: Christmas Spectacular

See a Christmas story unfold on-stage at Champion Forest Baptist Church’s annual Christmas Spectacular. This year’s 90-minute show features new songs and storylines and is available in both English and Spanish. 7 p.m. (Dec. 8-10, 12 in English), 3 p.m. (Dec. 11 in English), 7 p.m. (Dec. 11-12 in Spanish), 3 p.m. (Dec. 12 in Spanish). $10-$20. Champion Forest Baptist Church, 15555 Stuebner Airline Road, Houston. 844-885-1995. www.championforest.org

Dec. 10-19: Holiday Follies

Inspired by the Vaudeville and Follies shows of the late 19th century through the 1970s, Stageworks Theatre will present a family-friendly “Holiday Follies” show onstage throughout December. 7:30 p.m. (Dec. 10-11, 17-18), 3 p.m. (Dec. 12, 19). $23-$34. Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100. www.stageworkshouston.org

Dec. 11-12: Islamic Arts Festival

Attendees can peruse a wide selection of artwork available for purchase at the eighth annual Islamic Arts Festival, which will be hosted both online and in person with COVID-19 precautions in place. The festival will also feature live interactive sessions on calligraphy, henna tattoos, Ebru painting, Arabesque pattern coloring and children’s art activities. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Masjid Al-Salam, 16700 Old Louetta Road, Spring. www.islamicartssociety.org

Dec. 15: Wreath Making

Geared for participants age 12 and older, this event will allow attendees to learn how to make a holiday-themed, nature-friendly wreath using botanical materials sourced from Harris County Precinct 4 trails. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, pruning shears and any other elements they would like to incorporate into their wreaths. Noon-3 p.m. Free. Dennis Johnston Park, 709 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring. 281-353-8100. www.hcp4.net

Dec. 17-19: Christmas at the Movies

Attend a three-night outdoor series of family-friendly Christmas movies, complete with popcorn and sweet treats to get into the holiday spirit. The movie lineup includes “Elf” on Dec. 17, “Home Alone” on Dec. 18 and “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” on Dec. 19. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs for movie viewing, and gates open at 6 p.m. 7 p.m. Free. Faithbridge Church, 18000 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring. 281-320-7588. www.faithbridge.org

Dec. 18: Tidings of Joy

The Texas Master Chorale will present its holiday concert, “Tidings of Joy,” featuring “Magnificat” by Taylor Scott Davis and other traditional Christmas classics. 7:30 p.m. $20. John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda Dunes, Houston. 281-440-4850. www.texasmasterchorale.org

Dec. 19: Haven Christmas Party

Following its 10 a.m. Sunday service, The Haven Community Church will host its annual Christmas party featuring an ugly Christmas sweater contest, a white elephant gift exchange, a potluck meal, karaoke and games. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The Haven Community Church, 315 Gentry St., Spring. 832-217-9278. www.thehavencc.com
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.



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