Here are a few events and things to do in the Spring and Klein area throughout the months of December and January. This list is not comprehensive.

Dec.17: Prowl for owls

Hike around Pundt Park in the early morning while learning about and listening for multiple breeds of owls. Participants are encouraged to wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable hiking clothes, and register online at least 48 hours in advance of the event. 5-7 a.m. Free. Pundt Park, 4129 Spring Creek Drive, Spring. 713-274-4201.

Dec. 18: Hunt for holiday haunts

Search for spooks by candlelight for this Victorian “Ghosts of Christmas Past” tour while carrying on the tradition of swapping scary stories. Door prizes and ghost equipment are included with the experience. 7:30 p.m. $13 (seniors, students, military), $15 (adults). Old Town Spring Ghost Walk, 417 Gentry St., Spring. 281-410-1300.

Dec. 20: Create a cool craft

Break out your glue sticks at this winter-themed craft session, taught by park staff. Individually packaged supplies will be provided, and participants can choose from multiple craft options, including a snowflake ornament. Attendees must be age 50 or older. 2-4 p.m. Free. Big Stone Lodge, 709 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring. 281-350-1029.

Dec. 28-29: Go to art camp

Tour the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts exhibits, learn about the history of paper and Origami, and craft a New Year’s-themed paper project. Children are invited to attend this half-day camp, and are encouraged to bring snacks for the day. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (ages 5-8), 1-4 p.m. (ages 9-12). $65 (museum members), $75 (nonmembers). Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-376-6322.

Dec. 31: Jig to classic American jazz

Listen to the music stylings of The Four Freshmen at this concert, which will feature classic American jazz and pop songs. Hosted by Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment, the four musicians will sing and also play the guitar, trumpet, drums and bass. 8 p.m. $45-$75. The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. 281-440-4850.

Jan. 6: Dominate at trivia night

Participants can unleash their strategic mind at this trivia night, held by Wild Stallion Vineyards, that will feature five categories of questions on topics such as movies and music. Food and a variety of wine will be available for purchase, and an RSVP through the business’s website is required in advance. 6-8 p.m. Free. Wild Stallion Vineyards, 5969 W. Rayford Road, Spring. 281-803-9463.

Jan. 7-8, 14-15, 21-23: Attend a comedic play

Laugh along with the performances of local actors in this two-act play, which is set in rural Georgia and written by Larry Shue. Learn some juicy secrets alongside a silent traveler who has some scandalous companions. 3 p.m. (Jan. 23), 8 p.m. (Jan. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22). $20-$23. Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Houston. 281-587-8243.

Jan. 11: Hear a horn quintet

Sit back and enjoy the music of Windsync at this Cypress Creek FACE-hosted concert. A flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and horn make up this five-member ensemble, which focuses on dramatic classical music. 3 p.m. $8 (children/students), $8 (per person for groups of 6 or more), $10 (seniors), $12 (adults). John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda Dunes Drive, Houston. 281-440-4850.


Lucky Dog Sports Bar and Grill

9440 Louetta Road, Spring



17 Ugly sweater contest and Christmas karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight, free

18 Toy drive/photo opportunity with Santa, kids and pets welcome, hot chocolate, 4-6 p.m., free

31 New Year's Eve party, live music and a midnight countdown, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $20 (ticket includes champagne)*

*Must be age 21 or older to attend

Willowbrook Mall

2000 Willowbrook Mall, Houston



17-31 “Heart Gallery” exhibit by Be a Resource for CPS Kids; photo display of children up for adoption through foster care system, free

17-24 Pictures with Santa, JC Penny’s courtyard, reservations can be made online in advance, visits with Santa are free but photo packages are $19.99-$49.99, Santa’s break is at 3 p.m.

17-20 Pet photos with Santa, Mondays only, 4 p.m.-close; reservations can be made online in advance; visits with Santa are free, but photo packages are $19.99-$49.99

Note: Events are held during regular Willowbrook Mall hours of business.