Finish the year off with family-friendly events, such as "The Nutcracker," a photography exhibit and Thanksgiving camps.

Glow in the Park

Texas TreeVentures invites community members to a three-hour experience of lights illuminating the course from above.
  • Nov. 17 and Dec. 15, 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m.
  • $60 (per person)
  • Texas TreeVentures, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands
Photography club exhibit

The Woodlands Photography Club annual exhibition and awards event will be held with light refreshments. The photography club is made up of amateur, professional and aspiring photographers through meetings, workshops, competitions and exhibitions. The winner's circle announcement will begin at 5:30 p.m.Moonlight Paddle

The Riva Boat House holds a nocturnal kayaking experience with light-up kayaks.Sunny Dayz Thanksgiving Holiday Camp

The Sunny Dayz Thanksgiving camps include indoor and outdoor games, crafts, theme days, special snacks, visits to parks, dodgeball, four-square, and ga-ga ball.
  • Nov. 20-22, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m (camp closes Wednesday at 3 p.m.)
  • $50 (per day)
  • The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands
Princess Day

The Woodlands Children Museum is holding a Princess Day event for children ages 1 year and older. Children will have the opportunity to create princess crowns and knight swords in addition to photo opportunities with princesses throughout the day.'The Nutcracker'

Vitacca Ballet & School for Dance is presenting "The Nutcracker," a holiday tradition for all ages. Sets are family-specific with audience tables sold for two, three, four, six and eight seats.
  • Nov. 24, 7 p.m., Nov. 25-26, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • $65-$205 (family table)
  • The Woodlands Resort, 2301 North Millbend Drive, The Woodlands
5K run/walk fundraiser

Run for Jeev, a suicide prevention organization, is holding a 5K run in memory of Sanjeev Panja, who lost his life to suicide. The organization's mission is to raise funds to help raise awareness about suicide and mental health.
  • Nov. 26, 8-11 a.m.
  • $50 (adults), $25 (children ages 5-18)
  • Woodforest Stadium, 19115 David Memorial Drive, Shenandoah
Holly Jolly Jingle

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is presenting a holiday concert featuring Conroe ISD students. There will also be photo opportunities with Santa.
  • Nov. 30, 6 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
Annual Signatures Author Series

The John Cooper School Fine Arts Council holds a luncheon with visiting authors offering book signings. The keynote speaker of the event this year is New York Times bestselling novelist Alka Joshi. Each year, a portion of the proceeds from the Signatures Author Series is given to a local literary organization, and funds help support literacy in the community.
  • Dec. 1, 10 a.m.
  • $150 (individual ticket)
  • The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
Backyard composting class

The Woodlands Township Parks, Recreation and Environmental Services is holding a composting class to learn about gardening in a cost-effective way from Montgomery County Master Gardeners. No registration is required.Glow and Go 5K

The Woodlands Township Parks & Recreation Department and USA Track and Field are holding a holiday 5K run with a scenic route. The 5K run is open to runners of all experience levels and is recommended for ages 10 and up. Runners are encouraged to dress in glowing costumes to get in the spirit of the holidays. Registration is required, and there is a capacity of 550 participants.The Sing Off

Market Street is holding its third annual sing-off with its holiday a cappella competition.