TO DO LIST: 11 dates to know and places to go in December and January in The Woodlands area

Ticketholders can visit a variety of restaurants in The Woodlands area in January. (Courtesy The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce)
Ticketholders can visit a variety of restaurants in The Woodlands area in January. (Courtesy The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce)

Ticketholders can visit a variety of restaurants in The Woodlands area in January. (Courtesy The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce)

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Jan. 18: Visit the ice rink through mid-January. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
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Dec. 23: See "The Nutcracker" online. (Courtesy The Woodlands Ballet Theatre)
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Dec. 31: Take part in a High Noon Countdown. (Courtesy The Woodlands Children's Museum)


Join a ‘Rocket League’ tournament

The Woodlands Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a two-on-two video game tournament for “Rocket League.” This will be the final round of the tournament, which began Sept. 19. 2-6 p.m. $20. Online event. 281-210-3950.


Watch a holiday musical performance

Points North Theatre, in conjunction with The Woodlands Township and The Woodlands Jazz Orchestra, is presenting Arts in the Park, featuring “Holiday in The Woodlands,” an original 1940s-USO-style musical revue. Those planning to attend the performance should practice social distancing. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Waterway Square, 31 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands. 832-422-8348.


Sing Christmas carols at Market Street

Market Street is hosting an evening of Christmas caroling. Guests are encouraged to sing along with the carolers as they perform holiday tunes. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-4774.

22 and 31

See a holiday concert

Visitors can see live musical entertainment at Central Park in Market Street on two occasions this holiday season. 3-6 p.m. (Dec. 22), 2-5 p.m. (Dec. 31). Free. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-4774.


See 'The Nutcracker' online

The Woodlands Ballet Theatre will be showing a recording of 2019’s “The Nutcracker” performance on YouTube due to coronavirus issues delaying live shows. 7 p.m. $10 (donation). The Woodlands Ballet Theatre, 30420 FM 2978, Ste. 480, The Woodlands. 281-789-8170.

24 through 25

Township offices close

The offices at The Woodlands Township will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas. The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.


A New Year’s Eve party is planned for children. 9:30-11 a.m., 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m. Call for admission information. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955.


4 through 31

Taste of the Town, an annual restaurant tasting event which normally takes place on a single night, will be presented in a different format in 2021. Participants can visit more than 30 participating restaurants for food samples throughout the month of January with a single ticket. Information on locations can be found at The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of the Town website. Restaurants include Amerigo’s Grille, Burger & Bordeaux, Tapped Drafthouse, Del Frisco’s Grille and other locations throughout The Woodlands area as well as Spring and Conroe. One sample from each restaurant can be obtained for each ticket. Individuals purchasing tickets may also make a donation to local restaurant relief. Times vary. $25. Participating restaurants in The Woodlands area. 281-367-5777.

17 through 20

Watch a holiday classic

The Woodlands-area theatrical production company Class Act Productions will perform the holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” throughout December for audiences of limited size. The second week of performances will take place Dec. 17-20, and those unable to attend will be able to purchase a link to a recording of the performance. 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. $21.50 (performance). $20 (recording). Class Act Productions, 25275 Budde Road, Ste. 25, The Woodlands. 281-941-8500.


Visit the Ice Rink before it closes

The Ice Rink at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion will conclude its season. Advance online booking is encouraged. 3-9 p.m. (Mon.-Thu.), 3-11 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), noon-7 p.m. (Sun.). $12.50-$17.50 (admission and skate rental), $6 (age 5 or younger), free-$2 (observer). The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Multipurpose Building, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands 281-419-5630.


Spring semester begins at Lone Star College

Registration is currently open for the spring semester at Lone Star College, which is scheduled to begin Jan. 19. Payment for the semester is due by Jan. 9. The spring semester will run through May 16. Locations vary. 281-810-5602.
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.


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