See Christmas lights, drink hot cocoa and more: 7 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this winter break, Dec. 20-Jan. 1

Celebrate the holiday season and check out a few events going on in the Tomball and Magnolia areas this winter break, Dec. 20-Jan. 1. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Celebrate the holiday season and check out a few events going on in the Tomball and Magnolia areas this winter break, Dec. 20-Jan. 1. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Celebrate the holiday season and check out a few events going on in the Tomball and Magnolia areas this winter break, Dec. 20-Jan. 1. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The holidays are around the corner, and several local entities are hosting holiday-themed events throughout the holiday season. Check out a few events in the Tomball and Magnolia areas this winter break.

Dec. 20-21: Walk the final weekend of the Trail of Lights

The final weekend of the 2019 Trail of Lights at Tomball United Methodist Church takes place Friday and Saturday. Enjoy walking the trail, seeing Santa Claus, listening to Christmas music, drinking hot chocolate or apple cider, and eating homemade cookies throughout the event. 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Tomball UMC, 1603 Baker Drive, Tomball. 281-351-1249. www.tomballumc.org/trail-of-lights

Dec. 21: Eat breakfast with Santa

Enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, juice and milk with a visit from Santa at the Tomball Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427. 9-11 a.m. $5 (per plate). VFW Post 2427, 14408 Alice Road, Tomball. 281-351-2427. www.vfw2427.org


Dec. 21: Listen to holiday stories

Children of all ages can attend Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library's Saturday Stories event. This week's stories feature Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Christmas themes. Crafts will also be available. 2-2:30 p.m. Free. LSC-Tomball Community Library, 30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-559-4200. www.hcpl.net/branch/lone-star-college-tomball-community-library

Dec. 22: Adopt a cat for a discounted fee

Abandoned Animal Rescue hosts "Meowy Christmas cat adoptions" on Sunday, where the shelter will showcase its adoptable cats. In celebration of the holiday season, the adoption fee will be lowered to $20, or a donation of Tidy Cats clumping litter can be made in lieu of the discounted fee. Noon-3 p.m. Free (entry). AAR, 32632 Wright Road, Magnolia. 281-789-4142. www.aartexas.org

Dec. 22: Listen to Christmas carols, drink hot cocoa

Wildwood United Methodist Church hosts its new community Christmas event, featuring Christmas carols, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa for photos. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Wildwood UMC, 8911 FM 1488, Magnolia. 832-934-0100. www.wildwood-umc.org

Dec. 27: Make winter crafts

Paint & Bubbles Studio offers a winter art camp for children ages 5-12. Attendees will paint a winter painting on canvas and learn new art techniques. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $60. Paint & Bubbles Studio, 31311 FM 2978, Ste. 107, Magnolia. 346-703-2141. www.paintandbubbles.com

Dec. 31: Celebrate New Year's Eve

Kick off 2020 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427's annual New Year's Eve dance. A live music performance from Buck Yeager, drinks, food and dancing are featured at this event. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $35-$200. VFW Post 2427, 14408 Alice Road, Tomball. 281-351-2427. www.vfw2427.org
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By Kara McIntyre

Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan—Midwestern State University's student-run campus newspaper—and interned with both the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.


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