Annual holiday parade, Thanksgiving food basket giveaway: 6 events in Tomball, Magnolia Nov. 19-22

The 56th annual Tomball Holiday Parade will return to Main Street in 2021. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
The 56th annual Tomball Holiday Parade will return to Main Street in 2021. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

The 56th annual Tomball Holiday Parade will return to Main Street in 2021. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

Nov. 19-21: Watch 'The Wizard of Oz' on stage

The National Youth Theater will be performing "The Wizard of Oz" for three days at Concordia Lutheran High School. The play is an adaptation of the 1939 classic film, including all the most beloved songs from the movie. 7 p.m. (Nov. 19), 2 p.m., 6 p.m. (Nov. 20-21). $15 (general admission), $20 (premium seats). 700 E. Main St., Tomball. 832-510-7794. https://nationalyouththeater.org

Nov. 19: Light up the holiday season in Tomball

The city of Tomball rings in the holiday season with its Christmas tree lighting at the Historic Depot Plaza downtown. The event will include complimentary hot chocolate, live music performances, and photo opportunities with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. 6-8 p.m. Free. Historic Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-222-4775. www.tomballtx.gov

Nov. 20: Enjoy annual Tomball holiday parade


The 56th annual Tomball Holiday Parade will take place on Main Street in Tomball. Patrons can line the street as floats kick off the holiday season. The parade begins at Main and Elm streets and moves to just past Buvinghausen Street. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 281-351-7222. www.tomballchamber.org

Nov. 21: Join Thanksgiving feast

Magnolia’s First Baptist Church is hosting a Thanksgiving feast just a few days before the holiday. Join the church for dinner at the Magnolia Event Center as it reflects on 2021 and looks ahead to 2022. 6-8 p.m. $8. 11654 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-356-8543. https://m1bc.org

Nov. 22: Take part in food basket giveaway

Society of Samaritans and its church partners will give away 500 Thanksgiving food baskets for families in need. The organization will provide $10 gift cards to Brookshire Brothers as well. Boxes can be picked up for any families present in the car during the drive-thru event. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia. 281-259-8452. www.facebook.com/societyofsamaritans

Worth the trip

Nov. 19: Watch Tomball High School football playoff game

Tomball High School football will play Willis High School in the second round of the Texas 6A Division 2 playoffs. The Cougars defeated Cypress Park High School 52-29 in Round 1 to become bi-district champions. Tomball High School played Willis High School earlier in the season, defeating them 40-27. 7 p.m. $5 (students presale), $7 (adults presale), $10 (at the gate). Planet Ford Stadium, 23802 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. https://gofan.co/app/school/TX50338
By Chandler France

Reporter, Tomball/Magnolia

Chandler joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California, where he was the executive editor of Annenberg Media. He previously interned with the company in Gilbert, AZ and with the Beacon Project, an investigative reporting team in Los Angeles. Chandler is originally from Laguna Hills, CA.



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