German Christmas Market, neighborhood artisan market: 7 holiday events in Tomball and Magnolia Dec. 10-12

Guests can visit a holiday artisan and vintage market this weekend at Indigo Lake Estates in Magnolia. (Courtesy Hope Elms)
Guests can visit a holiday artisan and vintage market this weekend at Indigo Lake Estates in Magnolia. (Courtesy Hope Elms)

Guests can visit a holiday artisan and vintage market this weekend at Indigo Lake Estates in Magnolia. (Courtesy Hope Elms)

Dec. 10-12: Attend German Christmas Market

The annual German Christmas Market in Tomball includes street vendors, live music, a carnival, food and street performers. Santa will also make an appearance Saturday. There is also a complimentary shuttle from designated parking areas near HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball to the festival grounds. 6-10 p.m. (Dec. 10), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Dec. 11), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 12). Free (admission, parking, shuttle). Old Town Tomball, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. www.tomballgermanfest.org

Dec. 10-12: See holiday lights

Harris County Precinct 4 is hosting a walk-through holiday lights show daily between Dec. 5-18. No registration is required. 6-9 p.m. Free. Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball. www.facebook.com/HCPrecinct4

Dec. 10-11: Check out more holiday lights


Tomball United Methodist Church will be hosting a holiday lights show for the family to enjoy. The walk-through light show will be held on acreage next to the church and will include an appearance by Santa. The event will also be held Dec. 17-18. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 1603 Baker Drive, Tomball. www.tomballumc.org/events

Dec. 10: Enjoy Christmas in the Barn

Magnolia ISD’s Career and Technical Education Department will host a Christmas in the Barn event at Magnolia High School’s agriculture barn. The event will include Santa, a bounce house, cookie decorating, a petting zoo and more. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Magnolia High School, 14350 FM 1488, Magnolia. www.facebook.com/magnoliaisd

Dec. 11: Browse an artisan market and car show in Magnolia

Guests can visit a holiday artisan and vintage market from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 20603 Sapphire Circle, Magnolia, which will include handmade goods, sweets and a food truck. Neighborhood happenings also include a car show from 9 a.m. to noon at 28601 Sapphire Circle and a train ride, toy drive, face painting, petting zoo and visits with Santa from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 20327 Sapphire Circle. A new, unwrapped toy grants admission for a train ride. Free (admission). Indigo Lake Estates. www.handmadewinter.weebly.com

Dec. 11: Enjoy breakfast with Santa

The Magnolia Education Foundation will host a come-and-go pancake breakfast with Santa for families to enjoy with Santa photos, letters to Santa, arts and crafts, caroling, and other activities. 8-11 a.m. Free (children age 4 and younger), $8 (advance tickets), $10 (at the door). Magnolia Event Center, 11659 FM 1488, Magnolia. www.facebook.com/magnoliaedfoundation

Dec. 12: Shop at holiday market

The Farmers Market on Tamina will host its first annual holiday market with local vendors for guests to find last-minute gifts. The event will include pictures with Santa and his elves, live music, holiday lights and cocktails. 4-8 p.m. Free. 32907 Tamina Road, Magnolia. www.facebook.com/farmersmarketontamina
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.