Editor's note: This story has been updated to include an event from Paradigm Brewing Co.

Dec. 18: Eat cookies with Santa

Frost, a financial center in Tomball, will host an event where guests can eat cookies and take pictures with Santa. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Frost Bank, 14310 FM 2920, Tomball. www.facebook.com/FrostBank

Dec. 18: Celebrate Christmas at new Tomball brewery

Paradigm Brewing Co. will host a Christmas at the Brewery event with activities for kids and adults. The bar and restaurant will be open, and the brewery will be open for tours. Kids can enjoy a bounce house, Christmas cookie making and an appearance from Santa. 11 a.m. Free. Paradigm Brewing Co., 2130 S. Persimmon Lane, Tomball. www.facebook.com/paradigmbrew

Dec. 18: Have an evening under the stars

Guests can listen to The Monarch Chamber players perform “The Nutcracker” live while the ballet is shown on a giant movie screen outdoors. 6-8 p.m. Free. Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball. www.hcp4.net

Dec. 19: Enjoy a church service and a Christmas festival

River of Praise in Tomball will host a Christmas festival immediately following their Sunday morning church service. The festival will include food trucks, carnival rides, photos with Santa and more. 10 a.m. (service), 11:30 a.m. (festival). Free. River of Praise Church, 13215 Boudreaux Estates Drive, Tomball. www.riverofpraisechurch.org/home

Dec. 19: Visit a Christmas extravaganza

Guests can shop and enjoy music at the Magnolia Farmers and Artisans Market’s Christmas Extravaganza. The outdoor market will include locally made products, food, and pictures with Santa and the Grinch. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 18850 FM 1488, Magnolia. www.facebook.com/Magnolia-Farmers-Artisans-Market-240268125935

Worth the trip

Dec. 18: Attend Christmas concert

The Conroe Symphony Orchestra will host its annual ‘Twas the Concert before Christmas event. The matinee performance will include holiday favorites such as "Sleigh Ride," "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "A Most Wonderful Christmas." 2-4 p.m. $10 (child or student), $20 (adult). Willis High School Performing Arts Center, 10101 Hwy. 75, Willis. www.conroesymphony.org