5 things to do in The Woodlands area this weekend

The Out of Darkness Walk will be held this Saturday at Town Green Park in The Woodlands. The Out of Darkness Walk will be held this Saturday at Town Green Park in The Woodlands.[/caption]

1. Shakespeare Festival
Nov. 5

The Conroe Downtown Area Association will host the second annual Shakespeare Festival in downtown Conroe. The festival will feature musical performances, one act plays by local students, jesters, impromptu act, duets, vendors and food. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Founder’s Plaza, Metclaf and Main streets, Conroe. www.experiencedowntownconroe.com

 

2. The Woodlands Nutcracker Market
Nov. 5

This shopping event features more than 100 merchants, artists and crafters selling a variety of hand-made crafts, jewelry, women and children’s clothing, original artwork, and holiday decor. Photo opportunities with Santa Claus, the Snow Queen and Princess Anna from "Frozen" will be available as well as special Christmas performances by local dance academies. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 (general admission), Free (children ages 12 and under). Legends Sports Complex, 602 Pruitt Road, The Woodlands. www.houstonareashow.com/upcoming-shows

 

3. Out of Darkness Walk
Nov. 5

The largest suicide prevention event in Southeast Texas, the Out of Darkness Walk is held to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs and advocate for public policy. Fundraising is encouraged for the event, but not required. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 713-314-1335. afsp.donordrive.com

 

4. Big Top Vintage Market
Nov. 5-6

Shop for all things vintage, antique, junk and industrial at the Big Top Vintage Market in Old Town Spring. The market will feature more than 150 vendors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 26303 Preston Ave., Spring. 281-770-1888. www.bigtopvintage.com

 

5. Houston Family Magazine Fall Fun Fest
Nov. 6

This fall festival will include face painting, inflatables, a rock wall, arts and crafts, door prizes and music performances. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Free. The Woodlands Mall, 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands.
www.houstonfamilyfunfest.com