31 Things to do in December
Hello December! Discover what’s happening with the Hello Woodlands’ new monthly guide called “31 Things To Do” featuring events, activities, locations, and ways to get involved in your community.
Join us this December by trying new activities and attending events in and around The Woodlands, Texas. Be sure to follow us on social media at @HelloWoodlands and subscribe to our email newsletter to stay updated for upcoming events, ticket giveaways, live videos, photos, and so much more!
31 THINGS TO DO – DECEMBER 2018
December 1 – January 6 – The Enchanted Forest – The Enchanted Forest is a multi-sensory light, dance and theatre installation at the Glade Arts Foundation that invites audiences to experience a magical winter forest in and around the Glade Arts Foundation building on Woodlands Parkway. Inspired by the book The Fox and The Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith, it tells a story of timeless friendship and the magic of nature. Audiences will move through the indoor-outdoor installation as they encounter an enchanting, interactive world of lights, acrobatics and dance. The experience is family-friendly and welcomes audiences of all ages. It is wheelchair accessible and offer some sensory-friendly performances. Purchase tickets
December 1 – Special Holiday Event with Santa – Start your tour at the Homefinder Lodge for photos with Santa, hot cocoa, cookies, Letters to Santa and a holiday coloring contest! Then tour 7 NEW Model homes by Darling and Taylor Morrison with holiday activities and treats at each stop. Learn more
December 7 – Holiday Food Drive – Are you looking for a way to give back this holiday season? The Montgomery County Food Bank is excited to announce its Holiday Food Drive in partnership with ABC13’s Share Your Holidays on Friday, December 7th from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Montgomery County Food Bank invites neighborhoods, businesses, families, or organizations in Montgomery County to join efforts to support those who struggle with food insecurity this holiday season. Learn More
December 8 & 9 – Come Let Us Adore Him: The Christmas Musical – Discover the wonder of Christmas through the beautiful music of The Woodlands UMC Chancel Choir and Sanctuary Orchestra. Join us in the Main Sanctuary either night and prepare your heart for Christmas.
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December 1 – January 21 – The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center – The Ice Rink will be open daily from Saturday, November 17, 2018 through Monday, January 21, 2019. The facility, located near the north gate entry of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and the intersection of Lake Robbins Drive and Six Pines Drive, features ice skating in a main room with lighting, a state-of-the-art sound system, tables for parties and concessions. Learn more
December 1 – Parade of Lights – The first Saturday of December, the Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce hosts a parade down the local streets of Magnolia to inspire the spirit of Christmas. Learn More
December 1 – Christmas in Montgomery County – Help raise funds or Bridgewood Farms, CPS children, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4709 in Conroe at the North Montgomery County Community Center. There will be live music, beer courtesy of Southern Star Brewery, wine courtesy of Blue Epiphany Vineyards, lunch, and so much more. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for Phillip Cash, Precinct 1 Constable, and his crew to use for children they encounter on the job. Learn More
December 1 – Montgomery County Mistletoe Market – Call the girls and mark your calendar for the start of the Christmas Holiday shopping season! Come explore this upscale indoor market, at the Lone Star Convention Center, with funky junque, handmade jewelry, art, antiques, women’s and children’s boutique clothing, home and garden decor, gourmet food and so much more. Learn More
December 1 & 2 – 12th Annual Creekside Campout – Remember when life was simple? Real fun meant catching fireflies with friends and camping out in the yard! Relive that fun with your kids and grandkids. Fee includes dinner, breakfast, snacks and all activities; just bring your own tent and sleeping bags! Tents will be on the field and activities throughout the park in the tepees, amphitheater, trails and open space. Activities include archery, outdoor education sessions, kayaking, night hikes, crafts, games, movie, campfire & s’mores. Register Here
December 1-24 – Kids & Pets Pictures with Santa Claus Santa Claus is coming to town to share the magic and wonder of the season at Market Street in space 1270 next to Ideal Image. Young visitors may have their photos taken and, of course, whisper their wish list to St. Nick. On December 2, bring your furry children for a photo! Fluffy and Fido are welcome to visit from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. for pet photos with Santa. Learn More
December 2 – 8th Annual Grand Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting – Market Street – The Woodlands once again will host a Grand Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting as presented by Chabad of The Woodlands on Sunday, December 2 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Led by Rabbi Mendel Blecher, the lighting of a nine-foot, seven-branched menorah will take place at 4:00 p.m. with traditional Chanukah food and musical entertainment and fun for guests of all ages following the ceremony.
December 2 – Christmas Extravaganza – Santa will be at Deacon Baldy’s from noon – 4:00 p.m. along with the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. We’ll have crafts for the kids, a custom Deacon Baldy’s Christmas Shirt made on site thanks to EVT Apparel and Hebrew Coffee Company. Come get in the Christmas spirit at Deacon Baldy’s!
December 3, 10, 17 – Knitting Class at Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center – All levels are invited to relax weekly from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in a comfortable living room setting. Supplies are provided, or you may bring your own. Learn More
December 5 – FAITH Fighting Cancer in Montgomery County’s 5th Annual Tea – This year, the Tea will have a Japanese theme. This event will help fulfill the wishes of pediatric cancer patients and their families. The fundraiser will be Wednesday, December 5, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Waterpoint Lakeside Venue at 15264 Highway 105 West in Montgomery. Each tree on display represents a family who will benefit from the Tea and receive holiday gifts. Learn More
December 7-9 – Tomball German Festival Christmas Market – There will be over 200 vendors, live music, entertainment, food and drinks for the family. The Market will also have a petting zoo, carnival and pony rides. Admission, parking and shuttle are free. Learn More
December 15 – Hope for the Holidays – Hope for the Holidays presents its first musical holiday stage show, benefiting the Cassidy Joined For Hope Foundation. The show features local performers and combines singing, dancing, and humor with traditional scenes. The star performers are local professional singer-songwriters, as well as students and dancers representing high schools in Montgomery County. Show times are 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Cassidy Joined For Hope Foundation, a local 501(c)3 non-profit foundation focused on teen suicide awareness and prevention throughout the schools and community. Get Tickets
Plan ahead for January! Visit our online calendar, subscribe to our Email Newsletter, follow us on social media at @HelloWoodlands, and check back for a list of 31 things to do in January 2019!
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