31 Things to Do in January
Hello Woodlands’ “31 Things To Do” monthly guide highlights events, activities, and things to do this January in The Woodlands and Montgomery County area PLUS ways to give back and support local. Be sure to check back on Hello Woodlands for updates and events!
December 31, 2023 – January 1, 2024 – New Year’s Eve at The Woodlands Resort – Ring in the New Year with a 4-Course Dinner for 2 at Back Table, Dancing at Havana Nights party with music from Mango Punch and then enjoy a luxurious night stay in the newly renovated Woodlands Resort. Packages starting at $399. Call for reservations: 281-364-6250. Learn more about New Year’s Eve at The Woodlands Resort at https://www.woodlandsresort.com/offers/new-years-eve-offers/
January 2024 – Classes and Events at Ardest Gallery – Ardest Gallery, a local fine arts gallery curated by Gallery Director Julie Verville, represents nearly 40, top Texas 2D and 3D visual artists. In addition to its core artists, the gallery will host ongoing events such as monthly group art shows, Coffee Talk with an Artist, Art to Lunch in partnership with local restaurants, poetry readings, musical performances, and art classes/workshops for all ages and skill levels. Ardest Gallery is located at at 25200 Grogan’s Park Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380. Learn more and view upcoming events and classes at www.ardestgallery.com.
- January 5 & 13 – Paint Your Horse Workshop with Jeff Lung 10am
- January 13 – “Art of The Future” Art Show Opening Reception 4-8pm
January 20 – Art in the Woods – Outdoor Art Market 10am-4pm
January 2024 – Classes and Programs at Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center – Canopy is a cancer survivorship on the campus of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. Canopy is open to men and women, no matter where you were treated, and for any kind of cancer. If your life has been impacted, whether you were the patient or the caregiver, you have a safe haven at Canopy. Learn More
January 25, 2024 – Taste of the Town – The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce presents Taste of the Town, a paradise for foodies looking to fulfill their cravings and sample local area cuisine! For one low price, guests can sample mouth-watering appetizers, entrees, desserts, pastries, and drinks from more than 40 of the area’s finest restaurants, caterers, bakeries and beverage companies. Join us on Thursday, January 25 5-9 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. Purchase tickets at https://www.woodlandschamber.org/tasteofthetown/
Purchase tickets to the Economic Outlook Conference – The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Outlook Conference on Friday, February 16, 2024 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott & Convention Center is a highly anticipated conference for high-profile business leaders to gain insight and knowledge on the trajectory of our economy – and ways to prepare for the growth to come. Global, national and local speakers address attendees on the economy, trends and growth. Known for delivering new insights into the major indicators driving the national, state, regional and local economies, the Economic Outlook Conference (EOC) is the community’s largest business event of the year. The 2024 EOC will feature a CEO Spotlight panel, speakers on leadership and Artificial Intelligence and a panel looking back on 50 years of excellence in The Woodlands. Purchase tickets
Purchase tickets to the Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Gala – Montgomery County Food Bank’s Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Gala, presented by Woodforest National Bank, will take place Saturday, Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 6 to 11 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. The premier fundraising event’s proceeds will benefit Montgomery County Food Bank and the food insecure children, families, and seniors we serve. With the Food Bank’s strong buying and sourcing power, every $1 raised will provide up to 4 meals for those in need in Montgomery County. Purchase tickets
THINGS TO DO
Anytime – Volunteer, Make a Donation, or Get Involved in a Local Nonprofit Organization! – Learn more about nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County by reading our “Nonprofit of the Month” interviews here.
Saturday–Sunday – Local Farmers and Artisan Markets – Visit a local market! Learn more about The Woodlands Farmers Market, Farmers Market on Tamina, Tomball Farmers Market, Main Street Market, and more.
- Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm – The Woodlands Farmers Market – Located in the Grogan’s Mill Shopping Center, The Woodlands Farmer’s Market is home to vendors offering locally grown produce, grass fed beef, Texas handmade artisan cheeses, goat cheese, sustainably cultivated coffee, local honey, breads & pastries, no sugar-added baked goods, prepared tamales, Indian cuisine & Mediterranean food, gluten-free options, and seasonal products. Learn More
- Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm – Farmers Market on Tamina – Visit your local farmer’s market in Magnolia with a family vibe, with around 50 vendors and a signature complimentary cocktail each week. Learn more
- Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm – Main Street Market – The Main Street Market is a farmers and artisan market, held every Saturday in downtown Conroe rain or shine. Shop and support local vendors, farmers, makers, chefs and artists! Learn More
- Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm – Tomball Farmers Market – The market is open year round at 205 W. Main Street in Downtown Tomball, TX. Tomball Farmers market provides a fun & unique family and pet friendly shopping experience. Learn More
- First Saturday of the month – Lone Star 1st Saturday – Venture down to Lone Star 1st Saturday – where everything is homemade, handmade, or homegrown. Nestled under the trees of the Old Community Center in Montgomery, this market is held on the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Bring the family (or your well-behaved furry friends) to this crafters market to shop antiques, boutiques, and uniques! Learn More
Visit The Woodlands Methodist School – Come SOAR with us! The Woodlands Methodist School serves PreK through 8th grade. Find out how to become an Eagle and schedule a tour by calling 281-822-8220 or visit twmschool.org.
Now – January 12, 2024 – Alodia Basketball League Winter 2 Season Registration – Season starts with evaluations the week of January 15! Grades 1-8; Boys and Girls; Includes 1 Practice a week with optional Skills Training, Games on Saturdays, End of Season Tournament, All-Star Games, and amazing jerseys too. Woodlands location (and a Tomball location too)! Don’t miss out on these five-star rated and longest-running (since 2008!) basketball leagues! WHY go anywhere else? For more information and to register, visit AlodiaLeagues.com
Now – January 15, 2024 – The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center – The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center, 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. The facility is open daily, times vary by date. Learn More
January 3, 2024 – Gardening with Bob: The Secret Life of Roses – Join the South Regional Library for The Secret Life of Roses with Bob Dailey on January 3, 2024 at 1 p.m. Bob, a passionate gardener, will share his secrets on how to cultivate beautiful and thriving roses. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this event is perfect for anyone with a green thumb. Discover the hidden wonders of roses and learn valuable tips and tricks from Bob’s years of experience. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to enhance your gardening skills and create a blooming paradise in your backyard. See you there! Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library. Learn More
January 9, 2024 – Café Con Miguel – Join the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber for the first Cafe Con Miguel of the year, featuring a special guest, MCHC’s Chairman of the Board, Julio Resendez. The event will be held at January 9, 2024 at 8 a.m. at The Cannon – The Woodlands (4576 Research Forest Dr Suite 200, The Woodlands, TX). Learn More and Register Here
January 11, 2024 – The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarship Program Application Deadline – Part of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s mission is to provide support to young artists as they pursue college degrees in the arts. The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarship Program has awarded over $2.5 million in fine arts scholarships to local students. Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Fine Arts Scholarship Program! Application deadline is January 11, 2024. Learn more and apply today at https://www.woodlandscenter.org/education/scholarships
January 15, 2024 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration – The 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration will be held on Monday, January 15, 2024 at noon at The Woodlands Methodist Church. The annual free public celebration is a longtime event that was started by Impact Church of The Woodlands and is still hosted by the church today every year at The Woodlands Methodist Church. Read about last year’s event here.
January 18, 2024 – “Anatomy of Landscape Paintings” Opening Reception – Join us on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 5 to 8pm for the Opening Reception of “Anatomy of Landscape Paintings” Art Show featuring art by EP Chiles at The Woodlands Art Gallery & Studios located at 208 Nursery Rd. The Woodlands, TX 77380. The art show will be on display until March 15, 2024. Learn more at woodlandsartandstudios.com.
January 19 – February 24, 2024 – Education for Tomorrow Alliance’s SCI://TECH Exposition – Education for Tomorrow Alliance engages the business community with local private and public schools, offering 13 science, technology, engineering, and math competitions and events. SCI://TECH spans several weekends starting January 19. Some events are open to the public, including the Huntsman Elementary Science Festival which highlights hands-on experiments and family fun. Volunteers are needed for several activities, especially Expo Day on Saturday, February 10. Learn more about SCI://TECH activities here. Sign up as a science fair judge here.
January 20, 2024 – January Car Show at Grace – Join Grace Woodlands for their Free Car Show on Saturday, January 20th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring your family, invite your friends and enjoy a great morning of incredible cars and community. Everyone that loves cars or has a car to show is welcome. There is no entry fee and a cash prize of $200 will be awarded for Best Muscle, Best Classic and Best Exotic cars or trucks. Pre-registered cars will receive 5 tickets and onsite registrants will receive 1 ticket for a chance to win a $100 cash drawing! Learn More
January 20, 2024 – The John Cooper School Career Fair – Join The John Cooper School on January 20, 2024 from 9 to 11 a.m. for their Career Fair in the Rock Math + Science Center! Register at www.JohnCooper.org/Careers
January 20, 2024 – Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Ball – Join the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce in honoring the 2023 Chairman of the Board, Nick Davis, for his dedicated service to the Chamber and community. The program will include award presentations and a “passing of the gavel” ceremony to incoming Chairman, Jennifer Millington. Dinner, dancing and casino games will make for an unforgettable evening! Learn More
January 26 – Human Trafficking Collaborative Educational Summit – Hands of Justice presents the 4th annual Human Trafficking Collaborative Educational Summit on January 26, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Restoration Church Woodforest in Montgomery. There will be several expert speakers within the field and the one day intensive counts as CEU’s for those that need them. You will also hear from Overcomers in your community, learn how you can get involved, and walk away equipped in helping make a difference. Tickets are on sale now and include both breakfast and Lunch. Learn More
January 27, 2024 – 48th Arbor Day Tree Giveaway – The Arbor Day Tree Giveaway is one of The Woodlands longest standing traditions where residents receive free seedlings to help plant trees today for our community to enjoy for years to come. This year 12 NEW native tree seedlings will be available. This is a FREE event for residents of The Woodlands. The event will be held from 9:00am – noon at Rob Fleming Park. Learn More
PET OF THE MONTH
Hello Woodlands, in partnership with Operation Pets Alive, highlights a “Pet of the Month” that features a local dog or cat available for foster and/or adoption in Montgomery County, Texas. Operation Pets Alive is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization striving to elevate Montgomery County to a No-Kill community through innovative programs that raise community awareness, reduce the number of dogs and cats that enter our shelters, and increase the number of dogs and cats that leave our shelters alive.
Meet our Pet of the Month, Layla, here!
Hello Woodlands’ ongoing series “Nonprofit of the Month,” featuring Randy Lovelace of Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies, spotlights several of these nonprofits. Learn more about the nonprofits’ missions and meet the people behind them here.
The Hello Woodlands Small Business of the Month is brought to you by Miguel Lopez of Conganas LLC and highlights a local small business that serves the Montgomery County community. Read our interview below with this month’s Small Business of the Month, OC Wellness Studios, and owner Taylor Coibion, here.
PLAN YOUR WEEKEND
Check out Hello Woodlands’ NEW Weekend Guides, keeping you up-to-date on local things to do each weekend. View the latest guide here.
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UPDATED: January 18, 2024 at 11:56am to update Ardest Gallery’s Art in the Woods, which has been cancelled.