Seasonal Events to be held at CityPlace Springwoods Village
HOUSTON, TX – The spirit of the holidays is unstoppable at north Houston’s Springwoods Village and CityPlace, its best-in-class urban mixed-use core, despite the challenges of 2020.
New for this season are two, one-of-a-kind attractions that will be unveiled during a lighting ceremony at CityPlace Park – 1200 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring, TX 77389 – on Sunday, November 29 between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. with help from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bringing additional shimmer to CityPlace’s waterfront Plaza, a 35-foot Christmas tree will rise from the main pond, creating a dazzling beacon for the community. And as an equally dynamic complement to the floating centerpiece, local creative entrepreneur Steve Kopelman and his team of partner artisans at New Orleans-based Professional Scenic Services have been commissioned to fabricate the inaugural “gingerbread” village display on the lake system’s eastern banks, adjacent to the Houston CityPlace Marriott at Springwoods Village.
A super-sized, fantasy version of the holiday classic, the installation is anticipated to expand each year. From the Plaza, guests will wind around a path dotted with oversized candy canes, popsicles, and gumdrops and cross under an entrance guarded by two gingerbread men before arriving at a raised clearing featuring cookie trees, a 16-foot high house and 12-foot windmill.
In addition to enjoying an inaugural look, visitors of the evening’s complimentary festivities will also enjoy carolers and complimentary hot chocolate. For those unable to attend the kickoff, both the tree and gingerbread village will be on display through January 9 with free hot chocolate served on the Plaza every Thursday and Sunday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m.
On Friday, December 4 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., The Market at Springwoods Village, 2102-2180 Spring Stuebner Road, Spring, TX 77389, will unwrap its month-long giving tree installation, conceived by sought-after holiday styling firm Regina Gust Designs and benefitting local non-profits though an easy QR code donation point. The complimentary kickoff event will feature music, letters to Santa, cookie decorating, and a special guest appearance from Kris Kringle.
Find that perfect gift for friends and loved ones at the CityPlace Holiday Pop Up Market presented by DASH on Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Browse offerings on and around CityPlace Plaza from more than 20 premier vendors showcasing upscale home accessories, art, jewelry, clothing, handcrafted ornaments, and more.
The popular Children’s Storytime series returns to CityPlace Plaza on Thursday, December 10 starting at 5:30 p.m. Santa and his top elf will be on hand to share stories from the North Pole, take photos, and treat participants to candy canes.
Experience the funny, heart-warming tale of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at Family Movies on Plaza – Wednesday, December 18 with showtime at 6:00 p.m. The film’s reclusive star will be on site for a rare photo opportunity, and admission and popcorn are complimentary. Space is limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: Grinch.
The safety and well-being of all visitors is a top priority for Springwoods Village and CityPlace. Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing with suggested spacing as well as wear masks as appropriate for the activity.
Ideally situated at the axis of the Grand Parkway, Hardy Toll Road and Interstate 45, north Houston’s CityPlace is a thoughtfully designed and fully integrated, mixed-use development spanning 60 acres in the heart one of the country’s most rapidly expanding corridors. A vibrant, new destination for the area, CityPlace serves as the urban and walkable commercial center of Springwoods Village, a sustainable 2,000-acre master-planned community that is home to corporate campuses including ExxonMobil. Enhancing CityPlace’s growing roster of businesses, plus retail and dining offerings, are premier amenities ranging from programmed, waterfront green space and miles of trails to a AAA Four Diamond Marriott hotel, 342-unit luxury apartment building, 10-screen Star Cinema Grill dine-in theater and 38,000-SF 24 Hour Fitness super sport club. For more information, please visit www.cityplacespringwoods.com.