Bay Oaks Holiday Market Dec. 2. The Bay Oaks Women’s Association will host its annual Holiday Market for club members and their guests, starting at 10:30 a.m., at Bay Oaks Country Club.
Gardeners to meet Dec. 4. Gardeners By the Bay invites gardeners of all levels to join them on the first Wednesdays of the month at 9 a.m. in University Baptist Church’s Great Room on the 2nd floor, 16106 Middlebrook Drive. Growing fruits and vegetables is the Dec. 4 topic. Visit them at http://gbtb.org
The Nutcracker Dec. 6-8 and 13-15. Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre will present the popular holiday classic, The Nutcracker, the weekends of Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 13-15 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and matinees at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the UH-Clear Lake Bayou Theatre. Tickets, which are $25 to $35, are available by calling 281-480-1617.
Toyland Fantasy Dec. 7. The Bay Area Museum Guild invites the wee set and their parents to its annual Toyland Fantasy Breakfast, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Bay Oaks Country Club.
Assistance League Open House Dec. 10. Members of the Assistance League of the Bay Area will gather at the home of Marie Keener at 10 a.m. for their annual Holiday Open House.
BayTran Yule Luncheon Dec. 12. The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership will gather at Cullen’s Grille on Space Center Boulevard for a Holiday Luncheon. For reservations, contact Diane Thornton, 281-474-4124, ext. 121 or email email@example.com
Panhellenic Tea Dec. 12. Clear Lake Area Panhellenic will hold its annual Holiday Tea at 11 a.m. at the home of Marjo Richmond, 14310 Rippling Creek Way
Chamber open house Dec. 19. The Clear Lake Area Chamber will host its annual Holiday Open House from 5 to 9 p.m. at its offices on NASA Parkway.
The Nutcracker Dec. 20-21. Kennedy Dance School plans an exciting holiday treat, The Nutcracker, at the UH-Clear Lake Bayou Theatre, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. with a surprise visit from Santa Claus to top off the show Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21. Curtains are at 7 p.m. Friday and at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday. For tickets, $15 in advance, $20 at the door with group rates available, call the studio, 281-480-8441 or visit www.kennedydance.com
Christmas classic opens Dec. 5. Bay Area Harbour Playhouse at 3803 Highway 3 invites the community to celebrate the season with the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, which plays Dec. 5 through Dec. 22 with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 281-337-7469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Year’s Eve Gala Dec. 31. Bay Area Harbour Playhouse will host an evening of song and dance, plus a breakfast buffet and champagne, at its annual New Year’s Eve Gala Tuesday, Dec. 31. Tickets are $35 each and may be reserved by calling 281-337-7469.
Chamber luncheon Dec. 5. The Friendswood Chamber will have its networking luncheon Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Green Event Center, 2000 W. Parkwood. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. For reservations, call the chamber, 281-482-3329.
Christmas Parade Dec. 14. The 27th annual Christmas Lighted Parade will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Call the Friendswood Chamber for details. 281-482-3329.
Dickens on The Strand Dec. 6-8. The Galveston Historical Foundation will present the 40th annual Dickens on The Strand Festival the weekend of Dec. 6-8 on The Strand. Tickets are now on sale at area Randalls stores and range in price from $6 to $12. For hours and other information, visit the website, www.dickensonthestrand.org
Junior League ball Dec. 14. Junior League of Galveston County members will take guests on “A Big Easy Holiday” for their 62nd annual Holiday Charity Ball, honoring Karen Flowers, Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Galveston Convention Center. Tickets are $150 each.
Festival of Trees Dec. 5. Interfaith Caring Ministries’ 20th annual Festival of Trees, featuring a fashion show, dinner, live and silent auctions and music by Hollywood entertainer Mark LeVang, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at South Shore Harbour Resort. For information about ICM’s largest fundraiser of the year, call Haley Lusson at 281-332-3881, ext. 1112.
Holiday in the Park Dec. 6-8. The 16th annual Holiday in the Park Festival is set for Dec. 6-8 at League Park. The three-day festival includes shopping, food and lots of entertainment, plus real snow in the park. A festival highlight is the Grand Night Parade on Main Street Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. Other events include a holiday movie under the oaks, the children’s costume parade, pet parade and the holiday market.
Chamber luncheon Dec. 13. The League City Chamber will swear in its newest directors at and thank outgoing directors at its Year in Review Luncheon Friday, Dec. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in South Shore Harbour Resort’s Marina Plaza Ballroom. Tickets, $25 for chamber members and $35 for non-members, may be reserved by contacting Jane McFaddin at the chamber website, www.leaguecitychamber.com
Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 14. The League City 52nd Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade, featuring more than a hundred brightly decorated power and sailboats, will traverse the Clear Creek channel from the South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon, past the Kemah Boardwalk to Galveston Bay. The show begins with a spectacular holiday fireworks extravaganza, sponsored by the City of Nassau Bay. For information, call the Clear Lake Area Chamber, 281-488-7676 or go to clearlakearea.com
Chamber Open House Dec. 17. The League City Chamber will host its annual Holiday Open House for its members Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Tad Akers Event Facility.
Turning Point Holiday Market Dec. 6 Bay Area Turning Point will host its annual Holiday Market Friday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nassau Bay Hilton on NASA Parkway with live music and live and silent auctions. For ticket information, email Erin Carroll at ECarroll@BayAreaTurningPoint.com or call 281-286-2525.
Theatre offers holiday classic. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol opens Friday, Dec. 6 and plays at the Clear Creek Community Theatre at 18091 Upper Bay Road through Sunday, Dec. 22, with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 281-335-5228.
Reindeer Run Dec. 7. The 23rd annual Christus St. John Reindeer Run will take off at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the St. John Professional Building. For ticket and registration information, visit the website, christusstjohn.org
Little Theatre Yule fare Dec. 6-22. The Pasadena Little Theatre, 4318 Allen-Genoa Road, will present The Christmas Visitor over the holidays, opening Dec. 6 and continuing through Dec. 22.. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Thursday, Dec. 19, with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. The Dec. 19 show is a specially priced Admit Two for $14. For reservations, call 713-941-1758 or visit the website, www.pasadenalittletheatre.org Credit cards are accepted.
Museum Guild Open House Dec. 15. Bay Area Museum Guild will host its Holiday Open House from 5 to 7 p.m. at the museum in Clear Lake Park with all members and their families invited.