December Main Events in Bay Area Houston Magazine

The Nutcracker Dec. 1. The classic ballet, The Nutcracker, is being presented by Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre with a 7:30 p.m. performance Saturday, Dec. 1 and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Dec. 2. A second three-day run is scheduled the following weekend, Dec. 7-9. For tickets, call 281-480-1613.
Toyland Fantasy Dec. 1. Bay Area Museum Guild members will host their annual holiday treat for children, the Toyland Fantasy Breakfast at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Bay Oaks Country Club. Tickets are $35.
JSC Director’s Party Dec. 6. The Johnson Space Center Director’s Holiday Party will be held at the space center from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Guild Party Dec . 6.Bay Area Museum Guild will host its Holiday Party from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at the museum in Clear Lake Park.
ALBA Party Dec. 11. Assistance league members will gather from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for their annual Yule Party.
Panhellenic Party Dec. 13. Clear Lake Area Panhellenic members will gather Thursday, Dec. 13 at the home of Sheree Frede for their annual Holiday Party.
Chamber lunch Dec. 12. Clear Lake Area Chamber members will gather at Lakewood Yacht Club at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 for their monthly luncheon. For reservations, call 281-488-7676.
UHCL graduation Dec. 18. Over 1,050 UH-Clear Lake students will graduate Sunday, Dec. 16 at NRG Arena next to NRG Stadium with the College of Science and Engineering and the College of Education ceremonies at noon, and the College of Human Sciences and Humanities and the College of Business ceremonies at 5 p.m. Guests do not need tickets to attend, but there will be a cash only parking fee.
Chamber party Dec. 17. Clear Lake Chamber members will gather at the chamber for their annual Holiday Open House Monday, Dec. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Welcome Neighbors Dec. 20.Bay Area Welcome Neighbors Club will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 at Bay Oaks Country Club for a luncheon with the talented Mickey Hobbs performing holiday classics and many other popular songs. For luncheon reservations, contact Nancy Guthrie at or call 281.333.3055.
Awards Luncheon Dec. 13. The Deer Park Chamber will host its Holiday Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Republic Grill at Battleground Golf Course, 1600 Georgia Ave. Tickets $25 each, may be reserved by contacting Naomi at 281-479-1559 or at
Musical now playing. The musical Annie is not playing at the Harbour Playhouse, 3803 Highway 3, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with matinees at 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Dec. 16. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 281-337-7469 or email
Chamber luncheon Dec. 6. Friendswood Chamber members will gather at the Green Events Center, 2000 W. Parkwood, for their monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. For reservations, call 281-482-3329 or email
Christmas Parade Dec. 8. Friendswood families will gather at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 for the city’s Christmas Parade along Friendswood Drive from Heritage Drive to Shadwell. For information, call Carol Marcantel, 281-482-3329.
Open House Dec. 13. The Friendswood Chamber will host a Trim-a-Tree Open House at the chamber offices, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.
Festival of Lights. Brighten up your holidays at the annual Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens, now through Jan. 6. Admission: $15.95.
At the Grand Dec. 4. Singer Lyle Lovett will appear at The 1894 Grand Opera House Monday, Dec. 4. For tickets and information, call 409.744.7848.
Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 8. Enjoy the 57th Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade as hundreds of gaily decorated boats sail pass the Kemah Boardwalk starting at 6 p.m.
Boat Parade Dec. 8. The 57th annual Christmas Boat Parade will set sail across Clear Lake Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. and transverse the Clear Creek Channel into Galveston Bay.
Chamber party Dec. 18. League City Regional Chamber members will gather Tuesday, Dec. 18 for their annual Christmas party from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the chamber office.
Pops concert Dec. 1. The Clear Lake Symphony will present its annual Christmas Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Auditorium, 18220 Upper Bay Road. Tickets may be purchased at the concert. Advance tickets, which are $13 adult, $10 senior (55 and up) and $8 student, may be purchased in Clear Lake at Eye Trends, 515 Bay Area Blvd, Suite 300.
Life Without Pain, Dec. 5. If you are considering joint replacement surgery, attend a free information session and hear from the joint replacement team at Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital. This free event is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the hospital, 18300 Houston Methodist Drive. Register at or call 281.333.8899.
Holiday in the Park Dec. 8. Nassau Bay families will gather from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 for Holiday in the Park in Howard Ward Park, 18300 Upper Bay Road. Meet Santa, play in the snow, ride a tube down the snow slide, sing carols and much more.
Pet Blessings, Adoptions Dec. 8. Bring your pets for a special blessing and holiday gift on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. – noon, at Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital, 18300 Houston Methodist Drive. Local animal shelters will have homeless pets available for adoption.
Holiday Parade Dec. 1. The annual Pasadena Holiday Lighted Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 on Fairmont Parkway from Pansy to Watters and back to Pansy.
Christmas Parade Dec. 1. The 37th annual Hometown Christmas Parade will take place Saturday, Dec. 1, starting at 6 p.m. traveling east on Broadway (FM 518), beginning at Old Alvin Road and ending at Pearland Parkway.
Chamber Open House Dec. 12. The Pearland Chamber will host its Christmas Open House Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Commerce Center, 6117 Broadway. For information, call Cheryl Kepp, 281-485-3634.
Breakfast with Santa Dec. 1. Breakfast with Santa will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Seabrook Community House, 1210 Anders St., from 9 to 11 a.m. This yearly, free community event is a Seabrook favorite, serving hot pancakes and little smoky sausages to children, plus they can get their picture taken with Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas!
Festival of Trees Dec. 6. The 25th annual Interfaith Caring Ministries Festival of Trees Gala will be Thursday, Dec. 6, at Lakewood Yacht Club. For reservations or to become a sponsor, purchase or decorate a tree or wreath, call 281-332-3881.
Guild Party Dec. 6.Bay Area Museum Guild members and their spouses will gather at the museum for their annual Christmas Party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Holiday Luncheon Dec. 7. Lakewood Ladies Association members will hold their Christmas luncheon at the yacht club Friday, Dec. 7.
Christmas Ball Dec. 7. The Bay Area Welcome Neighbors Club will hold its Christmas Ball Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at Lakewood Yacht Club with music by Pee Wee Bowen Band. Tickets are $70 each and may be reserved by contacting
Tree Lighting Dec. 7. The Seabrook community is invited to an evening of holiday cheer, music and fun at the lighting of the Seabrook Christmas Tree on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Main Street at Mohrhusen Park.
HSLBA Party Dec. 12.Houston Symphony League Bay Area members will hold their annual Holiday Party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Bay Area Museum.

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