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December 2012

Parents: Some programs require tickets and/or reservations, always contact event locations to confirm times and requirements.

Parents: Some programs require tickets and/or reservations, always contact event locations to confirm times and requirements. Dec 1 - Jan 5 • Festival of Light at Moody Gardens • As one of the largest holiday celebrations in the region, Festival of Lights has become a holiday tradition for families and groups alike. Enjoy more than 1 million lights within 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and nightly live entertainment • Moody Gardens Galveston • moodygardens.com • 800-582-4673 Dec 1 - 14 • Santa’s Mailbox • Send a letter to Santa by dropping it in one of three special mailboxes located across Pearland. Santa has an email address and you can send your letters and best wishes to him at santaclaus@ci.pearland.tx.us. • Recreation Center & Natatorium, 4141 Bailey Rd; Westside Event Center, 2150 Country Place Pkwy & Pearland Library, 3522 Liberty Drive • pearlandparks.com • 281-412-8900 Dec 1 - 2 • City of Pearland Hometown Christmas Festival • Celebrate the Christmas season all weekend long with these activities, Breakfast with Santa, Outdoor movie, Carriage Rides, Live entertainment, and Gift market. Hours: Sat Noon-8pm, &

Sun Noon-6pm • Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway • pearlandparks.com • 281-412-8900 Dec 1 • Breakfast with Santa • 8:30am • $5 fundraiser • Alvin Senior Center, 309 W. Sealy sponsored by the Alvin Library League • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-388-4300 Dec 1 • Free Hands-On Workshop • 9:00am • Kids will learn to build a craft while learning tool safety. • 5-12 yrs • At your local Home Depot • homedepot.com Dec 1 • City of Alvin Home for the Holidays • 10:00am8:00pm • Alvin CVB and Alvin Parks and Rec. will be spreading some holiday cheer. Join us for live music, tree lighting, snow hills, snow slide, vendors, entertainment, activities and more! The forecast is predicting snow with a chance of Santa! Bring out the family. It will be SNOW much fun! • All ages welcomed • City of Alvin National Oak Park • alvin-tx.gov • 281-388-4299 Dec 1 • Build and GrowSandman’s Plane • 10:00am11:00am • Free • At your local Lowes Store • buildandgrow.com

Dec 1 • Family Story Time • 10:45am • All Ages • Free • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135

• Thelma Ley Anderson Family YMCA • ymcahouston.org • 281-585-3112

Dec 3 & 17 • Baby Bounce • 10:30am • Songs, rhymes and stories. • 0-18 months • Free • Pearland Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • even more 281-652-1677

Dec 1 • Express Children’s Theatre presents The Gingerbread Find Man • 11:00am family friendly • All Ages • Free • Bracewell events at Neighborhood Library • hpl.lib.tx.us • 832-393-2580 Dec 1 • Christmas Movie Day • 11:00am • All Ages • Free • Alvin Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-388-4300

Dec 3 • Preschool Music Time • 10:30am11:00am • Children will be introduced to foundation of music while having fun singing and dancing to their favorite songs • 3 yrs & up • FREE • Westside Event Center • pearlandparks.com • 281-412-8900

Dec 1 • 31st Annual Hometown Christmas Parade • 6:00pm • “A Very Pearland Christmas” Join or watch the city as we celebrate the holiday season. • City of Pearland, FM 518 from Pearland Pkwy to Old Alvin Rd. • pearlandparks.com

Dec 3 • Evening with Santa • 6:30pm-8:00pm • Bring a camera from home to take photos of your child/ children with Santa. • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135

Dec 2 • Cookie and Pictures with Santa • 1:00pm-3:00pm • Join us for your holiday pictures with Santa while sharing some cookies with us.

Dec 4, 11 & 18 • Toddler Story Time • 10:30am • 18-36 months • Free • Pearland Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677

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The Fun-Time Calendar Dec 4, 5 & 7 • Toddler Time • 10:10am • Rhymes and Songs. • 0-3 yrs • Free • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135 Dec 4, 5 & 7 • Preschool Story Time • 10:45am • 3-6 yrs • Free • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135 Dec 4 & 18 • Family Story Time • 11:00am • All Ages • Free • Bracewell Neighborhood Library • hpl.lib.tx.us • 832-393-2580 Dec 5, 12 & 19 • Baby and Toddler Story Time • 1:00pm • Free • Bracewell Neighborhood Library • hpl.lib.tx.us • 832-393-2580 Dec 5 & 19 • Holiday Crafts • 6:00pm • Ornament making. • 5-9 yrs • Free • Pearland Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677 Dec 5 • Tween Program-Snowflakes • 4:30pm • 8-10 yrs • Free • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135 Dec 6 - 16 • A Christmas Story • Follow 9 year-old Ralphie Parker, growing up in 1940’s Indiana, in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Performances: Thurs 7:30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm and Sat & Sun Matinees 3pm. • $15 & under • Pearland Theater • pearlandtheatreguild.com • 713-340-2540 Dec 6 - 8 • Kids Crazy Christmas Show • A special presentation of the Christmas Story for kids of all ages! There will be dancing by the JUMP team and puppets who creatively tell the story of Christmas. Following the performance, you can visit

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the cookie corner for a tasty treat. Showtimes are Thurs 6pm, Fri 6pm & 7pm and Sat 10am, 11am & 2pm. • Second Baptist Church South Campus • second.org/south • 713-365-6001

Dec 7 • Polar Express Story Time • 7:00pm • Don’t forget to wear your jammies!! • All Ages • Free • Barnes & Noble Pearland, 11200 Broadway • barnesandnoble.com • 713-436-1561

Dec 6 • Christmas Craft • 4:30pm • 5+ yrs • Free • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135

Dec 8 • Christmas Market and Breakfast • 9:00am • Hotcakes with St. Nicholas and arts and crafts show. • Christian Renewal Center • retreatcentercrc.org • 2813371312

Dec 7 - 23 • 13th Annual Christmas Train • Train Rides, New scenes for 2012, Santa’s Workshop, Big Al’s Pizza, hot cocoa, Walking Trail, 300,000+ lights & scenes, fun for the whole family! Train Times for 2012 Dec 7-9, 13-16, 19-23 6:30pm-10pm. $1 Kid’s Nights Dec 13, 19, 20 6:30pm-9pm. • $6/adults, $3/kids 3-11 yrs, 2yrs & under Free • Victory Camp, 1407 Victory Lane • thechristmastrain.org • 281-388-2267 Dec 7 • Preschool Play Day • 10:00am • Join us for a fun time playing with your friends, making a craft, storytime and enjoying a special snack. • Second Baptist Church South Campus • second.org/south • 713-365-6001

Dec 8 • Build and Grow-Gingerbread House • 10:00am-11:00am • At your local Lowes Store • buildandgrow.com Dec 8 • A Christmas Story-Sensory Friendly Show • 3:00pm • Follow 9 year-old Ralphie Parker, growing up in 1940’s Indiana, in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. A Sensory Friendly Show for families affected by Autism. • $15 & under • Pearland Theater • pearlandtheatreguild.com • 713-340-2540

Dec 7 • Young Adult Program • 4:30pm • Gingerbread Houses • 11-18 yrs • Free • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135

Dec 8 • 5th Annual Santa in the Park • 3:00-8:00pm • Perfect for the whole family to enjoy a night filled with fun and holiday cheer. Activities include pictures with Santa, a snow hill and play areas with 40,000 lbs of snow, train rides, a coloring contest, local performers, and pet adoption. • Stevenson Park in Friendswood • ci.friendswood.tx.us • 281-996-3220

Dec 7 • Parents’ Survival Night • 6:30pm • Open to both members and non-members. Please call to inquire about availability. Members $25; Non-Members $30 • The Little Gym Friendswood • tglfriendswoodtx.com • 281-482-4242

Dec 8 • Christmas Lighted Parade • 6:00pm • Decorated floats in lights travel down Friendswood Dr. to Stevenson Park. • Between Heritage Dr. and Stevenson Park • friendswood-chamber.com • 281-482-3329

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The Fun-Time Calendar Dec 8 • The League City 51st Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade • 6:00pm-9:00pm • The parade features more than 100 brightly decorated power and sailboats that will traverse the Clear Lake channel from the South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon to Galveston Bay. • Kemah Boardwalk • kemahboardwalk.com • 281-334-9880 Dec 8 • Kidz Nite Out • 7:00pm • Night full of games, contests, crafts and all your favorite high energy entertainment...not to mention meeting up with friends and just hanging out. Dinner will be served to each registrant. *Kids must be pottytrained. No exceptions. Pull-ups are not considered potty-trained. • 3-11 yrs • $18/members; $24/ non-members • The Recreation Center & Natatorium • pearlandparks.com • 281-412-8900

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Dec 10 • Preschool Story Time • 10:30am • 3-6 yrs • Free • Pearland Westside Library, 2150 Country Place Pkwy., Pearland • bcls.lib.tx.us • 713-436-8600 Dec 11 • Para los Ninos Story Time presented by The Children’s Museum of Houston • 11:00am • Free • Bracewell Neighborhood Library • hpl.lib.tx.us • 832-393-2580 Dec 12 • Holiday Puppet Show • 4:00pm • All Ages • Free • Bracewell Neighborhood Library • hpl.lib.tx.us • 832-393-2580 Dec 13 • Christmas Open House • Email or call Cheryl Kepp at cheryl.kepp@pearlandtexaschamber.us or 281-485-3634 for more information. • The Commerce Center, 6117 Broadway St. • pearlandtx.usachamber.com

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Sun 11am-6pm. • Free Admission • Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway • pearlandtowncenter.com • 281-451-7728 Dec 15 - 16 • Kennedy Dance Theatre presents The Nutcracker • Experience the warmth of the holiday season with this delightful production of The Nutcracker directed by KDT’s internationally acclaimed choreographer Milena Leben. Come and make this annual performance a holiday tradition with both matinee and evening performances. December 15th at 2pm & 7pm, December 16th at 2pm. • $15 • University of Houston Clear Lake, Bayou Theatre • kennedydance.com • 281-480-8441 Dec 15 • Santa Train • Santa is coming to town aboard our Harborside Express train! Bring your wish list and visit with Santa! Stroll through our Garden of Steam and enjoy the festive Holiday lights & decorations! Complete your Holiday shopping at our Gift Shop! • Galveston Railroad Museum • galvestonrrmuseum.com • 409-765-5700

Dec 8 • 19th Annual Tour de Lites • 7:00pm • Join KPB on a Family Bicycle Ride to view Christmas lights. After the 1 1/2 hour evening ride, return to the park for hot chocolate, cookies and Christmas caroling. There will be a hayride available for those who cannot ride a bicycle. The park closes at 6:45pm so make sure to arrive early. • 5+ yrs • $15/first family member, $5/ each additional • Independence Park through Green Tee Subdivision • mykpb.org

Dec 13 • Santa Visits the Library • 6:00pm7:45pm • All Ages • Free • Bracewell Neighborhood Library • hpl.lib.tx.us • 832-393-2580

Dec 9 • Arts & Crafts Wreath Making at Camp Mohawk • 2:00pm-4:00pm • Walk through the pines and look for materials to make your wreath. Learn to design and make your own wreath (and other decorative ideas) from natural materials. Preregister, space is limited. • Camp Mohawk County Park • pearlandparks.com • 281-581-2319

Dec 14 • Young Adult Program • 4:30pm • Wire Letters • 11-18 yrs • Free • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135

Dec 18 • Holiday Crafts • 4:30pm • Holiday themed crafts • 5-9 yrs • Free • Pearland Westside Library, 2150 Country Place Pkwy., Pearland • bcls.lib.tx.us • 713-436-8600

Dec 15 - 16 • Christmas on the Square Art & Craft Show • An art and craft show sponsored by Happy Garren productions. Sat 10am-9pm and

Dec 18 • Youth Christmas Program • 7:15pm • Silverlake Church • silverlakechurch.net • 281-997-6006

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Dec 13 • Pajama Story Time • 6:30pm • Don’t forget to wear your PJ’s. • All Ages • Free • Alvin Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-388-4300 Dec 13 • Pajama Story Time • 7:00pm • All Ages • Free • Manvel Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-489-7596

Dec 15 • All Ages Coloring Afternoon • 2:00pm • Coloring sheets and supplies for all ages. • Free • Pearland Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677

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Dec 19 • Teen Cookie Decorating • 6:00pm • Come decorate holiday cookies. • 7th-12th Grades • Free • Pearland Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677

Dec 31 • New Year’s Eve Family Celebration • Celebrate 2013 with family fun and fireworks! • Kemah Boardwalk • kemahboardwalk.com • 281-334-9880

Dec 20 • Christmas Crafts • 3:30pm • 5+ yrs • Free • Manvel Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-489-7596

Dec 31 • New Years Eve Party at Quintana Beach • 6:00pm • Come enjoy a safe New Year’s Eve Part the whole family can attend. Potluck dinner, bingo, and board games. Registered campers only. Call to pre-register. • Quintana Beach County Park • pearlandparks.com • 979-233-1461

Dec 20 • Christmas Crafts • 4:30pm • 5+ yrs • Free • Alvin Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-388-4300 Dec 21 • Parents’ Survival Night • 7:00pm • Fun for the kids while the Parents go out. Please call to register. $25 members, non-members $35 • The Little Gym Pearland • tlgpearlandtx.com • 713-340-0042 Dec 27 • Family Movie • 10:30am • Call for title, popcorn and lemonade provided. • All Ages • Free • Pearland Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677 Dec 27 • Teen Event • 3:30pm • Teens • Free • Alvin Branch Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-388-4300 Dec 28 • Young Adult Program • 4:30pm • Paper Snowflakes • 11-18 yrs • Free • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135

Dec 31 • New Year’s Eve Celebration • 10:00pm-12:00pm • Serving of Food 8:00 - 9:30p.m. New Year’s Eve Program 10:00p.m. • Silverlake Church • silverlakechurch.net • 281-997-6006

Ongoing A Classic Christmas at Bass Pro Shop • Enjoy the Magic of Christmas inside every Bass Pro Shops store! Photos with Santa, games, crafts and activities • Free • Bass Pro Shop, Pearland • basspro.com • 713-770-5100

Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo • 6:00pm • For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music. During Zoo Lights, the Zoo will close at 5pm, with the last ticket sold at 4pm. The Zoo will reopen for Zoo Lights at 6pm, with the last ticket sold at 9pm, and the event ending at 10pm. $8 members, $10 non-members No Zoo Lights on Dec 24th. • Houston Zoo • houstonzoo.org • 713-533-6500 Open Play • 10am-2pm • Every Tuesday thru Friday Jump N Jungle is the place to take the kids. Don’t forget socks, you have to wear them to play • JumpNJungle Webster • jumpnjungle.com • 281-557-0700

WEDNESDAY Preschool Story Time • 10:30am • 3-6 yrs. • Alvin Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-388-4300 Preschool Story Time • 10:30am • 3-6 yrs. • Manvel Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-489-7596 Preschool Storytime • 10:30am • Stories, songs, fingerplays, and occasional crafts. • 3-6 yrs. • Parker Williams Public Library • hcpl.net • 281-484-2036

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THURSDAY Preschool Story Time • 10:30am • 3-6 yrs. • Pearland Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677 Toddler Time • 10:30am • Books, fingerplays, songs, and movement. • 1-3 yrs. • Parker Williams Public Library • hcpl.net • 281-484-2036 Story Time • 11:30am • Barnes & Noble Pearland, 11200 Broadway • barnesandnoble.com • 713-436-1561 Family Night • 5:00pm- 8:00pm • Let us do the cooking and cleaning for you while your family has a jumping good time. • $7/child 2 and up; $3.50/child under 2 • JumpNJungle Webster • jumpnjungle.com • 281-557-0700

SATURDAY Pearland Old Townsite Farmer’s Market • 8:00am • The 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. • Zychlinski Park • pearlandoldtownsitefarmersmarket.com Harborside Express Train Rides • 11:00am- 2:00pm • $4 with admission • Galveston Railroad Museum • 2602 Santa Fe Place • Galveston • galvestonrrmuseum.com • 409-765-5700 Story Time • 11:30am • Barnes & Noble Pearland, 11200 Broadway • barnesandnoble.com • 713-436-1561

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