December

BAYTOWN: Dec. 8 Christmas Past and Present Stroll up the candlelit pathway and tour historic structures dressed in period decorations made of fresh greenery. Children can enjoy Christmas stories, music, and activities, and Santa is in the barn ready to hear their wishes. Republic of Texas Plaza, 5117 N. Main St. 281-421- 2099; baytownhistory.org

BEAUMONT: Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Main Street Market This three-day, one-stop holiday shopping extravaganza features merchandise from more than 100 carefully selected vendors from Texas and across the country. Shop for clothing, gourmet foods, children’s items, and jewelry, and enjoy live entertainment. Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main St. 409-832-0873; beaumontcvb.com

BEAUMONT: Dec. 1 Three Dog Night in Concert These music icons celebrate nearly five decades in the business and claim some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. From 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more Top 10 hits, moved more records, or sold more concert tickets. Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin St. 409-838-3435; beaumontcvb.com

BEAUMONT: Dec. 2 Symphony of South- east Texas: “Home for the Holidays” The symphony performs classic Christmas tunes, favorite carols, music from “The Nutcracker,” and other holiday gems. Julie Rogers Theatre, 765 Pearl St. 409-892- 2257; beaumontcvb.com

BEAUMONT: Dec. 11 “Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!” Everyone’s invited to take part in the sunniest and funniest street celebration. Sesame Workshop features favorite “Sesame Street” pals Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and more in a brand- new live sensory adventure. Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main St. 409-838-3435; beaumontcvb.com

BEAUMONT: Dec. 15 Chad Prather’s Star Spangled Banter Comedy Tour The comedian, armchair philosopher, musician, and observational humorist is often referred to as “the modern-day Will Rogers.” Many recognize him from his fast-talking, rapid-fire rants from the front seat of his truck. CNN has labeled him the “Pick-up Pundit” and Fox News’ Tucker Carlson has called Prather, “supernaturally articulate.” He is known for his comedic family stories told from an adult perspective. Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin St. 409-838-3435; beaumontcvb.com

BRIDGE CITY: Dec. 8 Christmas Light Parade The holiday season in Bridge City starts with this 10th annual parade. Trophies are awarded for first, second, and third place in the categories of dance, vehicle, float, and ambulatory as well as one trophy for best overall. In addition, the mayor will award a Mayor’s Trophy and $200 to the best “One Starry Night” themed entry. The entry fee for the parade is a donated toy from each float participant. 200 W. Roundbunch Road. 409-735- 5671; bridgecitychamber.com

BROWNSVILLE: Dec. 1 Living History: Enjoy a unique learning experience. Chat with living historians and listen to stories about the battle of Palo Alto and the U.S.-Mexican War. Programs include live musket and artillery demonstrations. Weapons demonstrations are dependent upon weather. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. https://www.nps.gov/paal/index.htm 956-541-2785

BROWNSVILLE: Dec. 7-9 Zoo Nights and Lights Enjoy live performances from local bands and choirs while taking in the dazzling displays of approximately 135 lighted animal and holiday fixtures along with 800 luminaria bags placed all around the zoo grounds. Admission is free with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Gladys Porter Zoo, 500 Ringold St. 956-546-7187; gpz.org

CLUTE: Dec. 1-2, 6-9 Elizabethan Madrigal Feast Witness the majesty and pageantry befitting the court of Queen Elizabeth I at a spectacular holiday feast. Join the Earl of Warwick and his royal guests in the main hall of his castle for an exquisite meal and entertainment provided by the court’s troupe of players, dancers, and singers. Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd. 979-265-7661; brazosportcenter.org

CLUTE: Dec. 4, 11, 18 Season of Light Planetarium Show The show features a 30-foot dome equipped with a projector to produce the night sky as it appears to the naked eye, together with a large variety of high-tech equipment to give a close-up feel for things like comets, exploding stars, and black holes. Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd. 979-265- 3376; brazosportcenter.org

CLUTE: Dec. 6-8 Christmas in the Park This 37th annual celebration features lots of beautiful Christmas trees, Santa, a marshmallow roast, clowns, and more. Clute Municipal Park, 100 Parkview Drive. 979-265-8392; ci.clute.tx.us

CORPUS CHRISTI: Dec. 1-2 Holly-Days at the Gardens A weekend of holiday celebrations features a 20-foot decorated Fraser fir, photo sessions with Santa, colorful parrots, resident reptiles, holiday crafts and storytelling for kids, music and carols while strolling through garden exhibits, and shopping. South Texas Botanical Gardens, 8545 S. Staples St. 361-852-2100; stxbot.org

CORPUS CHRISTI: Dec. 8 Festival Navideno Learn the Christmas traditions of different Hispanic cultures, join the Corpus Christi mayor for the lighting of the Christ- mas tree, take a picture with Santa, shop arts and crafts, and enjoy kid’s activities. Heritage Park, 1581 N. Chaparral St. 361- 879-0336; culturahispanicacorpuschristi.org

FREEPORT: Dec. 6 Holiday on the Brazos See Santa, and enjoy holiday refreshments and more. Downtown Freeport, Park Place. 979-233-6061; freeport.tx.us

FREEPORT: Dec. 9 Nutcracker Market Enjoy festive treats, artwork, decorations, and more. Freeport Memorial Park, 311 E. Park Ave. 979-233-0066; freeport.tx.us

FULTON: Dec. 12-13 Christmas In Fulton This event offers hot chocolate, cookies, entertainment, Santa, and loads of family fun. Fulton Harbor Park, 402 N. Fulton Beach Road. 361-729-2388; fultontexas.org

GALVESTON: Nov. 17-Jan. 6 Festival of Lights Walk a mile-long trail along scenic Offatts Bayou and see hundreds of animated and lighted holiday-themed displays. Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd. moodygardens.org

GALVESTON: Nov. 17-Jan. 6 Ice Land at Moody Gardens See more than 2 million pounds of ice carved into colorful animals from the North and South Poles. Slide down the ice slide or enjoy a drink from Shiver’s Ice Bar. Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd. moodygardens.org

GALVESTON: Nov. 30-Dec. 2 Dickens on the Strand Based on 19th-century Victorian London, Galveston’s 45th annual holiday street festival features parades, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bag- pipers, jugglers, and more. Historic Downtown Galveston, Strand Street. dickensonthestrand.org

GALVESTON: Dec. 1 “A Christmas Carol” Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption has enchanted audiences around the world since it was first published in 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future come together in a delightful theatrical performance featuring stunning sets, ornate costumes, and plenty of music and dance. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. 800-821-1894 or 409-765-1894; thegrand.com

GALVESTON: Dec. 2 Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis With special guest vocalists Veronica Swift and Vuyo Sotashe, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Big Band, led by Wynton Marsalis, is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today. For almost 30 years, this Manhattan- based big band has been spreading the gospel of jazz virtues from its early blues roots to swing and awesome improvisa- tions. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. 800-821-1894 or 409-765- 1894; thegrand.com

GALVESTON: Dec. 8 Jerry Jeff Walker in Concert One of the Lone Star State’s most popular musical ambassadors returns to The Grand for his annual holiday concert. This memorable evening is filled with heart-tugging ballads, spirited melodies, and down-home fun. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. 800- 821-1894 or 409-765-1894; thegrand.com

GALVESTON: Dec. 9 “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” This heartrending retelling of a powerful historic event recounts the astounding moment during World War I when Allied forces and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas Day 1914 together, sharing food and drink, singing carols, and playing soccer. “All is Calm” weaves first-hand ac- counts by World War I soldiers with patriotic tunes, trench songs, and Christmas carols. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. 800-821-1894 or 409-765-1894; thegrand.com

GALVESTON: Dec. 23 “A Charlie Brown Christmas” This brand-new touring production adapted from Charles M. Schulz’s timeless story features everyone’s favorite Peanuts gang—Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, Sally, and more, all led by the lovable Charlie Brown—as they discover the true meaning of Christmas. When Charlie Brown be- comes discouraged by the materialism of the season, Lucy convinces him to direct the neighborhood Christmas play. In typical Charlie Brown fashion, things go awry, and it’s up to Linus to save the day and remind everyone of the real message of the holiday. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. 800-821-1894 or 409-765- 1894; thegrand.com

GROVES: Dec. 1 Lighted Christmas Parade Santa is part of this city celebration with twinkling lights and holiday cheer. Downtown Groves, Cleveland Avenue area. 409-985-7822; cigrovestx.com

HOUSTON: Through Dec. 23 “The Ultimate Christmas Show” (abridged)
 It’s the annual holiday variety show and Christmas pageant at St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church— “where all faiths are welcome because we’ll believe anything!” There’s just one minor problem: none of the acts scheduled to perform have arrived. Now it’s up to three quick-witted church members to perform the entire variety show and Christmas pageant by themselves. An irreverent yet heartwarming romp through tradition, this performance bursts with festive, slapstick fun as these cheerfully ridiculous clowns celebrate all the favorite holiday traditions—at once. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. 713-527-0123; stagestheatre.com

HOUSTON: Nov. 21-Dec. 30 “Panto Star Force” Jed, a farm boy from the planet Cy- press, joins forces with a zany band of space rebels, robots, and furry bartenders to stop the powerful Emperor Snorkelfish and Dark Tater from taking over the galaxy. Come ready to laugh, cheer, and boo in true panto style, with plenty of toe-tapping music and intergalactic fun for the whole family. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. 713-527-0123; stagestheatre.com

HOUSTON: Dec. 7 The Commodores in Concert The legendary funk and soul superstars are headed to Houston. The members came together as students at the Tuskegee Institute and eventually opened for The Jackson 5, and were signed to the storied Motown Records after being discovered by founder Barry Gordy. With Motown, the Commodores sold more than 60 million records. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Freeway. 713-772-5900; arenahouston.com

HOUSTON: Dec. 8 Mercury Chamber Orchestra This uplifting celebration of the season features Bach’s “Magnificat” and other holiday favorites. Hear the famous choral work performed on period instruments as it was when written. Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. 713-533-0800; mercuryhouston.org

HOUSTON: Dec. 11-23 “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” Just in time for the holiday season, this magical, funny, and moving tale of what it means to love and be human embodies the magic of the theatre. This mesmerizing musical features an enchanting score by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton. Theatre Under The Stars, 800 Bagby St. 713-558-8887; tuts.com/beautyandthebeast

KINGSVILLE: Dec. 1 La Posada de Kingsville Parade of Lights Celebrate the holiday season with an illuminated parade through downtown Kingsville. Craft and food vendors are present throughout the day and during the parade. Downtown Kingsville, 200 E. Kleberg Ave. 800-333- 5032; laposadadekingsville.com

LA MARQUE: Nov. 16-Jan. 6 Magical Winter Lights This 52-day festival is one of the largest holiday lighting events in the Houston area, and the largest lantern festival of its kind in the U.S. The festival features eight themed sections including the festival’s newest sections: The Ice and The Sea. The Ice section features a second magical castle and shows guests what it is like living in the Ice Sisters’ world. The Sea takes visitors to an undersea world filled with coral, fish, mermaids, and hungry sharks. The festival also includes a Holiday Market Square, plenty of photo opportunities with appearances by the Ice Sisters and Santa Claus, nightly acrobatic performances, authentic arts and crafts created by skilled Chinese artisans, amusement rides and games, and an expanded dinosaur exhibit complete with dinosaur rides. Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004. 888-560-5853; magicalwinterlights.com

LAKE JACKSON: Dec. 1 Abner Jackson Plantation Site Tour Visit the historic archeological site of Major Abner Jackson, the namesake of the city of Lake Jackson. Once a prosperous sugar plantation, the site was destroyed by the same hurricane that devastated Galveston in 1900. Discover the sugar-making process of the 1840s and how convict labor replaced slave labor during the 1870s. Abner Jackson Plantation Site, FM 2004. 979-297- 1570; lakejacksonmuseum.org

LAKE JACKSON: Dec. 1 Christmas with the Fishes “Sandy Claws” is diving with the Sea Center Texas fishes to find out their Christmas wishes and to make sure the aquarium gets a good cleaning in preparation for Santa’s Christmas visit. Children can drop off their letters to Santa, and “Sandy Claws” will make sure it gets delivered to the North Pole. Sea Center Texas, 302 Medical Drive. 979-292-0100; tpwd.texas.gov/seacenter

LAKE JACKSON: Dec. 6-7 Los Lonely Boys in Concert The story of how the Garza brothers—vocalist and guitarist Henry and bassist, vocalist, and drummer Ringo—rode their bluesy “Texican rock” sound from San Angelo to worldwide fame is one of rock’s great Cinderella tales. The Clarion, 500 College Drive. 979-230-3156; brazosport.edu/clarion

LAKE JACKSON: Dec. 7 Holiday Movie in the Park Sit back, relax, and enjoy some hot chocolate, apple cider, and “The Santa Clause” on a 16-foot screen with the family. MacLean Park, 93 Lake Road. 979-294- 4533; lakejackson-tx.gov

LAKE JACKSON: Dec. 9 Holiday Tour of Homes Join in on an exclusive tour of a few of the Brazosport area’s finest homes, each beautifully decorated for the holidays. Various locations. 979-285-2501; brazosport.org

LAKE JACKSON: Dec. 15 Bird Banding Volunteers collect baseline data on bird populations at the sanctuary. The banding station is an excellent opportunity to see birds up close and to learn about all the birds of the Brazosport area. Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 299 SH 332. 979-480- 0999; gcbo.org

NEDERLAND: Dec. 4 Lighted Christmas Parade Join this annual holiday celebration and gaze at the twinkling lights throughout. Santa closes the parade on a fire truck. Nederland Avenue. 409-985-7822

PALACIOS: Dec. 1 Seaside Holiday 
Santa arrives in Palacios on a shrimp boat. The celebration includes carolers and free refreshments from select downtown businesses. Luther Hotel, 408 S. Bay Blvd. 361- 972-2615; palacioschamber.com

PORT ARANSAS: Dec. 1-2 Island Holiday Market The Port Aransas Art Center celebrates the holiday season with its annual indoor, festive shopping experience—the best of local vendors, artists, and fine craftsmen. Port Aransas Civic Center, 700 W. Avenue A. portaransasartcenter.org

PORT ARTHUR: Dec. 8 Cultural Lighted Parade Port Arthur’s varied cultures come together to display holiday spirit in this annual parade that looks like a winter wonderland. Downtown Port Arthur, Procter Street. 409-983-8105; portarthurtx.gov

PORT NECHES: Dec. 1 Christmas Parade Kick off the holiday season with this day- time Christmas parade, and keep an eye out for Santa. Downtown Port Neches. 409-985-7822

RICHMOND: Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 Christmas in the Park Travel through Christmases past to explore the customs and decorations from the 1830s to the 1930s. George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762. 281-343- 0218; georgeranch.org

RICHMOND: Dec. 8, 15 Campfire Christmas This one-of-a-kind immersive holiday experience starts the evening with a merry greeting at the Visitor Center and hot chocolate and coffee to warm your soul. George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762. 281- 343-0218; georgeranch.org

RICHMOND: Dec. 14 Children’s Campfire Christmas Participate in fun Christmas crafts, take a hayride through the park, and sing Christmas songs around the campfire. George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762. 281-343-0218; georgeranch.org

RICHMOND: Dec. 29 New Year’s Eve Historical Bash Prepare for the countdown to 2019 with historical mask-making and noisemaking crafts, and learn the dos and don’ts of “first-footing.” At noon, a count- down is held at the 1830s Jones Stock Farm followed by a special New Year’s Eve meal. George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762. 281-343-0218; georgeranch.org

ROCKPORT: Dec. 1-2 Christmas Tour of Historic Homes Private homes and historic venues are open in Fulton and Rock- port, and docents are decked out in vintage attire as they entertain and educate about these venues and explain the history of the homes. History Center for Aransas County, 801 E. Cedar St. 361-729- 6445; aransashistorycenter.org

ROCKPORT: Dec. 1 Tropical Christmas Celebrate the season with food, vendors, arts and crafts, entertainment, games, and Santa Claus. Along with the evening festivities, enjoy an illuminated land parade, the lighting of the Christmas tree, and fireworks. Rockport Harbor Area, 101 Seabreeze Drive. 361-727-2158

ROCKPORT: Dec. 8 Second Saturday Art Center Market Member artists exhibit and sell their works. Enjoy live music and a food truck on site. Downtown, 106 S. Austin St. 361-729-5519; rockportartcenter.com

ROCKPORT: Dec. 9 Holiday Symphony by the Sea This holiday tradition provides an opportunity for Rockport-Fulton High School choir students to perform with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. Martha Luigi Auditorium, 1803 Omohundro St. 361-729-6934; acedfoundation.org

ROCKPORT: Dec. 14-16 Rockport-Fulton Market Days More than 100 vendors and live music add extra fun during the third weekend of the month. There are more than a dozen food trucks and food vendors, plus seating under the shade at this pet-friendly market. The Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor, 100 Seabreeze Drive. 361-463- 0125; rockportfultonmarketdays.com

ROSENBERG: Dec. 7-8 Christmas Home Tour For 27 years, Child Advocates of Fort Bend County has been showcasing private homes decked out for the holidays in the area’s most beautiful neighborhoods as a way of raising money to fund its pro- grams for abused and neglected children. One ticket allows guests to enter each of the five homes once during tour hours. Guests not only view fabulous holiday decorations but also enjoy fresh baked cookies and holiday entertainment courtesy of local school children and other talented singers and performers. Various locations. 281-344-5108; cafb.org

ROSENBERG: Dec. 7-8 Christmas Nights This re-imagined holiday event offers a weekend of nightly activities to enhance the magic of the season. Set against a backdrop of holiday lights, downtown Rosenberg’s eclectic shops, cultural exhibits, and restaurants are open to explore during this special season. Historic Down- town Rosenberg, 805 Third St. 832-595- 3520; rosenbergtx.gov

SANTA FE: Dec. 1 Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs from R.J. Wollam Elementary School along FM 1764 to High- way 6 and Warpath Drive. As always, Santa Claus serves as Grand Marshal and will be available after the parade in Mae S. Bruce Library for kids to sit with and share their Christmas wishes. Attendees can enjoy activities in the park and snow. Various locations. 409-925-8558; santafetexas.smartcms.site

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND: Nov. 30-Dec. 1 Children’s Wonderland Come out and play as the lawn transforms into a giant playground full of inflatable activities including an obstacle course. Kids can run, jump, and climb their way to new heights in this free area, as well as have the opportunity to ride a trackless train. The Greens at Jim’s Pier, 211 W. Swordfish St. 956-761-3000; sopadre.com

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND: Nov. 30-Dec. 16 Holiday Sandcastle Village Celebrate Christmas the South Padre Island way: with holiday-inspired sand sculptures built by talented sand artists. From a sand snowman to “Sand-ta,” the creations are sure to bring holiday cheer. South Padre Is- land Convention Centre, 7355 Padre Blvd. 956-761-3000; sopadre.com

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND: Dec. 1 Lighted Boat Parade Enjoy a cool winter breeze and watch as boats of all sizes cruise by decorated in their holiday finest. South Point Marina, 500 S. Point Ave. 956-761- 3000; sopadre.com

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND: Dec. 2 Breakfast with Santa Santa comes to the island to visit with children over breakfast. Enjoy the magical spirit of the holiday season, and don’t forget to bring your camera for photos with Santa. Children 11 and under enter for free. Schlitterbahn Water Park and Re- sort, 100 Padre Blvd. 956-668-3000; sopadre.com

SPRING: Through Dec. 23 Home for the Holidays The 38th annual event kicks off with a tree lighting at dusk. More than 150 local shops and businesses come alive with the spirit of the season. Watch week- end entertainment, meet Santa and other characters, and take a carriage ride through the original homes of Spring. Local shops and boutiques offer a variety of holiday gift ideas and treasures for everyone on your shopping list. Old Town Spring Preservation Park, 26303 Preston Ave. 281-353-9310; oldtownspring.com

STAFFORD: Dec. 2 Deck the Halls: Home for the Holidays The orchestras of the Katy Youth Symphony and the ensembles of the Katy Youth Chorus join FBSO and the FBSO Chorus for an afternoon of holiday cheer. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road. 281-276-9642; fbso.org

SUGAR LAND: Nov. 23-Jan. 6 Sugar Land Holiday Lights Enjoy views of more than 2.5 million lights, Santa Claus every night, holiday treats and shopping vendors, and more. Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive. 281-207-4487

SUGAR LAND: Nov. 30-Dec. 2 “Rock of Ages” Broadway’s best party turns up the volume to 10 for the 10th anniversary tour of “Rock of Ages.” Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. 281- 207-6278; smartfinancialcentre.net

SUGAR LAND: Dec. 2-16 Photos with Santa Enjoy a free holiday photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and get into the sea- son of giving when you bring an un- wrapped stuffed animal for the Fort Bend Rainbow Room’s Christmas Project. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive. 281- 276-6000; sugarlandtownsquare.com

SUGAR LAND: Dec. 6 “The Price is Right” Live Enjoy a show of “The Price is Right” live as part of the Memorial Hermann of Sugar Land Concert Series. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. 281-207-6278; smartfinancialcentre.net

SUGAR LAND: Dec. 7-9, 14-16 “Fiddler On The Roof Jr.” This special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broad- way musical follows Tevye the milkman as he tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Drive. 713-302-5329; inspirationstage.com

SUGAR LAND: Dec. 7 “Peppa Pig Live!” Enjoy an action-packed live show featuring the cartoon’s favorite characters as life- size puppets and costume characters in “Peppa Pig’s Surprise.” Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. 281-207-6278; smartfinancialcentre.net

SUGAR LAND: Dec. 8 Martina McBride in Concert The country music icon continues her holiday tradition of bringing “The Joy of Christmas Tour” to town. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. 281-207-6278; smartfinancialcentre.net

SUGAR LAND: Dec. 8 Movie Under the Moon Bring lawn chairs to the plaza for a free movie. This month’s movie is holiday favorite “Elf,” and there just might be a “real” one in attendance, passing out candy canes. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive. 281-276-6000; sugarlandtownsquare.com

SUGAR LAND: Dec. 14 Jason Mraz and Toca Rivera in Concert The American pop rocker partners with longtime percussionist Toca Rivera for an intimate acoustic performance. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. 281-207- 6278; smartfinancialcentre.net

SUGAR LAND: Dec. 16 Fort Bend KIA 30K Join Sugar Land Town Square for the 31st annual 30K run. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive. 281-276-6000; sugarlandtownsquare.com

SUGAR LAND: Dec. 20 Il Divo in Concert The male quartet brings their “Timeless Tour” to town. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. 281-207- 6278; smartfinancialcentre.net

SUGAR LAND: Dec. 29 Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” This classic show brings the Christmas spirit to life with world-class Russian artists, hand- painted sets, Russian snow maidens, and jubilant nesting dolls. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. 281-207-6278; smartfinancialcentre.net

SUGAR LAND: Dec. 30 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas The program is a compilation of Christmas classics with some selected tracks of original Fresh Aire music, with multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting to bring the spirit of the season to life. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. 281- 207-6278; smartfinancialcentre.net

TEXAS CITY: Through Dec. 1 Quilt Exhibit View an annual exhibition of local quilts, and vote for your favorite. Texas City Museum, 409 Sixth St. North. 409-229-1660; texas-city-tx.org

TEXAS CITY: Dec. 9 Celebrate the Season Enjoy holiday decorations, a trackless train ride, and shopping. The Texas City Museum, 409 Sixth St. North. 409-229- 1660; texas-city-tx.org

TOMBALL: Dec. 1 Narrated Glass Blowing Demonstration Houston’s only open-access glass-blowing studio offers free, narrated demos on the first Saturday of every month except August. Three Dimensional Visions—Glass Blowing Houston, 17442 FM 2920. 281-734-0366; threedimensionalvisions.com

TOMBALL: Dec. 1 Christmas on Commerce This traditional Christmas celebration for kids features live entertainment, vendors, festival foods, storytelling, and Santa. Visitors can tour the annual Down- town Holiday Lamp Post Stroll, too. Free admission and parking. Commerce Street. 281-351-5484; tomballtx.gov

VICTORIA: Nov. 16-Dec. 30 Victoria Collects Exhibit See a diverse collection of artwork collected by Victoria residents. The Nave Museum, 306 W. Commercial St. 361-575-8227; navemuseum.com

WEST COLUMBIA: Dec. 15 Candlelight Christmas Step back in time and tour the plantation house and grounds decorated in the style of an 1800s Texas Christmas. See the feather tree, learn about popular toy gifts during that period, and view the dining room table set for a sumptuous holiday feast. Relax outside and enjoy the beverage of the season—wassail, nibble on Christmas cookies while listening to a reading of the “Texas Night Before Christmas,” and have your photograph taken with a Victorian Santa Claus. Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, 1702 N. 13th St. 979-345-4656; visitvarnerhoggplantation.com

 

November

ALVIN: Nov. 10 Rotary Novemberfest
 The Alvin Rotary Club will host the 14th annual event, featuring activities like an arts, crafts, and collectibles business expo; a car and bike show, an antique tractor and farm equipment display, local entertainers, mini-golf, and more. Proceeds from these activities will be used to help fund the Alvin Rotary Club scholarship and other programs. Alvin National Oak Park, 118 S. Magnolia St. alvinrotary.org 713-828-9477

ANGLETON: Nov. 3 Austin Town
 Step back in time to 1832 colonial Texas. Meet character interpreters, watch craft demonstrators, participate in militia drills, play period games, and more. Austin Town Park, 22851 FM 521. bchm.org 979-864-1208

ARANSAS PASS: Nov. 10-11 Christmas by the Bay This shopping event brings in vendors from across the state to show the best in clothing, gifts, jewelry, gourmet food, Texas handmade items, gifts for the guys, home and holiday decor, candles, accessories, and more. Aransas Pass Civic Center, 700 W. Wheeler Ave. texasmarketguide.com 888-225-3427

BEAUMONT: Nov. 10 Driller’s Lunch Come and enjoy lunch as they would back in the oil days: a driller’s lunch. Enjoy a nice plate of brisket, beans and cornbread, and listen to some good music. Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum, 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd. 409-880-1750

BRAZORIA: Nov. 14 Henry Smith Day Brazoria was home to many Texas heroes. During the Texas Centennial the town decided to erect a statue to honor Henry Smith, who moved to Brazoria in 1827. In November 1835, a provisional government was set up and Henry Smith was elected governor. After Texas achieved independence, he became the first Secretary of Treasury of the Republic of Texas. The center honors Smith on his birth- day each year with the Brazoria Historical Militia firing shots, as well as music and refreshments. Brazoria Civic Center, 202 W. Smith St. brazoriahf.org 979-236-0241

BROWNSVILLE: Nov. 10 Brownsville Veteran’s Day Parade The parade honors all the men and women who serve or have served in the U.S. armed forces. Veteran’s Park, 2500 Central Blvd. cob.us 956-542-2064

BROWNSVILLE: November 17. Memorial Illumination at Resaca de la Palma Battlefield: Experience and participate in the lighting of 8,000 candles to honor U.S. and Mexican veterans of the opening battles of the U.S.-Mexican War. Living history programs begin at 4 p.m. Candle lighting begins at sunset. 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. https://www.nps.gov/paal/index.htm 956-541-2785

BROWNSVILLE: Nov. 19 Holiday Village Opening Day Come stroll through the Holiday Village and be magically transported to the North Pole. Dean Porter Park, 201 E. Ring- gold St. cob.us 956-542-2064

CLUTE: Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 Planetarium Show Features a 30-foot dome equipped with a Spitz Star Ball projector to produce the night sky as it appears to the naked eye, together with a large variety of high-tech equipment to give a close-up feel for things like comets, exploding stars, and black holes. Center for the Arts & Sciences, 400 College Blvd. brazosportcenter.org 979-265-3376

CORPUS CHRISTI: Nov. 19 Storytime with Parrots Parrots may live to be 100, but never grow up; and like children, they love to be read to. Kids of any age can bring a storybook with pictures and join along with education staff and parrot trainers. South Texas Botanical Gardens, 8545 S. Staples St. stxbot.org 361-852-2100

EDNA: Nov. 8-10 Texana Chili Spill
The 18th annual event starts on Thursday with a veterans ceremony, appreciation dinner, and fireworks display. It continues with a cookoff on Friday and Saturday that includes salsa, sausage, margarita, Dutch oven, chili, gumbo, and bean competitions. The activities include a kid’s zone, horseshoe and washer tournament, and vendors. Brackenridge Recreation Complex Main Event Center, 284 Brackenridge Parkway. texanachilispill.com 361-782-5229

FREEPORT: Nov. 24 Schuster Home Open House Built by the Schuster family in 1917, the same year the city of Freeport was incorporated, this home was a special place for family gatherings and holidays. The home serves as an example of family life during the founding of Freeport. Schuster Home, 1130 W. Second. 979-297-0868

GALVESTON: Nov. 1-4 Lone Star Motor- cycle Rally More than 500,000 motorcyclists are expected to gather among hundreds of vendors for the rally that will include bike shows, live entertainment, and more. Downtown Galveston. lonestarrally.com

GALVESTON: Nov. 10 Gabriel Royal: The Underground Cello Project Gabriel Royal’s journey from art teacher to modern chamber pop composer-performer began as a fun di- version with friends. His sensual singing voice and sonorous cello accompaniment developed while playing and singing in the New York subways. Gabriel’s musical influences include Stevie Wonder’s groove, Burt Bacharach’s relaxed, jazzy yet poppy sensitivities, and the multi-talents of alternative contemporary artists including John Legend, Hiatus Coyote, Flying Lotus, James Blake, Jangle Monae, and Thundercat. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. thegrand.com 800-821- 1894 or 409-765-1894

GALVESTON: Nov. 17-Jan. 6, 2019 Winter Wonder Island Galveston will become the “Winter Wonder Island” of Texas offering holiday events including Ice Land, Festival of Lights, Dickens on the Strand, and more. Various locations. galveston.com/holidaymagic

GALVESTON: Nov. 18 Galveston Symphony Orchestra Conductor Dr. Trond Saeverud and the Galveston Symphony Orchestra per- form Beethoven-Egmont Overture, Op.84; Beethoven-Piano Concerto No.3, Op.37 (Anton Nel, piano); and Mozart-Symphony No.41, K.551 “Jupiter.” The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. thegrand.com 800-821-1894 or 409-765-1894

GALVESTON: Nov. 24 Asleep at the Wheel—Merry Texas Christmas Y’all
Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel 47 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums, and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts, including Still The King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, their third full- length Bob Wills tribute album. Now traveling as an eight-piece band, Asleep at the Wheel has a newfound energy and their own Texas style. Be- tween those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you’ll be dancin’ down the aisles and swingin’ all night long when the Wheel rolls into town. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. thegrand.com 800-821- 1894 or 409-765-1894

GALVESTON: Nov. 25 The Priests in Con- cert Hailed as a musical match “made in Heaven,” The Priests have achieved international acclaim for their stirring Irish tenor voices. An overnight success almost 40 years in the mak- ing, Fathers Eugene and Martin O’Hagan and Father David Delargy set a Guinness World Record for “the Fastest Selling Classical Debut Album of All Times” in 2008. An evening with The Priests is sure to put a spring in your step. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. thegrand.com 800-821-1894 or 409-765-1894

GALVESTON: Nov. 27 Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure Deep below the surface, submerged below time, swam some of the world’s most amazing prehistoric marine reptiles. In Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium get up close and personal with an amazing array of aquatic creatures from bygone eras, connecting young audiences to the real science of paleontology. Erth’s prehistoric creatures are unmistakably “alive” and mostly friendly, in this fun, educational and unique performance. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. thegrand.com 800-821-1894 or 409-765-1894

GALVESTON: Nov. 30 “A Christmas Carol” Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption has enchanted audiences around the world since it was first published in 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future come together in a delightful theatrical performance featuring stunning sets, lush costumes, and plenty of music and dance. With beloved traditional carols of the season included, it’s an enchanting event for the entire family. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. thegrand.com 800-821-1894 or 409-765-1894

HOUSTON: Sept. 29-Jan. 6, 2019 “CraftTexas 2018” The 10th in a series of biennial juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. Juried by Jennifer Scanlan, curatorial and exhibitions di- rector at Oklahoma Contemporary, the show features 50 works by 36 artists and includes a wide range of sculpture, jewelry, and furniture, with a strong emphasis on cutting-edge works. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. crafthouston.org 713-529-4848

HOUSTON: Oct. 23-Nov. 4 “The Wiz!” Experience this super-soul, energetic Tony- winner for Best Musical, a hip re-telling of “The Wizard of Oz.” “The Wiz” tells the story of 13-year-old Dorothy, who lives with her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and her dog, Toto. After a cyclone hits her house, Dorothy is transported to the magical land of Oz where she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Lion who help her on her journey to defeat the wicked Evillene, and find her way home. Theatre Under The Stars, 800 Bagby St. tuts.com 713-558-8887

HOUSTON: Nov. 7-Dec. 23 “The Ultimate Christmas Show” (Abridged) It’s the annual holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church—where all faiths are welcome because we’ll believe anything! There’s just one minor problem: none of the acts scheduled to perform have arrived. Now it’s up to three quick-witted church members to perform the entire Variety Show and Christ- mas Pageant by themselves. An irreverent yet heartwarming romp through tradition, “The Ultimate Christmas Show” (Abridged) bursts with festive, slapstick fun as these cheerfully ridiculous clowns celebrate all of our favorite holiday traditions—at once. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway. stagestheatre.com 713-527-0123

HOUSTON: Nov. 8-12 Cinema Arts Festival A five-day, multi-venue festival that includes a multitude of narrative and documentary films, an interactive video installation gallery, live multimedia performances, panel discussions, Meet the Makers workshops, and free outdoor and student-field-trip screenings. In its relatively short history, the festival has brought notable guest artists such as Tilda Swinton, Alex Gibney, Guillermo Arriaga, Isabella Rossellini, John Turturro, Shirley MacLaine, Rick Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Fisher Stevens, Robert Redford, Tracy Letts, James Ivory, Julie Taymor, Will Forte, and Thomas Haden Church among many others. Museum of Fine Arts & others, 1001 Bissonnet St. hcaf18.org 713-429-0420

HOUSTON: Nov. 8-11 International Quilt Festival The largest quilt show in the U.S. features more than 1,500 quilts on display and 1,000 booths selling antique and contemporary quilts along with fabric, patterns, books, sewing machines, crafts, jewelry, and more. There are also more than 500 classes for all skill levels. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. quilts.com 713-781-6864

HOUSTON: Nov. 8-11 Nutcracker Market Kick off the holiday season at the 38th annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market, one of the biggest holiday shopping markets in Texas. It is a one-stop, giant pop-up shop featuring hundreds of merchants from all across the country and showcasing unique items for everyone, including home decor, gourmet food, apparel, accessories, toys, and gifts. The Nutcracker Market has be- come a loyal tradition for many and a fun must have experience for anyone on the lookout for great items for the holidays and beyond. NRG Center, 1 NRG Park. nutcrackermarket.com 713-535-3231

HOUSTON: Nov. 16-17 Midtown Mistletoe Market This high-energy, NYC-style, holiday-inspired market features contemporary craft makers, fine foods, and artists selling their original and series works. Activities include a holiday movie night, a pet photo shoot, breakfast in the park, and an interactive holiday card. Midtown Park, 2811 Travis St. midtownhouston.com/events 713-526-7577

HOUSTON: Nov. 21-Dec. 30 “Panto Star Force” An adventurous, cosmic blast of block- buster hilarity. Jed, a farm boy from the planet Cypress, joins forces with a zany band of space rebels, robots, and furry bartenders (and But- tons, of course) to stop the powerful Emperor Snorkelfish and Dark Tater from taking over the galaxy. Come ready to laugh, cheer and boo in true Panto style, with plenty of toe-tapping music and intergalactic fun for the whole family. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway. stagestheatre.com 713-527-0123

KINGSVILLE: Nov. 16 Downtown Lighting Ceremony & Street Dance Downtown Kingsville will be full of magic as the annual lighting ceremony is set to begin at dusk when the town’s store rooftops become illuminated along with the street lamps. Downtown merchants are asked to follow tradition and help adorn their storefronts in the spirit of the holiday season. The H.M. King High School choir gathers on Friday evening at the Train Depot Museum grounds—where the city’s tree is located—and sing Christmas songs prior to the countdown to light up downtown. The street dance begins at dusk on Friday once the lighting has occurred, and will feature a country Western band which will be set up in front of the steps of Kleberg First National Bank. 1904 Train Depot Museum, 100 E. Kleberg Ave. ranchhandfestival.com 361-592-8516

KINGSVILLE: Nov. 16-18 Ranch Hand Weekend The festival honors the city’s rich cultural heritage as one of the mainstays of the Texas ranching industry and will feature food, live music, cooking demonstrations, art, storytelling, book signings by local authors, and more. King Ranch & Downtown Kingsville, SH 141 West. ranchhandfestival.com 800-333-5032

KINGSVILLE: Nov. 17 Ranch Hand Break- fast The 28th annual outdoor event takes place on the grounds of the famous King Ranch. Cowboys and volunteers are not only cooking and serving breakfast, but also showing their talents by demonstrating team roping and the way old-time cow camp cooking was done. Musical entertainment will be provided. Breakfast goers can drive their vehicles into the ranch or park down- town by the 1904 Train Depot Museum and take a shuttle. King Ranch, SH 141 West. king-ranch.com 361-592-8516

LAKE JACKSON: Nov. 3 Abner Jackson Plantation Site Tour Visit the historic archeological site of Major Abner Jackson, the namesake of the city of Lake Jackson. Once a prosperous sugar plantation, the site was destroyed by the same hurricane that devastated Galveston. Discover the sugar making process of the 1840s and how convict labor replaced slave labor during the 1870s. Abner Jackson Plantation Site, FM 2004 near SH 332. lakejacksonmuseum.org 979-297-1570

LAKE JACKSON: Nov. 15-17 Festival of Lights Kick off the holiday season. The carnival runs Thursday to Sunday. The official tree lighting ceremony is Friday. Entertainment, games, snow, ice skating, and parade take place Saturday. Lake Jackson Civic Center, 333 SH 332. lakejackson-tx.gov 979-415- 2600

LAKE JACKSON: Nov. 17 Bird Banding Volunteers collect baseline data on bird populations at the sanctuary. The banding station presents an excellent opportunity to see birds up close and to learn all the birds of the Brazosport area. Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 299 W. SH 332. gcbo.org 979-480-0999

LAMAR: Nov. 2-3 Lamar Market Days Hosted by the Lamar Fire Department, the fundraiser features a giant garage sale, plant sale, and barbecue plate sale with homemade desserts. 361-729-5003

PEARLAND: Nov. 3 Opry on the Square Event features national, regional, and local acts in a grand ole opry-style format. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, coolers, and the refreshments of their choice to enjoy an evening of Western swing, traditional and con- temporary country music covers, and originals. Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St. visitpearland.com 281-997-5970

ROCKPORT: Nov. 1-3 Rockport Film Festival This event celebrates the best of independent cinema on the Texas Coast. Show- casing shorts, features, documentaries, animations, and student films, Rockport Film Festival is a welcoming three-day event which highlights talent from Texas and beyond. Rockport Center for the Arts. rockportartcenter.com 361-729-5519

SAN LEON: Nov. 10 Dwane Caldwell USMC Birthday Bash and Parade A celebration of all military branches with a town parade, a military salute, free food and drink, live auction, raffles, and live music. This charitable event for the past 14 years has primarily funded the Ronald Hillman Memorial scholarship for any student attending Dickinson High School who is from a vet family, part of ROTC or attends Boys/Girls state. American Legion Post 291, 1402 FM 517.

SANTA FE: Nov. 10-11 Heritage Festival This year’s two-day event will include a Kid Zone with all-day ride passes; mutton bustin’, barrel racing, and other rodeo activities; a Hometown Dance; a display on the history of Santa Fe; an Old Smokey cook-off; craft and food vendors; the city’s child safety fair and 40th anniversary celebration; Veteran’s Day Celebration; and loads of hometown hospitality. Runge Park, 4605 Peck Ave. santafetexas.smartcms.site 409-925-8558

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND: Nov. 4 Raul Acala Bike Challenge This is the third annual bike challenge that showcases the stunning beauty of one of the best Texan beaches on the Gulf. The scenic course is on the Lower Rio Grande Valley. While the route is flat, distance, heat, and wind provide ample challenges. Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, 100 Padre Blvd. raulalcala.com/spi 956-761-3000

SPRING: Nov. 10-Dec. 23 Home for the Holidays The 38th annual event kicks off with a tree lighting at dusk. More than 150 local shops and businesses come alive with the spirit of the season. Watch weekend entertainment, meet Santa and other characters, and take a carriage ride through the original home of Spring. Local shops and boutiques offer a variety of unique holiday gift ideas and perfect treasures for everyone on your shopping list. Enjoy a hot chocolate or other holiday delights at one of our local restaurants. Old Town Spring Preservation Park, 26303 Preston Ave. oldtownspring.com 281-353-9310

SUGAR LAND: Nov. 1 Christina Aguilera in Concert The pop superstar embarks on The Liberation Tour, with special guest Big Boi of Outkast. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. smartfinancialcentre.net 281-207-6278

SUGAR LAND: Nov. 3 Lady Antebellum: Summer Plays On Tour Lady Antebellum performs as part of the Mercedes-Benz of Sugar Land Concert Series. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. smartfinancialcentre.net 281-207-6278

SUGAR LAND: Nov. 9 Jingle Tree: Tree Lighting Extravaganza See the fabulously decorated trees come to life during the lighting ceremony. Stay and enjoy a light brunch and social time in the Jingle Tree display. Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, 13016 University Blvd. hmns.org/hmns-at-sugar-land 281-313-2277

SUGAR LAND: Nov. 13 Jingle Tree: Bring the Bling Learn from the pros during live decorating demonstration sessions. Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, 13016 University Blvd. hmns.org/hmns-at-sugar- land 281-313-2277

SUGAR LAND: Nov. 15 Jingle Tree: Drink and be Merry Happy Hour Jingle Tree auction close out and evening social event. Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, 13016 University Blvd. hmns.org/hmns-at-sugar-land 281-313-2277

SUGAR LAND: Nov. 24-Jan. 1, 2019 Sugar Land Holiday Lights More than 2.5 million lights in seven different theme areas will take over Constellation Field this holiday season. Visit with Santa, and enjoy food, holiday music, games, activities, and more. Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive. sugarlandskeeters.com 281-240-4487

SURFSIDE BEACH: Nov. 3. Treasures By The Sea. The 7th annual arts and crafts fair will take place at Stahlman Park and Conference Ctr., 2211 Bluewater Hwy., Surfside Beach.  Treasures By The Sea is hosted by the Save Our Beach Association, Inc.  It’s their biggest fundraiser of the year. The Surfside Flyers Club will be flying kites of all shapes, sizes, and colors.  Entertainment will include a local orchestra, local dancers, and a performance by the Nei Wai Chia Martial Arts Academy. Plan to come for lunch, as there will be soups and desserts sure to please 10:00am-5:00p.m. Save Our Beach Association, Inc. 979-292-9433

TEXAS CITY: Nov. 7-Dec. 1 Quilt Exhibit View this annual exhibition of local quilts, and vote for your favorite. Texas City Museum, 409 Sixth St. N. texas-city-tx.org 409-229-1660

TEXAS CITY: Nov. 10 Movie at the Dike: Concert, Fireworks, & Movie Listen to a live concert, play on the playground, and eat some great food from local food trucks while you wait for the firework show and movie to start. Bring your blankets and/or lawn chairs and enjoy the movie sitting outside. Rainbow Park, Bay Street and Dike Road. texascitycommunitycalendar.com 409-643-5919

TOMBALL: Nov. 16-Dec. 31 Downtown Holiday Lamppost Stroll More than 50 ornamental lamp posts covering 12 city blocks will be decked out for the Christmas season at this annual event. These holiday creations are done by downtown merchants, local organizations, and businesses. Stroll the lamp posts, browse the mom-and-pop shops and restaurants, and enjoy the season in Tomball’s historic downtown district. tomballtx.gov 281-351-5484

VICTORIA: Nov. 2 Dia de los Muertos Celebrate the Day of the Dead with the critters of the zoo. The Texas Zoo, 110 Memorial Drive. texaszoo.org 361-573-7681

VICTORIA: Nov. 4 Victoria Main Street Brunch on the Square Enjoy a delicious brunch under the shady oaks of DeLeon Plaza. Downtown Victoria, 101 N. Main St. victoriamainstreet.org 361-578-0060

VICTORIA: Nov. 15-18 Theatre Victoria Playwriting Festival Winner Production The winner of Theatre Victoria’s annual Play- writing Festival competition will have their play performed by Theatre Victoria cast. Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts, 214 N. Main St. theatrevictoria.org 361-570-8587

VICTORIA: Nov. 16-Dec. 30 “Victoria Collects” Exhibit See a diverse collection of artwork amassed by Victoria residents.
The Nave Museum, 306 W. Commercial St. navemuseum.com 361-575-8227

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