HOUSTON BALLET NUTCRACKER MARKET – NOV. 10 – 13
The Houston Ballet’s largest fundraiser and holiday shopping extravaganza is a must for those with a passion to shop. The Nutcracker Market will feature 300 merchants offering unique items for everyone, including home décor, food, clothing, toys, toiletries, novelties, ornaments, pottery, pewter and accessories.
Proceeds from each admission and special event ticket that you purchase, plus 10 percent of all the merchandise you buy, goes back to Houston Ballet Foundation, its academy and scholarship programs.
CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND MARKET – NOV. 4-5, 9:30 A.M.-5 P.M.
CHAMPION FOREST BAPTIST CHURCH 15555 STUEBNER-AIRLINE RD.
Make plans to come early, shop all day and enjoy lunch at one of several food vendors. More than 150 vendors from across Texas and other states are featuring distinctive handcrafted gifts, delicious desserts, fabulous fashion items and much more. Register for door prizes donated from each vendor and get all your Christmas shopping finished by the time you leave. Parking and admission are free.
CYFAIR MISTLETOE MARKET – NOV. 12 AT 10 A.M.-5 P.M.
BERRY CENTER 8877 BARKER CYPRESS RD, CYPRESS
Shop for free at more than 150 vendors offering women’s and children’s boutique clothing and accessories, jewelry, gourmet food items, home and holiday decor and so much more.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS – EVERY WEEKEND FROM NOV. 12 TO DEC. 24 PET FEST IS OCT. 15-16
OLD TOWN SPRING
“Christmas Around the World” is the theme this year. Enjoy entertainment on various stages as well as strolling entertainment. Over 150 shops decorated with red bows, twinkling lights and ropes of garland will welcome visitors to another festive season of unique shopping for Christmas. Photos with Santa will be available at Santa’s Workshop located next to Puffabelly’s Restaurant on Main at the railroad tracks. The Be An Angel Christmas train will be making stops around the town to the delight of the young and old alike. On Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., shoppers can enjoy a cup of cocoa and the little ones can write letters to Santa!
The second annual Cookie Walk benefiting Spring Preservation League is Dec. 3. The Old Town Spring Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held just after sundown on Nov. 12 with musical guest Tiffany Rene.
BRITISH FESTIVAL – NOV. 12, 10 A.M.-4 P.M.
1 FLUOR DANIEL DRIVE, SUGAR LAND
This 43rd annual event lets you enjoy a traditional British fete without making the trip across the Atlantic. Enjoy the Houston Highlander Pipe Band and other entertainment, and also the smell of home-baked scones and biscuits and other food items. Other gifts include gourmet dog biscuits and handmade dog beds, as well as linens and cards, T-shirts and sweets. New this year is the Apple Core-ner where apple-related gifts can be purchased. Proceeds go to various charities.
FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL – OCT. 29, 6:30-8:30 P.M.
12100 CHAMPION FOREST DR., HOUSTON
This annual evening of family fun will provide plenty of action for everyone, including games, moonwalks, face painting, a Fright House, Fun House, contests and prizes. A free Trunk or Treat begins at 7 p.m., and food and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Tickets for the games and activities will be on sale at the door, with all proceeds benefiting Greenwood Forest Elementary School.
FELIZ NAVI-DOG – SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 10 A.M.
BEAR BRANCH DOG PARK
Bring your fur babies out to Bear Branch Dog Park for a treat hunt and holiday costume contest! Enjoy hot cocoa while your pets socialize, then decorate a stocking for your pooch. Fee is $5 per dog.
WUNDERLICH FARM OLD FASHION CHRISTMAS – DEC. 3, 10 A.M.-4 P.M.
18218 THEISS MAIL RT RD., KLEIN
Lots of activities for the kids and great music for the adults. Shop early, explore the museum, eat great German food, and make this a family tradition.
VINTAGE MARKET DAYS PRESENTS FALL ON THE FARM – OCT. 28-30, 10 A.M.-5 P.M.
WALLER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 22000 FAIRGROUNDS RD., HEMPSTEAD
Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/ outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies and seasonal plantings. Proceeds benefit the Snowdrop Foundation.
SUGAR PLUM MARKET – NOV. 3 PREVIEW NIGHT, 6 -10 P.M. / NOV. 4, 9 A.M.-8 P.M. / NOV. 5, 9 A.M.-5 P.M.
STAFFORD CENTRE PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE
Don’t miss the 16th annual Sugar Plum Market presented by the Fort Bend Junior Service League and Memorial Hermann. This year’s theme is “Making Spirits Bright.” This sensational event will kickoff with a Preview Night featuring drinks, hors d’oeuvres and market shopping on Thursday, and will be open for all other shoppers on Friday and Saturday. Attendees will be treated to spectacular holiday décor, wonderful vendors, and a fantastic weekend of shopping. Proceeds from the Market will benefit local Fort Bend County charities.
OLD THYME CHRISTMAS MARKET – DEC. 3, 10 A.M-5 P.M.
RED POTATO MARKET9114 FM 1489, SIMONTON
artsfulshear.org and Facebook
The annual Arts Fulshear Olde Thyme Christmas Market promotes artists and small businesses in the Katy area who will be offering their jewelry, wooden signs, wreaths, scented candles, health and beauty products, women’s clothing and more. A $5 donation to Arts Fulshear to support the programs and scholarships offered by the nonprofit is requested. Entertainment and refreshments will also be available.
JUNIOR LEAGUE HOLIDAY MARKET – NOV. 18 & 19, 9 A.M.-6 P.M. / NOV. 20, 10 A.M.-4 P.M.
THE WOODLANDS WATERWAY MARRIOTT HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER
A shopping extravaganza event that features a variety of items. From flower arrangements to personalized gifts to holiday ornaments, you can begin your holiday shopping early and even have time left over to buy yourself something special.
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