12 upcoming events in the Pearland, Friendswood area to get you in the holiday spirit | Whuff News

From seasonal markets and visiting Santa to enjoying holiday lights and ringing in the new year with friends, there are many ways to celebrate the holidays in Pearland and Friendswood. The information for each event is correct as of the time of publication and is subject to change.

November 6: Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos

Visitors can enjoy traditional dances performed by matachines, flower decorations, drinks and entertainment. 10am-5pm $3 per car. Cole’s Flea Market. 1014 N. Main St., Pearland. 281-485-2277. https://bit.ly/3gIGSaF

Child friendly

Nov. 12 -Jan. 1: Journey to galaxy lights

Visitors can enjoy a variety of dazzling light shows. 6-10 pm $15.95 (members), $19.95 (general). Space Center Houston. 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston. 281-283-4755. www.spacecenter.org/galaxy-lights

Child friendly

Nov. 20: Play in a softball tournament

Participants can compete in an adult softball tournament to contribute to a toy drive. $25 per team. Friendswood Sports Park. 9am-9pm 2910 W. Parkwood, Friendswood. 281-996-3228. www.ci.friendswood.tx.us/384/blue-santa-shootout-softball-tournament

Nov. 24: Run at the Pearland Turkey Trot

Participants can challenge themselves with a 6 or 4-mile run or a 1-mile walk. There is also a special course for children. 7:30 am (first race starts). $20-$60. Independence Park. 3449 Pearland Parkway, Pearland. 832-683-4243. www.pearlandturkeytrot.com

Child friendly

Nov. 25-26, December 1-3, 8-10, 15-23: Ride the Christmas Train

Visitors can ride on a small open-air train and see various Christmas displays. 6-9 pm $10-$12. Victory Camp. 1407 Victory Lane, Alvin. www.thechristmasrain.com

Children, Food and drink available

Dec. 2: See the lighting of the village Christmas tree

Visitors can see a tree lighting ceremony and a fireworks display presented by the University of Houston-Clear Lake. 6-9pm Free. Independence Park. 3449 Pearland Parkway, Pearland. www.parks.pearlandtx.gov/special-events/hometown-christmas-festival/tree-lighting

Free, Childish

December 2-4: Celebrate the holiday at the park

Residents can enjoy three holiday parades and get photos with Santa. 5-9pm (Dec. 2), 9am-9pm (Dec. 3), noon-5pm (Dec. 5). Free. Park League. 512 Second St., League City. www.leaguecityproud.com

Free, Children, Food and drink available

December 3: Visit Santa in the park

Visitors can enjoy amusement rides, live music and face painting. 3-8pm Free. Stevenson Park. 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. 281-996-3220. www.ci.friendswood.tx.us/386/santa-in-the-park-desema

Free, Children, Food and drink available

Dec. 3: See the village Christmas parade

Spectators can enjoy the view of many ships and other things. 6pm Free. Bay Bay. The route goes east from Old Alvin Road to Pearland Parkway. 281-412-8900. www.parks.pearlandtx.gov/special-events/hometown-christmas-festival/parade

Free, Childish

December 3: Run in the Flapjack Fun Run

Participants can run/walk the 5K and a children’s course. 8-8:20 am (race start). $25-$55. Stevenson Park. 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. www.ci.friendswood.tx.us/385/flapjack-5k-fun-run-walk-december

Children, Food and drink available

December 4: Run the Santa Dash

Participants can run to care for family members with cancer. A holiday market with games and photo opportunities with Santa will follow. 8:30 am (first race starts). $20-$35. Pearland Town Center. 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. http://secure.qgiv.com/event/biglovesantadash2022

Children, Food and drink available

Dec. 10: Watch the Ocean Christmas Lane Parade

Spectators can enjoy the view of the many beautifully decorated boats that will travel from the South Shore Harbor Marina to Galveston Bay. 6pm Free. Nassau Bay. 281-488-7676. www.clearlakearea.com/events/annual-events/christmas-boat-parade

Free, Childish

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