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YOUR 2023-2024 SEASON GUIDE:
HOLIDAY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

League City offers up a season of magic and memories with events kicking off in November and running through the end of the year. From the sweetest sleepover weekend with the Nutcracker Ballet’s Sugar Plum Fairy, to scrumptious breakfasts with Santa, merry markets, parades, and the Hallmark-worthy event of the year–Holiday In the Park, there are countless ways to celebrate. Scroll down to check out all the delightful ways to fill your calendar this season in League City. 

GINGERBREAD HOUSE AT SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR RESORT

For a family photo that’s oh-so-sweet, stop by South Shore Harbour Resort and take a picture in front of the enormous 6-foot gingerbread house! Made with nearly 400 pounds of gingerbread, and adorned with elaborate confectionary details, this masterpiece is a must-see! Come by and snap a picture in front of it, perfect for your next holiday card! The Gingerbread house will be in the lobby throughout the holidays.

November 17 – December 24

South Shore Harbour Resort

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DINNER AND SLEEPOVER WITH CLARA AND FRIENDS

Enjoy a special dinner and evening at South Shore Harbour Resort with entertainment from Clara and Friends. Attendees also get ballet sneak peaks and can go shopping in the Nutcracker boutique. Dinner Attire: Nightgowns encouraged. To make your hotel and dinner reservations, call 281-334-1000. Mention Sugar Plum to get a special rate on your stay.

November 17  |  6:00 pm

South Shore Harbour Resort

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BREAKFAST AND TEA WITH THE SUGAR PLUM FAIRY
33RD ANNUAL GALA

Enjoy Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre’s sweetest event of the year, and the most magical morning for ages 2 to 92! Shop at the Nutcracker Boutique, see a preview of The Nutcracker Ballet, and have your photo taken with the Sugar Plum Fairy. Note: This event sells out quickly every year, so make your reservations early.

November 18  |  8:00 am – 12:00 pm

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

South Shore Harbour Resort

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NUTCRACKER IN THE PARK

Nutcracker in the Park is the ultimate Shop Small Saturday experience and the perfect way to usher in the holiday season with family and friends.

Enjoy a full day of shopping from local vendors, family-friendly activities, ballet lessons with real Nutcracker ballerinas, and more all in the heart of League City's gorgeous Historic District.

Vendors can register for the market here.

November 25  |  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

League Park, 512 2nd St.

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HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING

After a day of shopping at Nutcracker in the Park, enjoy hot chocolate, live music, and get a free League City commemorative ornament as we usher in the start of the holiday season together by officially lighting the City's Christmas tree.

November 25  |  5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

League Park, 512 2nd St.

HOLIDAY IN THE PARK

Come out and celebrate the 26th year of Holiday in the Park with Magic on Main Street—a weekend of festive family fun in beautiful League Park. Enjoy a children’s parade, the Grand Night Parade (the largest holiday parade in Galveston County), live music, shopping, food vendors, entertainment, and more during this annual League City tradition. Holiday in the Park is a family-friendly holiday event put on every year by the League City Proud Organization on the first weekend in December.

December 1 – 3

League Park, 512 2nd St.

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BAHBT NUTCRACKER BALLET

Attend a mesmerizing performance of the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker, presented by Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre. Evening and matinee performances will be held each weekend. 

December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17

Bayou Theatre at Univ. Houston–Clear Lake

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OLD LEAGUE CITY
CHRISTMAS

Immerse yourself in the historic charm of Old League City and celebrate the holidays with traditional activities like WALKabouts, Porch Parties, Airing of the Quilts, District Strolls with Vintage Vehicles, and historic demonstrations at the League CIty Historical Society Museum.

December 9 & 10  |  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

League City Historic District

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HISTORIC DISTRICT CHRISTMAS WALKABOUT

League City Historical Society is offering two Old League City Christmas WALKabouts on Saturday morning. Enjoy this guided tour through the old main street and learn the fascinating stories of the people and places that make League City such a great place. Note: Space is limited for these guided tours, so book your spot early.

December 10

League City Historic District

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CLEAR LAKE CHRISTMAS BOAT LANE PARADE

A Clear Lake tradition for 60+ years, this lighted boat parade travels from Clear Lake to Galveston Bay. Boaters go all out to compete for prizes, so you can expect an extravagant show. Read more about this Clear Lake tradition here.

December 9  |  6:00 p.m.

From Clear Lake to Galveston Bay

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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT SOUTH SHORE 

South Shore Harbour Resort is hosting Jolly Old St. Nick for breakfast on Saturdays for three weekends in December. Enjoy their famous breakfast buffet, and get a photo with the Big Guy himself. Additionally, South Shore is hosting holiday-themed Sunday brunches featuring live music and $3 mimosas. *Santa will not be at the Sunday brunch. 

1st three weekends in December

South Shore Harbour Resort

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HELEN HALL​ LIBRARY
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Celebrate the season with stories and photos with Santa, festive children’s crafts, cookies and wassail, and more. 

November 30  |  5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Helen Hall Library

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HELEN HALL LIBRARY'S
YULE BALL

Enter the world of Harry Potter and join us for a dance among a winter wonderland, a Potterworld costume contest, candy, snacks, drinks, butterbeer from the famous Honeydukes, and of course crafts, trivia, house-sorting, and wands!

December 16  |  2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center

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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT HOMETOWN HEROES

Enjoy a yummy breakfast, fun activities, crafts, and pictures with Santa.

December 10  |  8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Hometown Heroes Park

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NYE CELEBRATION:
A NIGHT IN PARIS

Ring in the New Year and welcome 2024 with live music and entertainment, a delicious four-course dinner, dancing, balloon drop, champagne toast, and more. Discounted room rates available.

December 31

South Shore Harbour Resort

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NEARBY & NOTABLE
FESTIVE HAPPENINGS
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GALAXY LIGHTS

Embark on a festive adventure and continue the Space City tradition this holiday season during Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant.

November 11 – January 7, 2024

Space Center Houston

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JINGLE ON THE BOARDWALK IN KEMAH

Welcome the holiday season with Santa, holiday music, kid’s crafts, a toy drive & more!

December 9

62nd Annual Christmas Boat Parade

December 16

Rock the Dock Holiday Party

December 23-26

Polar Pass – Weekend Adventure Pass

December 25

Christmas Day – Open!

December 31

NYE Family Celebration with kid's countdown & fireworks

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LOCAL BOUTIQUES & SMALL BUSINESS SPECIAL EVENTS
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FIRST ANNUAL TEXAS ARTISAN CHRISTMAS MARKET

Join us for the first annual Texas Artisan Christmas Market!! This is a market of local artisans in the alley next to our building! There will be no companies only local creators. If you are interested in registering your booth please come by Texas Artisan to fill our registration paperwork. There will even be a prize for the best decorated booth!   

November 4 – 5

Texas Artisan | 2800 Marina Bay Drive, Ste E

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STRAWBERRY HILL'S 5TH ANNUAL TRADE DAYS HOLIDAY MARKET

We will have Food trucks, shopping, pet friendly, home decor, crafts, gifts, local businesses, thrifted items, baby clothes, custom wood working.......a little bit of everything! Shop local vendors along the parking lot of the blue building on the corner of Main St. and Park Avenue, then make your way up to shop your host, Strawberry Hill Upcycling Boutique, in Old Town Square. 
   

November 4  |  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

240 Park Avenue

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