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YOUR 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.

For a family photo that’s oh-so-sweet, stop by South Shore Harbour Resort and take a picture in front of the enormous gingerbread house. Made with nearly 400 pounds of gingerbread, and adorned with elaborate confectionary details, this masterpiece is a must-see! The Gingerbread House will be unveiled November 17, and on display in the hotel lobby throughout the holidays.

November 18 – December 24

South Shore Harbour Resort

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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 19  |  8:00 am – 12:00 pm

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

South Shore Harbour Resort

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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 18  |  6:00 pm

South Shore Harbour Resort

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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.

November 26  |  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

League Park, 512 2nd St.

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Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, a free League City commemorative ornament, and music as we usher in the start of the holiday season together by officially lighting the City's Christmas tree.

November 26  |  5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

League Park, 512 2nd St.

Come out and celebrate the 25th 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 2 – 4

League Park, 512 2nd St.

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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 2-4, 9-11, 16-18

Bayou Theater at Univ. Houston–Clear Lake

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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 10 & 11  |  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

League City Historic District

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League City Historical Society is offering two morning 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 11

League City Historic District

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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 10  |  6:00 p.m.

From Clear Lake to Galveston Bay

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Stroll through the oaks and enjoy food trucks, shopping, gifts, and more. Proceeds from this event go to the League City Dog Park Association.

December 10  |  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

League Park 512 2nd Street

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

December 1  |  5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Helen Hall Library

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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 10  |  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center

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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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Ring in the New Year and welcome 2023 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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