As an adult, it can be hard to access the magic that the month of December once brought to many of us as children. Each year, our calendars fill up with holiday obligations that we fulfill with considerably less than bells on: office parties, childrens’ school performances, shopping, errands, certain family dinners, and more. Yet if you make your holiday plans early, you can carve out time to savor the true spirit of the season with community events. If you need to escape city crowds and traffic, events in smaller communities can be a real breath of fresh air.
If you’ll be in the Houston, Texas metro area this December, consider visiting nearby Tomball, a picturesque small town with plenty of Christmas traditions and holiday cheer to go around. Here are some excellent local options for slowing down and actually enjoying your holiday season this year:
- Deck the Depot. Deck the Depot takes place on December 3rd, 2022. It’s an annual Christmas festival for the whole family complete with rides, street vendors, choirs, storytellers, and activities for kids. The icing on the gingerbread house, as it were? Kids can have their picture taken with Santa for free.
- The Tomball German Festival Christmas Market. The Tomball German Festival Christmas Market will be held on December 9th, 10th, and 11th in 2022. This family-friendly street festival features no fewer than 3 live music stages and an open-air market in Old Town. It includes a parade, other local performances, street vendors, food, wine, and Tomball’s annual German beer keg tapping event.
- Christmas tree farms. Throughout the month of December, you can find the perfect Christmas tree at any of several tree farms near Tomball. The closest options include the Old Time Christmas Tree Farm, La Escondida Tree Farm, and High Star Christmas Tree Farm.
- Christmas Concerts at Main Street Crossing. If you’d like to sit down, relax, and enjoy some food, drinks, and festive music this holiday season, consider attending a concert at family-friendly Main Street Crossing. This year’s holiday show performers include The Texas Tenors, Ian Moore, Gary Morris, and Vince King. Click here to buy tickets to other shows in December—but be sure to get them early, before they sell out!
Enjoy “Up Close” Christmas Concerts at Main Street Crossing
Main Street Crossing in Tomball, Texas is one of the best small music venues in the Houston metro area. MSC hosts country, Americana, folk, blues, and other types of music artists in an intimate setting: the furthest seat is only 45 feet from the stage. MSC also offers food, beverages, and community seating, making it easier to interact with fellow concertgoers and even performing artists. Parking is convenient and stress-free.
Main Street Crossing additionally functions as a multi-use venue for church services, concerts, and more located in Tomball. Check out our event calendar and enjoy entertainment in support of good causes!