This Week’s Holiday Happenings

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Check out the latest holiday events happening around the Brazos Valley. 

Bryan College Station

Pictures with Santa at Christmas at the Creek

www.cstx.gov/Christmas

Have your picture taken with Santa as part of the Christmas at the Creek celebrations on November 30 and Decemeber 1 and again December 7-8. It is $5 to have a high-resolution image taken by a professional photographer e-mailed to you or a $2 suggested donation to pose with Santa and take your own picture.  Pets are invited for pet pictures with Santa on December 8.  All proceeds benefit the Arts Council of Brazos Valley. 

Christmas at the Creek

www.cstx.gov/Christmas

The City of College Station continues its tradition of holiday celebration with Christmas at the Creek, a fun-filled family event in the Wolf Pen Creek District on December 7-8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night.

Christmas at the Creek activities will include a live nativity, hayrides, dance performances and photos with Santa. On December 7, guests will be able to experience the joyous sounds of Christmas with performances by local churches and choirs. 

The last night will feature films “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (animated version) and “Polar Express” shown on the amphitheater stage. Everyone is welcome to bring a pet to snuggle to keep warm on the hill. Don’t worry about getting behind on your holiday shopping because local vendors will be available all four nights with a variety of arts, crafts, jewelry, candles and more. Your stomach will appreciate the food and warm drinks available for purchase from local mobile gourmet food trucks by Chef Tai, Southern Comfort Road Trip and Cake Junkie.

Santa also will be ready to show you his new home at The Arts Center where photos with Santa will be sponsored by The Arts Council of Brazos Valley and Insite Magazine. Guests will be serenaded with live music and shopping as they wait to snap a picture with Santa. While you’re waiting, check out the new art exhibits presented by the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.

Parking is conveniently located at Post Oak Mall. There will be a hayride dropoff and pick-up at Post Oak Mall, The Arts Center and the Colgate Street entrance of Wolf Pen Creek Park. 

Check out the latest holiday events happening around the Brazos Valley. 

Bryan College Station

Pictures with Santa at Christmas at the Creek

www.cstx.gov/Christmas

Have your picture taken with Santa as part of the Christmas at the Creek celebrations on November 30 and Decemeber 1 and again December 7-8. It is $5 to have a high-resolution image taken by a professional photographer e-mailed to you or a $2 suggested donation to pose with Santa and take your own picture.  Pets are invited for pet pictures with Santa on December 8.  All proceeds benefit the Arts Council of Brazos Valley. 

Christmas at the Creek

www.cstx.gov/Christmas

The City of College Station continues its tradition of holiday celebration with Christmas at the Creek, a fun-filled family event in the Wolf Pen Creek District on December 7-8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night.

Christmas at the Creek activities will include a live nativity, hayrides, dance performances and photos with Santa. On December 7, guests will be able to experience the joyous sounds of Christmas with performances by local churches and choirs. 

The last night will feature films “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (animated version) and “Polar Express” shown on the amphitheater stage. Everyone is welcome to bring a pet to snuggle to keep warm on the hill. Don’t worry about getting behind on your holiday shopping because local vendors will be available all four nights with a variety of arts, crafts, jewelry, candles and more. Your stomach will appreciate the food and warm drinks available for purchase from local mobile gourmet food trucks by Chef Tai, Southern Comfort Road Trip and Cake Junkie.

Santa also will be ready to show you his new home at The Arts Center where photos with Santa will be sponsored by The Arts Council of Brazos Valley and Insite Magazine. Guests will be serenaded with live music and shopping as they wait to snap a picture with Santa. While you’re waiting, check out the new art exhibits presented by the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.

Parking is conveniently located at Post Oak Mall. There will be a hayride dropoff and pick-up at Post Oak Mall, The Arts Center and the Colgate Street entrance of Wolf Pen Creek Park. 

Brazos Valley Chorale

Christmas Cheer, First Presbyterian Church December 8, 7:30 p.m.

“Let it snow!” “Silver Bells” and “Winter Wonderland” are just a few of the holiday cheers the Brazos Valley chorale will be performing for this concert.  Tickets in advance are $15 for adults and $8 for students. They are available online at www.bvchorale.org

Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra

Holiday Brass & Organ Spectacular, Christ United Methodist Church, December 9, 5 p.m.

This spectacular show feature BVSO Brass musicians, James faith on organ, the sanctuary choir of christ united methodist church, and the A&m consolidate middle school Girls choir coming together to provide a holiday musical treat. Tickets are available from the MSC Box Office at 845-1234 or online at boxoffice.tamu.edu

Ballet Brazos

Nutcracker Ballet, Rudder High School, December 8, 2pm and 7pm.

The Nutcracker Ballet will be presented at 2p.m and 7p.m. Saturday at Rudder High School in Bryan. Tickets are available online at EventBrite.com and are also available at Suzanne’s School of Dance, 211 Rock Prairie Rd in College Station; Brazos Valley Performing Arts, 1673 Briarcrest Dr, Suite A105, Bryan; and Attitude Dance Boutique, 1867 Briarcrest Dr, Bryan. 

Brazos Valley Troupe

Manhattan Melodies

Join Brazos Valley Troupe for Manhattan Melodies 2: Holiday at the Hideaway, a unique production set in a New York restaurant, where the audience is an extension of the scene onstage complete with waiters taking orders for concessions. Productions will take place at 3705 E. 29th St. in Bryan on December 7 through December 9 and December 13 through December 15. For reservations call (979) 846-4903 or visit bvtroupe.com for more details.

The Theatre Company

A Christmas Carol

One of The Theatre Company‟s most popular shows, Broadway‟s A Christmas Carol, appeared in New York at Madison Square Garden for eight years and completely sold out during The Theatre Company‟s 2007-2008 season. With an awe-inspiring score by Tony- and-Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, you won‟t want to miss this holiday favorite! Performances take place at the Theatre Company, located at 3125 S. Texas Avenue in the Tejas Center, from November 30 to December 16. For more information visit www.theatrecompany.com.

First Friday

Downtown Bryan

Holiday will be in full swing on December 7th in Downtown Bryan! Enjoy twinkly Christmas lights, carolers, bell choir, horse drawn carriage ride, decorated windows, places to shop for presents, as well as places to eat, drink and be merry. Art will be on display including downtown’s newest gallery, the SEAD Gallery in the Federal building. Movie at the park is “Lorax.” For more information, visit Facebook.

Navasota

Navasota Theatre Alliance

P.S. Merry Christmas

This G rated Christmas comedy is full of humor and poignant memories to bring home the true meaning of family, of tradition and, of course, Christmas itself. December 6, 7, 8* at 7:30pm December 2, 8, 9, 2 p.m. *Dinner theatre date, 6 p.m. Tickets are available online at navasotatheatrealliance.com

Brenham

Unity Theatre presents “A Tuna Christmas” 

Unity Theatre will offer 12 shows of this holiday comedy of hilarious proportions in a three-week period from November 29 through December 16. Show times will be 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 4 p.m. on Sundays. Visit UnityBrenham.org or call (979) 830-8358 for more information. 

Caldwell

Royalty Pecan Harvest Saturdays

Every Saturday through December 22

Tour Schedule: 12:00 noon; 1:30pm; 3:00pm; 4:30pm

Make the short drive down Hwy. 21 West, just 15 minutes from Bryan, for Royalty Pecan’s Harvest Saturdays during November and December to enjoy orchard tours, family fun, tempting samples of signature Pecan Delicacies, and more including hot drinks, fresh baked goods and Texas wines.

Take a guided tour of the orchard for a close-up look at harvest activities on a working pecan farm. Ride a tractor-pulled wagon through the orchard and learn how the pecans go from trees to your home. Be sure to bring a blanket on cold afternoons. Tours are $3 per person; kids ages 4 and under ride free. After the tour, enjoy a cup of hot coffee, cocoa, or other freshly brewed hot drink. Feel free to bring a lunch and have a picnic while you enjoy the view and the season! Free Wi-Fi is always available at the Welcome Center.  For more information, visit www.RoyaltyPecans.com or call (979) 272-3904. 

Chappel Hill

Holiday Home Tour and Teddy Bear Parade

Tour country homes, churches and historic sites decorated for the holidays December 8 in Chappel Hill from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Teddy Bear Parade begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 in advance.  For more information, visit www.chappellhillmuseum.org or call 888-273-6426.

Round Top

Christmas at Winedale 2012

This free, family friendly event includes stagecoach and wagon rides, tours of homes decorated as they would have been in the mid 1800s, blacksmith demonstrations, quilt making, story tellers, children’s crafts and musical entertainment. It will take place from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on December 8.  For more information, visit http://www.cah.utexas.edu/ or email winedale@austin.utexas.edu.

For complete listing of What’s Happening around the Brazos Valley, visit InsiteBrazosValley.com/whats-happening/