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Here's what's free for the week of 12/1 - 12/7:

Friday, December 8
The Prayer Summit
3006 East Richey Road

Live Music: Danny Ray
Central Green at La Centerra
7:00 p.m.

Holidays in the Plaza ft. Christ Church Sugar Land
City Walk, Sugar Land
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Fall Classics Movie Series: The Santa Clause
6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tomball German Christmas Market and Festival
Downtown Tomball
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Holiday Events at Market Street: Knox Junior High School
9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands
11:30 a.m.

Friday Family Movie Nights: Disney's The Santa Clause
The Square at Memorial City

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Xanadu
Miller Outdoor Theatre
8:00 p.m.

Student Performances in the Park: Patrick Middle School Band
Lake Plaza
11:00 a.m.

Rainbow on ICE
Discovery Green Ice Rink
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The Art of Sophia Vari
2201 Westheimer Road, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Live Music in the Plaza: Pete Simple
The Plaza at City Centre

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Arcade by Color Condition
Discovery Green Avenida Houston

Walking Along the Trails
Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park
8:10 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Children's Story Hour
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Square Fit: Baby Boot Camp
The Square at Memorial City
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, December 9

"The Golden Boy" Book Release Party
Nature Discovery Center
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Second Saturday at Sawyer Yards
Sawyer Yards Creative Campus
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Family Movies on The Lawn: A Christmas Story
Baybrook Mall
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

BCO Holiday Farmers Market Tour by Bike
3106 White Oak Drive, Houston
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Movie Night: A Christmas Carol
Central Green at La Centerra
Dusk

Live Music: A Performance of Christmas Carols
Central Green at La Centerra
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Home for the Holidays Santa in the Park
Stevenson Park, Friendswood
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Conroe Christmas Celebration
Downtown Conroe
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery Holiday Open Studio
Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Holiday Movie Under the Moon: Elf
Sugar Land Town Square
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Holiday Dance Showcase
Sugar Land Town Square
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Woodlands Wonderland
26400 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tomball German Christmas Market and Festival
Downtown Tomball
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Food & Fun Fest
The Sports Complex at Shadow Creek Ranch, Pearland
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Xanadu
Miller Outdoor Theatre
8:00 p.m.

Student Performances in the Park: Parker Elementary School Strings
Hermann Park Lake Plaza
10:00 a.m.

Holiday Party at Kinder Station
Hermann Park Kinder Station
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Winter Flea by Night presented by Green Mountain Energy
Discovery Green
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Architecture Center Houston 9th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off
City Hall's Hermann Square
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Art of Sophia Vari
2201 Westheimer Road, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tree ID Walk
Nature Discovery Center (meet on the Nature Center front porch)
10:00 a.m.

Arcade by Color Condition
Discovery Green Avenida Houston

Farmers Market at Imperial Sugar Land
198 Kempner Street, Sugar Land
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Woodland's Farmer's Market
Grogan's Mill Village Center
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Pearland Farmer's Market
Pearland Town Center
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Live Music in the Plaza: Matchstick
The Plaza at City Centre
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Abrakadoodle Arts
The Square at Memorial City
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Circus Arts
The Square at Memorial City
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Gateway Fit Burn Boot Camp
Gateway Promenade at Memorial City Mall
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 .a.m.

The Woodland's Farmer's Market
Grogan's Mill Village Center
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Square Live!The Square at Memorial City
Live music, dancing and fun for the whole family.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Children's Story Hour
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Young Writers Workshop
Discovery Green
Children learn how to express themselves in writing at this free, weekly workshop.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, December 10

BCO Presents: The Paths Less Pedaled
Spring Street Beer and Wine Garden, Houston
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery Holiday Open Studio
Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Holiday Events at Market Street: Evidence Holiday Concert
9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands
5:00 p.m.

The Woodlands Wonderland
26400 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tomball German Christmas Market and Festival
Downtown Tomball
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Art of Sophia Vari
2201 Westheimer Road, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Houston Dynamo JR Academy
The Square at Memorial City
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday Night Live: Wayne Watson featuring James Kelly
City Centre Plaza
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Arcade by Color Condition
Discovery Green Avenida Houston

Soccer Tots
The Square at Memorial City
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Family Zone
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Free with general admission to the museum and children ages 12 and under are always free.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sundays in Nature
Armand Bayou Nature Center
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday, December 11

The Art of Sophia Vari
2201 Westheimer Road, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Arcade by Color Condition
Discovery Green Avenida Houston

City Centre Running Club
Meet in front of Grimaldi's Pizzeria
5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Children's Story Time in the Garden
Mercer Botanic Gardens
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Toddler Story Time
Helen Hall Library
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Story Time with Miss Sam
Barnes & Noble, The Woodlands Mall
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 12

Free at the Zoo
Houston Zoo
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Art of Sophia Vari
2201 Westheimer Road, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tai Chi
La Centerra Central Green, Cinco Ranch
9:00 a.m.

Arcade by Color Condition
Discovery Green Avenida Houston

Infant Lapsit Storytime
Deer Park Public Library
Contact the library for hours.

Family Storybook Circle
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Recommended for ages 3 to 5. Free admission for children up to age 12.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

MFAH Playdate
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Children up to 35 months old and their caregivers enjoy a morning of activities. Free admission for children up to age 12.
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Toddler Playtime
HPL Express Discovery Green
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Kids Kaboodle
Deer Park Public Library
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Toddlerific Storytime
Moore Memorial Public Library, Texas City
Recommended for ages 1 to 3.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Square Fit: Boot Camp
The Square at Memorial City
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

MFAH Playdate: Heroes + Art
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Children up to 35 months old and their caregivers enjoy a morning of activities. Free admission for children up to age 12.
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Family Storybook Circle
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Recommended for ages 3 to 5. Free admission for children up to age 12.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 13

Whataburger Super Duper Celebration
8820 Highway 6, Missouri City
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Giant Menorah Lighting Celebration
Sugar Land Town Square
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Moonlight Movies Holiday Edition: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
City Centre
5:00 p.m.

Movie Under the Stars: Scrooged
Market Square Park
7:00 p.m.

The Art of Sophia Vari
2201 Westheimer Road, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Gator Tales
Eddie V. Grey Wetlands Education Center, Baytown
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Kidtastic on The Square: Gymboree
The Square at Memorial City
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Arcade by Color Condition
Discovery Green Avenida Houston

Nature Story Time
Nature Discovery Center
4:00 p.m.

Preschool Storytime
Moore Memorial Public Library, Texas City
Recommended for ages 3 to 5.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 14

Whataburger Super Duper Celebration
2820 Chimney Rock Road, Houston
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Handel's Messiah at CEPC
Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Houston
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Holidays in the Plaza Travis High School Orchestra
Sugar Land Town Square
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Grand Chanukah Celebration at Market Street
9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Holiday Market at The Lawn
The Lawn at Memorial City
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Bank of America Screen on the Green: It's A Wonderful Life
Discovery Green
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Bible Storytime
Topstone Bibles and Books
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The Art of Sophia Vari
2201 Westheimer Road, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Blues and More at The Brown
Discovery Green
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Burn Boot Camp at The Square
The Square at Memorial City
6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Arcade by Color Condition
Discovery Green Avenida Houston

Rock the Row Concert Series: The Blue Grooves
Hughes Landing, The Woodlands
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Giant Game Night
The Square at Memorial City
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Thursday Movie Matinee
Deer Park Public Library
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A Tale and a Treat
Barnes & Noble, The Woodlands Mall
11:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Deer Park Public Library
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
Deer Park Public Library
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Pajama Story Time
Helen Hall Library, League City
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Stories Under the Sun with the Houston Public Library
Levy Park
10:00 a.m.

Free Entrance to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Free Entrance to the Health Museum
1515 Hermann Dr., Houston
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Free Entrance to the Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Free Entrance to the Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz, Houston
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Free Entrance to the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
3816 Caroline St., Houston
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Free Entrance to the Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline St., Houston
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Free Entrance to the Houston Museum of African American Culture
4807 Caroline St., Houston
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Free Entrance to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet, Houston
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

All Month Long

Discount or Free Salon Services
Salon at Remington College Webster and Greenspoint Campuses
Receive 50 percent off salon services or bring a new, unwrapped gift to donate and get a free manicure, pedicure or haircut.

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