It's that wonderful time of year again, when the Texas streets are packed with holiday festivals, and all 25,000 square feet of Arella on Jones is filling up with the seasonal warmth, love, and family traditions all in one. Even more, this is the time when holiday events in and around Houston are popping up faster than dandelions in the summer.
That being said, if you are an active adult looking to ramp up the holiday spirits this December, then have some peace of mind knowing there are tons of holiday festivals and events heading your way. The best part? You can enjoy these incredible activities, celebrate the winter months, and really soak in the magic of this season in a matter of driving 10 miles in any direction.
What’s Happening Next Month?
Event: Holiday Follies
Date/Time: December 9th through the 18th – times vary
Where: Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Rd., Houston, TX
About: Perfect for all ages, the Holiday Folies is a wonderful holiday event featuring a lively show of Houston's best entertainers bringing color to the season. For anyone looking for good laughs and a toe-tapping good time, be sure to order your tickets today!
Event: Pet Night With Santa
Date/Time: Monday, December 5th, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: 2000 Willowbrook Dr, Houston, TX 77070
About: For any active adult who has an active pup, be sure to spoil them this holiday season with a visit from Santa. Lots of pictures, lots of pup-filled joy, and lots of memories with your most cherished four-legged family member.
Date/Time: Sunday, December 11th, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Spring, 6815 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379
About: Fully open to the public, come enjoy some holiday music at the local Pearl Fincher Museum. Better yet, do so all while exploring and enjoying the beautiful art around you. From one art enthusiast to another, there is nothing quite as time-lapsing as an experience of stunning visuals intertwined with inspiring tunes.
Date/Time: Saturday, December 3rd, from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Atomic Hobby Shop, 13529 Skinner Rd E. Cypress, TX
About: This wouldn’t be a complete list without some holiday shopping thrown into the mix. Open to incredible trades and sales with a holiday theme, come explore some gem finds and/or join the sales side yourself. Whatever you decide, you best bet that you will have a wonderful time finding and making sound deals with a wonderful group of holiday-spirited people.
Event: A Bright Holiday!
Date/Time: Thursday, December 22nd, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Painting with a Twist - 16740 Champion Forest Dr., Spring, TX
About: What better way to unleash the holiday festivities than with a BYOB holiday painting session? Bring your favorite drink and your visionary side to this holiday event and follow along with the instructors to create your very own holiday-inspired masterpiece. Also, check out Painting with a Twist’s Blacklight Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest on December 10th!
Creating Magical Memories This Season
If there is one thing for sure, the holidays are a wholesome time that every active adult deserves to experience to the fullest. Because of that, be sure to explore all the incredible holiday events and holiday festivals that are just a stone’s throw away from Arella on Jones. You don't have to leave to get into the holiday spirit, either! Through Christmas, residents of Arella on Jones are invited to use the complimentary gift-wrapping station located in the Arts & Craft room.
Who knows, perhaps you will create magical memories with your neighbors or pups, learn a new skill, or maybe even find the perfect holiday piece that becomes a part of your decorating tradition. There is a little something for everyone.
In the end, never forget that the holidays may come and go, but the joyous experiences made during this time will last a lifetime. So get up, explore this amazing area and all it has to offer during the holidays, and above all, be sure to have fun!