Beginning Saturday, you and I are invited to make our way toward Kemah as Santa Claus is coming to town!

The Kemah Boardwalk will have its annual Jingle on the Boardwalk holiday event Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 18 at 215 Kipp Ave. in Kemah.

The festivities include a Santa’s Workshop, holiday performances, special viewings of “Home Alone,” “Elf” and “Frozen,” photos with Santa Claus, shopping opportunities, games, children activities and more. Santa Claus will make his appearance on Dec. 23-24 — and you’ll also be able to take pictures!

The Kemah Boardwalk rides and retail stores will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 25 and they’ll even host a New Year’s Eve Family Celebration Dec. 31.

Oh, and don’t forget about the 55th annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 on Galveston Bay.

For a complete itinerary of events, visit

Holiday homes tour is today

The East End Historical District Association will have its 27th annual “A Victorian Christmas” Holiday Homes Tour from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today in the East End Historical District in Galveston.

Four elegant East End homes such as the Isaac Heffron House, John A. Caplen House, Adolph and Lena Nitsche House and James M. Lykes House will be featured. Two East End Historical District Association sites (The Victor Gustafson Cottage and Darragh Park) also will be included on the tour where guests can enjoy live holiday music.

Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased by visiting or by calling 800-821-1894 (you can also visit The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston).

Holiday in the Park

The League City Proud Organization will present its 19th annual Holiday in the Park event today through Sunday at League Park, 512 Second St., in League City. “Your Favorite Holiday Movie” is the theme.

Festivities kick off with a movie under the oaks at 7 p.m. today; the children’s parade will be at 10 a.m. and the Grand Night Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday; and the annual costume contest and pet parade will be at 1 p.m. Sunday.

For information on the routes and the event, visit

Ring in the holidays with free concerts

Making its debut public performance, the College of the Mainland Chorale and Duck and Cover A Cappella Group will present Christmas carols and choral classics at 7:30 p.m. today at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 8200 25th Ave. N., in Texas City.

The groups also will perform at 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway, in Galveston.

And if you like jazz, then the college’s jazz ensemble also will be in performance at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Gilruth Ballroom at the Johnson Space Center, 2101 E. NASA Parkway, in Houston.

The ensemble will be performing musical spotlights from the space program as part of the NASA/Science Applications International Corp. Innovation Forum. The Greater Barbour’s Baptist Church Choir, Birdland Music Group and the Latin Jazz Member Reunion group also will perform.

For information, contact Joyce Palmer, or 409-933-8348.

A Christmas Story’

The Clear Creek Community Theatre will present the holiday classic “A Christmas Story,” by Phillip Grecian, at 8 p.m. today at 18091 Upper Bay Road in Nassau Bay.

The show can be seen at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors and $10 per person for groups of 10 or more.

To RSVP, visit www.clearcreekcommunity or call 281-335-5228.

Contact Community News Editor Angela Wilson, or 409-683-5239.​

Angela Wilson is the community news editor for The Daily News.

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