Holiday Happenings

By Stephanie Thorpe –

The holiday season is the best time to get out and enjoy beautiful and exciting events happening around town! Fort Bend Focus has you covered with the best places to visit to get you in the holiday spirit and spread cheer. From holiday festivals to Christmas tree lightings, there’s always something fun to do in Fort Bend during the holidays!

December 1st – January 5th, 6 – 9 pm

Sugar Land Holiday Lights

Constellation Field in Sugar  Land

Every night in December, enjoy the spectacular Holiday Lights Show at Constellation Field! There will be special nights of fun with reduced tickets for kids, college students and more. For more information, visit

December 1st, 8th and 22nd, 1 – 5 pm

Free Photos with Santa

2180 Lone Star Drive in Sugar Land

Take a free holiday photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Donate new stuffed animals for the Fort Bend Rainbow Room’s Christmas Project for children and adults. For more information, visit

December 6th, 5 – 8 pm

City of Sugar Land’s 60th Anniversary Celebration at 17th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Sugar Land Town Square City Hall

It’s the most wonderful sight of the year! City Hall will be officially decked out for the holidays at this free, family-friendly event with the 40-foot Christmas tree lighting, holiday crafts and activities, face painting, live performances, photos with Santa and more. For
more information, visit

December 6th, 5:45 – 6:30 pm

Richmond’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

City Hall Park Plaza in Richmond

Experience the joy of the holidays when the holiday tree lights are turned on in Richmond for the first time this season! Join for a night of fun of holiday music, cookies and tons of picture-perfect moments! For more information, visit

December 6th, 6 – 9 pm

December 7th, 3 – 9 pm

Rosenberg Christmas Nights

Historic Downtown Rosenberg

Rosenberg’s Christmas Nights is the perfect place to channel all of your holiday spirit! Experience then exciting, re-imagined holiday event with a weekend ofnnightly activities to enhance the magic of the season. For more information, visit

December 6th, 5:30 – 9 pm

December 7th, 8:15 am

Snowfest and Parade

City Hall Complex in,  Missouri City

Come enjoy this free event on December 6th with a variety of holiday activities including a tree lighting ceremony, fireworks, a snow hill, a holiday light trail, crafts at the Holiday Market and photos with Santa at the City Hall Complex. On December 7th, there will be a one-mile fun run at the Rec & Tennis Center followed by the 36th annual Snowfest Parade. For more information, visit

December 6th, 6 – 8 pm

December 7th, 4 – 8 pm

Candlelight Tours of the Historic
1883 Moore Mansion

Fort Bend Museum in Richmond

The 1883 Moore Mansion is getting decked out for the holidays! Enjoy the Candlelight Ball and Tour and get in the holiday spirit with performances of popular holiday tunes, a craft shop and silent auction. All proceeds benefit the preservation and educational efforts of the Fort Bend Museum. For more information, visit

December 7th, 5 – 7 pm

Holidays in the Plaza featuring the Houston Show Choir

Sugar Land Town Square

Start the Christmas season with a beautiful musical performance by the Houston Show Choir! Three choirs will take you on a holiday musical journey with pop, country, disco, rock show tunes, jazz and more. For more information, visit

December 12th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Holidays in the Plaza featuring Fort Bend Christian Academy and Travis High School

Sugar Land Town Square

Join the students of Fort Bend Christian Academy and Travis High School as they give a holiday musical performance to get you in the holiday spirit. For more information, visit

December 13th, 10 am – 9 pm

December 14th, 10 am – 4 pm

Christmas Home Tour

Various Neighborhoods

Child Advocates of Fort Bend are showcasing lavishly decorated homes in beautiful neighborhoods in Fort Bend County for the holidays. There will be tours in Alkire Lake, Sienna Plantation, Sugar Creek and Sweetwater. All proceeds benefit the Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s programs. For more information, visit

December 13th, 6 – 8:30 pm

Family-Fun Night – Winter Wonderland

Rec & Tennis Center  in Missouri City

This free family event features games, ornament making, cookie decorating, snacks, drinks and more. Visit craft and game stations and have an evening of holiday fun with your friends and family! For more information, visit

December 14th & 21st, 6 – 9 pm

Campfire Christmas

George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond

At this family-friendly event, take a trip back in time to experience what Christmas was like from the 1830s – 1930s! There will be tours at main historic sites, such as the Jones’ family log cabin and the George Ranch Home, so come discover Christmas through the years! For more information, visit

December 14th, 7 pm

December 15th, 3 pm

Living Portraits: A Sugar Land Christmas

Sugar Land Baptist Church

Celebrate Christmas with beautiful music from the Sanctuary Choir, orchestra and soloists at Sugar Land Baptist. For
more information, visit

December 22nd, 4 – 6:30 pm

Giant Menorah Lighting Celebration

Sugar Land Town Square

Celebrate Chanukah and enjoy the lighting of the giant menorah with Chabad of Sugar Land. This event will feature a greeting by dignitaries, children’s arts and crafts, Israeli food, live performances, dancing and more. For more