Holiday Happenings in League City

It’s never too early to start mapping out your holiday plans. Be sure to save the date for these League City family-friendly traditions and brand new holiday happenings in November and December.

Holiday Market at
League Park


Saturday, Nov. 9  |  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
League Park

Enjoy a day of holiday shopping under the majestic oak trees of League Park on Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop local businesses, crafters, and vintage boutiques and enjoy lunch from a food truck. All proceeds will go to the League City Dog Park Association for additional enrichments at the Bark Park at Countryside and for the City’s second dog park to be built near Hometown Heroes Park.

Gingerbread House and
Holiday Display


November 21 through January 1, 2020

The holiday season officially kicks off with the unveiling of Southshore Harbour Resort’s Gingerbread House display. Come take your holiday family photo in front of this free display in the lobby plus purchase some gingerbread cookies to benefit the League City Rotary Club.

Pet Photos with Santa and Sneak Preview of New Shelter 


Friday, Nov. 22  |  7 to 9 p.m.

Dress to impress and walk the catwalk with your pet during a sneak preview and fundraiser for the new League City Animal Care and Adoption Center. Awards will be given for best dressed pet, best dressed owner/pet couple, and best pet holiday costume. Guests can get their pet’s photo with Santa and enjoy music, appetizers, and drinks from 7 to 9 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the League City Animal Shelter.  Tickets on sale now!

dress to impress and walk the red carpet with your pet

BAHBT Nutcracker

November 22 and 23


A holiday classic and family favorite “The Nutcracker” comes to life thanks to the Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theater. Experience toy soldiers, dancing fairies, and the Land of Sweets in a whole new way by attending one or more of these events hosted at League City’s South Shore Harbour Resort.

Dinner and Slumber Party with Clara

Friday, Nov. 22 

Characters from the classic ballet will entertain guests as they dine at the Paradise Reef Restaurant. After dinner, guests are treated to preview shopping in the Nutcracker Boutique. Guests staying overnight are invited to a pajama party in the penthouse with a hot chocolate bar and a special visit from the Sugar Plum Fairy. Tickets on sale now!

Breakfast with the Sugar Plum Fairy and Nutcracker Boutique 

Saturday, Nov. 23

One of  the sweetest events of the year for ages 2 to 92. Enjoy breakfast with the Sugar Plum Fairy, shop at the Nutcracker Boutique, see a preview of The Nutcracker, and have your photo taken with the characters. Reserve early for the best seats. Tickets on sale now!

NEW! The After Party 

Saturday, Nov. 23

Once the kids are tired out and tucked in, adults are invited to the Crystal Ballroom at the South Shore Resort and Hotel from 7 p.m. to midnight for “The After Party.”  Tickets on sale now!

Holiday Open House
and Tree Lighting


Thursday, Dec. 5  |  5 to 6:30 p.m.
Helen Hall Library

Families and patrons of all ages are invited to the City’s annual Holiday Open House at the Helen Hall Library from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Visit with Santa and enjoy holiday drinks and snacks before the City’s tree lighting in front for the library.

Merry Market at
Butler's Courtyard


Thursday, Dec. 5  |  6 to 8 p.m.
Butler's Courtyard

Shop local this holiday season and support League City’s small businesses by taking part in this special shopping event from 6 to 8 p.m.

Holiday in the Park

December 6-8  |  League Park

It just wouldn’t be the holidays without this League City tradition in League Park. Hosted by the League City Proud organization, this three-day event features shopping, entertainment, food, and the popular grand night parade on Saturday night. The theme of this year’s event is “Hats off to Frosty” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the holiday classic cartoon. Spots are still available for vendors and for parade entries. Volunteers are also needed. Visit www.leaguecityproud.com for more information.

christmas parade in league city

Breakfast with Santa at
South Shore Harbour


Saturday, Dec. 7  |  8 to 10 a.m.

Make sure Santa knows what’s on your wish list this year while enjoying a delicious breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Paradise Reef Restaurant located at South Shore Harbour.

Breakfast with Santa at
Hometown Heroes Park


Saturday, Dec. 14  |  8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Join the City’s Parks and Recreation Department for a yummy breakfast and fun activities from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $15 for residents and $22.50 for non-residents. Registration begins November 6 for residents and November 20 for non-residents at this link.