Top 5 Things to Do This Week in The Woodlands – November 27 - December 3, 2023

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 11/26/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX – Quote of the week: “Winter is coming.” — Too many people who watched HBO

We survived the thrust into Thanksgiving and now we careen into Christmas and the rest of the holidays. The Woodlands is keeping things merry and bright with some awesome holiday events; here’s our list of top five faves.

Tuesday, November 28

It’s a perfect night to head north a bit for the annual Christmas on Main Street In Historic Downtown Conroe. Come and enjoy an old-fashioned Hallmark Christmas after the Tree Lighting with letters to Santa, Carolers, jazz music, Christmas stories, a Christmas gift market and Santa himself! This is a Free Family Friendly Event to cherish all season long. Walk the two blocks down Simonton or Metcalf from the Tree Lighting to the shops in Downtown Conroe to vote with wooden tokens for Christmas Windows. The Annual Bicycle Giveaway begins at 8:45 p.m.


Thursday, November 30

Show your school support as you celebrate the season by heading to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for the annual Holly Jolly Jingle free holiday concert featuring CISD students. Every year the season seems to sneak in unannounced, and every year we almost seem to miss it. But every year, somehow, we manage to catch hold of the feeling for a few wonderful moments, to let the joy and wonder overtake us – to remember how to be kids again. That’s why Holly Jolly Jingle is so important. Not only is it a wonderful showcase of the talented student musicians from Conroe ISD, but it also helps usher in that elusive holiday spirit with music and merriment, and maybe a little snowfall of magic, too. Come hear these CISD students perform, come grab a picture with Santa, come sing a carol or two – and just try not to get swept up in that holiday feeling. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free for all performing arts events. Tickets for most performances are $20 for orchestra seating.


Friday, December 1

The John Cooper School’s Signatures Author Series is the number one event that brings the literary luminaries to one scholastic and bombastic event. This year, the keynote speaker is bestselling novelist Alka Joshi (The Henna Artist) presenting at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. The John Cooper School Signatures Author Series luncheon is a highly anticipated annual event that has featured keynote speakers such as best-selling authors Barbara Bush, Dave Berry, Mitch Albom, Anthony Bourdain, John Grogan, Nicholas Sparks, Candace Bushnell, Kathryn Stockett with Tate Taylor, Jodi Picoult, Tyler Florence, Gillian Flynn, Cheryl Strayed, Paula Hawkins, Kevin Kwan, Maria Semple, Jesmyn Ward, Taylor Jenkins Reid, and Elin Hilderbrand. The luncheon also features visiting authors, book signings, and a Signatures-themed drawing.


Saturday, December 2

Don a warm jacket and bring your portable chairs or blankets, and head down to Hughes Landing for the Artfeel celebration of Shoal, a public artwork, located in the walkway between Del Frisco’s and Fogo de Chao restaurants overlooking beautiful Lake Woodlands. This Artfeel is produced by The Woodlands Arts Council and sponsored by Howard Hughes. Shoal is the latest public art gift from Howard Hughes to our community. This massive artwork contains 750 individual orbs that are choreographed as a collective, inspired by movement patterns of shoals – large groups of fish swimming together in captivating patterns. Hundreds of speakers and LEDs work harmoniously together to create this symbolic art. Inspired by the artwork, Gideon Bustamante, Artfeel’s artist-in-residence, is leading a creative collective, a Shoal of songwriters, in the production of an original song that will debut during the show.


Sunday, December 3

Join The Woodlands Methodist Church tonight on the Fairway and Robb Plaza for their annual Christmas Fest followed by Night of Carols featuring Bristol House. They will have fun for the whole family starting at 3:30 p.m. with inflatables, music, crafts, food, and more. At 6:00 p.m., join Bristol House for a time of worship at Night of Carols. Invite your family, friends and neighbors and kick off the Christmas season together!


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