Tomball is Texan for Holiday Fun!

Tomball Museum Center Candle Light Tours.

TOMBALL, TX - From candy-caned floats and high school marching bands, to German oom-pah tunes and traditional Christmas fun, the City of Tomball will be filled with holiday cheer beginning Saturday, November 18.

More than 50 ornamental lamp posts will again be decked out for the holidays as the City stages its 5th annual Downtown Holiday Lamp Post Stroll beginning Saturday, November 18th.  Designed and created by local merchants and organizations, the lamp posts on Main, Market, Commerce, North Elm and North Walnut Streets will be decorated through December 31st.

The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce presents its 52nd Annual Tomball Holiday Parade beginning at 10 am on Saturday, November 18th.  The two hour extravaganza on Main Street is themed “Texas Strong: Honoring Harvey’s Heroes” and will celebrate first responders, organizations, volunteers, families, and friends that were heroes during and after the hurricane as they helped and supported the community. Call 281-351-7222 or 866-670-7222for details.

Tomball’s annual German Christmas Market kicks off at 6 pm on Friday, December 8th for three days of music, shopping, food and fun on Market Street in downtown Tomball.  Shop for holiday gifts from more than 150 vendors while munching on traditional brats, and potato pancakes and sipping Bavarian brew.  Admission, parking and shuttle service from Tomball Regional Hospital lots are free.   Festival hours are: 6 - 10 pm on Friday, 10 am -10 pm on Saturday, and 10 am – 6 pm on Sunday. Visit tomballgermanchristmasmarket.com.

The Tomball Museum Center on North Pine Street in Old Tomball comes alive with Christmas fun on December 8th and 9th during its annual Candlelight Tour. Walk through the restored and decorated buildings, listen to choirs singing Christmas carols in the farm museum and church, and experience the holiday as it was celebrated 100 years ago.  Doors are open from 6 – 9 pm each night. Call (281) 255-2148.

Christmas on Commerce is the City of Tomball’s traditional holiday event with school choirs, vendors, kids zone, storytelling, Santa’s work shop and free photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus.  Staged on Commerce Street in downtown Tomball from noon to 4 pm, the festival allows visitors to easily shop event area stores and restaurants as well as those along Main. Admission and parking are free.  Call 281-350-5484.

Tomball is just 28-miles northwest of downtown Houston. Visit tomballtx.gov for more information.

Photo: Tomball Museum Center Candle Light Tours

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