8 Holiday Events in Pasadena, Texas You Won’t Want to Miss!

Monday, November 25, 2019

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December in Pasadena, Texas brings loads of fun for the entire family. If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the kids, or want a unique shopping experience, head to Pasadena and enjoy our many holiday activities and events. Here’s a list of some events you won’t want to miss this holiday season:


#1 9th Annual Holiday Market on November 24th


Pasadena’s 9th Annual Holiday market is being held at Silver Sycamore on November 24th, starting at 11 AM. There is a long list of local vendors who will be setting up shop, making it possible to find the most unique gifts and decorations for your home and holiday table. 


#2 Santa’s Rock n Lights on November 26th


You don’t want to miss Santa’s Rock n Lights on November 26th at 5 PM. Held at the Pasadena Convention Center and Municipal Fairgrounds, this drive-thru light show will delight both children and adults. There is almost a full mile of nearly 1,000 programmable elements and over 100,000 animated lights dancing to Christmas music rather than just the old fashioned still displays.


#3 Family Movie Night on December 6th


Pasadena’s Nelda Sullivan Middle School is hosting an outdoor family movie night to watch the Christmas movie - Elf. Bring your chairs, blankets, family, and friends!  Concessions will be sold and Smores will be provided. 


#4 Pictures with Santa on December 7th 


Come meet Santa at the Pasadena Public Library (Fairmont location) on December 7th at 10AM or the Central Library at 2PM. Bring your camera and take a family photo! Santa Claus está en camino! Trae tu propia cámara para tomarte fotos con Santa. Vamos a proporcionar un fotógrafo para que toda la familia pueda salir en la foto. 


#5 Holiday Lighted Parade on December 7th 


The City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Strawberry Festival are hosting the Holiday Lighted Parade - a family favorite event featuring floats, music, princesses and Santa and Mrs. Clause! The parade begins at 7 PM on Fairmont Parkway. 


#6 Walk Through Bethlehem on December 13th - 15th 


South Main Baptist Church is hosting a free event for all ages. Experience Bethlehem in this walkthrough town full of sights, sounds, smells and touch that will take you to the time of the birth of Jesus. Follow the path from the wise men to the manger and see all the townspeople, shepherds and angels along the way. 


#7 Hometown Holidays & Trail of Lights on December 17th


Silver Sycamore is partnering with Time to Level the Playing Field, Inc. to bring you the First Annual Hometown Holidays & Trail of Lights! This week-long lights festival will feature over 100,000 lights, an 18ft Christmas Tree, Santa, Live Music, Shopping, Food & more! 


#8 Live Nativity on December 22nd


First United Methodist Church is hosting a live nativity with actors in costumes, live animals and carol singing. 


Live Music


For those looking to hear holiday music, there are several concerts taking place in Pasadena, including the Pasadena Philharmonic Holiday Concert on December 3rd. Held at the San Jacinto College Central Slocomb Auditorium, these talented classical musicians play Christmas music from around the world and songs from favorite holiday movies. 


The First Baptist Church Pasadena also hosts Christmas concerts. They have a Singing Christmas Tree with four performance times on December 12th through the 15th. 


Events for Everyone


Pasadena, Texas is truly a wonderful place to live. Our holiday events are just one of the many ways the community comes together to celebrate life, family, and fun. We invite you to join us at one of our 2019 holiday events and to discover why families are choosing to make their home in Pasadena.

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