Fort Bend County calendar of events for the week beginning Dec. 18
77彩票网appConstellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land, will present “Polar Express” on its Texas-sized video board on Dec. 18, while surrounded by the lights presented by La Subasta. The movie will start at 6:45 p.m. Adults are $16. Ages 12 and younger and seniors are $14.
Blizzard Bash forecast
A frost-filled evening of free family fun is forecast for Cross Creek Ranch where a Blizzard Bash will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. The public is invited to the Cross Creek Ranch Welcome Center, 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane, for a day of play in 55,000 pounds of snow along with a snow tube hill, petting zoo, crafts with Mrs. Claus, food trucks, a DJ, bounce houses and more. Santa himself will be available for pictures and the first 100 visitors will receive a free Blizzard Bash goodie bag. Visit for more information.
MD Anderson Cancer Center will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Sugar Land Town Square, Texas 6 at U.S. 59.
Holiday musical favorites
77彩票网appSugar Land Town Square’s Holidays in the Plaza will feature on Friday, Dec. 20, an evening of holiday musical favorites on the main stage. The concert will feature Rhonda Williams and Lizi Bailey. The evening is presented by Cornerstone Community Bible Church from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The square is located at Texas 6 and U.S. 59.
Holidays in the Plaza
First Colony Church of Christ’s band will warm up Town Square, Texas 6 at U.S. 59, with the sound of its blended contemporary and classic Christmas music when it performs at Holidays in the Plaza on Saturday, Dec. 21, starting at 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by Sewell Audi Sugar Land.
Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, will stage Dancing Key, the 2019 recital by J&H Dance School, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. Email email@example.com or call 713-516-5186 for information.
Christmas in the Park
George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762 Road in Richmond, invites the community to Christmas in the Park on Saturday, Dec. 21, starting at 9 a.m. Travel through Christmas pasts and explore customs and decorations from the 1830s to the 1930s. Visit the 1860s Ryon Prairie Home for a Christmas treat or the temporary Santa’s workshop at the 1930s George Ranch Home & Cattle Complex. Special holiday activity classes will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and cost $3 per person. In the Dec. 21 class learn how to make 1860’s Christmas crackers. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-343-0218 for information.
Journey back in time to experience Christmas celebrations of the 1830s through the 1930s at the George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762 Road in Richmond. Visit the park Dec. 21 starting at 6 p.m.for a family-friendly holiday evening tour that culminates with cowboy songs, stories and hot cocoa around the campfire. Presale tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for ages 4-12 and $20 for museum members and seniors. Children ages 3 and younger are admitted free. At-the-gate tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for ages 4-12, $25 for members and seniors. Visit georgeranch.org for information.
A Pentatonix Christmas 2019 Tour
Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd., will feature A Pentatonix Christmas tour on Dec. 21, starting at 7 p.m. The tour is presented by SiriusXM. Visit smartfinancialcentre.net for details.
Dec. 20 & Dec. 22
77彩票网appStafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, will present Houston’s Urban Nutcracker on Friday and Sunday, Dec. 20 & 22, at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. Houston’s Urban Nutcracker is an update on a holiday classic that showcases the rich cultural diversity of a Houston. The production will feature more than 100 Houston metropolitan area dancers, actors and musicians. It’s produced by Lab Performing Arts Initiative.
Free photos with Santa
Sugar Land Town Square is offering a free holiday photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2180 Lone Star Drive, the former Z Gallerie space. Families are asked to bring new stuffed animals to donate to the Fort Bend Rainbow Room’s Christmas project. All donations will go to children and adults referred by caseworkers from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
Giant menorah lighting celebration
Celebrate Chanukah at Sugar Land Town Square with the lighting of a giant menorah with Chabad of Sugar Land on Sunday, Dec. 22, from 4-6:30 p.m. The event will include greetings by dignitaries, arts and crafts for children, Israeli food, performances, live music and dancing. The square is located at Texas 6 and U.S. 59. Call Rabbi Mendel Feigenson at 832-758-0685 for information.
‘The Elf on the Shelf’
“The Elk on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical” comes to Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd., on Dec. 27, starting at 7 p.m. Go to for information and tickets.
‘Great Russian Nutcracker’
Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” returns to the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd., for the third consecutive year on Dec. 28. The performance will begin at 3 and at 7 p.m. Visit for details and tickets.
New Year’s Eve
77彩票网appThe City of Stafford will present the 2020 Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Bash at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, starting at 7 p.m. Earlybird tickets are $55. Attire is semi-formal. The bash will feature the Horizon Band. Tickets include an appetizer station, entrée, dessert, two drink tickets for the cash bar, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Visit for details and to purchase tickets.
Merengue Dance Class
Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge, will have a special and free 3-part workshop of “Merengue Dance Lessons” on Thursdays, Jan. 2, 9, and 16, from 7:30 to 8:40 p.m. Local dance instructors Loy and Bernardine Farmer will provide a basic introduction to Merengue, a partner-style of dance that involves dancing in precise time with the music. Each class builds upon skills learned in earlier classes, so attendance at all sessions is encouraged. A partner is not required; singles will be paired together. Space is limited, however, and registration is required. Register online at , click on “Events,” select “Sugar Land Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2140, or by visiting the library.
Habitat to reopen ReStore
Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity will hold the grand opening for its Fort Bend ReStore on Jan. 8 at 9 a.m. at 505 Julie Rivers, Suite 150, in Sugar Land. Its location on Murphy Road closed Dec. 14. Visit for details.
Home and Outdoor Show
The 10th Annual Sugar Land Home and Outdoor Show features new Home Improvement products and services from over 200 exhibitors with new DIY workshops Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25-26 at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road in Stafford. The show will include FloodFrame Director Tasha Nielsen with tips to protect your home against the next flood, and Ashley Barber, Houston’s First Certified KonMari Consultant.lk about. Make your own floral arrangement with the tallest tulip and design your pallet décor from Board and Brush. Meet Houston’s Trusted Home Experts Randy Lemmon, AM 740 KTRH’s GardenLine, Houston Chronicle Architecture and Design Writer, Diane Cowen, Tom Tynan, HomeShow Radio, Michael Garfield, The High-Tech Texan, and Swatson from the Sugar Land Skeeters. Charity partner is Fort Bend History Association. Visit SugarLandHomeAndGarden.com for details.
Fort Bend Cares
An evening of Latin sights, sounds and tastes awaits guests at Fort Bend Cares’ “Road Trip to South America” on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 pm at Fluor. The evening includes food from a dozen popular restaurants, roaming entertainment, colorful costumes, musical entertainment by DJ Craig and the Arthur Murray Dance Studio, a raffle and special auction items. The 15th Annual Road Trip will raise funds to support non-profit organizations through grants that improve the lives of disadvantaged children in the county. Fort Bend Cares has given over $2.2 million in donations to local non-profits. Individual tickets are $75 and $50 for young professionals aged 30 and under. To purchase tickets go to one.bidpal.net/fortbendcaresrt. Sponsorships are available ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. For more information or to become a sponsor, call 281-725-8287, email email@example.com or visit .
Education Foundation Gala
The Fort Bend Education Foundation’s Gala, “Majestic Morocco - Your Magic Carpet Awaits,” presented by Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP, celebrates the mysteries of majestic Morocco. The gala will be Feb. 29 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. The event will include a Silent Auction Market Place and a Bid Board Bazaar as well as a live auction. Visit for table sponsorships, individual tickets or auction donations.