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Posted on: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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The spirit of the holiday season is coming to League City.  The City is sponsoring the second annual Holiday Magic event. Holiday Magic brings League City and the surrounding communities together to celebrate the spirit of the season and benefit local charities.

The magic begins with the first annual Gingerbread House competition sponsored by League City Kroger stores. This is the first year for the competition which features three categories: professional, team and novice.   Kits are available for purchase at League City Kroger stores. The winner of the contest will be announced at the Holiday Magic Kick-off event at South Shore Harbour Resort on Saturday, November 23.  The kick-off will also include live music and an appearance from Santa.

This year is the 23rd Annual Breakfast with the Sugar Plum Fairy hosted by the Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre.  The event takes place on Saturday, November 23 at South Shore Harbour Resort.  Join us for an unforgettable morning with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her kingdom of sweets court. Festivities include a scrumptious brunch, Nutcracker ballet vignette, an opportunity to have your child photographed with the Sugar Plum Fairy and much more! A beautiful tradition to start the holidays!

The biggest event of the season is the Holiday in the Park Festival and Parade.  The 16th annual event is set for December 6-8 at League Park. The three-day festival includes shopping, food and lots of entertainment, plus real snow in the park! It will help create memories your children will treasure for a lifetime.  The highlight of the festival is the Grand Night Parade, which takes place in Main Street on December 7 at 6:00 p.m., but you’ll also want to take part in the holiday movie under the oaks, the children’s costume parade, pet parade and the holiday market.  A full schedule of Holiday in the Park events is available on leaguecityholidaymagic.com

The parade fun isn’t limited to land. Ring in the season by land or by sea with Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce.  The Clear Lake Chamber is host to the League City 52nd Annual Boat Lane Parade.  The parade features more than a hundred brightly decorated power and sailboats that will traverse the Clear Lake channel from the South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon to Galveston Bay.  The show ends with a spectacular holiday fireworks extravaganza.  Pick a waterfront spot and bring along some holiday treats as you and your family enjoy the sights and sounds of the season League City style.

Speaking of water, take a plunge for polio at the League City Rotary Club’s Polar Plunge.  Brave the winter weather and take a dive into the pool at South Shore Harbour Resort to help the Rotary Club wipe out Polio.  If you’re athletic, but looking for a drier activity lace up your sneaker and join us for the Walk With Santa hosted by the South Shore Fitness Center.  Fashionistas will fall in love as they get a sneak peek at couture clothing at the Interfaith Caring Ministries fashion show and dinner, all while helping to support an organization that works to assist local families in crisis.  There will also be live and silent auctions, a mystery wine pull and live music provided by Hollywood entertainer Mark LeVang.  History buffs should take time to stroll the streets of League City’s Historic District for the Historic Homes Tour.  The tour features fascinating stories about six historic League City Homes at the turn of the 20th century.   Book lovers are invited to enjoy some holiday cheer at the Helen Hall Library Holiday Open House.  Santa arrives on a fire truck and takes the time to listen to wish lists and take photos with each of the children before the City’s annual tree lighting just outside the library.  

There’s something for everyone at Holiday Magic.  Gather your family, young and old for a month of fun and festivities, each benefitting a charitable cause. Find out more about each of these events on our website www.leaguecityholidaymagic.com. We hope to see you there!

Holiday Magic Schedule of Events

Friday, November 1 - Gingerbread House Contest kits available for purchase at League City Kroger stores.
Saturday, November 23 - Holiday Magic Kickoff Event, South Shore Harbour Resort, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 23 - Breakfast with the Sugar Plum Fairy, South Shore Harbour Resort, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday, November 23 -  Holiday Magic Kick-off Event South Shore Harbour Resort, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday, December 5 - Helen Hall Library Holiday Open House with Santa, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 5 - League City Tree Lighting with Santa, Helen Hall Library, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 5  - Festival of Trees Fashion Show & Dinner, South Shore Harbour Resort, 6 p.m.
Friday, December 6-8 - Holiday in the Park Parades & Festivals, League Park
Saturday, December 7 - Holiday in the Park Grand Night Parade, League Park, 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 7 - Polar Plunge South Shore Harbour Resort at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, December 8 - Holiday Golf Cart Parade benefiting Devereux Texas, South Shore Harbour 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 14 - Walk with Santa, South Shore Harbor Fitness Center, 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, December 14 - Breakfast with Santa, South Shore Harbour Resort, 8:30 a.m.- 11 a.m.
Saturday, December 14 - Historic Homes Tour, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday, December 14 - Santa's Wonderland Butler Longhorn Museum
Saturday, December 14 - League City Christmas Boat Lane Parade, 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 21 - Walt and Tina Wilkins and Susan Gibson at TAD AKERS Event Facility, 7:00pm

Recurring Events:
Friday, November 22 through Friday, December 13- Perry Family YMCA Annual Giving Tree
Friday, December 6th- 8th & 13th - 15th - The Nutcracker, University of Houston Clear Lake – Clear Lake Bayou Theatre
December 14-15 & 21-22 - Toys for Tots Softball Tournament, Big League Dreams Sportspark
December 5-21 - Interfaith Caring Ministries Festival of Trees, South Shore Harbour Resort
December 5-21 - Chef’s Gingerbread House and gingerbread house contest entries on display, South Shore Harbour Resort
 


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