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Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Residents of the Gulf Coast celebrated several events during the Holiday Season.  These photos were taken at the annual Kwanzaa Celebration at the Nia Cultural Center.

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December 31, 2007 -- The Nia Cultural Center's 19th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration was held on Saturday, December 29 at the Old Central Cultural Center. More
December 24, 2007 -- A crowd of about 200 gathered at Bay Area Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau’s viewing party for the 46th annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Clear Lake. More
December 24, 2007 -- Over 2,200 children arrived at schools across the Bay Area recently to find that Saint Nicholas visited and left a gift of a backpack filled with books and toys. More
December 22, 2007 -- Members of the Galveston Police Department, like their brothers in blue across the nation, are participating in the Blue Santa program. More
December 15, 2007 -- Members of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce were treated to a Holiday Party in the renovated Music Hall at Hotel Galvez. Photos
December 13, 2007 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership held its annual Holiday Party on Wednesday at Endeavour Marina. More
December 12, 2007 -- Downtown Houston is lighted for the holidays. This photo set, at Houston City Hall, was taken by Jim Guidry. Photos
December 11, 2007 -- The City of Port Arthur is hosting the First Annual Cultural Lighted Holiday Parade this Thursday, December 13 in downtown Port Arthur. More
December 10, 2007 -- The Third Annual "Magical Evening of Music" benefiting Gleanings From The Harvest For Galveston, honoring B.J. Herz with the Harvest Moon Award, was held on Sunday at the Moody Gardens Hotel. More
December 09, 2007 -- The Galveston Municipal Police Association Holiday Parade attracted a large crowd to Downtown Galveston. More
December 08, 2007 -- The 15th Annual Toy Run from JJ's Custom Specialists, 1010 Yupon in La Marque, to Galveston's Shriners Burns Hospital once again attracted many motorcyles and riders. More
December 06, 2007 -- The palm trees in front of Galveston City Hall have been lighted for the Holiday Season. More
December 06, 2007 -- The Historic Downtown Galveston Partnership's Galveston Harbor Parade of Lights will be on Saturday, December 15. More
December 04, 2007 -- Kerry Neves has posted a reminder that the Dickinson Historical Society has Christmas gifts for sale. More
December 03, 2007 -- Over 200 volunteers from area companies and the community participated in the 2007 St. Nick Packing Party at the Gilruth Center at Johnson Space Center to stuff the backpacks with toys and books, which will be used for Volunteer Houston Bay Area’s charitable project “A Visit From Saint Nicholas.” More
December 03, 2007 -- Volunteer Houston Bay Area today announced the receipt of a generous gift made to its annual benefit “A Visit From Saint Nicholas.” More
December 03, 2007 -- Despite a forecast of 30 percent chance of rain on Sunday, visitors to Dickens on the Strand enjoyed warm, but otherwise near perfect weather. "It has been great," said Galveston Historical Foundation Executive Director Dwayne Jones. "This has been, we feel, a record-breaking attendance and record breaking participation from a really very broad geographic spread across the state and across the country.", a sponsor of the festival, documented the weekend with photos and audio. Sights and Sounds
December 02, 2007 -- Supporters of Galveston's Ronald McDonald House, including local dignitaries and celebrities, participated in an extraordinary ceremony as the "Light Up the House" for the Holiday Season on Friday November 30. More
December 02, 2007 -- The Dickens on the Strand continues today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sights & Sounds
November 30, 2007 -- Beaumont's Christmas Holiday Festival & Parade is Saturday evening in Downtown Beaumont. More
November 30, 2007 -- The Galveston County Children’s Services Board, Community Health Choice Health Plan, The Children’s Center, Inc. Outreach and Assistance Program are partnering to host The Children’s Christmas Festival on December 16. More
November 30, 2007 -- Sunshine Center, Inc. in Galveston will hold its annual Holiday Sale on Saturday, December 1. More
November 30, 2007 -- The City Ballet of Houston will present "The Nutcracker" at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston on Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9. More
November 30, 2007 -- Dickinson City Council Member Kerry Neves reports on the Dickinson Festival of Lights and other Holiday Happenings in an email message to his constituents. More
November 29, 2007 -- Dickinson Pilot Club's 26th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes will be on Sunday, December 9. More
November 29, 2007 -- The Moody Mansion, a project of the Mary Moody Northen Endowment, will host a Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 9. More
November 28, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory predicts brisk onshore winds and unseasonably warm temperatures for the Dickens on the Strand Festival. More
November 28, 2007 -- The Seventeenth Annual Advent Pilgrimage among Galveston's five downtown churches is set for Sunday, December 16. More
November 28, 2007 -- The Holiday in the Park Parade in League City on Saturday December 1 will honor outgoing Clear Creek Independent School District Superintendent Sandra Mossman. More
November 27, 2007 -- The City of Galveston has announced that there will be free parking Downtown, during specified periods, for holiday shoppers. More
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