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City of Kemah
News Release
Monday, October 31, 2011

Christmas in Kemah is November 18 to December 18
Open House & Tree Lighting November 18

Kemah, Texas – The annual Christmas in Kemah event begins November 18 at the Kemah Visitor Center with the traditional tree lighting and the arrival of Santa with real reindeer in a Cinderella Carriage led by a Kemah Fire Truck at 6:00 p.m. at the Kemah Visitor Center, 604 Bradford. Goody bags for the children and photos will be available for all who visit Santa. There is no cost for this holiday fun. Christmas in Kemah will continue until December 18 with every weekend full of activities and entertainment in the Kemah Lighthouse District.

Christmas cheer will fill the air as Santa will be walking in the district with candy for all and posing for photos and of course listening to all the girls and boys wish lists. Each weekend the holiday spirit will be plentiful with musicians, strolling minstrels, choirs, dancers, bands, story telling, costume characters, refreshments, face painters and much more.

Back by popular demand is “Blizzard on the Bay” where Kemah turns into a winter wonderland on December 3 and 17 with 20,000 lbs. of snow for children of all ages to play in the snow, make a snow ball, make a snow angel or even a snowman! Story telling with costumed characters will be on hand telling various Christmas stories during the “Blizzard on the Bay” days.

Santa’s Secret Shopper Treasure Hunt is a must on your holiday to-do list; a fun way of visiting the Kemah shops and winning great door prizes from the Kemah shops. The drawings will be held at the end of the event. The annual Krewe du Lac Toy Drive and Pub Crawl will be December 2 at 6:30 p.m. and to follow will be the Christmas Costumed Pet Parade on December 3 at 2:00 p.m. Treats are in store at the Kemah Merchant Bake Sale on December 10 in the afternoon as visitors come to the famous Kemah Boardwalk to view the majestic 50th Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade beginning after dusk.


Friday, November 18 - Christmas in Kemah Open House (6:00pm)

Kemah Visitor Center

  • Friday, December 2
    • Krewe du Lac Christmas Kemah Toy Drive & Annual Pub Crawl (6:30 pm) Starting a T-Bone Toms
  • Saturday, December 3
    • Christmas Costumed Pet Parade (2:00 pm) Kemah Visitor Center
  • December 3 & 17 (Saturdays)
    • Blizzard by the Bay (scheduled to appear 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm)
    • Christmas Story Telling (2:00 pm- 4:00 pm) Lighthouse District
  • Saturday, December 10
    • 50th Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade – Kemah Boardwalk (dusk)
    • Kemah Merchant Bake Sale
  • December 10 & 17 (Saturdays)
    • Holiday Ice Carving –Lighthouse District
  • Saturday, December 17
    • Prelude Nutcracker Ballet Performance – Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah’s fun and exciting events have truly made it a holiday and shopping destination. Come “stay and play on the bay” this holiday season with these free Christmas in Kemah festivities for the whole family. The fun begins November 18 and lasts through December 18.

For more information on all these activities or to confirm times contact the Kemah visitor Center at 281-334-3181 or the Kemah Merchants Association 281-538-4165. For lodging call the Kemah Visitor Center or refer to

This is a City of Kemah event produced by the Kemah Merchants Association and paid for with Hotel Occupancy Tax Funds.

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