Pasadena Christmas Events

Christmas Tree Lighting

Christmas Tree Lighting

Join us in front of City Hall as our annual Christmas Tree Lighting event returns!

We’ll have live performance by local students, food trucks, holiday vendors, and SNOW!

Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be available for photos.

Pasadena City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting

Special performances

Holiday Lighted Parade

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Holiday Lighted Parade Street Closures for December 4, 2021


Parade begins at 7PM and will end at approximately 9PM.

Mickey Gilley Blvd will be closed in both directions between Fairmont & Keith Ave. beginning at 3 p.m. until the conclusion of the parade.

Keith Ave. (heading west) will be closed at 3 p.m. at the East Sam Houston Tollway intersection. 

Fairmont Parkway (parade route) will be closed at 6 p.m. between Mickey Gilley Blvd. and Watters until the conclusion of the parade.

Access to/from Fairmont on the following side streets will also close at 6PM until the conclusion of the parade: 

  • Lily
  • Yuma Trail
  • Preston
  • Panama
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The tradition is back! Join the City of Pasadena and the Strawberry Festival for a night of lights and fun.

Would you like to participate in our Holiday Lighted Parade?

Applications are now being accepted but space is limited. Click here for an application!

Verne Cox Adaptive Recreation Center Holiday Gala


December 7
6:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Pasadena Convention Center

Advance Tickets Only – RSVP by November 15

This event is a special gathering for Participants and Families associated with the Verne Cox Center! If you are interested in the event or attending programs for people with disabilities, feel free to contact the center at: 281.487.1755

Pasadena Historical Museum


The City of Pasadena
Heritage Park and Museum
Christmas Open House 

Thursday, December 9, 2021
3:00 p.m.  to 6:00 p.m. 

204 S. Main
Pasadena, Texas 77506

Come tour the newly renovated Historic Homes decorated for Christmas while enjoying delicious Wassail and Gingerbread. There will be door prizes and local Author Cecil D. Ghormley and Poet Laurient of Pasadena, Smokey Culver, will have their books available for signing.

Madison Jobe Senior Center


Drive-Thru Christmas Celebration

December 10
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Swing by for some yule tide goodies and holiday cheer! (Free goodie bags while supplies last)

Holiday Drive-In Movie!

DEC2021 - Letter CinePark Grinch

Last CINEPARK at the LIBRARY Movie of 2021!


Join us on Friday, December 17 to watch "The Grinch" rated PG.

FREE ENTRY
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED
WEATHER PERMITTING
LIMITED TO 27 VEHICLES

General Parking: 6:15 PM - 6:50 PM

  • Listen to the movie through your vehicle's radio! You may bring your own snacks!
  • We ask that you remain in your vehicles for the duration of the movie.
  • Movie screen provided by the Pasadena Parks & Recreation Department.

Donate with Officer Santa!

 
Every year, the Pasadena Police Department collects donations for local families in need. 

Please consider helping out in the following ways:

 Donate NEW, unwrapped toys in their original packaging but NO plush or stuffed animals. 

The age range for these toys should be 0-16 years. 

Drop Boxes are located at PD and City Hall.

There is also an Amazon wish list where you can simply purchase the item(s) online and the toys will be sent to PD offices directly. 

Here is the link to the wish list:  https://a.co/3ciZV2A 

Please consider participating this year and join us in bringing smiles to so many faces that without our program may not have a Christmas at all. 

CENTRAL LIBRARY: 1201 Jeff Ginn

KIDS IN-PERSON STORYTIME: EVERY TUESDAY AT 10:00 AM  

JOIN US FOR BILINGUAL STORYTIME! 
Join Mrs. Belinda for fun Christmas stories, puppets, songs and more, during our Bilingual Storytime. See you soon! 

TEEN IN-PERSON PROGRAMS: EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 6:30 PM  

12.1.2021 - Teen EATZ: Christmas Decorations  
Join Ms. Lynnea in-house as she shows you how to make your own edible Christmas decoration! Materials will be provided, and teens can stay and do the program in-house, so stop by to make your own tasty treat! Just to let y'all know...Santa puts teens on the nice list if they come join Ms. Lynnea's programs.
Ages 12-18

12.8.2021 - Teen DIY: Christmas Ornaments 
Join Ms. Lynnea at Central’s Teen Room to make your own Christmas ornaments! Materials will be provided, and teens are welcome to stay and do the craft in-house! Teens can choose between two different ornaments to make!  
Ages 12-18 

12.15.21 - Teen DIY:  Borax Snowflakes 
Join Ms. Lynnea at Central’s Teen Room to make a snowflake out of Borax! Materials will be provided, and teens are welcome to stay and do the craft in-house! Teens will come in, get their materials, and get their craft started, but it has to sit overnight, so they will take it home with them unfinished.  
Ages 12-18 

12.22.21 - Teen Movie Party 
Join Ms. Lynnea at Central’s Teen Room to watch a Winter themed movie! Snacks will be provided, as the teens watch the movie. Come in, grab a seat and some snacks, and watch a movie with us!
Ages 12-18 

12.29.21 - Teen EATZ: Hot Chocolate on a Stick  
Join Ms. Lynnea at Central’s Teen Room to make your own hot chocolate on a stick! Colder weather is here, so we need hot chocolate to warm us up! Materials will be provided, and teens are welcome to stay and do the craft in-house!
Ages 12-18  

ADULT IN-PERSON CRAFT DEMOS:  
Thursday, December 2 at 6:00 PM: Christmas Ornaments
Repurpose shower curtain hooks and gift boxes to create unique Christmas ornaments!  

 

FAIRMONT LIBRARY: 4330 Fairmont Pkwy.  

 

TEEN IN-PERSON PROGRAMS: SECOND & FOURTH TUESDAY AT 6:30 PM

Pre-School Storytime on Wednesdays at 10AM and Baby & Me Storytime on Thursdays at 10AM

12.14.21 - Teen DIY: Beaded Candy Canes 
Join Ms. Crystal as she shows you how to make a beaded candy cane; bead a name or a message across a candy cane for a gift or an ornament! Materials will be provided and teens can stay and do the program in-house!  Ages 12-18.  

12.28.21 - Teen EATZ: Holiday Chex Mix 
Join Ms. Crystal to make a holiday Chex Mix! Make it as a gift or to eat yourself! Materials will be provided, and teens can stay and do the program in-house! Ages 12-18.   

ADULT IN-PERSON CRAFT DEMOS:  

Thursday, December 9 at 6:00 PM: DIY Christmas Ball Ornament 
Join Mrs. Isabel during our Adult Craft Demonstration and learn how make custom Christmas ball ornaments with a personalized message.   

Thursday, December 16 at 6:00 PM: DIY Jeweled Candy Cane Ornament 
Join Mrs. Isabel during our Bilingual Adult Craft Demonstration and learn how to give the traditional candy cane craft a personalized twist!