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Holiday in the Gardens at Mercer Botanic Gardens Bookmark

Holiday in the Gardens at Mercer Botanic Gardens
Mercer’s first Holiday in the Gardens celebration kicks off Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with music, food, crafts, shopping, and more. This family-friendly event offers events and activities for every age group. Adults can shop the holiday market and winter plant sale while children can enjoy crafts, face painting, and a visit from Santa.

Top Holiday Celebrations Across Precinct 4 Bookmark

Top Holiday Celebrations Across Precinct 4
Time travel to the 19th century where Jones Park’s historic 1830s Redbud Hill Homestead comes to life with cookies, wassail, and a ceremonial tree lighting! As daylight fades, travel along the illuminated path to St. Nicholas’s workshop in the homestead, where you’ll meet Santa, his helpers, and Mrs. Claus. Holiday crafts and performances courtesy of Aldine ISD Honor Choir and Kingwood High School’s Madrigals add to the festive atmosphere. Complete the festivities with either a hot dog plate or a special pork dinner with all the holiday trimmings!

Jones Park New Parking lot Bookmark

Jones Park New Parking lot
When Jones Park staff set out to build a new parking lot, they had two criteria in mind: preserve as much of the park as possible and make festival parking more convenient for visitors. Despite the need for additional parking, staff wanted to avoid a traditional parking lot that would increase stormwater runoff during floods, contribute to pollution in the park, and absorb excess heat during the summer.