Updated: Mar 9
If you still haven’t checked everyone off your holiday shopping list, there's still plenty of time to buy gifts for friends and family. Instead of browsing the internet aimlessly for hours, take a trip out to League City for a very merry Christmas shopping experience. Here are seven reasons why you should stop and shop in League City:
1. Tons of boutiques
In fact, we’ve got so many boutiques we made a map for them to make it even easier for you to make your way around town. Check out our shopping page for more amazing locally-owned shops you should visit, and interviews with shop owners. Our local boutiques carry a little bit of everything, from home décor and fashion to food items and toys. If you don’t know what to get your friends or loved ones, you'll definitely find a gift at one of these wonderful shops.
2. Our charming Historic District is decked out for the holidays
We don’t mean to brag, but our Historic District looks like it came straight out of a Hallmark movie. It’s only a matter of time before there’s a Hallmark film titled “Christmas is Pretty in League City”—or something even cheesier—but definitely culminating with a kiss in our gorgeous gazebo. Take your own romantic photos in League Park in front of our cozy holiday photoscape, near our greenery-draped gazebo, or by our 20-foot-tall Christmas tree. Family photos are also popular in this park, but at the very least grab a Christmas selfie to share on social media and to commemorate your time with us. Be sure to tag us with #LCHoliday.
3. Waterfront views that will soothe your holiday stress
Not everyone is a shopaholic, and checking off those gift lists can be daunting. Take a shopping break at one of our many waterfront spaces and enjoy the refreshing peace of mind that only nature can bring. Countryside Park and Heritage Park both have lovely views of Clear Creek, along with green space and walking trails for a truly stress-clearing experience. Visit South Shore Harbour Marina to see a bevy of beautiful boats, League City’s iconic lighthouse, and a tranquil panorama of Clear Lake.
4. We've got our very own holiday gift guide
How many towns have their own Holiday Gift Guide? We aren’t sure, but ours is probably the best. Santa's helpers have scoured League City in search of clever, unique, and versatile items that make great gifts, and compiled them all into one festive guide that will help inspire shoppers in need of some direction. Check it out online, or visit a local boutique to pick up a copy.
5. Mouthwatering lunch breaks
Nothing is worse than shopping on an empty stomach. When you need to fuel up, check out some local favorites like Main St. Bistro, South Shore Grille, Esteban’s Café y Cantina, Red River BBQ, Craft 96 Draught House + Kitchen, King’s Bierhaus, Rustika Café & Bakery, or Pierogi Queen. Don’t forget to grab some tasty seasonal treats at Cupcake Cachet after your meal!
6. We're friendly and hospitable
League City has some of the friendliest shop owners you’ll ever meet. They’ll take time to answer your questions, help you find an item, or just chat about the weather. You won’t get this kind of service online, or even at the mall. It adds to the magic and warmth of the holiday season, especially in a year when human interaction has been limited. Just make sure to wear your mask and practice safe social distancing so everyone can have a healthy, happy holiday.
7. We're conveniently located
League City is directly between Houston and Galveston, about a 30-minute drive from each. It’s the perfect place to stop and shop, visit some festive holiday sites, and enjoy the beauty of nature by the water.
With Christmas just around the corner, take some time to visit League City and find unique items that will make your holiday special and memorable in the best possible ways.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!