Over the River and Through the Woods

These 4 Christmas Towns Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Yes, you really can visit the North Pole! No, not that North Pole.

12/11/2015 By Kayla Stewart

The First Marche Noel

How the French Stole Christmas

Or why right now is the best time of year to visit Alsace.

12/10/2015 By Bill Wiatrak

Winter Wonderland

Turn on the Bright Lights

A long holiday tradition in a revitalized neighborhood, home to some of Houston's best Christmas light-viewing.

11/29/2015 By Jeff Balke

Best of Houstonia

65 Winter Must-Do’s

Explore the Houston that’s been in hibernation or stay inside and make hot cocoa—it’s up to you, but we’ll help you make the most of these precious cool months.

11/29/2015 By Houstonia Staff

Editor’s Note

Love Lox

A mishmash of holiday rituals is Houston in a nutshell.

11/29/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Paris

A Trip to the City of Light

They can't take it away from him.

11/20/2015 By Bill Wiatrak

A Christmas Carol

'Tis the Season

We round up some of Houston's (and Galvy's) opportunities to take in Charles Dickens' Christmas classic.

11/20/2015 By Jenn Nguyen

Charity

When Once-A-Year Volunteers Strike

‘Tis the season for giving back—but what happens when there’s a surplus of samaritans?

11/03/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Procrastinator's guide

Don't Panic: Gifts to Buy on Christmas Day

CVS and Walgreens are ready for you.

12/24/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Urbane Savant

3 Brilliant Last-Minute Gifts for Your Dapper Dude

Gifts that will knock his polka-dot socks off!

12/22/2014 By Josh Robertson

Plant It Forward

Give the Gift of Fresh Foods

Farm-fresh vegetable delivery makes a great Christmas present.

12/12/2014 By Natalie Harms

Gift Guide

Valley of the Hols

Your Valley of the Dolls holiday giving guide.

12/11/2014 By Julai Whipple

dance

Here Come the Rockettes!

Just how do they kick so high?

12/09/2014 By Michael Hardy

The Trees For The Season

4 Christmas Tree Farms To Visit This Holiday Season

No Christmas tree yet? It's not too late to road trip for a fresh one.

12/08/2014 By Wendy Cawthon

Slideshow

Meet the Not-So-Ugly Christmas Sweater

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal.

12/02/2014

Humor

How to Wrap the Perfect Holiday Gift: a 31-Step Guide

Step 9: Google “Scotch tape delivery.”

11/30/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

'Tis the Season

Getting Swept Up in the Christmas Tornado

Fond and occasionally frantic memories of the Nutcracker Market

11/11/2014 By Natalie Harms

theater

Review: A Very Tamarie Christmas Skewers the Holidays

From Thanksgiving to Easter, Arbor Day to Earth Day, nothing is sacred in Cooper's latest musical revue.

08/07/2014 By Adam Castañeda

Sweet Stuff

Quality Street: Your New Christmas Tradition

Forget Christmas crackers; stuff those stockings with a box of British chocolates instead.

12/18/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Edible Architecture

5th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off Bakes Off This Saturday

These aren't your standard-issue gingerbread houses.

12/11/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt