Merry and bright 

Add Houston Botanic Garden to Your Holiday Lights Bucket List

Lightscape is bringing a one-mile trail of holiday cheer to Houston this November.

12:52pm By Catherine Wendlandt

Ooh, Spicy

These Holiday Cocktails Are Sure to Cheer You Right Up

Here are a couple of recipe ideas. Now get shaking (and boiling and whipping).

12/23/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Buttons is Back, Ya'll

REVIEW: Stages Riffs on Tradition with Innovative One-Man Panto

We couldn't be more grateful to see the company's lockdown rendition of "Sleeping Beauty" after this insane year.

12/17/2020 By Doni Wilson

Hot Stuff

Our Favorite Houston Holiday Foodie Gift Ideas

This year, give the gift of pie, beef, and chili oil!

12/15/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Snow in Houston?

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Dec 11–13

Holiday concerts, an opera documentary, and Narnia. What more could you want?

12/11/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Somm Talk

How to Make Eggnog, Our Favorite Holiday Drink

Justin Vann walks us through the history of this creamy, boozy, wintry delight.

12/10/2020 By Justin Vann

Festive Feastivities

Your Holiday Season Takeout, Dine-In, and Tamales Guide

Our guide to the meats, the cheeses, the sweet treats, and the platters of stuff!

12/10/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Day Trips

One Reason to Visit Sugar Land? A Holographic Snow Globe with Santa Inside

The MAGI-SPHERE is a free and safe way to visit Santa this year.

12/10/2020 By Raven Wuebker

Santa's helpers

Pancho Claus Needs Your Help to Bring Christmas Cheer this Year

Richard Reyes, who first began playing the Bayou City's Tex-Mex Santa in 1981, has lost his financial sponsors because of the coronavirus pandemic.

12/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

No Bah Humbugs Here

REVIEW: Alley Captures the Meaning of Christmas in Virtual A Christmas Carol

The paired-down adaptation of Dickens's tale, available for free through Dec 27, casts off the trappings of productions past to focus on what really matters.

12/09/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

This ain’t in Grandma’s closet

Let 2020 Be the Year of the Ugly Holiday Face Mask

It’s Houston. You don’t need a sweater anyways.

12/08/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Nom Nom

Food News: Flying Saucer Going Big with Local Charcuterie Package

Plus, a local honey collective and cider company team up for a battle of neighborhoods.

12/07/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Yuletide (Viewing) Cheer

55 Movies to Watch While You're Stuck at Home This Holiday Season

A Christmas movie guide to suit your every mood and craving.

12/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Star of wonder, star of night

See the Stars at Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Lights

The second annual holiday light show is out of this world. Literally.

12/01/2020 By Raven Wuebker

Baby, there's covid outside

Where Are You, Christmas?

Yes, this Houston holiday season is going to be different, but all is not lost.

12/01/2020 By Craig Hlavaty

Jingle Jangle

Boozy Holiday Pop-Up Bar Now Open Downtown

Have a Christmas cocktail, and take a (socially distant) photo with Santa.

11/30/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Houston's 2020 Holiday Season Happenings

From merry plays to festival concerts and hot cocoa-accompanied movie screenings, there's a spirited event for even the Grinchiest of Bayou City residents.

11/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Cranberry can arm-curls

How to Maintain Your Fitness Routine During the Holidays

A fitness instructor coaches us on motivation and at-home workouts.

11/25/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Save me a slice

Order Your Last-Minute Thanksgiving Pies at These 3 Local Shops

It's as easy as ... well ... pie.

11/24/2020 By Brittany Cristiano

"Yum" is the universal language

How People Celebrate the Fall Harvest around the World

With Thanksgiving approaching, we look at how countries across the world give appreciation for their food.

11/23/2020 By Aarohi Sheth