A Tree Grows in Houston

Tribute Trees Are the Gift That Keeps on Growing

Trees for Houston offers a charitable take on the Christmas tradition.

12/12/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Holiday Gem

Check Out This Christmas Wonderland in Pasadena

Bufkin Christmas Wonderland still delights after 25 years.

12/12/2017 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The LBD

The Traveling Black Dress: Santa's Helper Edition

Deck your little black dress with holiday cheer.

12/11/2017 By Beth Muecke

Into the Woods

You Can Now Watch A Hansel and Gretel 'Micro-Opera' in a Simulated Forest

Rec Room, the never-normal venue, opens an intimate, installation-like setting of the classic holiday opera.

12/08/2017 By Holly Beretto

Stuff Your Stockings

5 More Chances for Holiday Shopping

This weekend, Houston is once again full of holiday pop-ups.

12/06/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Five's Company

Ballet Not Your Thing? WindSync Offers a Twist on The Nutcracker and Other Favorites

The wind quintet teams up with singers and dancers for a non-traditional holiday program.

12/06/2017 By Holly Beretto

Cry time

Wynonna Judd Wants to Make You Cry

The country juggernaut and her band, The Big Noise, arrives Thursday for an emotional holiday tribute.

12/05/2017 By Holly Beretto

Review

Panto Cinderella Hams Up the Holidays at Stages

Ten years in, the city's original British Panto succeeds with slapstick laughs and actually-good audience participation.

12/04/2017 By Doni Wilson

Strike a Pose

5 Tips to Slay Your Holiday Photo Ops

"There's nothing to it," Madonna said. Not so fast, Madge.

12/04/2017 By Beth Levine

Ice House

6 Local Beers We Want For Christmas

Have a hoppy holiday with these brews.

12/04/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

An Edible Festival

The Best Local Gifts for Foodies (That They Don't Already Have)

Stumped on what to give the food lover in your life? We have some suggestions.

12/04/2017 By Alice Levitt

Pour

Forget Eggnog, There's a New Holiday Drink In Town: Ponche

The Picos's Mexican punch recipe will warm you right up.

12/04/2017 By Alice Levitt

Sweet Spot

After Years of Fumbling, HGO May Have Landed A Holiday Winner

The world premiere of The House Without a Christmas Tree is not complicated, which may be its greatest strength.

12/01/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Tamales!!!!

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 1–3

Including holiday lights, the rise of women, and plenty of tamales.

11/30/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Killing Season

Reckless Offers an Adult Twist on the Usual Christmas Fare

4th Wall Theatre Company resurfaces the dark comedy just in time for the holidays.

11/27/2017 By Holly Beretto

Slay Bells Ring

Hold Up, Beyoncé Has a Holiday Collection

This year, give the gift of Queen Bey.

11/27/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Bah Humbug!

The Critic's Notebook: The Holidays Are for Amateurs

Want to celebrate? Do it another time.

11/27/2017 By Alice Levitt

Danksgiving

Want a Happy Holiday? This Company Suggests Spiking Dinner With Weed

Mondo promises it's instantly soluble—and low-calorie.

11/23/2017 By Alice Levitt

Black Fri-yay

Don't Miss the Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Hit the mall or stay home, but don't miss these holiday deals.

11/21/2017 By Julia Davila

Bah, Humbug

Review: Head to A Midnight Clear for the Sounds, Not the Sights

A holiday premiere at Stages Repertory Theatre shines musically in spite of a flat storyline.

11/20/2017 By Doni Wilson