Choco Holidays

Sugar Rush: Punk's Peppermint-Chocolate Chess Pie

The Southern food purveyor's Holiday Pie & Biscuit Campaign is a sweet treat.

12/16/2016 By Alice Levitt

Dec 16–18

What to Hear, See and Do This Weekend

Day for Night makes noise downtown, the Houston Zoo goes wild with lights and Moody Gardens freezes over.

12/15/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Holiday Recipes

How to Bake the World's Easiest Cheesecake

And how to make it look even fancier than it already tastes

12/13/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Start the New Year in Nature

Head to Nearby State Parks for Holiday Fun

Take advantage of Houston's temperate climate for some outdoor fun this holiday season.

12/12/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

The Christmas Cookie Chronicles

How to Make Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Sandwiches

A holiday series devoted to your cookie exchange success.

12/09/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

Mais Oui Bien Sûr

Get Your Shopping Done over Lunch at Rise No. 2

Two birds, meet one adorable French stone.

12/09/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Winter Wonderland

Typhoon Texas Brings the North Pole to Houston with Winterfest

What's a waterpark to do in the winter? Transform itself into an ice paradise, of course.

12/09/2016 By Teresa Rodriguez

How To

The (Surprisingly Easy) Secret to Wrapping Perfect Presents

Double-sided tape, pinched edges and other tricks to make you the best wrapper in the game.

12/07/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Dec 9–11

Top 5 Holiday Happenings This Weekend

While the weather outside is frightful, these musicals, concerts and events won't damper your holiday spirit.

12/07/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Get Out

Make It a Merry Weekend with the Heritage Society

A new Christmas package lets you take visit some of Houston's best holiday sites in one day.

12/07/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Christmas Cookie Chronicles

How to Make Coconut Cherry Jam Thumbprints

A holiday series devoted to your cookie exchange success.

12/06/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

Giving All You've Got

Jonathan Adler Solves Your Trickiest Gift Quandaries

The sculptor, designer and style-setter on what to buy for your stoner neighbors, your sorta-kinda boyfriend, your boss and everyone in between.

12/02/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Tis the Season

Michelle Williams Comes (Back) to Houston

The former Destiny's Child member headlines the Mayor's Holiday Celebration.

12/01/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Clutch City

ZIP Code Data Takes the Guesswork Out of Gift-Giving

Pick up the perfect present based on where your friends and family live.

11/30/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Marché de Noël

Can't Get to Europe This Holiday? Rice Village Has a Christmas Market of Its Own

On December 8, the Continent comes to Houston with a slew of Christmas specials.

11/30/2016 By Glissette Santana

Get Out

Make a Joyous Noise at Buffalo Bayou Park's Unsilent Night

The annual holiday cacophony, celebrated worldwide since 1992, comes to Houston.

11/23/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

How to Throw a Fun, Productive Tamale Party for the Holidays

What to prep, where to get it, and who to assign to masa-spreading duties.

11/21/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

Ice House

Which Private Bus Line Is Right for You?

From free wi-fi and snacks to comfortable conference rooms, this isn’t your average Greyhound bus service.

11/21/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Morbid Munchies

Ghostly Grub: Where to Get Your Ghoul on This Halloween

Don't sit around at home waiting to hand out popcorn balls. Unless you really want to.

10/27/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

On The Table

How to Have the Most Houstonian Thanksgiving Ever

Without these three classic dishes, you can’t very well give thanks this holiday.

10/24/2016 By Alice Levitt