Happy Kwanzaa!

Kwanzaa Still Beats Through the Hearts of African Americans Around the Country

The holidays don't end with Christmas.

12/22/2015 By Kayla Stewart

Sugar and Spice

The Holiday Cookie (C)rumble

Houston's food bloggers are back at it, determining once and for all: Who bakes the best holiday cookie in town?

12/11/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Hanukkah Harried?

Fried Day: Sufganiyot from Three Brothers Bakery

Celebrate Hannukah with enough oil to illuminate a temple.

12/04/2015 By Joanna O'Leary

Holiday Cheers

Celebrate Out of the Box: Holiday Cocktails

Toast the holiday season with these festive libations.

12/02/2015 By Megha Tejpal

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

Bookmark It

From Craftidote to WHAM, Here's Your Handy Houston Holiday Shopping Guide

Our gift to you is a list of 12 upcoming Houston events that offer all kinds of presents in one place—no trip to the mall required.

11/19/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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

The Snarkivist

How to Have a Totally Gay Halloween

Thinking about Halloween costumes? You know you better make it work.

10/16/2015 By Javier Garza

Holiday

What's Your Fantasy?

Neiman Marcus's annual catalog and fantasy gifts inspire awe and envy.

10/15/2015 By Andrea Siso

'Cue It Up

The Bravado Spice Boys Host a Labor Day BBQ

Make the most of your day off by letting someone else do all the barbecuing—and clean up.

09/04/2015 By Jennifer Nguyen

Long Weekend

Labor Day Weekend: Your Last Shot at Houston Restaurant Weeks

We have the short list of the best places to eat over the long weekend and the final day of HRW.

09/02/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Ho Ho Hair

Deck Your Tresses with Holiday Style

The holiday season is a nonstop photo op. Here's six ways to make sure your hair looks as festive as you feel.

12/19/2014 By Niki Fanara

Gift Guide

Valley of the Hols

Your Valley of the Dolls holiday giving guide.

12/11/2014 By Julai Whipple

Slideshow

Meet the Not-So-Ugly Christmas Sweater

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal.

12/02/2014

Space City

Holiday Entertaining in the Subtropics

Houston’s yuletide doesn’t resemble a Thomas Kinkade painting—and that’s okay.

11/30/2014 Photography by Shannon O'Hara By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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

Behind the Scenes

Meet the Santa Wrangler

With an army of two dozen santas, Bill Wiatrak is master of Yule logistics.

11/25/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Made in Houston

Cuteheads Debuts Christmas-Card-Worthy Dresses

Things that make you go "Squeeeee!"

11/12/2014 By Sarah Gabbart