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Ditch the Apron: Top Places to Dine this Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is around the corner and as much we love a homemade meal we know that sometimes for one reason to another that can’t happen. Thankfully the great chefs of Houston are here for us! We rounded up the top places to either spend Thanksgiving or pick up classic TG dishes to pass off as your own. Keep Reading

It’s Time For The Holidays Largest Shopping Event

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The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Cruising into Christmas returns to NRG Center November 8-11. Over 270 merchants will showcase unique gifts such as home décor, food, apparel, toys, jewelry, and more. Whether you are shopping for a loved one or just perusing holiday gifts, you’re bound to find something you love at the Nutcracker Market! Keep Reading

Spend Halloween at Hotel Alessandra: It’s a Treat!

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Hotel Alessandra is celebrating Halloween in a different way than one may expect. Lucienne will be hosting a themed prefix dinner menu on the evenings of October 29, 30 and 31 for $65 per person (plus tax + gratuity). Whether you want to kick off your evening with a nice meal or skip putting on a costume and still be on theme, this is the perfect option. Keep Reading

Celebrate the Dad in Your Life!

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Father’s Day is around the corner and whether your dad wants to spend the day enjoying the golf course, exploring the city with the family or having a delicious meal, we have you covered on where to celebrate dad!
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Celebrate Mom This Year With a Delicious Meal

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Debating where to spoil your Mom this Mother’s Day? The list of options can be daunting, but we have narrowed it down to our top 8… there are just so many fun things happening!  Keep Reading

Discovery Green’s Unlikely Houston Tradition

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The ICE at Discovery Green

For the tenth year in a row, anyone spending the holiday season in Houston can partake in a wintry tradition ordinarily reserved for those in cooler climes: An outdoor ice rink.

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Celebrate Boxing Day at Rienzi with Christmas Crackers and Live Music

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Photo by Paul Hester, Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

There are few holiday celebrations more European than Boxing Day, a vestige of aristocratic England wherein gifts were given from master to servant. So it makes sense that the best place to celebrate Boxing Day in Texas is Rienzi, a grand Houston home operated by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and dedicated to European decorative arts, paintings, and furniture.

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Celebrate the Season at Historic Bayou Bend

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Bells ring out in harmony, lights dance and shimmer in the twilight, and carols fill the air.

It’s the most magical time of the year again at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. For the third year in a row, Christmas Village at Bayou Bend has transformed Ima Hogg’s celebrated home and grounds into a show-stopping holiday wonderland.

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Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Twirls Into Town

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Artists of Houston Ballet by Amitava Sarkar, Courtesy of Houston Ballet

The best holiday traditions have a way of standing the test of time, even if it means overcoming the odds—that’s the magic of this time of year. For the city of Houston, one of those traditions is a dazzling performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker by Houston Ballet. Even though the company’s Wortham Theater home is closed until mid-2018 after suffering in Hurricane Harvey, visions of sugar plum fairies will dance their way across the stage this season in as splendid fashion as ever thanks to a pair of local venues.

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Spend Your Weekend at Holiday Brews on the Bayou

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So you’re spending the weekend in Houston. What strikes your fancy? Sampling craft beers from top breweries? Catching some jazz from an emerging quartet? Supporting a beloved cultural institution that suffered during Hurricane Harvey? Why not all three?

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