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Explore A West Houston Shopping Wonderland

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To know West Houston is to love it. One of the city’s most affluent parts of town, West Houston is home to some of the most swank real estate, best restaurants, and world-class hotels. It also boasts fantastic shopping.

Meet CITYCENTRE, a premier destination for everything from shopping to dining to accomodations. This season, head west and take care of your holiday shopping at one of Houston’s best stops for all things high-end and fabulous.

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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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Houston Zoo Transformed into Holiday Wonderland

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One of Houston’s best holiday celebrations is right around the corner! This Saturday, November 18th, the sixth annual TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights brings the holiday season to a glittering start.

Hurry over to the Houston Zoo to marvel at fifteen miles of environment-friendly LED lights, strung around the zoo grounds’ ancient oak trees. Sip hot chocolate as you bask in the twinkle of over two millions lights.

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Your Guide to the Texas Renaissance Festival

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Since 1974, visitors from around the world have flocked to the Texas Renaissance Festival, an acclaimed faire held across nine themed weekends (September 30-November 26) in the fall.

Recognized as the largest Renaissance faire in the nation, Texas Ren Fest welcomes over half a million merrymakers per annum to its 55-acre festival ground, “New Market Village,” an authentic recreation of a 16th century English township. There are performances by the more than 350 costumed actors, a dizzying array of international food options, and shoppes offering artisanal, handcrafted, and otherwise one-of-a-kind wares. It’s an experience to say the least.

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Guest Post: Experience The Guild for The Formula One Grand Prix

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October is a busy month for us Austinites. We have Austin City Limits the first two weeks of the month and The Formula One Grand Prix (or F1, as the insiders call it) October 20-22. F1 is Austin’s most stylish and sophisticated annual event. A far cry from rowdy festivals and tech-focused South by Southwest, F1 races are the embodiment of European aristocracy. Think of F1 as the Euro equivalent of the owner’s box at the Kentucky Derby. Keep Reading

Featured Pick: Lucille’s

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We’re in the thick of Houston Restaurant Weeks (August 1 – September 4), a glorious time of year: Many Houston restaurants, some of the very best in the nation, create special menus at excellent prices to benefit the Houston Food Bank – not to mention hungry Houston foodies.

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Where to Celebrate the 4th of July in Houston

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Monday, July 3

Houston Symphony: Star-Spangled Salute – The Woodlands!

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion: 2005 Lake Robbins Drive | The Woodlands, TX 77380
8 p.m.
Admission is free

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