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  • Holiday Photo It's Not Hou It's Me Credit: It's Not Hou It's Me
    December 11, 2017
    Ready or not, gift giving season is here! In the past, pleasing the people on your list meant relying on your ability to remember that obscure perfume your mom mentioned or figuring out what your best friend would love but didn’t already buy for herself. This year, we’re happy to make the process of finding a perfect gift as painless as possible with a little help from our friends! Before you make that customary mad dash to the mall on Christmas Eve, check out what these social...
  • fireworks
    December 1, 2017
    The quick turnaround from Christmas to New Year’s Eve can make ringing in 2018 somewhat of an afterthought. With a pulse on the city’s happenings, Visit Houston has compiled a list of parties, restaurants and kid-friendly events that are sure to suit your celebration tastes. After quite the year for our city, it seems Houston is ready to leave behind the highs and lows of 2017 and welcome 2018 with a bang. We wish our readers a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year! Popping...
  • Day for Night Credit: Julian Bajsel
    November 27, 2017
    Solange, St. Vincent, Thom Yorke and Pretty Lights all in Houston for one weekend? You’re not dreaming. This amazing lineup is just one perk to attending the Day for Night festival. The festival takes place Dec. 15 – 17 at Post HTX. Along with concerts, the festival will feature 18 art installations (think LED displays that will blow your mind) and performances by internationally renowned visual artists. The festival aptly describes itself as, “a visually immersive art and...
  • Houston Food Bank Credit: Houston Food Bank
    November 17, 2017
    Thanksgiving is a time for fun, good food, laughs and giving thanks. It's a time to gather with family, friends and loved ones to express how grateful we are for the good things in our lives. It’s also a time that most of us really want to give back. Read on for ways to give back in H-Town this holiday season. SUPPORT HOUSTON AREA FARMERS Get your feel good on while enjoying a traditional harvest festival. Harvest the Block , which takes place November 18-19, is a street festival...
  • Group Toasting Beer
    November 16, 2017
    Houston’s warm climate in the fall and winter months might not always lend itself to cozying up by the fire with a hot chocolate in your hands, but how about a night on the patio with friends sipping a cool, craft beer? Several breweries in the Houston area offer seasonal flavors to keep your spirits merry and bright through the holidays. Here’s a preview of what’s on tap. Saint Arnold Brewing Company The state’s oldest craft brewery has five holiday beers that will...
  • thanksgiving, parade, heb, downtown, holiday, holidays
    November 15, 2017
    A huge dinner, football games on the television, Black Friday shopping – we all know what to expect come Thanksgiving weekend; though, you can surprise the whole family by switching it up this year. Add some ‘whoas’ and ‘wows’ by tying in one of these Houston-area holiday events. 68th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade The Parade is located in downtown Houston, begins at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and is free for all. The Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade...
  • Buffalo Bayou Park - Running
    November 14, 2017
    Between the turkey, mashed potatoes, casseroles, and pies, your Thanksgiving meal might leave you feeling a little stuffed. Consider some outdoor exercise that can help you melt away the trimmings. You’ve probably trekked to popular spots such as George Bush Park , Hermann Park , Discovery Green and Memorial Park , however Houston has nearly 53,000 acres of total park space to explore – that’s about the size of 40,000 football fields. But instead of just envisioning the...
  • Holiday Market Credit: The CKP Group
    November 12, 2017
    It’s hard to believe that the holidays are upon us. And if you’re like most, finding the “perfect gift” can be a daunting task. Instead of heading to the mall and standing in long lines for this year’s highly commercialized “must-have gifts,” head over to one of these holiday markets and find something truly unique. Come support some great local artisans and start your holiday season off in style. Midtown Mistletoe Market at Bagby Park The...
  • Houston Cinema Arts Festival Credit: Houston Cinema Arts Festival
    November 9, 2017
    The phrase “Houston Strong” emerged out of the devastation that Hurricane Harvey wreaked upon the city and its surrounding areas about two and a half months ago. As a core theme of the 9th annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival , “Houston Strong” is also a reminder, the resiliency of this city isn’t going anywhere. Running November 9-13, the festival doubles down on its mission to support the local arts community and the talents of artists, filmmakers and industry...
  • Astros Dodgers Friends
    November 3, 2017
    Good Morning, Los Angeles! We at Visit Houston struck up a friendly wager with Discover L.A. over the outcome of the 2017 MLB championship. The winner would take over the opponent’s social media pages for one day. And while we've got nothing but respect for the Dodgers, H-Town finally knows what it feels like to win the World Series! Don’t worry, y'all. We promise to be good sports! After all, when the season is over, at the end of the day, Houston and L.A. really have a...
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