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Give the Gift of Experiences

Gearing up to do some holiday shopping? Skip the material goods this season and treat your loved ones to a one-of-a-kind H-Town experience. Following are some wonderful experiences that most anyone on your list will enjoy. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Houston Zoo (@houstonzoo) Animal Encounter Get up, close and personal with some of the Houston Zoo’s beloved residents. Buy the animal lover on your list a gift certificate to an…

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Día de los Muertos in Houston

Día de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead, stands as one of Mexico's most significant holidays. Traditionally observed on November 1st and 2nd, this celebration brings families and friends together to pay tribute to their departed loved ones. The atmosphere is filled with jubilation, marked by an array of festivities: feasts, music, vibrant face painting, dances, and the creation of ornate ofrendas, or altars, adorned with gifts and photographs of the departed. If you’re a Houstonian or…

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Day in Houston

Celebrate the great work Martin Luther King, Jr. did for the Civil Rights Movement with all the events happening in Houston on January 16, 2023. This incredible man has history in Houston, as it was here in 1960 during the Texas Southern University's students' protest of desegregated lunch counters that motivated his desire for civil rights. Join bustling Houstonians as we celebrate this important man in history. 45th Annual MLK Parade and Festival Downtown MONDAY, JANUARY 16 | 10 a.m. 900…

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Thanksgiving Parking in Downtown Houston

It's almost that magical time of year again! Thanksgiving season is almost here, and with that comes all of the fun activities that accompany the holiday season in Downtown Houston! The Thanksgiving Parade is a must for both locals and out of state visitors, but parking can be a bit daunting. To help make the holidays all fun and no stress, we've gathered all the downtown parking information you'll need to navigate your holiday fun with no worries. 😉 No matter where you are downtown, we have…

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Keeping Things Merry and Bright This Holiday

Typically, December can be over-scheduled and if we’re honest, a bit hectic. Take time to slow down this holiday and savor the season with holiday and non-holiday activities that are perfect for all occasions, whether it’s a date night, family outing or entertaining guests, Houston has plenty to do. For a full rundown of fun ways to celebrate the holiday, click our holiday activity guide or if you’re more into checking out the light displays, visit our holiday display guide. The event options…

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5 Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day In Houston

Show your love and appreciation for Mom this Mother’s Day by treating her to one of Houston’s many attractions and activities. Whether she loves shopping, art or a great performance, Houston has something for Mom to enjoy this Sunday, May 13. Read on for our favorite ideas. Treat Her To A Performance Mother’s Day weekend in Houston is filled with exciting performances for moms who love the arts. Pack up a picnic and take her to one of three free performances (May 11-13) of the Houston Ballet’s…

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Fitness with all the Fixings: 6 Parks to Visit on Thanksgiving Day

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 gridiron, get moving on it…

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Where To Get Thanksgiving Provisions Houston-Style

Don’t want to do all the cooking this Thanksgiving? Houston restaurants are ready to lend a hand with Thanksgiving to-go menus ranging from complete meal packages to appealing sides and desserts. Because, hey, you deserve to rest a little. Read on to find out where to stock up on Thanksgiving provisions and make sure to order early since most places have deadlines as early as Nov. 14. George Ranch Historical Park’s old-fashioned cobblers have built a loyal following in town. Prepared by in-house…

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