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The Woodlands Holiday Event Guide

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you deserve a getaway to The Woodlands. Experience a masterfully planned winter wonderland featuring ice skating, photos with Santa, and more. Still looking for a last-minute gift? The Woodlands is home to over 70 boutique shops at Market Street as well as iconic retailers inside The Woodlands Mall. Read on for a list of this community’s top holiday events. Photos with Santa | Through December 24, 2017 This holiday season, snap a memorable photo while your…

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Behind The Scenes of ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Moody Gardens as this year's holiday attractions are officially underway. Among the favorites is ICE LAND, a course of ice sculptures that has become the premier holiday destination in the Southwest. This year, prepare for a spectacular journey through the wonders of rainforests from around the world as Moody Gardens debuts ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday. Experience monkeys, birds, butterflies, orchids and more – all hand-carved out of ice by 25…

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Ring In the Holidays At These 4 Bay Area Houston Events

The month of December is filled with fun activities in Bay Area Houston. Every weekend is filled with fun, family friendly events that are sure to make you and your family happy. Read on for four can’t-miss holiday events in the area. League City Proud From December 1 to December 3, League City hosts its 20 th Annual Holiday In The Park celebration. This annual event features a movie under the oaks, shopping, parades and lots of fun. On Friday , December 1 in the evening, enjoy a holiday movie…

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Shop In Deer Park This Holiday Season

Whether you’re looking for a fantastic gift for the holidays or for some post-holiday pampering, Deer Park, some 19 miles east of Houston, has a variety of small shops and spas where you can do your holiday shopping. At Norma’s Country Dreams, located at 4705 Center Street, you’ll find everything from stocking stuffers to jaw-dropping jewelry from the most popular lines, not to mention furniture, home décor, lighting, high-quality candles, the latest fashions, and even gifts for men! If you have…

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Capture the Magic of Christmas in Pearland

Start or keep a holiday tradition in Pearland this year and join us for a few, annual events capturing the magic of the Christmas season. Hometown Christmas Tree Lighting The Christmas spirit comes alive at the Pearland Hometown Christmas Tree Lighting event on Friday, December 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Pearland Town Center (11200 Broadway Street). Santa Claus kicks off the traditional lighting of the city’s Christmas tree at this free, outdoor event. Enjoy dancing to the tunes of a live band…

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7 Things You Can Only Do in Galveston This Holiday Season

Step back in time to Victorian-era London, explore a spectacular rainforest made of ice, and celebrate the holidays at the “Official Opera House of Texas.” These are just a few of the things you can do during the holidays in Galveston. From November through January, Galveston is transformed from a vibrant beachside getaway into the “Winter Wonder Island” of Texas. With more than 50 days of special holiday events, the island is filled with the kind of festive fun that you won’t find anywhere…

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Tomball, Texas: Small Town with Big Haunts

By day, Old Town Tomball is filled with eclectic antique and specialty shops, mom-and-pop eateries, live entertainment, festivals, and a quality of life that makes living in a small town very desirable. But, late at night when the moon is high and the streets are empty, Tomball is said to host a “spirited” night life filled with unexplained incidences involving things that go bump in the night. Tomball, 28-miles northwest of Houston, is known as the small town with the big haunts. Read on to…

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Sugar Land is Your Sweet Escape

Here are some ways to make your weekend a hassle free “sweet escape” with your special someone. Sugar Land can help fill your romantic getaway with late night cocktails, luxurious spas and candlelit dinners. Friday Check into your favorite Sugar Land hotel and freshen up for an evening out on the town. Make sure to order a custom bouquet from Deep Roots TX Floral Studio before you arrive and have it waiting for your sweetheart once you walk into your room. Start your evening at Sugar Land Town…

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