Ice skating returns to Downtown Houston this holiday season! The ICE opens at Discovery Green November 22, 2013 and is bigger than ever! Using recycled water from Kinder Lake, the expanded 7,716 square-foot ice skating surface is the largest outdoor skating rink in the Southwest and will open to the public for an extended skating season through February 2, 2014.
The A.D. Players present, The Best Christmas Pageant EVER! In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids, potentially the most inventively awful kids in history. The play is a one-act version for the younger imaginations. You won’t believe the mayhem and the fun when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!
Do you have a favorite Christmas activity? One of the best activities in the Houston area during the holiday season is to get friends, family, or co-workers and drive around to view the Christmas lights! Here is a list of some of the neighborhoods with outstanding vistas:
Inspired twelve years ago by the Roman god who create the lyre, a captivating instrument, the founders of the Mercury Orchestra dreamed of sweeping Houstonians of their feet and educate their audiences with a broad repertoire of music on baroque period instruments. On November 30, 2013 Mercury will perform a family friendly concert at St. Paul’s Methodist Church based on the story of Christmas. The Christmas story will be narrated by founder and acclaimed opera singer Ana Trevino - Godfrey, DMA.
Newmark Homes has been listed No. 17 on the Houston Chronicle’s list of small-company top employers, a jump of 20 places from last year’s No. 37 ranking.
“It is exciting to land so high on the list, particularly since it’s employee opinions that determine the placement,” said Mike Moody, chief executive office of Newmark Homes.
The 2013 Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a Houston tradition since 1949. Private donors have pledged more than $400,000 to cover the costs of the parade.
The Mayor announced, "We will have a Thanksgiving parade," Parker said. "It will go on as planned, but it will be under different management, and we believe that it will be a parade that, while it will be a little different than we've experienced, will be one that will be enjoyable, one that Houstonians will want to come and visit and that will set us up well for future parades."
The Houston Holiday season is a busy one! Here is a limited list of the many merriments that will be ongoing during the holiday season.
The Houston Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music. Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through the Zoo and take in all the awe-inspiring sights, including thousands of twinkling lights adorning the magnificent live oak trees, whimsical colorful projections over 15 feet tall, and life-size animated animal sculptures.
Looking for fun kid friendly activities leading up to Halloween? Here are some spook-tacular activities for the whole family!
Pasta Skeletons. Bone up on anatomy and create skeletons using a variety of dried noodles, construction paper and elmers glue.
Pumpkin seed jewelry. String together pumpkin seeds to create festive necklaces and bracelets. Use creativity, perhaps a pumpkin seed broach.
Most of America squirrels away junk that will never be used. Ready to be different and clean out the clutter? Get ready to divide all the clutter into three distinct groups throw away, donate, and keep. The items that are chosen to keep must have a place to live out its days. Here are some places to start to clean up the clutter.
Looking for a family friendly pumpkin patch this month? Check out these top rated family attractions in the greater Houston area:
Pumpkin Chunkin Festival & Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field and Fall festival. 12005 County Road 59, Pearland, TX 77584. Phone: 713-436-5080. Pumpkin Patch: October 6th - 31st on Monday - Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 am to 6:00 pm; Pumpkin Chunkin Festival: October 27th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.