November 2019 Calendar
DECEMBER 6-7: 2019 Houston Heights Holiday Home Tour
Celebrate the holidays with a different sort of gingerbread when the Houston Heights Association showcases pristinely decorated homes that present a unique take on holiday spirit while also incorporating the historic nature of the neighborhood.
DECEMBER 6: East End Holiday Homes Tour
Stroll back in time during the 30th annual “A Victorian Christmas” and tour five festively decorated historic homes. Stop by the East End Historical District Association’s The Cottage for light refreshments, and Darragh Park for holiday music.
The Cottage, 1501 Postoffice, and Darragh Park, 15th and Church, Galveston, www.eastendhistoricaldistrict.org
DECEMBER 7: Christmas Twilight Tour
The Heritage Village Museum celebrates the pioneer era with natural greenery, cookies, hot apple cider, and a visit from Santa Claus. Tour the historic village by oil lamp or lantern, then enjoy music on the Village Green followed by a Christmas service in the old Cherokee church.
Highway 190 West, Woodville, 800-323-0389, www.heritage-village.org
DECEMBER 8: Christmas Tour of Homes
The annual tour is an integral holiday community event within the Third Ward area and is the Blue Triangle Garden Club’s major fundraiser, helping them support the Blue Triangle Multi Cultural Center. Come tour three beautiful MacGregor area homes, with decorations ranging from traditional to modern trends, and make your journey easier with convenient shuttles and free parking.
RF Austin Professional Plaza, 5751 Blythewood, 713-927-6468, www.bluetrianglegardenclub.org
December 13-14: Christmas Home Tour
For 28 years, Child Advocates of Fort Bend has been showcasing lavishly decorated homes, raising money to support its programs that help abused and neglected children. This year’s tour will take us to Alkire Lake, Sienna Plantation, Sugar Creek and Sweetwater.
DECEMBER 14: Holiday Homes Tour
The Bastrop County Historical Society has an exciting line-up this year, with tours of the 1852 Allen-Fowler House, a classic Texas Greek Revival built in 1857, a pre-1887 German Victorian cottage, the Howell House with its three room origins dating to before 1860, the 1925 First United Methodist Church, and a Folk Victorian never before seen on the tour.
Museum & Visitor Center, 904 Main, Bastrop, 512-303-0057, www.bastropcountyhistoricalsociety.com
ANTIQUES & VINTAGE
NOVEMBER 22-24: 2019 Theta Charity Antiques Show
Exhibitors, designers, collectors and admirers of fine arts and décor look forward to this three-day showcase of estate jewelry, antique silver, hand-woven rugs and period furniture. Don’t miss Friday’s panel with Alexa Hampton, Thomas Jayne, Charlotte Moss and Thomas O’Brien; and Saturday’s talk with Steve and Brooke Giannetti. Then draw inspiration from vignettes by Jennifer Barron, Catherine Giuffre, Lauren Haskett, Courtney Hill, Alexandra Killion, Lisa Koch, Emily Spanos, Ashton Taylor, Cindy Witmer and Nicole Zarr. The festivities kick off with an evening preview party on November 21.
George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, www.thetacharityantiquesshow.org
COOKING & GARDENING
Urban Harvest Classes
November 9, Edible Landscapes
December 7, Insectary Gardens: Nature’s Pest Control
Houston Museum of Natural Science, 713-880-5540, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, www.urbanharvest.org/education/classes
NOVEMBER: Central Market Cooking School
Sharpen your knife skills, perfect your pairings and learn cutting-edge culinary techniques at Central Market, where the kitchen is your classroom.
12, Bistro Classics
13, Sharpen Your Knife Skills
14, Czech Kolaches
19, Flavors From the Mediterranean: A Dinner From Catalonia, with Daniel Olivella, chef/owner of Barlata in Austin
20, Learn @ Lunch: Great Pumpkin
20, Make & Take: Flavors of Fall Macarons
21, Dinner in Tuscany
22, Thanksgiving With a Twist, with Chef Francis Jacquinet, The Art Institute of Houston
23, Afternoon Tea: A Harvest Menu
26, Traditional Thanksgiving Take Home Sides
30, Couples Cook: A Winter Feast
Central Market, 3815 Westheimer, 713-993-9860, www.centralmarket.com/cooking-school
NOVEMBER 14-17: Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market
The market is a magical kingdom of holiday treasures and has become an annual tradition unlike any other. The giant pop-up also raises millions of dollars, helping Houston Ballet bring arts education, scholarships, performances and classes to area students.
NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, 713-535-3231, www.houstonballet.org/about/nutcracker-market
NOVEMBER 22-24: Junior League of The Woodlands Holiday Market
Ready, set, shop at this extravaganza event that makes gift giving easier with flower arrangements, personalized gifts, and even something for yourself. Build on your collection of unique Christopher Radko keepsake ornaments. The preview party is Thursday, November 21, and Santa will be on hand for photos most of Saturday.
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 1-888-746-7455, www.jlthewoodlands.org/holiday-market
NOVEMBER 22-24: Home for the Holidays Christmas Market
The 12th Annual Christmas Gift Market returns to Katy with more than 200 vendors in two buildings, featuring local and national artists, crafters and small businesses.
Merrell Center, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, 281-788-4297, www.homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com
NOVEMBER 28: 70th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade
Get a jump on the holidays with legendary floats, marching bands and a performance from The Greatest Showman by The Voice contestant Simone Gundy, plus an excerpt from Theatre Under The Stars’
Elf — The Musical.
Parade starts at Smith and Lamar, www.houstonthanksgivingparade.org
NOVEMBER 29: Thing-A-Ma-Jingle on Main Street
Enjoy the inaugural holiday block party for the 21 and up crowd, courtesy of the Downtown District, with a Black Friday gift market, Christmas karaoke, photo opps with Hipster Santa, lighting projections and live music, plus food and drink specials from area bars and restaurants.
Main Street, between Commerce and Rusk, www.downtownhouston.org
NOVEMBER 30: Reliant Lights Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular
Celebrating 100 years at City Hall, Houstonians are invited to Hermann Square for live music, the lighting of the holiday tree, and live music by Grammy-nominated sister duo Chloe x Halle. Children will want to head over to The Gingerbread Village for photos with Santa.
Hermann Square, 900 Bagby, www.houstontx.gov/mayorsholiday/index.html
DECEMBER 1: Museum Store Sunday
More than 1,200 museum stores in 18 countries take part in this annual event, helping shoppers find cerebral and unique gifts of books, jewelry and home accessories. More venues were being added at press time, but we already know that three area museums are participating.
The Heritage Society, 1100 Bagby, 713-655-1912; Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main; Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive; www.museumstoresunday.org
OUT OF TOWN
NOVEMBER 23-24: Angleton Market Days
This event is so large it takes three buildings to handle the more than 200 vendors. Come enjoy antique tractors, great food and music, plus two days of shopping under a large covered pavilion.
Brazoria County Fairgrounds, 901 South Downing, Angleton, www.facebook.com/angletonmarketdays
NOVEMBER 29-30: Home for the Holidays Gift Market
The tenth annual Thanksgiving Gift Market features samples of food and wine from local restaurants and wineries, turning this gift and shopping event into one of the finest along the Texas Gulf Coast.
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center, 7 Hope Boulevard, Galveston, 281-788-4297, www.homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com
DECEMBER 6-7: 50th Annual Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon
Mary Queen Catholic Church is celebrating its 50th anniversary Golden Jubilee this year, so there’s no better reason to head to Friendswood for dozens of vendors displaying handcrafted quilts, stained glass, paintings, jewelry, gourmet foods, wreathes and candles.
606 Cedarwood, Friendswood, 281-482-1391, www.maryqueencatholicchurch.org
DECEMBER 6-7: Norwegian Country Christmas
Head to Clifton, the Norwegian Capital of Texas, for a lighted parade, open house at the Bosque Museum, the “Arts of Christmas” at the Bosque Arts Center, tours of the Heritage Village at Clifton City Park, and Norwegian cuisine at the Clifton Civic Center.
Clifton, Texas, 1800-344-3720, www.visitclifton.org/page/country-christmas.aspx
DECEMBER 2-31: Merry-Making Season
Join The Shadows’ family in Louisiana as Shadows-on-the-Teche is dressed for the holidays with greenery accented by fruits, nuts and berries. The period rooms will be decorated with antique toys and guests can enjoy seasonal tours that focus on 19th century celebrations.
The Shadows, 317 East Main, New Iberia, Louisiana, 337-369-6446, www.shadowsontheteche.org/merry-making-season-2
DECEMBER 19: A Shadows Christmas
Tour Shadows-on-the-Teche and enjoy peppermint sticks, gingerbread and holiday fare, then stroll through the gardens with a glass of apple cider or syllabub in hand.
The Shadows, 317 East Main, New Iberia, Louisiana, 337-369-6446, www.shadowsontheteche.org/shadows-christmas