Your Extended Christmas List of Things to do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston Christmas weekend with our super-expanded, six-day Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, December 21 to Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2018.  Make your way through four interactive Christmas installations, lace up your skates to hit the ice at Discovery Green, Read More …

Your Seasonal List of Things to Do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, December 7 to Sunday, December 9, 2018.  Stroll down 19th Street while surrounded by real snow; watch the annual menorah lighting at City Hall; head to Tomball for German beer, Read More …

Get Your Ugly Sweaters Out List of Things to Do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday November 30 to Sunday, December 2, 2018.  Rock out to all your favorite ’80s songs at an award-winning musical; snag unique gifts from one of several holiday markets around town; Read More …

Turkey Pardoning Became a Thing

Since 1947, the National Turkey Federation has presented the President of the United States with one live turkey and two dressed turkeys, in a ceremony known as the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation. John F. Kennedy was the first president reported to spare the turkey given to him (he announced he Read More …

How Thanksgiving Came To Be

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2018 occurs on Thursday, November 22. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. Read More …

Your Veteran’s Day List of Things to do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, November 9 to Sunday, November 11, 2018. Pay tribute to our nation’s veterans at a free, outdoor concert; race through Memorial Square Park alongside the Houston Rockets; hear Read More …

Superstitions and Halloween

Halloween has always been a holiday filled with mystery, magic and superstition. It began as a Celtic end-of-summer festival during which people felt especially close to deceased relatives and friends. For these friendly spirits, they set places at the dinner table, left treats on doorsteps Read More …

Halloween Parties in the United States

    By the 1920s and 1930s, Halloween had become a secular, but community-centered holiday, with parades and town-wide Halloween parties as the featured entertainment. Despite the best efforts of many schools and communities, vandalism began to plague some celebrations in many communities during this Read More …

The Trick or Treat You Know Today

“Trick or treat” has become the most popular activity among the many forms of Halloween celebrations in America, and it is also a rather recent development. Trick or treating has been around less than a hundred years. Having children going door-to-door to get sweet treats Read More …