December 2019 Calendar
DESIGN & INTERIORS
DECEMBER 12-30: Christmas Village at Bayou Bend with Santa and his reindeer
Bayou Bend comes alive with thousands of lights and activities throughout the 14-acre estate, plus live actors, theatrical effects and Christmas decorations.
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Drive, 713-639-7750, www.mfah.org/christmasvillage
DECEMBER 13-14: Christmas Home Tour
Child Advocates of Fort Bend hosts this annual tour of lavishly decorated homes in Alkire Lake, Sienna Plantation, Sugar Creek and Sweetwater.
DECEMBER 14: AIA Houston Urban Art & Architecture Walking Tour
This exploration of public art includes artist stops for Mel Chin, Paul Kittelson, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg and Dean Ruck.
Historic Market Square Park, 301 Milam, 713-520-0155, www.aiahouston.org
DECEMBER 14: Christmas at Winedale
Tour period-furnished historic Texas homes and watch demonstrations of blacksmithing, quilting, woodworking, lace making and weaving.
Winedale Historical Complex, 3738 FM 2714, Round Top, www.roundtop.org
DECEMBER 14: Historic Walking Tour
Experience old Sugar Land during this 90-minute walking tour presented by the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation.
Sugar Land Heritage Museum, 198 Kempner, Sugar Land, 281-275-2030, www.slheritage.org
DECEMBER 14: 2nd Annual CHGC Christmas Home Tour
Explore some of the special homes found in historic Chappell Hill, plus enjoy entertainment from the Round Top Ruggers.
Bluebonnet House and Garden Center, 5095 Main, Chappell Hill, 713-562-6191, www.chappellhillgar www.denclub.com
DECEMBER 14: Holiday Homes Tour
The Bastrop County Historical Society hosts tours of the 1852 Allen-Fowler House, a classic Texas Greek Revival built in 1857, a pre-1887 German Victorian cottage, a Folk Victorian and more.
Museum & Visitor Center, 904 Main, Bastrop, 512-303-0057, www.bastropcountyhistoricalsociety.com
DECEMBER 28: AIA Houston Rice University Walking Tour
Put on those comfy shoes and explore large scale art, internationally renowned architecture, and the quads, courts and axes of this magnificent campus.
Rice University, Lovett Hall, 6100 Main, 713-520-0155, www.aiahouston.org
DECEMBER 7-JANUARY 2: “Segments & Spaces”
Abstract artist Veronica Dyer exhibits new and adventurous paintings and sculpture.
Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, 713-522-2409, www.archwaygallery.com
DECEMBER 14: Heights Mercantile Holiday Market
This kid- and pet-friendly pop up event on the promenade showcases unique gifts for the holidays.
Heights Mercantile, 714 Yale, 713-783-4444, www.heightsmercantile.com
DECEMBER 14 and 21: Winter Flea by Night presented by Green Mountain Energy®
Discovery Green’s night market features works by local artisans, artful kitsch, vintage items, antiques and other treasures.
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, www.discoverygreen.com/flea
DECEMBER 15-MARCH 22: “Norman Rockwell: American Freedom”
Inspired by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, explore the American artist’s iconic depictions of freedom of speech and worship, as well as freedom from fear and want, through paintings, illustrations and prints.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Audrey Jones Beck Building, 5601 Main, 713-639-7300, www.mfah.org
JANUARY 4-30: “Urban Observations”
Joel Anderson’s new collection of encaustic paintings captures the heart and soul of Houston through the magic of beeswax mixed with damar resin. Opening reception is January 4.
Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, 713-522-2409, www.archwaygallery.com
JANUARY 25-26: Sugar Land Home & Outdoor Living Show
Resilience is the new buzzword and FloodFrame director Tasha Nielsen will be on hand with tips for protecting your home from flooding. Look for home improvement products from more than 200 exhibitors, DIY workshops (including with The Tallest Tulip and Board and Brush), and landscape designs from Outdoor Perfection.
The Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash, Stafford, www.SugarLandHomeAndGarden.com
JANUARY 25-26: 14th Annual Spring Katy Home & Garden Show
Sunny 99.1’s Dana Tyson and home builder Bobby Tyson will share their journey restoring a 1922 home, then explore Vintage Back Road’s take on designing a farmhouse kitchen. Mini workshops, the popular Vintage Market and even a second level gift market round out the event.
Merrell Center and Robinson Pavilion, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, www.katyhomeandgardenshow.com
FEBRUARY 14-16: 34th Annual Texas Home & Garden Show
Get a jump start on spring projects when the Texas Home & Garden Show returns to NRG Center. From windows and doors to roofs and floors, and with more than 100,000 square feet of products and services, this is your one stop shop for experts, ideas and convenience.
NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, www.texashomeandgarden.com
FEBRUARY 29-MARCH 1: Montgomery County Home & Outdoor Living Show
Meet with Sherwin-Williams color consultants, view luxury kitchen and bath products from ABM Cabinets, and learn about interior design from Mari Scalli, owner of Simple Elegance.
Lone Star Convention & Expo Center, 9055 Airport, Conroe, www.montgomerycountyhomeandgarden.com
MARCH 7-8: HTown Home & Outdoor Living Show
This inaugural event features former White House florist Laura Dowling, High-Tech Texan Michael Garfield on smart homes, and Marie Kondo certified organizer Ashley Barber.
Silver Street Studios at Sawyer Yards, 2000 Edwards, www.texwoodshows.com
MARCH 21-22: Cy-Fair Home & Outdoor Living Show
Discovery Channel’s Dr. Lori returns with her comedy and appraisal show, plus learn from more than 200 area home improvement pros.
Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress, Cypress, www.cyfairhomeandgarden.co
Dec. 14: Left Over Make Over, Chinese Style
Dec. 18: Make & Take: Macarons for the Holidays
Dec. 19: Buche de Noel
Dec. 20: A Festive Winter Dinner
Dec. 21-22: Decorate a Gingberbread House
Dec. 28: A Night Up in Flames
Dec. 30-31: Couples Cook: Celebrate the New Year
Central Market Cooking School, 713-993-9860, www.centralmarket.com
Dec. 14: Citrus Fest, Urban Harvest Farmers Market, www.urbanharvest.org
Dec. 14: Farm Tours: Explore Your Food, Finca Tres Robles, www.fincatresrobles.org
Dec. 14 and 28, Master Gardeners in the City, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at McGovern Centennial Gardens, www.facebook.com/events/332480180809376
Dec. 28: Pick-it-Yourself Harvest Experience, Finca Tres Robles, www.fincatresrobles.org
Jan. 16: 30th Annual Sadie Gwin Blackburn Environmental Seminar, River Oaks Garden Club at MFAH, 713-523-2483, www.riveroaksgc.org
HOUSTON FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Nov. 10-Dec. 21, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Main Street Theater, 713-524-6706, www.mainstreettheater.com
Nov. 15-Dec. 29: A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas, Alley Theatre, 713-220-5700, www.alleytheatre.org
Nov. 15-Feb. 2: The ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy®, Discovery Green, www.discoverygreen.com/ice
Nov. 22-Jan. 5: Sugar Land Holiday Lights, 281-240-4487, sugarlandholidaylights.com
Nov. 23-Jan. 12, TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights, Houston Zoo, 713-533-6500, www.houstonzoo.org
Nov. 23-Dec. 22, The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, Main Street T heater, 713-524-
Nov. 26-Dec. 29: Fully Committed, Alley Theatre, 713-220-5700, www.alleytheatre.org
Nov. 29-Dec. 29: The Nutcracker, Houston Ballet, 713-227-2787, www.houstonballet.org
Nov. 29-Dec. 29: Miracle on 34th Street, A.D. Players, 713-526-2721, www.adplayers.org
Dec. 5, 8, 13-15, 19-22: El Milagro del Recuerdo, Houston Grand Opera, 713-228-6737, www.hgo.org
Dec. 7-8, 14-15: Amahl & the Night Visitors, Opera in the Heights, 713-861-5303, www.operaintheheights.org
Dec. 7-22: Elf – The Musical, Theatre Under The Stars, 713-558-8887, www.tuts.com
Dec. 10-15: Guadalupe and Navidad Art & Culture, Casa Ramirez FOLKART Gallery, 713-880-2420, www.casaramirez.com
Dec. 13: Sugar Plum Fantasy, Houston Pride Band, 832-356-7476, www.houstonprideband.org
Dec. 13-15, 17: Very Merry Pops, Houston Symphony, 713-224-7575, www.houstonsymphony.org
Dec. 14: ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, Houston Symphony, 713-224-7575, www.houstonsymphony.org
Dec. 14: A Glorious Christmas, Houston Choral Society, 832-478-6986, www.houstonchoral.org
Dec. 14: Carols on the Green: Celebrating the Season in Song, Houston Grand Opera, hgo.org
Dec. 14-15: Christmas at the Villa: Arise, shine, for your light has come!, Houston Chamber Choir, 713-224-5566, www.houstonchamberchoir.org
Dec. 19-22: Italian Christmas Concertos, Mercury, 713-533-0080, www.mercuryhouston.org
Dec. 20-22: Handel’s Messiah, Houston Symphony, 713-224-7575, www.houstonsymphony.org
Dec. 20: Handel’s Messiah, Houston Choral Society, 832-478-6986, www.houstonchoral.org
Dec. 21: A Brazilian Christmas, Apollo Chamber Players, 832-496-9943, www.apollochamberplayers.org
Dec. 26-27: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Society for the Performing Arts, 713-227-4772, www.spahouston.org
Dec. 27: The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical, Smart Financial Centre, 281-207-6278, www.smartfinancialcentre.net
Dec. 28: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Smart Financial Centre, 281-207-6278, www.smartfinancialcentre.net
Dec. 31: Venetian Carnival, Ars Lyrica, 713-315-2525, www.arslyricahouston.org/venetian-carnival
Dec. 31 and Jan. 3-18, California Suite, Theatre Southwest, 713-661-9505, www.tswhouston.org
‘TIS THE SEASON FOR TRAVEL
Nov. 15-Jan. 5: Magical Winter Lights, LaMarque, www.magicalwinterlights.com
Nov. 21-Dec. 31: Market Street in Lights – Annual Tree Lighting, 281-419-4774, The Woodlands, www.shopatmarketstreet.com
Dec. 2-31: Merry-Making Season, The Shadows, 337-369-6446, New Iberia, Louisiana, www.shadowsontheteche.org/merry-making-season-2
Dec. 5-22: A Christmas Story, Unity Theatre, 979-830-8358, Brenham, www.unitybrenham.org
Dec. 6-15: Frozen Jr., The Theatre Company of Bryan-College Station, 979-779-1302, www.theatrecompany.com
Dec. 6-22: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Stage Right at The Crighton, 936-441-7469, Conroe, stage- www.right.org
Dec. 13-15, Tomball German Christmas Market, Tomball, t www.omballgermanfest.org
Dec. 14: Christmas Boat Parade, Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Kemah Boardwalk, clearla www.kearea.com
Dec. 14-28: An Olde Fashioned Christmas, Chappell Hill Museum, 979-836-6033, Chappell Hill, chap www.pellhillmuseum.org
Dec. 14: Teddy Bear Christmas Parade, Downtown Chappell Hill, www.chappellhillhistoricalsociety.com
Dec. 14: Burton Christmas Market, Texas Cotton Gin Museum & Pavilion, 979-289-3378, Burton, www.burtontexas.org/farmersmarket
Dec. 14: The Nutcracker Ballet, Round Top Festival Institute, 979-249-3129, Round Top, www.festivalhill.org
Dec. 14: Winter’s Eve, Wimberley Merchants Association, Wimberley, www.wimberleymerchants.com
Dec. 14-15: Boerne Market Days Christmas Market, 210-844-8193, Boerne, www.boernemarketdays.com
Dec. 19: A Shadows Christmas, The Shadows, 337-369-6446, New Iberia, Louisiana, www.shadowsontheteche.org/shadows-christmas
Dec. 19-21: Who’s Holiday, The Theatre Company of Bryan-College Stati on, 979-779-1302, t www.heatrecompany.com
Dec. 19-22: Grand Ol’ Christmas Show, The Clarion at Brazosport College, 979-230-3156, Lake Jackson, www.brazosport.edu
Dec. 21: The 5 Browns – Holiday, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 800-821-1894, Galveston, www.thegrand.com
Dec. 21-22: Boerne Market Days Cowboy Christmas Market, 210-844-8193, Boerne, www.boernemarketdays.com
Dec. 28: Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Grand 1894 Opera House, 800-821-1894, Galveston, www.thegrand.com
Jan. 4: 4th Annual Cadien Toujours Boucherie, Mermentau Cove, Louisiana, www.cadientoujours.org
Jan. 5: Pops Concert: Happy New Year, Vienna Style!, Galveston Symphony Orchestra, 800-821-1894, Galveston, www.galvestonsymphony.org