What's Happening in Houston During Texas Bowl 2010?
Check out Houston's downtown park, Discovery Green. Take a meandering walk around the lake, view one-of-a-kind sculptures or just hang out on the lawn or in one of the many gardens. Grab a bite at one of two signature restaurants, The Lake House and The Grove. Get into the holiday season by ice skating on The Ice at Kinder Lake. Through January.
Be sure to do some post-holiday shopping at the fourth-largest mall in the nation. The Galleria offers 375 shops such as Christian Dior, Fendi, Gucci, Armani Exchange and Versace. The sprawling complex also features an ice rink, numerous dining options and two Westin hotels.
The Alley Theatre brings holiday cheer to adult audiences with The Santaland Diaries. Crumpet the Elf tells his story (based on the bestselling book by David Sedaris) as a worker in Macy's SantaLand display during the peak holiday crunch. Through December 31.
Each year, the home of legendary Texas philanthropist Ima Hogg sets the scene for Yuletide: Holiday Time at Bayou Bend. Bringing historic American celebrations to life, this longtime holiday tradition features festive lights, decorations and Candlelight Tours. Through January 2.
Take a walk on the wild side New Year's Day at the Houston Zoo. See the Zoo's newest attractions and exhibits, including the stunning new 6-acre African Forest complex.
Galveston Island lights up the holidays with more than a million lights and over 100 displays at the annual Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens . One of the largest holiday celebrations on the Gulf Coast, the Festival of Lights is a must-see for all ages. Through January 2.
Looking for the right spot to ring in the New Year?
Just a few minutes west of downtown is Washington Avenue. From chic dance clubs to cozy pubs, the 3-mile strip guarantees an evening of fun for everyone.
Glowarama 2011 is sure to illuminate your New Year! There will be live music, a fantastic light show and a seriously fun H-E-B Art Car Glow 'n Roll parade.