Houston Holiday Guide

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The Holidays are officially underway in Houston! Events in celebration of the season pepper the calendar beginning in early November, including Christmas markets, holiday bazaars, seasonal light displays, and neighborhood street fairs. Just in time for the festivities, these revels can't be missed:

- The Houston Ballet's Nutcracker is a holiday classic. The Tchaikovsky score and the magical journey to the Land of Snow and Kingdom of Sweets promise to dazzle and delight audiences of all ages. The show runs from November 24th through December 27th, with afternoon and evening performances. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.houstonballet.org.

- The Nutcracker Market at the Reliant Center is a four-day must do holiday shopping extravaganza benefiting the Houston Ballet Foundation. The market will be held November 9th through 12th at the Reliant Center. For more information, visit http://www.houstonballet.org/Nutcracker_Market_Overview

- The Uptown Holiday Lighting is a post-Thanksgiving dinner tradition in Houston. More than 80 trees will be lit simultaneously, with a spectacular light parade and fireworks set to Christmas music following. The trees will be lit at 7p.m. on Thanksgiving evening, with music and concessions beginning at 4 p.m. for more information, visit http://www.uptown-houston.com/about/events/upcoming.html

- The Houston Heights Holiday Home Tour and Christmas Bazaar offers a peek inside some of Houston's most historic and interesting homes, decked out in holiday splendor. After the tour, stop by the Christmas Bazaar, where vendors peddle holiday crafts and wares. The Home Tour and Christmas Bazaar will be held Friday, December 1, 2006 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., and Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the Houston Heights Fire Station at 107 W. 12th and Yale Streets. For more information, visit http://www.houstonheights.org/holidayhometour.htm

- The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is visiting Houston for the season. Straight from New York, the show is sure to dazzle in true Rockettes style. The show runs from December 19th to 31st at the Hobby Center. For tickets and information, go to http://www.houston.com/radio-city-christmas-spectacular/

- The Moody Gardens Festival of Lights promises to make the season bright, with holiday scenes illuminated by thousands of magical light displays. The festival runs from November 18th through January 6th. For more information, go to http://www.moodygardens.com/festival-of-lights.asp

- Lights in the Heights is always full of merriment, with neighborhood homes creatively illuminated and bursting with cheer. Street-side entertainment, music, and food makes for a well-rounded holiday evening in the Woodland Heights. Lights in the Heights runs for one night only: December 9th from 6 to 10 p.m. For more information, maps, and directions visit http://www.woodland-heights.org/Events/LIH/Index.htm

- The Kemah Christmas Boat Parade this seasonal favorite is a night time spectacle of brightly decorated boats. The parade is best viewed from the Kemah Boardwalk, providing the perfect ending to a day of holiday shopping and dining. The parade floats by at 8:00 p.m. on December 9th. For more information, go to http://www.kemah.net/boatparades.html

- Dickens on the Strand is a two-day extravaganza, transforming Galveston's historic district into Victorian-era London. A Dickensian-themed parade, children's snow yard, crafts, and holiday fare make this a must-do for the season. The holiday festival takes place December 2nd and 3rd. For more information or to buy tickets, go to http://www.dickensonthestrand.org

- Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Alley Theatre is the classic and musical re-telling of Charles Dickens' holiday tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the three ghosts who visit him on Christmas Eve. The show runs from November 20th through December 27th. To buy tickets or for more information, visit http://www.allytheatre.org

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