Gingerbread Polar Express In honor of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at the Galveston Railroad Museum, the hotel is creating a special “Polar Express” themed gingerbread house. You’ll have to see it to believe it. The gingerbread house is on public display in the lobby of the hotel. This display makes a perfect pre- or post-train ride stop for families. Location & Information
The Night Before Christmas Gingerbread Village This holiday season, the Hotel Galvez is creating a special “The Night Before Christmas” themed gingerbread village. The classic poem will be created in gingerbread for guests and the public to enjoy. It will be on display in the lobby of the hotel. Location & Information
Homeschool Field Trip: Cooking Fundamentals - Techniques Basic with Well Done Cooking Classes Day 1: Technique Basics Lecture about moist vs dry cooking methods, what marinades do, and kitchen equipment (pressure cooker vs instant pot, blow torch, cast iron pans, tinfoil vs parchment)Short interactive lesson about Maillard Reaction/Browning vs Caramelizing/SauteingTake a trip to Connie Seafood Market & purchase Salmon & ScallopsExecute Braised Short Ribs, Marinated Pork In Apricot Sauce, Southern Fried Chicken, Traeger Grill-Smoked Salmon, Pan Seared Scallops Day 2: Veggies, Herbs & Spices Lecture about the Health Benefits of Veggies, Herbs & SpicesShort lesson about growing herbs indoorsTake a Field Trip to Granet Spice
Story Time in the Garden at Mercer Botanic Garden In partnership with Harris County Public Library, Mercer presents a unique Storytime in the natural setting of Mercer for parents and children to enjoy together. Storytime garden locations may vary each week. Call 713-274-4160 to find out the location or to check for cancellations due to weather or holidays.
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend Open every evening except December 24 & 25. View a map of Christmas Village Discover an immersive Christmas experience at beautiful Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. A dazzling bridge brings you into a winter wonderland featuring thousands of lights throughout the estate. Get in the holiday spirit with a faux-snow slide for sledding, a cotton-snowball play area, a handcrafted model train circling a 15-foot tree, games for all ages, carols by the Mistletones, and more—all on 14 acres of gardens and art nestled in River Oaks. You can also take photos with Santa, who visits through December 23! Holiday-themed tours of Ima Hogg’s historic mansion