Critter’s Christmas at Jesse Jones Park

Jesse Jones Park in north Houston off of FM 1960 is home to Critter’s Christmas on Saturday, December 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This fun outdoor class will help you to create edible treats for the birds and wildlife that will visit your yard this time of year. As always, the class is […]

Start Planning Your New Years Today

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has a program called First Day Hikes, which are hikes on January 1st. What an outdoorsy and healthy way to start the new year. These events are being held throughout the state but the ones close to home include San Jacinto Battleground, Sheldon Lake, Stephen F. Austin, Village Creek, Galveston […]

Holiday Lights Tours

Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership December 16, 17, 18 and 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for a Holiday Lights Tour on The Houston Wave, Houston’s Jitney Shuttle Service, to the finest holiday lights displays in town! Meet at Market Square Park at 301 Milam Street to catch a ride on The Wave. Riders will soar […]

Heights Culture Cycling Tour

Join Bayou City Adventures today, December 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for a bike ride through the Heights. Bayou City Adventures plants to explore one of Houston’s most unique neighborhoods. Established in the 1890’s The Heights has experienced many changes before becoming one of Houston’s hottest neighborhoods. Come learn the neighborhood history and […]

Reindeer Romp in Memorial Park

Join Bayou City Outdoors for the 3rd Annual Reindeer Romp Sunday, December 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m in Memorial Park. Check in at the white Jeep Wrangler with the Bayou City Outdoors banner when you arrive. Arrive early as parking could be busy! Come on and put your reindeer antlers on and romp […]

Holiday in the Park at Sheldon Lake

Sheldon Lake State Park is celebrating the holidays Saturday, December 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with their Holiday in the Park event. Lots of holiday-themed activities await visitors at this special event: make reindeer ornaments, build fruit wreaths to feed backyard birds, or explore the park on a holiday-themed geocache hunt. You will […]

Hiking J. J. Mays Wildlife Trace

For a unique hike east of Houston head to the J. J. Mays wildlife Trace located on the banks of the Trinity River. There is a 4.8 mile out-and-back trail that follows along the river with boardwalks and some paved sections with wheelchair access. The trace is named after Joshua Jackson Mayes who owned one […]

Christmas Bird Counts Count

The Houston Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count begins this Sunday, December 14 and runs to January 5. This total volunteer project has been going on since Christmas Day 1900 when only a few hundred participants were counting or at that time shooting to then later count birds. Not there are over 71,000 volunteers that […]

Roosting with the Sandhill Cranes

Head to the Moody Gardens Golf Course Banquet Facility at 1700 Sydnor in Galveston this Saturday and Sunday for a presentation on sandhill cranes. The event runs from 8:00 a.m. to noon and includes a tour of the island to located and record the sighting of the cranes. The Sandhill Cranes’ captivating dusk flight to […]

Unsilent Night Music Parade

Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership, in collaboration with the Cynthia Woods Mitchell  Center for the Arts at the University of Houston for a free interactive holiday event,Unsilent Night Thursday, December 11 from 6 – 9 pm at Sabine Promenade. The “music parade” starts at 7:00 p.m. New York composer, Phil Kline, created this 43-minute piece written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of […]