'Tis the season to usher in holiday magic like only The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa can. Create family memories and celebrate traditions at The Houstonian.
HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, October 13, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Looking for something to do with the whole family this Christmas season? Starting November 28 and running through January 4, The Houstonian will be your one-stop-shop for safe and socially distanced holiday fun. Be dazzled by over the top Christmas décor, giant gingerbread houses, and music in The Houstonian's iconic Great Room Lobby.
New this year, parents can make a personal, virtual appointment with Santa! Kids will have the opportunity to reveal their holiday wishes to Santa at a safe social distance, staged in a hotel ballroom. Families will also love the opportunity to make gingerbread houses with The Houstonian's pastry chef, and parents will appreciate quick and easy shopping with pop-up boutiques at The Houstonian Club. After eating a few chocolate chip cookies in the Great Room Lobby, kids can burn off energy by running through the meadow and spending time under the Texas-sized Live Oak tree twinkling with lights. Parents will love delicious holiday bites, craft cocktails, and so many beautiful photo opportunities. The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, where health and safety are always top of mind, is the perfect location for families to revel in a stress-free and enchanting holiday season.
Merry Mansions Gingerbread Display
Houstonian Hotel Lobby
Eyes will go wide as both children and adults take in the giant gingerbread houses or "Merry Mansions", a display celebrating Houston's famous Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens as well as the estates found along North Post Oak Lane. Opening on November 28 with hundreds of pounds of gingerbread, gumdrops, and candies, the authentic display features intricately decorated house-made masterpieces rising six feet above the Great Room Lobby's stone fireplace.
Entertainment in the Great Room Lobby
November 28 – December 19
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 6-7 p.m.
Entertainment plus complimentary roasted chestnut truffles for adults and First Lady Mrs. Bush's Cookies for the kids.
Open to the public.
Families will be filled with holiday spirit as they enjoy Christmas music presented by local pianists, handbells, and soloists by the 30-foot stone fireplace in the hotel's Great Room Lobby. Children will love complimentary First Lady Barbara Bush's famous chocolate chip cookies, and adults will enjoy the in house-pastry shop’s roasted chestnut truffles by the fire.
Get camera ready and snap a pic next to the full-size Santa with a sleigh full of toys and goodies display. Guests can enjoy a special "Merry Mansions" lobby menu featuring light bites and holiday-inspired cocktails such as Rudolph's Wake-up Call, Under the Mistletoe, Claus Family Punch, or Mint Chocolate Kisses.
Gingerbread House Holiday Workshop
December 5, 12 & 19, 10 a.m.
December 6, 13 & 20, 3 p.m.
By reservation only; open to the public.
Join our pastry chef for a memorable time together decorating themed gingerbread houses. Price includes one premium-quality gingerbread house & all the holiday trimmings individually wrapped for one parent and one child. Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and seasonal baked goods will be available. Space is limited because of social distancing requirements. For reservations call 713.812.6932.
Virtual Santa Experience
December 5 & 12, 3-7 p.m.
By reservation only; open to the public.
Personal appointments with Santa safely staged in a ballroom of the hotel! Parents, make a reservation for your child to have one on one “on-line” time with Santa as he chats with your child from the North Pole. Each visit will include a keepsake photo, video, and a "Kids Eat Free" voucher at TRIBUTE. For reservations call 713.685.6710.
Perks & Presents Hotel Package
Step into a magical wonderland this season with twinkling trees, splendid décor, and a "Merry Mansions" gingerbread house display above the Great Room Lobby's 30-foot fireplace. Enjoy holiday entertainment, roasted chestnut truffles by the fire, and a menu of delectable holiday cocktails. You'll be nestled all snug in your bed with visions of the holidays dancing in your head! The Houstonian provides a complimentary shuttle to and from the famous Galleria and the new River Oaks Shopping District for holiday shopping. The Perks & Presents Package offers a special hotel rate and includes two complimentary cocktails, self-parking, holiday coloring books & crayons for the kids, and a commemorative Houstonian ornament. For more information, visit www.houstonian.com.
Most Kissable Place in Houston!
Embarrassing the kids will be half the fun as mom and dad steal a kiss under the mistletoe ball at the "most kissable place in the city." Hung in grand style above the iconic Great Room Lobby staircase, the inspiring installation is the perfect place for couples looking for a special memory or an Instagram-worthy photo op with kissing-hashtag #houstoniankisses2020. The hotel is giving away a New Year's Eve couples package for the post with the most likes on Instagram. Participants must tag @thehoustonianhotel and use the hashtag to participate.
12 Days of Holidays Market
December 1 – 12, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Houstonian Club Lobby
Open to the public
Shoppers will love the easy access to boutique clothing, jewelry, unique gifts, and specialty food pop-up shops in The Houstonian Club lobby. On December 3, the shops will support local charities, and 100% of donations and proceeds will go to the represented organizations.
Christmas Day Brunches at The Houstonian
Thanksgiving Day, November 26
Christmas Day, December 25
Year after year, families gather for a turkey and some mistletoe at bountiful holiday brunches at The Houstonian. TRIBUTE offers a seated three-course prix fixe menu featuring holiday fare and "Tex-Lex" inspired favorites. Family photos in the hotel's Great Room Lobby and inviting holiday décor throughout the property make Christmas Day at The Houstonian a favorite holiday tradition. Distanced seating and mask requirement when not eating or drinking in place.
TRIBUTE Restaurant: Seated, prix-fixe menu with seasonal holiday items.
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Prix Fixe Menu Price: $78++ Public, $68++ Members, $34++ for Children (10 and under)
Meals To-Go: Order our "Holiday Meal To-Go" and enjoy seasonal favorites in the comfort of your home. For orders call 713-812-6932.
Source: EIN Presswire