Color Factory is a collaborative interactive exhibit that debuted in San Francisco in 2017 and New York in 2018. What was intended as a month-long run unexpectedly flourished as a celebration of color and creativity that’s lasted over 2 years.
In October 2019, a whole new palette will be coming to Houston in the Upper Kirby neighborhood. In over 20,000 square feet, we feature participatory installations of colors we’ve collected around the city (and space!) – hues that invite curiosity, discovery, and play. Some of our favorite artists, creatives, designers, and makers are teaming up with us to tell their unique color stories and engage all of your senses in unexpected ways.
We hope that the palette and projects offered within Color Factory will connect you to the colorful moments around Houston and in your own daily life.
It’s Christmas season and that can only mean one thing.– it’s time for Zoo Lights! Be swept away by the magic of the sparkling lights as you stroll through the Zoo and sip hot chocolate, delight in sweet treats, and more.
If you thought Zoo Lights couldn’t get any better, think again. The Zoo will be stepping it up this year with the debut of a 100-foot-long Infinity Tunnel of Light, 4-D Enchanted Forest, Ice Dragon, Winter Wonderland (with “snow”!), new photo opportunities, and more!
Experience the festive decor created by some of Houston’s finest design professionals as you tour design participating showrooms and design studios at The Houston Design Center.
Showrooms are open for tours from 10 am until 5 pm. On Tuesday, December 10 there will be an Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Deck the Halls benefits Memorial Assistance Ministries Toy Drive for underprivileged families. Please bring an unwrapped gift for a needy child through MAM Christmas Share. Donation boxes are located in each participating showroom.
Participating Showrooms & Design Studios include:
Charlotte Nail Antiques
Corbin Young Designs
James Craig Furnishings
Johnson Simon Resources
MAI Memorial Antiques & Interiors
Houston’s Only Hot Air Balloon Festival & Polo Match! There are a limited number of complimentary passes available. Once those tickets are claimed, paid tickets will be for sale.
Balloons. Polo. Fashion. Food. In its fifteenth year, this event isn’t just a polo match it’s a networking and social destination drawing thousands for each event. With events throughout the United States, The Victory Cup has become known as “America’s Polo Match!” Come on out and enjoy a gorgeous day of green grass, majestic horses, heart pounding polo, dozens of food and alcohol partners, and beautiful hot air balloons!
The Victory Cup has grown to be one of the largest equestrian events in the United States, and is definitely the most fun. Kid and pet friendly, bring the entire family and come enjoy the 2019 Victory Cup Polo Match & Hot Air Balloo Festival in Westchester, NY! Held on a beautiful field this is a kid and pet friendly event.
For all pass holders, don’t forget to join us on both Friday and Saturday for an evening Hot Air Balloon Glow and Tethered Rides (Approximately 4 PM – 9 PM – Entire Hot Air Balloon activation is Weather Permitting). Saturday starts at 7AM with a scheduled Hot Air Balloon launch, on the polo field! After the Hot Air Balloon launch, the food, wine and polo portion of the schedule kicks off around 11AM for Golden Mallet VIP’s and Founder’s Lounge Passholders. The VIP portion of the event will include live music, a Hospitality Alcohol Tasting Tent (11 AM until 1 PM for VIP’s), a Battle of the Chefs Tasting Competition (All Day), rivalry Polo Matches (11 AM until 3:30 PM), and a kids play area (All Day). Founder’s Lounge Passholders will also be able to enjoy a casual field side dinner with the Polo Players (Approximately 5 PM)!
Both VIP and General Admission Passes include the Hot Air Balloon portion of the event starting on Friday at 4pm until 8pm and then Saturday at 7 AM day of and then again around 4 PM and lasting until 9 PM on Saturday (weather permitting). Watch social media for updates. Balloon Pilots will be setting up at 4 PM on Friday and Saturday, on the polo field, for a night time burn, glow and tethered rides. If the weather cooperates, tethered rides will be available first come, first serve (purchase in advance ONLINE).
Learn more by visiting: www.victorycup.org/houstonballoon.
Stroll along the pedestrian-friendly route while enjoying a variety of sights ranging from nostalgic, twinkling white lights to eclectic, colorfully lighted scenes. Listen to the seasonal sounds of Christmas carols, jazz bands, and more, playing on the front porches, driveways, and yards of our neighbors.
Light up the darkest day of the year by making your own beautiful candles! In this fun class, we’ll melt soy wax and mix in essential oils to make scented glass jar candles. We’ll also make hand-rolled beeswax candles with sculpted decorations. This is a great class for couples, families, friends, or anyone who needs to make some beautiful last-minute gifts.