Welcome Fans, Friends, and Visitors
Hi. December is a joyous month. Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa help to provide joy and hope for a better future for most everyone. Regardless of your religion or lack of, race, ethnicity, gender preference, and gender, it is a time when we often come together to share happiness.
Weather in Houston
December is Houston’s second coldest month. Be prepared to wear a sweater, coat, or both. The monthly average high temperature is 65 degrees Fahrenheit/18 degrees Centigrade. The monthly average low temperature is 47 degrees Fahrenheit/6 degrees Centigrade, and the mean is 56 degrees Fahrenheit/13 degrees Centigrade. The average rainfall is 3.78 inches/9.6 centimeters. It is the ninth wettest month of the year.
Holiday Lights Tours
December sees an uptick in our tour business because of the holidays. We offer 9 different Holiday Lights Tours. Four tours are 3 hours, three tours are 4-hours, one tour is 5-hours, and one tour is 7-hours. The 5-hour tour goes to Texas City and Galveston. The 7-hour tour goes to Santa’s Wonderland in College Station. This area has over 1 million lights.
Tour A, for 3 hours, is far and away the most popular of the Holiday Lights Tour. It includes the Galleria, River Oaks, Tanglewood, Uptown Park, River Oaks District, Highland Village, and Greenway Plaza. Our other three hour tours can include the various Heights, ethnic minority areas, the elite Green Tea subdivision in Pearland, Candlelight Plaza, Prestonwood Forest, and more communities. The 3-hour tours are normally from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, although we can be flexible. Remember that sunset takes place at about 5:30 PM so you want to start sometime thereafter. They normally have one stop at a Starbucks for bathrooms and holiday drinks. Visit our website to see more of the detailed descriptions.
Mexican Restaurant Tours
December is a good month to also go on a comfort food tour. We offer several food and drink tours including Mexican Restaurant Tours. You can choose the length and how many restaurants that you want to visit and how much you want to eat. We take you to a historic Mexican restaurants that are generally considered among the best in Houston. All of the restaurants were found in the 1900s. Some specialize in entrees, some in appetizers, some in margaritas. We recommend that you select one thing, for example nachos or quesadillas, that you can compare and contrast at each restaurant and still have more space in your stomach to try some more at the next restaurant. Many of the Mexican restaurants are beautifully decorated for the holidays. Visit our website to see what restaurants we include on such a tour and customize it.
Galveston has a certain mystique, similar to New Orleans, but on a 1/10 size. Like New Orleans, it was a port city, the state’s wealthiest city and full of immigrants and sailors coming into it. It was the largest city in Texas in 1870 and 1880. Prostitution and gambling thrived during the years that Galveston was an open city. Hurricanes have repeated beaten it down only for the city to bounce back. The greatest architect in Texas history designed some of the most impressive buildings in the state from 1872 to 1900. Galveston is currently experiencing its first growth in six decades. Hurricane Ike in 2008 resulted in people reinvesting in Galveston. We offer Galveston tours from 5 to 12 hours that can include a boat ride to see dolphins and a sunken ship in Galveston Bay, museums, mansion homes to tour, historical homes from the 1830s and 1840s to stop and photograph, movies to watch titled “The Great Storm” and or “The Pirate Island of Jean Lafitte,” seeing tree sculptures, great food and drink to consume, and exploring different neighborhoods. December is a particularly good time to visit because of the festival Dickens on the Strand. It started in 1974 and is held on the first weekend in December. A tradition is a descendant of the great British author Charles Dickens leads the parade and people dress in costumes from the era of Dickens’s best selling book The Christmas Carol. You will have a bloody good time.
Monthly Special – Discounted by 23 to 46% Based on the Number of People
The monthly special for December is a Hermann Park and Museums Walking Tour. This 2.5-hour tour focuses on going through Houston’s most famous and popular park, Hermann Park. It was named after Houston’s greatest benefactor, George Hermann. We will stroll through the Japanese Gardens and the Cheri Flores Garden Pavilion up Houston’s version of the Tower of Babel. We will see over one dozen statues including several busts of Latin American revolutionary leaders, Robert Burns, Confucius, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the most famous statue in Houston: General Sam Houston. Walk past the Houston Zoo, 18-hole golf course, McGovern Lake, the Miller Outdoor Theater (MOT), the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS), the children’s train, picnic areas, and more. Have a great time in one of our most beautiful parks. Bring a jacket depending on the weather. For families, you will have a new destination for your activities. There is so much to do in Hermann Park.
See you on a tour.