HOUSTON DECEMBER NEWSLETTER
Stay in the know with new listings, happenings and a festive cookie recipe!
MODERN CONSTRUCTION IN SHADY ACRES
This new build is brought to you by Citium Construction! Interior features include an open layout with modern finishes. The roof top terrace located on the 4th floor will have stunning views of the Heights.
Please follow social distancing measure and wear a mask. We also recommend that everyone follow basic sanitation practices.
1. THE LIGHT PARK
With over a million lights synchronized to a cheerful mix of holiday music, you won’t want to miss this! They’ll have a mash-up of Texas & holiday-themed props, and it’s current claim to fame—the longest Christmas light tunnel in the U.S.!
- Date: November 5th – December 31st
- Location: 21300 Interstate 45 North | Hurricane Harbor Splashtown Parking Lot
- Time: 5:30-10:00pm
- Admission: $40-50 per car
- Website: Here
2. SPACE CENTER HOUSTON GALAXY LIGHTS
Embark on a festive adventure and continue the Space City tradition this holiday season during Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant. Please allocate 90 minutes to enjoy the experience.
- Date: November 14th – January 3rd
- Location: 1601 NASA Pkwy | Space Center Houston
- Time: 6:00-10:00pm
- Admission: $16-20, children under 2 free
- Website: Here
3. RIVER OAKS CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
The beautiful River Oaks neighborhood hosts an annual event with festive lights displays. Santa greets visitors on weekends starting from the first day after Thanksgiving through late December. The neighborhood permits driving tours and walking. The best way to enter River Oaks is Westheimer Road.
- Date: November 27th – December 25th
- Location: River Oaks Neighborhood
- Time: Evenings
- Admission: Free
MEET THE AGENTS
CLASSIC GINGERBREAD COOKIES
Everyone needs a gingerbread recipe in their arsenal! Take a look at our Dallas Newsletter for a sugar cookie recipe!
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup molasses
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 2″ piece fresh ginger, grated (optional)
- zest of 1 orange (optional)
- 1/2 tsp finely ground black pepper (optional)
- Sugar Cookie Icing, for decorating
In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, and molasses until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
In a medium bowl, whisk flour, spices, baking soda, and salt until combined. With the mixer on low, gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, as well as fresh ginger, orange zest, and black pepper (if using), until dough just comes together. (Do not overmix!)
Divide dough in half and create two discs. Wrap each in plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 2 to 3 hours. (Alternatively, divide dough in half and roll each piece of dough between two pieces of parchment to 1/4″ thick. Chill until firm.)
Preheat oven to 350° and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Place one disc of dough on a lightly floured surface and roll until 1/4″ thick. (Alternatively, peel off both sheets of parchment from dough, then replace one sheet of parchment back underneath dough.) Cut out gingerbread men with a 3″ wide cutter and transfer to baking sheets.
- Bake until slightly puffed and set, 9 to 10 minutes, depending on the size of your cookie cutters. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Repeat with remaining disc of dough. Decorate as desired.
You can view the full recipe here.