Thursday, December 3, 2009

1st Saturday in The Heights + Mistletoe Madness = Tons of Fun!!!

So, because I am so lame and this time of the year is so darn busy for me, I got my good friend Mitch Cohen to send me the press release for this year's Mistletoe Madness in The Heights and 1st Saturday in The Heights. Not that I wouldn't love to go on and on about how fabulous these coinciding events are, I'm just on brain fry. The press release will be more than adequate and give you all pertinent information. I'll be partying it up with Mitch midday on Saturday. Hope to see you there!!

Official Press Release for the 4th Annual Mistletoe Madness in The Heights:

4th annual Heights "Mistletoe Madness" offers visitors fun, food,
festive holiday atmosphere on Saturday, December 5

Houston's Historic Heights knows how to throw a good party. Whether it's "White Linen Night" in August or "Mistletoe Madness" in December, Heights residents, businesses, artists, musicians and organizations come together to put on a celebration worthy of the many accolades they have received over the years. And this December's 4th annual "Mistletoe Madness" will be no exception.

Set for Saturday, December 5, from 12-6 p.m., Mistletoe Madness faithfully showcases the Heights - profiling the people, the shop owners, the artists and the businesses that make the Heights a classy, progressive, and ultimate destination not to be missed.

Art and live entertainment will be on hand throughout the day and retail shops, restaurants, galleries, and sponsor businesses will be open for visiting and shopping throughout the many tree-lined, holiday-decorated thoroughfares that transverse The Heights, including 11th St., White Oak, Studewood, Heights Blvd, Yale St., North Main St., and 19th St.

Billed by organizers as just the right mix of “Eat, Drink, Shop & Be Merry,” Heights Mistletoe Madness 2009 is geared up to make this year's event the best yet.

“Events work in The Heights because of its artistic, diverse, and offbeat ways,” says Karen Mann, one of the celebration's organizers.

And Mann knows what she is talking about. Many “best-of” establishments call the Heights home, including the best chicken-fried steak in Houston, the best new restaurant of 2007, the best plants, the best new store, the best late-night restaurant, the best tacos, best barbecue, and even the best value. Visitors are encouraged to come early, browse, eat, and enjoy the sights and shops not found anywhere else in Houston.

Organizers invite the public to "Stroll the streets or take a shuttle. Tour the Victorian homes. Hear live music. See good art. Vote on the Caroling Contest. Try a new restaurant or funky bar or revisit an old favorite. Enjoy the chill in the air. Hail a pedi-cab or hop a shuttle for a different trip to a gallery, shop, restaurant, or home. Buy really great gifts!"

And indeed Holiday shoppers can choose from gifts not found anywhere else – fresh, original art, jewelry, clothing, home furnishings, antiques, furniture. Lining the streets of The Heights are shops carrying retro, trendy, high fashion, fine leather goods, hand-made jewelry, and showy studded accessories as well as some of the most varied antiques and imports found in Houston.

The First Saturday Arts Market will also be open, featuring original art for sale. Known as the launching ground for many of Houston's most renowned artists, the First Saturday Arts market is approaching its sixth year of bringing art and artists to Houston on a monthly basis.

And art, shopping and entertainment are not the only options for visitors on this first Saturday of December. The hugely popular "Heights Holiday Home Tour" is scheduled for the same weekend. The Heights’ Victorian and Bungalow architecture provides a festive, nostalgic backdrop for the modern crowds and art gallery scene.

Making Mistletoe Madness all possible are many generous underwriters including Spanish Flowers Mexican Restaurant, Buchanan’s Native Plants, Karen Derr & Associates Realty, Wind Water Gallery, Sterling Bank, Harolds in the Heights, Eclectic Home, Glass Wall the Restaurant, The Leader News, Carter & Cooley Deli, First Saturday Arts Market and more.

Mistletoe Madness is free of charge and open to the public. There is ample free parking available as well as free shuttles. Pedi-cabs are also available on a "for tips" basis.

For more information, visit the websites or or contact Karen Mann at 713-703-0520 or via e-mail at

Here are some pics of the fun:

***All pics courtesy of Mistletoe Madness website***

1 comment:

  1. Danelle-

    Good news! I don't hate it, LOL. Quite the contrary, I'm very impressed with your level of writing. What kind of results are you seeing from this? I'm always looking for good examples to show my real estate clients. Cheers.