In Sam Houston Park, the Heritage Society decorates its 19th- and early-20th-century buildings to celebrate holiday traditions from the past. Tour the homes, meet Santa and see how some of Houston's early residents might have celebrated Christmas. Gates open an hour early for the Candlelight Tour Art Market and the Candlelight Cafe, which both offer seasonal goodies.
Tours are 5-9 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14. Advance tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and $5 for students ages 6 to 18; at the gate, tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and $8 for students ages 6 to 18. Kids 5 and younger are free. 1100 Bagby. 713-655-1912; heritagesociety.org.
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