Top 10 Food & Drink Events / Offers in Houston This Month: December 2021

The Second Ward bar decks out for the Sippin' Santa Pop-Up this month | Courtesy of Night Shift

Dine on delicious dishes and enjoy our picks for the top food and drink events taking place around Houston in December 2021.

The holidays are upon us, and local restaurants and bars are ready to bring the cheer. From Hanukkah feasting and breakfast with Santa to kitschy holiday cocktails and a bustling tamale festival, these are culinary happenings you won’t want to miss in December:

Top 10 Food & Drink Events/Offers in Houston This Month: December 2021

  • Hanukkah Feasting at Kenny & Ziggy’s | Sunday, November 28 through Monday, December 6 Hanukkah begins at sundown, Sunday, November 28, and Kenny & Ziggy’s is here to help you celebrate, with menu packages feeding 6-8 ($195) or 8-10 ($235) people, plus a la carte options including latkes by the dozen to soups, brisket, kasha varnishkas,  fried kreplach, sweet noodle kugel and more. All orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.
  • 10th Annual Tamale Festival Houston at East River | Saturday, December 4 (Postponed) – The 10th annual Tamale Festival Houston returns, bringing family-friendly entertainment. Tickets start at $10 (kids under 12 are admitted free with an adult), and complimentary tickets are available at the Harris County General Store Barbecue Co. and select local retailers, while supplies last. 11am to 8pm.
  • Supper Club at The Annie: A Christmas Spectacular at The Annie Cafe & Bar | Sunday, December 5 The Annie continues its holiday happenings with its Sunday evening Supper Club Christmas Spectacular, reimagining a classic “dinner & a show” with holiday tunes by the Richard Brown Orchestra, featuring singers Kelley Peters, Bob Luna, Evelyn Rubio and Clayton Mabin. Tickets are $250 per person and include a three-course prix-fixe meal and the show. Seatings are at 5pm and 8pm.
  • A Merry Concha Christmas Holiday Pop-Up Market at Morales Radio Hall | Thursday, December 9 | No Cover – Second Ward welcomes back another edition of the Merry Concha Christmas Holiday Market. Swing by and enjoy warm pan dulce, music, photo backdrops and plenty of unique, hand crafted goods from artisans, local artists and more. 4pm to 9pm.
  • “Tres Noches con Tres Robles” at Finca Tres Robles | Thursday, December 9;  Friday, December 10; and Sunday, December 12 – Celebrating the last seven and a half years ahead of its next chapter and eventual move into a long-term home, Finca Tres Robles community farm will host a series of events, “Tres Noches con Tres Robles.” Guests are invited to join in on a Farm Potluck on Thursday, December 9, Tacos and Beer dinner on Friday, December 10, and a five-course seated Farm Dinner on Sunday, December 12 featuring Chef David Cordua of The Lymbar, with beer sponsored by Equal Parts Brewing. Times and prices vary.
  • Breakfast with Santa at the C. Baldwin Hotel | Saturday, December 11 – Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a decadent breakfast, hot cocoa and mimosas, cookie decorating, and a special reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” are all a part of the festive fun at the C. Baldwin’s Breakfast with Santa event. Tickets are $55 (free for under 2). 9am to 11am.
  • Cook the Harvest: Holiday Cookie Workshop at Hope Farms | Saturday, December 11 – Continuing its “Cook the Harvest” cooking class series, Hope Farms will bring the holiday cheer with sugar cookies and gingerbread men. Workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of cookie making and decorating skills, featuring sanding sugars and royal icing. Cost is $69 per person. 12:30pm.
  • Holiday Wine Tasting at Revival Market | Thursday, December 16 – Coltivare general manager Leonora Varvoutis will walk guests through a selection of crowd-friendly wines to pair with holiday meals, as well as some fun bottles to impress guests and give them something new to try (like some special New Years Eve bubbles). Cost is $75 for the tasting, including charcuterie and small bites for pairing. 6pm to 9pm. 
  • Raclette Party on the Patio at Montrose Cheese & Wine | Saturday, December 18 –  The neighborhood cheese and wine shop for an après-ski style Raclette Party on the Patio, featuring melty raclette cheese scraped straight onto your plate. Plates include potatoes with caramelized onions, cornichons and baguette slices for $20 ($24 with charcuterie). 1pm until sold out.
  • Miracle Pop-Ups and Sippin’ Santa Cocktail Pop-Ups | All month long (dates vary by location) – Local watering holes Johnny’s Gold Brick, Night Shift, Winnie’s, and Galveston’s Daiquiri Time Out are all participating in this annual, boozy holiday pop-up, featuring nostalgic, over-the-top kitschy décor and a signature themed cocktail menu throughout the month. Pop in or make reservations by location.

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Brooke Viggiano is a food and lifestyle writer residing in Houston. When she's not contributing to publications like 365 Things to Do in Houston, Thrillist Houston and the Houston Press, she's on the hunt for the coolest happenings in the city. You can follow her musings on Twitter @BrookeViggiano .