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After a year of absence due to COVID-19, the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce will host the annual “Taste of Christmas” cooking competition today (November 27).
The event is one of many upcoming activities with a vacation-focused theme that the chamber will sponsor.
Here is an overview:
•Nov. 27: The taste of Christmas.
Participants must drop off their goodies before 9 a.m. at the company in their category. Judging begins at 10 a.m., with patrons tasting and voting for their favorites.
Winners will be selected at 2 p.m., except when the business closes earlier.
The City of Houston is making its bus available for transportation during the event.
•Nov. December 27 – 18: Christmas decoration contest.
The competition will include residences within a three-mile radius of Houston and businesses within the city limits, with prizes awarded in both religious and non-religious categories. Participants must register with the room.
Out of town judges will determine the winners.
•Nov. December 27 – 4: Open house for traders.
A dozen outlets around Houston will be involved.
Participants can pick up a “passport” at the chamber headquarters (at US 63 and Walnut Street) or at any of the locations. People who have their passport stamped at any participating store can leave it at the chamber headquarters, and a raffle will be held on Monday, December 6, for $ 300 in “room bucks”.
There will also be raffles at each store for the $ 25 winners.
•Dec. 4: Christmas bazaar.
The annual event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Chamber’s Fairground Community Building on North US 63.
Many suppliers and exhibitors will be on hand to present a wide variety of products and services. The seller’s fee is $ 15, which includes a table and two chairs.
There is no admission fee for clients and visitors.
•Dec. 11: Christmas parade.
The annual event will take place at 6 p.m. on Grand Avenue in downtown Houston.
This year’s theme is “A Starry Christmas. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best floats in both religious and non-religious categories ($ 50 for first place, $ 25 for second and $ 15 for third).
The chamber encourages entry from classic carriages, marching bands, horses, youth groups, church groups and more.
Programming will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot below the Hiett Gymnasium on the Houston Schools Campus.
For more information or to register for an activity or event, call Room Manager Angie Quinlan at 417-967-2220 or email email@example.com.