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In this digest: Games, toy drives, and laughing ‘till it hurts.  


Don’t miss this Food and Games Festival

Sports Creek is the place to be in EaDo this Saturday. Burn off your holiday energy with dodgeball or dart soccer, then refresh with some grub from local vendors. Entry is free with your RSVP, and the fun happens from noon to 8 p.m. 


Check out the SWISHMAS Toy Drive

Make sure your spot on the nice list is secure by supporting this local toy drive. Organized by Houston’s talented Swishahouse rap artists, East End Backyard will host live performances by Michael “5000” Watts, O.G. Ron C, and others beginning at noon on December 18. 


The 14th Annual Whiskey Brothers Christmas Ball

The legendary Whiskey Brothers Christmas Show is back! Don’t miss this irreverent and hilarious holiday tradition at The Secret Group on Friday, December 17. Tickets are $10, and the doors open at 7 p.m. 


Party like the holidays are already here

Gift yourself a VIP experience at Houston’s hottest Vegas-style club. DJ Keelan Foreal will be in the building on Saturday, December 18. Gather your friends and reserve a cabana or table at Sekai Night and Day for an unforgettable start to your holiday season. 


Local Business Love:

Now is a great time to support neighborhood small businesses and restaurants, so be sure to sample these tasty destinations in EaDo over the holiday break. 


For fine dining, now’s a great time to reserve a table at Indianola, Nancy’s Hustle, Tiny Champions, and J-Bar-M Barbeque.


If you prefer your meals quick and casual, swing by Rodeo Goat for burgers, Vinny’s for pizza, and Brothers Taco House for tacos. 


Looking for cocktail, beer, and wine options? 8th Wonder Brewery, True Anomaly Brewing, Roots HTX, East End Hardware, East End Backyard, Little Woodrow’s EaDo, Miss Carousel, Sunset Rooftop Lounge, and Pitch 25 Beer Park have you covered. 


Just remember to leave room for dessert with a stop at Koffeteria and Tout Suite for tons of treats (both sweet and savory).

Looking for last-minute, fashionable gifts? Check out Magpies & Peacocks, which is currently open late on Thursdays and Saturdays for December shopping.