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Holiday Hunt: Scavenge for Santa and His Friends Around Town

Meg Scott
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Step One: Make a tumbler of hot chocolate.  

Step Two: Print The Buzz Magazines’ 2020 Holiday Scavenger Hunt.

Step Three: Throw the family in the car or strap on your walking shoes.

Step Four: Turn on the holiday tunes, and let the hunt begin!  


Check "Inflatable Dog" off your list! Watch out for St. Bernards, Dachshunds and even Snoopy. 

There are few things more American during the holiday season than a neighborhood strewn with lights. Garish or elegant, we love them all. Embrace your inner Griswold this holiday season, and enjoy all the Houston neighborhoods have to offer by journeying out to complete our Holiday Scavenger Hunt. Before you hit the pavement, be sure to enjoy these photos from around town to get you in the spirit.  

  • Neighbors in Tanglewood share in the holiday spirit with glowing front stoops.

  • hot chocolate

    Hit the road with a cup of hot chocolate to really put you in the holiday spirit. 

  • Rainbow-colored lights

    Rainbow-colored lights outline this River Oaks home, bringing festive cheer. 

  • Christmas Decorations

    Lollipops and bows adorn this River Oaks home for childlike enjoyment.

  • beautifully-lit tree

    Even a rainy December day is made magical by the reflection of a beautifully lit tree in River Oaks. 

  • Nontraditional holiday color combinations

    Nontraditional holiday color combinations like pink and gold can be found in River Oaks.

  • Wreaths on doors

    Wreaths on doors, windows, or gates are an elegant decoration to put passersbys in the holiday spirit.  

  • Check "Inflatable Dog" off your list! Watch out for St. Bernards, Dachshunds and even Snoopy. 

  • This front porch glows with warmly-lit columns in West University. 

  • This West University home decked the lawn with red orbs adorning its many illuminated trees. 

  • A nutcracker soldier stands guard in front of this West University home.

  • A brightly-lit Christmas tree shines from the window of this Tanglewood home. 

  • hot chocolate
  • Rainbow-colored lights
  • Christmas Decorations
  • beautifully-lit tree
  • Nontraditional holiday color combinations
  • Wreaths on doors

Neighbors in Tanglewood share in the holiday spirit with glowing front stoops.

hot chocolate

Hit the road with a cup of hot chocolate to really put you in the holiday spirit. 

Rainbow-colored lights

Rainbow-colored lights outline this River Oaks home, bringing festive cheer. 

Christmas Decorations

Lollipops and bows adorn this River Oaks home for childlike enjoyment.

beautifully-lit tree

Even a rainy December day is made magical by the reflection of a beautifully lit tree in River Oaks. 

Nontraditional holiday color combinations

Nontraditional holiday color combinations like pink and gold can be found in River Oaks.

Wreaths on doors

Wreaths on doors, windows, or gates are an elegant decoration to put passersbys in the holiday spirit.  

Check "Inflatable Dog" off your list! Watch out for St. Bernards, Dachshunds and even Snoopy. 

This front porch glows with warmly-lit columns in West University. 

This West University home decked the lawn with red orbs adorning its many illuminated trees. 

A nutcracker soldier stands guard in front of this West University home.

A brightly-lit Christmas tree shines from the window of this Tanglewood home. 

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