In just a few days, CultureMap's Holiday Pop-up Shop returns to kick off the holiday season in style. On December 2, Silver Street Studios will transform into a curated boutique featuring 25 of Houston's best vendors, plus all the necessary ingredients — festive sips and eats, crafts, carolers, even a visit from Santa — for an afternoon full of holiday cheer.
Ahead of the big event, we've rounded up the top five reasons why this is Houston's ultimate holiday shopping experience — and why you simply can't miss it.
1. Something for everyone on your list
It's possible to knock out all of your holiday shopping in one afternoon, thanks to our curated boutique. Fabulous Houston vendors like The Cotton Club Collection, Kendra Scott, Ammos & Sea, Forth and Nomad, Harper & Jones, and many more will be on hand to make finding the perfect gift a breeze.
2. DIY cocktails
This is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit. Kettle One is rolling out its bar cart stocked with seasonal ingredients so you can create your own complimentary holiday cocktail. And because no celebration is complete without bubbly, Korbel is uncorking a special mimosa bar for the occasion. Plus, Sourced Craft Cocktails will be on hand with smooth bourbon sips for the guys.
3. Exclusive workshops
Want to put your DIY skills to use on more than just cocktails? New this year, the Holiday Pop-up Shop features exclusive workshops where you can create your own succulent arrangement, master holiday calligraphy, or make your own candle. Space is limited, so sign up in advance. Bonus: Your workshop ticket includes access to the main event.
4. Two tickets for the price of one
Right now, you can snag two Holiday Pop-up Shop tickets for the price of one. The offer ends November 30, so grab a couple now: one for you and one for a friend, because even holiday shopping is more fun with your bestie by your side.
5. It's all for a good cause
Proceeds from Holiday Pop-up Shop benefit Kids' Meals, a local charity that delivers free, healthy meals to hungry preschool-aged kids in Houston. In the spirit of the season, attendees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the organization.
The CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop, sponsored by Verizon, Korbel, and Ketel One, runs 12-4 pm on December 2 at Silver Street Studios. Verizon Up Members get free VIP access from 11 am-12 pm, and the first 100 Verizon Up Members can snag a sweet swag bag.