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Houston's winter wonderland: With Christmas trees galore, this spot brings out the good cheer

Houston's winter wonderland: With Christmas trees galore and more

11 Jennifer Ragauss, from left, Andrew Ragauss, Emily Ragauss and Peter Ragauss at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
The Ragauss family: Jennifer, from left, Andrew, Emily and Peter Ragauss at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration. Photo by © Wilson Parish
7 Butch and Lilly Mach at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
Butch Mach and Lilly Mach at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration. Photo by © Wilson Parish
13 Kyle and Bobbie Tschudy at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
Kyle and Bobbie Tschudy at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration. Photo by © Wilson Parish
10 Jeff and Amy Miers at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
Jeff and Amy Miers at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration. Photo by © Wilson Parish
3 Ann Stiles, from left, Dean Gladden and Kathryn Ketelsen at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
Ann Stiles, from left, Dean Gladden and Kathryn Ketelsen at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration. Photo by © Wilson Parish
17 Tracey Eagleton, from left, Elizabeth Eagleton, Landre Eagleton Jr. and Landre Eagleton at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
Tracey Eagleton, from left, Elizabeth Eagleton, Landre Eagleton Jr. and Landre Eagleton at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration. Photo by © Wilson Parish
16 Tony Sanchez, from left, Evan Sanchez and Kathy Sanchez at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
Tony Sanchez, from left, Evan Sanchez and Kathy Sanchez at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration. Photo by © Wilson Parish
9 Diane Jacobson, from left, Ethan Jacobson, Noah Jacobson, Joshua Jacobson and David Jacobson at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
Diane Jacobson, from left, Ethan Jacobson, Noah Jacobson, Joshua Jacobson and David Jacobson at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration. Photo by © Wilson Parish
6 Britt and Beth Langford at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
Britt and Beth Langford at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration. Photo by © Wilson Parish
12 John Chapman, left, and William Isbell at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
John Chapman, left, and William Isbell at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration. Photo by © Wilson Parish
5 Barbara and Tom Gros at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
Barbara and Tom Gros at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration. Photo by © Wilson Parish
4 Anne Mundy at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
Anne Mundy at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration. Photo by © Wilson Parish
11 Jennifer Ragauss, from left, Andrew Ragauss, Emily Ragauss and Peter Ragauss at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
7 Butch and Lilly Mach at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
13 Kyle and Bobbie Tschudy at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
10 Jeff and Amy Miers at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
3 Ann Stiles, from left, Dean Gladden and Kathryn Ketelsen at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
17 Tracey Eagleton, from left, Elizabeth Eagleton, Landre Eagleton Jr. and Landre Eagleton at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
16 Tony Sanchez, from left, Evan Sanchez and Kathy Sanchez at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
9 Diane Jacobson, from left, Ethan Jacobson, Noah Jacobson, Joshua Jacobson and David Jacobson at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
6 Britt and Beth Langford at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
12 John Chapman, left, and William Isbell at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
5 Barbara and Tom Gros at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013
4 Anne Mundy at the Alley Theatre's Deck the Trees Celebration November 2013

What: Alley Theatre's "Deck the Trees Celebration."

Where: In the Alley Theatre lobby.

The 411: Opening night of A Christmas Carol saw a seasonal transformation for the Alley Theatre when 26 Christmas trees, each individually decorated by designers, were unveiled. Before the curtain went up on the popular tale, more than 100 guests joined the party. Event sponsors and Alley patrons were invited to view the lighting of the trees while sipping cocktails (soft drinks for the kiddos) and sampling hors d'oeuvres. In its seventh year, the annual party raised a record $80,000.

Who: Event chair Peter Ragauss and wife Jennifer with their children, Andrew and Emily; Butch Mach with daughter Lilly; Barbara and Tom Gros; Dean Gladden, Beth and Britt Langford; Kathryn Ketelsen and Ann Stiles.