Santa Goes Over the Edge at GreenStreet for Houston-Area Students

HOUSTON, TEXAS (November 19, 2013) – It’s not every day you can catch a glimpse of jolly ol’ St. Nick at work, but on Friday, December 6 at noon, GreenStreet and local nonprofit  Playworks  will team up to bring a unique holiday event to downtown Houston: Santa’s Play Hour. Come watch as Santa rappels down the side of a multi-story building in order to deliver a very special bag of goodies to a very deserving school, H.I.S.D.’s John J. Herrera Elementary.

Adding to the festivities will be the school’s students and head principal, who will be on-hand that day eagerly waiting Santa’s arrival on the ground-level. As St. Nicolas begins to make his descent towards excited crowds, GreenStreet will continue to keep the party going with live music, free giveaways and even a confetti cannon! Don’t miss this heart-warming moment as Santa enthusiastically presents to students an oversized red bag filled with sporting equipment, games and other playground toys – all generously donated by the GreenStreet tenants and the local community.

“Hosting an event like Santa’s Play Hour is just one of many ways we like to give back to the community,” says GreenStreet general manager Karen Mulville. “The outpour of support from organizers at Playworks as well as our GreenStreet tenants has been overwhelming and we look forward to seeing all the smiling faces from Herrera Elementary soon!”

Santa’s Play Hour is free and open to the public. If you would like to donate a toy to the cause, GreenStreet encourages all to stop by and drop off their contribution at participating tenant locations. As a reminder, everyone is invited to convene at the corner of Caroline and Dallas Street (near the House of Blues) to capture an image of Santa going over the edge for these Houston-area students!

To keep with the merriment, GreenStreet also would like to remind everyone to be on the lookout for a variety of specials and fun events happening this holiday season, including a special dinner at downtown’s favorite tapas restaurant Andalucia’s Tapas Restaurant and Bar. On Wednesday, December 11, the sultry restaurant along with the iconic tequila brand Don Julio Tequila, will feature its annual 5-course dinner for $59.95 per person. Enjoy decadent items such as lobster and escargot paella and blood orange glazed quail, all expertly paired with a variety of Don Julio tequila. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot today by calling 832.319.6673.

For a touch of refinement, another hot GreenStreet dining spot will host a special celebration on New Year’s Eve as III Forks presents its Masquerade Party on Tuesday, December 31 from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Enjoy elegant entrees, sparkly party favors and live music throughout the evening! For a complete look at the iconic steakhouse’s menu and offerings, visit www.iiiforks.com.

Looking to spice up your next holiday gathering? Consider spending your New Year’s Eve celebration at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar! Their team of talented pianists and musicians will have you partying like a rockstar into 2014! For an extra element of oomph, the entertainment venue now offers a special service where it can bring the entertainment straight from their stage into your company party! To learn more about how off-site parties with Pete’s Dueling Pianos, call 214-668-4200.

And for those looking to just kick back and enjoy some time away from the crowded malls and holiday traffic, Lucky Strike Bowling invites all to watch Dwight Howard and his fellow Houston Rockets teammates as the game is blasted on multiple big screens throughout the venue! As an added bonus, Lucky Strike also is the perfect place to host your next holiday party or team-building event. To learn more about party specials and other Lucky Strike Bowling events, call 713-343-3300.

GreenStreet is located at 1201 Fannin and spans four city blocks. To visit, hop on the free Greenlink bus and exit at Dallas and San Jacinto, take Metro Rail to Main Street Square Metro Station or enjoy a quick walk from many of the nearby landmarks. Visitors also can safely access the complex from the parking garage on Clay between Main and Fannin via a Sky Bridge. In addition to these offerings, visitors also can enjoy a number of other GreenStreet tenants, including the House of Blues, Forever21, and BCBGMAXAZRIA.

For more information on events and special offerings at GreenStreet, please contact Jennie Bui-McCoy at jennie@elmorepr.com or 713-524-0661.

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About GreenStreet
GreenStreet (formerly known as Houston Pavilions) is currently in the midst of an exciting revitalization. Conveniently located, with easy access to Discovery Green and its neighboring attractions, the mixed-use 570,000 square foot property is located in the heart of downtown Houston and features three-city blocks of premier shopping, dining and entertainment destinations. Current tenants include III Forks, McCormick & Schmick’s, Forever 21, House of Blues and Lucky Strike. GreenStreet’s Class-A office space also houses NRG’s regional headquarters, one of the nation’s largest energy providers, as well as Comcast SportsNet Houston, television home of the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets and Houston Dynamo. Midway, in conjunction with Canyon-Johnson Urban Funds, is redeveloping GreenStreet to include the addition of several new tenants, the creation of an urban linear park with dynamic green space for guests to enjoy, and monthly onsite event programming.  For more information about GreenStreet please visit greenstreetdowntown.com.

About Playworks
Playworks believes in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid.  The national nonprofit organization creates a place for every kid on the playground – a place where they belong, have fun and are part of the game.  Playworks currently serves more than 380 schools in 23 cities, and expects to reach nearly 425,000 students directly and through training services that reach hundreds of additional schools and community organizations. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other investors, Playworks is fulfilling an ambitious national expansion effort with the goal of operating in 27 cities across the country by 2016, providing play and physical activity to more than 1 million students every day.