FREE WEEKEND FUN

It’s another weekend in Houston with plenty of free fun! Check out these 14 Free Things to Do in Houston November 21-23:

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FRIDAY

Celebrate China — It’s the last event of the year at Miller Outdoor Theatre! Air China performs Friday and Saturday this weekend, 7:30 pm. This Broadway-style musical from our sister city (Shenzhen, China) “bridges Chinese and Western performing arts with spoken word, lyrics, music, acting, singing and dancing.” It is performed in both Mandarin and English. Located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive. Free reserved tickets are available on performance day at the Miller box office, 10:30 am – 1 pm.

Chill in the winter wonderland — Make holiday crafts, get a free photo with Santa, and enjoy all the free games and activities at Bass Pro Shops’ Santa’s Wonderland. The fun continues seven days a week through Christmas with games such as slot car racing, laser arcade, remote control trucks and activity tables. Craft making is 5 pm – 7 pm weekdays and noon to 5 pm weekends. Check out the full event calendar online here. Two locations at 5000 Katy Mills Circle and 1000 Basspro Drive in Pearland.

SATURDAY

Wander art warehouses — Houston’s 21st annual Artists Warehouse ArtCrawl hits the Houston Warehouse District Saturday, November 22, 10 am – 9 pm. This free event features more than 170 artists in art buildings, working studios, and homes showcasing their talent. Check out the ArtCrawl map online. Free parking donated by UH-Downtown.

Via Colori Chalk FestivalMarvel at the chalk artistsVia Colori was cancelled on Saturday due to weather. It will kick off Sunday at 10 am.  photo: Vicki Powers

Gaze at the stars — Thanks to the North Houston Astronomy Club, folks can gaze at the stars, planets, and other celestial bodies Saturday, 6 pm. Located at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center in Humble. Reservations required.

Field of LightBe amazed with light — Don’t miss Field of Light Opening Celebration Saturday, 5 pm – 7 pm. This new art installation will be illuminated at Discovery Green through February. NOTE: Performances have been cancelled due to weather. Watch for new dates. Located at 1500 McKinney. photo: Discovery Green

Celebrate China — It’s the last event of the year at Miller Outdoor Theatre! Air China performs Saturday this weekend, 7:30 pm. This Broadway-style musical from our sister city (Shenzhen, China) “bridges Chinese and Western performing arts with spoken word, lyrics, music, acting, singing and dancing.” It is performed in both Mandarin and English. Located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive. Free reserved tickets are available on performance day at the Miller box office, 10:30 am – 1 pm.

Kick off the holidays in Katy — The Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting returns Saturday, 5 pm – 8 pm. The 7th annual celebration features music, kid fun, and lighting of the 30-ft tree. Located at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Celebrate the holidays — Enjoy Home for the Holidays in Old Town Spring with live entertainment, Christmas carolers, lights, and holiday decorations. Different entertainment each weekend. Historic Old Town Spring is located at 130 Spring School Road in Spring.

Chill in the winter wonderland — Make holiday crafts, get a free photo with Santa, and enjoy all the free games and activities at Bass Pro Shops’ Santa’s Wonderland. The fun continues seven days a week through Christmas with games such as slot car racing, laser arcade, remote control trucks and activity tables. Craft making is 5 pm – 7 pm weekdays and noon to 5 pm weekends. Check out the full event calendar online here. Two locations at 5000 Katy Mills Circle and 1000 Basspro Drive in Pearland.

SUNDAY

Marvel at the chalk artists — SUNDAY ONLY now, due to weather.  Via Colori is in its 9th year as a street festival fundraiser for The Center for Hearing and Speech. This free event November 23 features 200+ artists creating street chalk art, live music, kids’ craft zones, Mood Lounge, and more. Kids can create their own 2ft. square chalk masterpiece for a $10 donation. Free festival hours are 10 am – 6 pm Sunday only at Hermann Square downtown.

CityCentre glistenLighting of the snowflakes — Rescheduled: Don’t miss CityCentre Glisten Holiday Lighting Sunday 6 pm – 8 pm for the annual lighting of the snowflakes on the CityCentre plaza. Enjoy tunes from the live DJ! CityCentre is located at Beltway 8 and CityCentre Way. photo credit: CityCentre

Create holiday memories — The Woodlands features two events moved to Sunday due to weather. Enjoy the Lighting of the Doves Festival along the Woodlands Waterway at 5 pm with live music, ice carver contests, kids’ activities, bubble runners, Santa Claus, and fireworks. At the same time, it’s the iWOW celebration (International Winter on the Waterway) promoting the cultural diversity of The Woodlands with food, entertainment, arts and crafts, and music. Get info on parking in The Woodlands here.

Chill in the winter wonderland — Make holiday crafts, get a free photo with Santa, and enjoy all the free games and activities at Bass Pro Shops’ Santa’s Wonderland. The fun continues seven days a week through Christmas with games such as slot car racing, laser arcade, remote control trucks and activity tables. Craft making is 5 pm – 7 pm weekdays and noon to 5 pm weekends. Check out the full event calendar online here. Two locations at 5000 Katy Mills Circle and 1000 Basspro Drive in Pearland.