Thanksgiving 2022 Guide for Houston

Check out our complete guide to Thanksgiving 2022 in Houston. We have everything you would need to make Thanksgiving Day and the weekend a fun and successful one! 

Thanksgiving 2022 in Houston – Complete Guide

73d Annual HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade 

Thanksgiving Day Houston

Thanksgiving Day Houston | Image Credit: City of Houston

Start your Thanksgiving Day by planning for the HEB Thanksgiving Parade which starts at 9 am. This annual parade is one of the oldest Thanksgiving Day parades in the country and is a proud tradition that Houstonians showcase each year. You can expect thousands of Houstonians to line the streets to cheer on participants as elaborate floats, colorful marching bands, high-flying balloons, and other unique float entries join the parade.

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day in Houston

Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving Houston

Image Credits – Annie Cafe and Bar, Babin Seafood House, Brennan’s Houston, and Cracker Barrel 

After having a good time at the parade, it is time to enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving Feast! If you are like us, this is one of your most awaited meals of the year. Now, you can choose to cook an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner at home and spend the evening watching Football. In case you need to make a quick run to the grocery store, you can check out our list of Stores that are open on Thanksgiving Day in Houston. And if you choose to dine out instead, there are some fantastic options that we have lined up. You can choose from the Prix Fixe menu or order Ala Carte! Our list includes some of the most popular restaurants in Houston including Brenna’s Houston, Oceanaire Seafood Room, and more! 

Black Friday Shopping in Houston

Black Friday 2022 store hours near you in Houston

Black Friday 2022 store hours near you in Houston

The fun continues on Friday when it is time to get up early, hit the retail stores, and burn all those calories that you may have added on Thanksgiving Day. Plan your trip in advance so that you can make the most of the deals. Check out our list of Black Friday Store Hours and get ready to shop!

Restaurants in Houston Open on Thanksgiving - Groupon Early Black Friday Banner 2022

Houston Events and Activities on the Thanksgiving Weekend


At this point, you are feeling pretty good for having enjoyed the delicious Thanksgiving Day dinner with friends and family. You have also safely negotiated the crowds and actually managed to score some really good deals on Black Friday. But now it is time for the weekend and the fun must continue. As usual, there is a lot going on in Houston on the weekend. So, check out our list of Things to do in Houston this Weekend for the best events and activities. 

If you are looking for kid-friendly stuff, there is always our Things to do in Houston with kids this Weekend guide. And if you want to do a quick getaway from Houston, we recommend that you look at our Things to do in Galveston this Weekend guide. There is also the option of doing a short, quick weekend road trip from Houston. For your convenience, we have the Top 20 Road Trips from Houston sorted by driving distance! 

Deal Alert – Check out the Latest Deals on Kids’ Activities in Houston 

Groupon deals on kids' activities in Houston

Check out current discounts at highly rated kids’ activities including museums, horse-riding lessons, indoor climbing, gymnastics, paintball and more! Sometimes you can save as much as 75%, so make sure you check these deals on a regular basis and  SAVE BIG while taking care of yourself! 

Participating businesses include the Children’s Museum of Houston, Bowlero, Moonstruck Drive-In, multiple paintball locations, and many more! 

Get more information and check out the Latest Deals on Kids’ Activities in Houston! 

If you decide to stay back in Houston, there’s a lot of Christmas and Holidays related fun. Christmas Lights will be up in many places and you can get all the updated details from our Best Christmas Lights 2022 in Houston guide. There are also a number of Christmas Tree Lighting events happening all over the Houston area. That’s always a fun way to kick off the holiday spirit. Finally, if you have been thinking about taking pictures with Santa either for your family and/or your pets, you need to check out our Santa Pictures Houston 2022 guide to know where to the best, free and cheap photos with Santa this year! 

Thanksgiving 2022 Guide for Houston

By the time Sunday rolls over, you will be feeling exhausted and in need of some relaxation so that you can start thinking about the upcoming week. There’s always our Things to do in Houston this Week guide to help you stay on top of the latest! 

We hope you found this guide helpful and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and Weekend ahead! 

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