Your Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving 2023 in Houston

Your Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving 2023 in Houston

Check out our complete guide to Thanksgiving 2023 in Houston. We have everything you would need to make Thanksgiving Day and the weekend a fun and successful one! 

Thanksgiving 2023 in Houston – Complete Guide

74th Annual HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade

Houston Thanksgiving Events 2023

Thanksgiving Day Houston | Image Credit: City of Houston

The 74th annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade in downtown Houston will take place on Thursday, November 23, 2023, at 9 a.m. The parade will feature elaborate floats, colorful marching bands, high-flying balloons, and other uniquely Houston entries. The route starts at City Hall on Smith Street and heads down Walker, Milam, Pease, Louisiana, Clay, and back to Smith Street.

Spectators are encouraged to arrive early and can purchase tickets for seating areas. Parking is available on the street and in parking lots, but it fills up quickly, so attendees are encouraged to use METRORail or other public transit.

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day in Houston

Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving Houston

Image Credits – Annie Cafe and Bar, 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.

And, 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 Store Houston 2023

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!


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! 

If you decide to stay back in Houston, there’s a lot of Christmas and holiday-related fun. Christmas Lights will be up in many places and you can get all the updated details from our Best Christmas Lights 2023 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 2023 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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