Get out and enjoy the city with 17 Free Things to Do in Houston November 17-19:

FRIDAY

Watch a movie under the moon 1) Market Square Park: Enjoy a free outdoor movie night featuring Planes, Trains and Automobiles. It begins at 7 pm. This is located at 301 Milam. 2) GreenStreet: Friday Flicks on the Lawn returns with Home Alone showing on the jumbo outdoor screen, 8 pm. Located at 1201 Fannin. 3) Miller Outdoor Theatre: Watch a free outdoor movie with Movies at Miller featuring Elf beginning at 7 pm. Located at 6000 Hermann Park Dr.

Enjoy holiday music — Enjoy the first concerts of the season at Holidays in the Plaza at Sugar Land Town Square. The Freedom Center Church provides seasonal music begining at 5 pm. Later Heart and Soul Choir, a female vocal group with fierce passion and talent, perform 7:30 pm – 9:30 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 December 24 with games such as laser arcade, remote control trucks and activity tables. Craft making is 5 pm – 7 pm weekdays and noon to 5 pm weekends. Bass Pass is required for free Santa photos. Two locations at 5000 Katy Mills Circle and 1000 Basspro Drive in Pearland.

SATURDAY

Relax with Tai Chi — Take time to engage in Tai Chi each Saturday outdoors at Central Green Park in Katy, 8:30 am. This Chinese martial art centers the mind, body and spirit. This is located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. in Katy.

Explore art — The 12th annual Winter Holiday Art Market returns with free admission this weekend. Saturday hours are 10 am – 7 pm. It features live music, free beverages + more than 65+ local artists selling their work. This is presented by Fresh Arts. Located at Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street.

Enjoy art in the parkArt in the Park, an annual favorite in Friendswood, returns Saturday and Sunday. Thanks to generous sponsors, all art activities at Art in the Park are free to the public. This includes all art demonstrations, community art projects, entertainment, and children’s activities. Located at Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Dr.

Watch murals in processHUE Mural Festival returns November 18-25, where artists from around world transform Houston’s concrete to walls of color. Visitors can follow progress in EaDo, East End and downtown in daily guided or self-guided tours. Check out the list of artists online.

Engage with the artists ArtCrawl Houston returns Saturday, 10 am- 9 pm, for its 25th anniversary in the Artist Warehouse District. This tradition opens the studios the weekend before Thanksgiving, which allows visitors to participate and interact with the artists. 140 artists, 15 warehouses + neighborhood galleries and organizations. Located in the downtown Houston warehouse district. Find a map here.

Play in snow — It’s the annual lighting of the snowflakes at CityCentre plus a whole day of fun! Glisten Holiday Lighting returns Saturday from noon – 9 pm with Santa photos, snow, sledding on the plaza hill, snowman building, face painting by Sephora, DJ music and snowflake lighting ceremony at 8 pm. Enjoy free hot chocolate and apple cider, thanks to Sewell Cadillac. Bring new, unwrapped toys to be donated to Texas Children’s Hospital in exchange for a complimentary picture with Santa. Get the complete schedule online. Located at 800 Town and Country Blvd.

Visit WWII planes and museum — Tour the WWII Museum and visit the Hangar of the Houston Wing of the Commemorative Air Force 10 am – 3 pm. It’s a great chance to get up close to the Wing’s five flyable WWII military aircraft: climb into a cockpit of a WWII trainer or go inside a WWII Paratroop aircraft. Located at West Houston Airport.

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 December 24 with games such as laser arcade, remote control trucks and activity tables. Craft making is 5 pm – 7 pm weekdays and noon to 5 pm weekends. Bass Pass is required for free Santa photos. Two locations at 5000 Katy Mills Circle and 1000 Basspro Drive in Pearland.

Browse for treasures — Head to Winter Flea by Night Saturday from 6 pm – 10 pm to look for your perfect treasure! Whether you are a collector, bargain hunter, or looking for items to re-purpose, there is something for everyone. Located at 1500 McKinney.

SUNDAY

Enjoy family day — Enjoy Bayou Bend Family Day at Emancipation Park from 1 pm – 5 pm. Families can enjoy gallery games, art workshops, performances and more. See demos by local artists and make your own art projects. This month’s theme is We the People: Our National Thanksgiving. Located at 3018 Emancipation Avenue.

Enjoy art in the parkArt in the Park, an annual favorite in Friendswood, returns Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. Thanks to generous sponsors, all art activities at Art in the Park are free to the public. This includes all art demonstrations, community art projects, entertainment, and children’s activities. Located at Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Dr.

Get outside Sunday in Nature returns to Armand Bayou Nature Center from 12 pm – 4 pm Sunday to hike trails with naturalist interpreter, view live reptiles, relive 1895 history. Admission is free, thanks to Dow Chemical Co. Located at 8500 Bay Area Blvd, Pasadena. This is offered the first and third Sunday each month.

Watch murals in processHUE Mural Festival returns November 18-25, where artists from around world transform Houston’s concrete to walls of color. Visitors can follow progress in EaDo, East End and downtown in daily guided or self-guided tours. Check out the list of artists online.

Explore art — The 11th annual Winter Holiday Art Market returns with free admission this weekend. Sunday hours are 11 am – 4 pm. It features live music, free beverages + more than 65+ local artists selling their work. This is presented by Fresh Arts. Located at Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street.

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 December 24 with games such as laser arcade, remote control trucks and activity tables. Craft making is 5 pm – 7 pm weekdays and noon to 5 pm weekends. Bass Pass is required for free Santa photos. Two locations at 5000 Katy Mills Circle and 1000 Basspro Drive in Pearland.