Our top free and cheap picks for things to do in Houston this week of November 21 include Texas Renaissance Festival 2022: Celtic Christmas, Turkey Jam, H-E-B Houston Thanksgiving Parade 2022, Holiday Market with Santa, and more!
Houston is among the top 5 metroplexes in the US! What that means is that there’s plenty going on in Houston any day of the week. There are always things to do on Monday in Houston, things to do in Houston on Saturday night, and everything in between!
Some of you may be looking for things to do in Houston with family, while others may be focused on free things to do in Houston this week. Either way, you can be sure that we have you covered in our list below.
Also, remember to also check out our recent posts on Restaurants in Houston open on Thanksgiving, Houston Thanksgiving Parade 2022, Santa Pictures Houston 2022, Black Friday 2022 store hours near you in Houston, Houston Winter Camp Guide 2022, and Christmas Tree Lighting Houston 2022!
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Top Things to do in Houston this week of November 21, 2022 – Monday
Join CMH turkey and DJ Ferbidden as they create fun, dance beats this Monday! Shake your wishbone and dance impromptu, or join in on the Thanksgiving line dance! Don’t miss it; these tunes are irresistible!
When: Monday, November 21, 2022, 11 am to 3 pm
Where: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15 (Save $2 on admission when you rock an ugly sweater at box office)
Discovery Green is bringing back ice skating on the green for the whole winter. Enjoy open-air skating with updated safety protocols, including online ticket sales and plenty of seating to change into skates. This event makes our list of the top things to do this week in Houston.
This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for Couples!
When: Monday – Friday: 5-10 pm (Fridays open until 11 pm), Saturday & HISD School Holidays*: 11 am-11 pm, Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm
Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: $15 ($8 on select Mondays)
The award-winning Awesome Exhibition – The Interactive Exhibition of LEGO® Models features 30 displays created by LEGO® Certified Professional Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught. These displays made entirely from LEGO® blocks will be a treat for builders, creators, and spectators!!!
This will be the first time the exhibition makes its way to Houston. So if you want to take a trip around the world and experience LEGO® in new heights and sights, head over to the George R. Brown Convention Center starting October 29, 2022!
When: Monday, November 21, 2022 | Runs Until December 30, 2022 | Click here for the complete list of dates
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010, United States
Tickets: Adults (ages 13 and up) – $28; Kids (ages 3 -12) – $22 (needs one paying adult to allow admission).
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Fun Things to do in Houston this Week – Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Gather the flock! The President of the Kids’ Committee kindly invites you to attend the Fifth Annual Presidential Turkey Pardon at the Children’s Museum! Come to this event for the strange custom of “pardoning” the turkey with food, fun, and exercise.
When: Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15
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Things to do in Houston this week – Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Looking for a relaxing and kid-friendly way to spend your Wednesday? Head over to Evelyn’s Park Conservancy and enjoy a day of board games, bubbles for kids, and a delightful day of fun!
When: Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 11 am to 12 pm
Where: 4400 Bellaire Boulevard, Bellaire, Texas 77401
How Much: Free
Things to do this week in Houston – Thursday, November 24, 2022
Check out this offer of a Free 4-Pack Giveaway for UH vs Tulsa game by the University of Houston and HoustonOnTheCheap!!! Entries are accepted until 5 pm CST on Thursday!
The 73rd Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thursday, November 24. Located in the heart of downtown Houston, this event is one of the oldest Thanksgiving Day parades in the country. Each year, several hundred thousand Houstonians line the streets to cheer on participants. The parade will traverse over 20 city blocks and will feature elaborate floats, colorful marching bands, high-flying balloons, and other uniquely Houston entries.
This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for families!
When: Thursday, November 24, 2022, at 9 am.
Where: heart of downtown Houston
How Much: $25 for seating area admission
Read here for more details about the Houston Thanksgiving Parade 2022!
Families are invited to the Hilton hotel’s traditional Thanksgiving brunch on November 24, 2022, which will feature a carefully curated buffet presentation of traditional and modern feast favorites, as well as a selection of sweets from the hotel’s award-winning pastry shop and complimentary parking for added convenience.
When: Thursday, November 24, 2022, 11 am to 4 pm
Where: 1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010, United States
How Much: Free
Things to do in Houston on Friday, November 25, 2022
Father Christmas, Mother Christmas, and all the Christmas elves welcome children of all ages to our final three-day celebration of the coming Yule-tide season.
While sipping on a complimentary cup of coffee from Boomtown Coffee Roasters & Common Bond, network with other Downtown professionals! Meet people on the steps at Understory every Friday for a morning of fantastic coffee, delectable pastries, and engaging conversation.
Additionally, each week, this event will be inviting a few of Houston’s influential people to talk about what they’re up to in the city. You’ll go home feeling motivated, inspired, and with new connections for the upcoming week.
This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for Adults!
When: Friday, November 25, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Where: 800 Capitol St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
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Things to do in Houston on Saturday, November 26, 2022
Houston’s Traders Village is commemorating 30 years of wonderful family entertainment!
From November 26 to December 24, Santa Claus will be back at the Houston Traders Village Holiday Market EVERY WEEKEND! He will be performing on stage from 12 to 4 p.m. at our Gray Expo. Visit the Holiday Market and get your picture taken with the big guy himself!
When: Saturday to Sunday, November 26-27, 2022, 12 pm to 4 pm | Runs until December 24, 2022
Where: 7979 N Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 77041, United States
How Much: Free to public; Parking $5; $13.99 all day all rides wristband
Come visit Santa and 2 of his reindeer at CITYCENTRE from 12 to 5 pm on November 26, during Holiday in the Plaza presented by Sewell Cadillac. Santa will kick off the festivities when he arrives in his Sewell Cadillac at 12 PM to spread holiday cheer and pose for pictures. Santa’s reindeer will be in attendance as well – please remember to be gentle as they have a big day coming up! Dance along to holiday classics with the Houston Show Choir at 1:30, 3:00, and 5 pm.
When: Saturday, November 26, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: 800 Town and Country Blvd. Houston, TX, 77024
How much: Free
Things to do in Houston this Week – Sunday, November 27, 2022
Take part in a countdown to the illumination of the shimmering – and floating – 35-foot Christmas landmark rising from City Place Park’s main pond.
The festivities also serve as the annual unveiling of the Giant Gingerbread Village with its gumdrop, lollipop, and candy-cane-lined path – guarded by two giant gingerbread men – leading to a raised clearing featuring cookie trees, a 16-foot-high gingerbread house, and 12-foot windmill.
When: Sunday, November 27, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: 1250 Lake Plaza Dr., Spring, TX 77389
How Much: Free
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