Things to do in Houston this week of November 28 | College Student Nights at Green Mountain Energy Ice

Things to do in Houston this week of November 28 | College Student Nights at Green Mountain Energy Ice | Image Credit: Discovery Green

Our top free and cheap picks for things to do in Houston this week of November 28 include College Student Nights at Green Mountain Energy Ice, Cistern Illuminated, 12 Days of Christmas, Chocolate Display, 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 Things to do in Galveston in December 2022, Pecan Grove Christmas Lights 2022 Guide, Galaxy lights Houston 2022, Christmas tree farm Houston 2022, and Guide to Santa’s Wonderland 2022!


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Top Things to do in Houston this week of November 28, 2022 – Monday

Cistern Illuminated

The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern is ready for the yearly illumination display known as Cistern Illuminated. The 221 columns of the Cistern will be illuminated by soft, warm lights in this new installation, which Kelly O’Brien of Fenris designed.

This will enhance the columns’ spooky reflection in the sparkling water below. Tone changes evoke the ambience of a flame flickering. Houstonians are welcome to escape the Christmas rush and take a fresh look at the Cistern’s otherworldly tranquility.

When: Monday, November 28, 2022, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, 105b Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007, United States
How Much: Starts at $10


Chocolate Display

Chocolate Display

Image Credit: Hilton Americas-Houston (Houston)

As Hilton Americas-pastry Houston’s chef Mahesh Weerasinghe and his amazing team produce their yearly culinary masterpiece, a one-of-a-kind chocolate display is brought to life in time to ring in the holidays! The chocolate display will definitely pique people’s curiosity and make them grin more than usual.

When: Monday, November 28, 2022, 9 am
Where: 1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010, United States


Fun Things to do in Houston this week of November 28, 2022 – Tuesday

If you want to be updated on happenings in the city, then join The Texas Tribune in Houston at noon Central on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, for a conversation with Mayor Sylvester Turner and Tribune Editor in Chief Sewell Chan. They will discuss the mayor’s tenure, the relationship between Texas’ cities and the state government, what his successor should prioritize and Houston’s trajectory.

When: Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 12 pm to 1 pm
Where: 501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: Free; Registration required


Rafael Villalpando, the executive chef at Toro Toro, and Casa Dragones present a four-course Tequila Dinner with drink pairings, live music, and a pour of their premium Joven tequila. Reservations are necessary for this exclusive gastronomic experience.

When: Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: Toro Toro, 1300 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010, United States
How Much: Starts at $125


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Things to do in Houston this week of November 28, 2022 – Wednesday

Fall Spritz Garden at C. Baldwin

The Baldwin Hotel is now in full, Fall season, as it opens its Fall Spritz Garden with live music, and a new seasonal drink menu. The exclusive hotel’s new fall drink menu, which includes five new drinks crafted specifically for fall, is the perfect way to sip and appreciate the cool weather.

When: Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 4 pm to 7 pm
Where: 400 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: Free


Things to do in Houston this week of November 28, 2022 – Thursday

College Student Nights at Green Mountain Energy Ice

College Student Nights at Green Mountain Energy Ice

Image Credit: Discovery Green

This Thursday, is one of the few special Thursdays where Discovery Green offers a $2-off on college students fees! Simply show your current college ID to receive the discount. There will also be movies playing by 7 pm.

When: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 5 pm to 10 pm
Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: $17


12 Days of Christmas

Beginning on December 1, 2022, The Twelve Days of Christmas are in full swing at The C. Baldwin Hotel! What better way to mark the occasion than with a unique, special, cocktail each day? Always keep in mind that sharing cocktails with friends nearby is the finest way to spread holiday pleasure.

This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for Adults!

When: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 4 pm to 10 pm
Where: 400 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: Prices vary per order


Things to do in Houston this week of November 28, 2022 – Friday

All Access Art Market

All Access Art Market

Image Credit: All Access Art

All Access Art Market: Finn Hall Houston is an inspiring place for creatives to present and sell their work. This event will be held at the European-inspired art deco food hall, which has casual, diverse dining options, pubs, and a cocktail lounge.

This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for Couples! 

When: Friday, December 2, 2022, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Located at: 712 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: Free to attend


Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Image Credit: Downtown Houston

This Christmas season, kids of all ages can enjoy having breakfast with Santa Claus at Hilton Americas-Houston. You can catch Santa at the hotel lobby-area of 1600 Bar + Grille.

This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for families! 

When: Friday, December 2, 2022, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010, United States
How Much: Starts at $30


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Things to do in Houston on Saturday, December 3, 2022

Holiday Market with Santa

Houston’s Traders Village is commemorating 30 years of wonderful family entertainment!

Santa Claus is back at the Houston Traders Village Holiday Market! He will be performing on stage from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Gray Expo. Visit the Holiday Market and get your picture taken with the big guy himself!

When: Saturday to Sunday, December 3-4, 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


Chalk on the Block

Take a stroll at Bagby Park in Midtown and enjoy the different chalk artworks brought to life by various, talented artists of the city. For the month of December, the theme of this interactive, 3D sidewalk chalk art will be all about winter wonderland.

When: Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Bagby Park in Midtown Houston, 415 Gray Street, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Free


Things to do in Houston this week of November 28, 2022 – Sunday

Awesome Exhibition – The Interactive Exhibition of LEGO® Models

Awesome Exhibition – The Interactive Exhibition of LEGO® Models

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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: Sunday, December 4, 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).

Buy your Tickets to the Awesome LEGO® Exhibition in Houston TODAY!!!


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