Things to do in Houston this weekend of November 25 | Holiday Market with Santa

Things to do in Houston this weekend of November 25 | Holiday Market with Santa | Image Credit: Image Credit: Traders Village Houston

Our top free and cheap picks for things to do in Houston this weekend of November 25 include the Holiday Market with Santa, UH vs Tulsa at TDECU Stadium, Breakfast with an Astronaut, Black Santa Houston 2022, and more!

There’s always a lot to do in Houston, especially on the weekends. And so, if you find yourself asking the question – ‘What are some exciting things to do in Houston today?’ we have you covered! Whether you are looking for things to do in Houston this weekend for couples or family events in Houston on the weekend or black events, you are sure to find something you like on our list. 

There are a number of fun things to do in Houston this weekend from November 25-27, 2022! Read on to find out! 

Remember to explore Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of November 25, and  Things to do in Houston this Week of November 21!

Also, remember to also check out our recent posts on Houston Thanksgiving Parade 2022, Santa Pictures Houston 2022Black Friday 2022 store hours near you in Houston, Houston Winter Camp Guide 2022, and Christmas Tree Lighting Houston 2022!

Top Pick – Football: UH vs Tulsa at TDECU Stadium

UH vs Tulsa at TDECU Stadium

Come to the TDECU Stadium and show your undying support the UH Cougars! Plus, there are plenty of exciting specials for you and your family to enjoy.

Ticket Special for the game – Family 4-packs – 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and chips, 4 Sodas for just $96 Go to and enter promo code TULSA4PACK or call 713 – Go-Coogs(462-6647) to get your tickets today!

Where: 3875 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022 | 6:30 p.m.

Book your Houston Cougars tickets and avail of the FAMILY 4 PACK TODAY!!!

Also, check out this offer of a Free 4-Pack Giveaway for UH vs Tulsa game by the University of Houston and HoustonOnTheCheap!!!

Top Things to do in Houston this Weekend of November 25, 2022 – Friday

62nd Annual O’Reilly Auto Part AutoRama

Annual O'Reilly Auto Part AutoRama

Image Credit: Autorama – World of Wheels – Cavalcade of Customs

The largest exhibition series in the industry, including the best hot rods and custom vehicles, is produced by AutoRama — America’s Premier Annual Car Show! This car show brings the country’s passion for cars to life with its amazing car shows all over the country.

When:  Friday to Sunday November 25 – 27, 2022, 10 am – 8 pm (except Sunday – 10 am – 6 pm)
Where: GRB Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010, United States
How Much: General Admission – $23.00 | Children 6-12 – $4.99 | Children age 5 and under are free

Zoo Lights Houston

Houston Zoo Lights Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest – Image Credit: Houston Zoo Facebook Page

Houston’s favorite holiday lights experience – TXU Energy presents Zoo Lights – is back at the Houston Zoo! The beautiful Zoo grounds are the perfect setting to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season with friends and family. One of the most popular Christmas Light Displays in Houston! 

When: November 18, 2022 – January 8, 2023 | 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm, last entry at 9:30 pm
The Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030 
How Much: Between $21.20 – above, prices may vary according to the day and offer

Sago Mini Playdates

Sago Mini Playdates

Image Credit: Children’s Museum Houston

Are you prepared for an extraordinary adventure? Children’s Museum Houston is hosting a special playdate with Sago Mini for preschoolers.

At this playdate event, pick up your own Space Explorer activity box and create a wearable jetpack, fire off a rocket, and go to the stars! After that, bring the Space Explorer box home so that youngsters can play imaginatively for hours while learning about the wonders of space.

When:  Friday to Saturday, November 25 – 26, 2022 , 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: General Admission – $15

Santa Pictures Houston Galleria

Looking for a place that offers a photo opportunity with dear beloved Santa? Then head over to the Houston Galleria for your Santa Photo Experience! The ultimate holiday tradition awaits! Secure your spot today.

When:  Friday to Sunday, November 25 – 27, 2022, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm | Runs until December 24, 2022
Where: 5085 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77056-5606
How Much: $19.99 | $49.99 | $44.99 | $39.99

Texas Renaissance Festival 2022: Celtic Christmas

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.

When: Friday to Sunday, November 25-27, 2022
Where:21778 FM 1774 Todd Mission, TX 77363
How Much: Starts at $24 for adults; Check the tickets page for more details.

Breakfast with an Astronaut

Breakfast with an Astronaut

Image Credit: Space Center Houston

Breakfast with an Astronaut is an event that will enhance your time at Space Center Houston and provide you with the closest possible contact with a NASA astronaut.

Discover the space program from the viewpoint of an astronaut while savoring a sumptuous breakfast prepared by Wolfgang Puck. Participate in the veteran space explorer’s Q&A session following the presentation.

You’ll also get a unique photo from our visiting astronaut as a keepsake of your trip.

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

When: Friday, November 25, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Where: 1601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058, United States
How Much: Starts at $24.95

Coffee Conversations

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

Levy Park Movie Night: The Santa Clause

Bring the family, especially the kids, and kickstart the holiday season with a wonderful movie night at Levy Park with the free screening of The Santa Clause. Don’t forget to bring your movie-watching essentials. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase from Side Dough and Woodshed Smokehouse.

When: Friday, November 25, 2022, 7 p.m.
Where: Event Pavilion, 3801 Eastside St., Houston, TX 77098
How Much: Free

Best Things to do in Houston on Saturday, November 26, 2022

Holiday Market with Santa

Things to do in Houston this weekend of November 25 | Holiday Market with Santa

Things to do in Houston this weekend of November 25 | Holiday Market with Santa | Image Credit: Image Credit: Traders Village Houston

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

Black Santa Houston 2022: Holiday Pics with Santa Pat

2022 Holiday Pics featuring Santa Pat will be open to the public on November 26-27! Come out with your family, pet, and friends for Christmas Holiday fun! Children’s Letter to Santa Writing Activity, and Complimentary Cookies with Milk for all! Come out for The Black Santa | EFX Experience ~ Where Pets Take Pics Too!

When: Saturday, November 26 – Sunday, November 27 | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (with Breaks)
Where:  Unforgettable Memories Event Center, 445 Murphy Road Stafford, TX 77477
How Much: $37.50

Holiday in the Plaza

Santa with Kids At City Centre Houston

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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.

Our top pick for Things to do in Houston this weekend with family!

When: Saturday, November 26, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: 800 Town and Country Blvd. HoustonTX77024 
How much: Free

Fun Things to Do in Houston this Weekend of November 25, 2022 – Sunday

Christmas Open House and Free Family Photos

AR Workshop is excited to partner with local photographer, McCurdy Media, as well as Dillard Realty Team, C&T Mortgage, and Glitter Quakes to offer you a fun, festive, and free event! They will have a s’mores station by C&T Mortgage, Dillard Realty Team will have a hot cocoa bar, and each family will get to decorate an ornament.

When:  Sunday, November 27 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where:  AR Workshop Cypress, 16718 House & Hahl Rd Unit C1, Cypress, TX 77433
How Much: Free | additional ornaments will be available 1 for $5 or 2/$8

Holiday Lighting at City Place Plaza

Floating Christmas Tree At City Palace

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
 1250 Lake Plaza Dr., Spring, TX 77389
How Much: Free

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