Fall in Houston

A list of events and festivals for the month of November 

HOUSTON - Although the temperatures don’t often reflect it, the fall season is a beautiful time of year and full of weekend festivities for the whole family to enjoy.

We’ve put together a list of festivals and events in the Houston area taking place in November: 

The Nutcracker Market

Take look inside the Nutcracker Market open throughout the weekend at NRG Center.

The 36th annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market returns to NRG Center next month with “The Twelve Days of Christmas” theme.It is set to feature more than 280 merchants selling unique gift items, including clothing, toys, candles, jewelry, home décor, gourmet food and more.

When: Nov. 10-13, 10 a.m. to 6.p.m.

NRG Center
One NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054

 

Moody Gardens Festival of Lights 

The 15th Annual Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens has become a holiday tradition for many families in the Houston area. There are more than one million lights to enjoy with live entertainment nightly. There is also an outdoor skating rink to enjoy. 

When: Nov. 12 to Jan. 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Moody Gardens
1 Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554

26th Annual Texas Championship Pow Wow

A two-day Native American Pow Wow where hundreds of Native Americans representing tribes from across the United States gather to celebrate their culture with a colorful tribal dance contests, an arts & crafts show, tipis, honoring ceremonies, singing and much more.

When: Nov. 12-13, 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Traders Village-Houston
7979 N. Eldridge Road
Houston, TX 77041

City of Houston’s Annual Veterans Day Celebration

Mayor Sylvester Turner and the City of Houston pay tribute to our Armed Forces with this annual celebration that includes a job, resource and health fair. The celebration continues with a parade through Downtown Houston.

When: Nov. 11 at 9 a.m.

City Hall
901 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002

Houstonians are celebrating veterans Friday with the annual Veterans Day Parade downtown.

Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Established nearly 20 years ago, this event at the Rothko Chapel is free and open to the general public. It brings together leaders and members of all faiths to offer prayers of thanksgiving.

When: Nov. 17, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Rothko Chapel
1409 Sul Ross Street
Houston, TX 77006

Houston Via Colori Street Painting Festival

As the only street painting festival in the region, more than 200 artists flock to the streets to celebrate the artistic spirit of Houston. For ten years the event has offered diverse art, music, activities, food and drinks. All proceeds from the festival benefit The Center for Hearing and Speech, a local non-profit that serves children with hearing loss.

When: Nov. 19-20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hermann Square at City Hall
901 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002

More than 200 artists took part in the "Via Colori" street painting festival.

Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting

On Thanksgiving evening, thousands gather for the 31st Annual Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting along Post Oak Boulevard. for the annual Uptown Holiday Lighting.  This free event for the family includes music, holiday characters and the lighting of more than a half million lights on trees. The event ends with a fireworks show that lights up the sky. 

When: Nov.24, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Galleria/Uptown
On Post Oak Blvd. between Westheimer and San Felipe

City of Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day parade in Downtown Houston is a 67-year-old holiday tradition that showcases the Houston community on the morning of Thanksgiving. There will be floats, flying balloons, marching bands, artistic entries and live entertainment.

When: Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Downtown Houston
Parade begins on Lamar St. at Smith St. 

A Christmas Carol -- A Ghost Story of Christmas

The Alley Theatre’s amusing and musical rendition of A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas revisits the meaning of Christmas with Ebenezer Scrooge and other classic characters. The show instills a message of redemption and the spirit of the holiday season.

When: Nov. 20 to Dec. 28

The Alley Theatre
615 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002

Price: $35 to $70

Zoo Lights

The Houston Zoo transforms into a magical winter wonderland filled with more than 300,000 LED lights illuminating more than 50 animal-themed light displays, 15 miles of tree-lighting, and seasonal songs and stories. 

When: Nov. 18 to Jan. 14

Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX  77030

The Nutcracker

A magical tale with snowflakes, sword fights and dancing dolls comes to life in the Houston Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker. A show for the whole family to enjoy during the holidays that allows the imagination to run wild.

When: Nov. 25 to Dec. 27 (time varies)

Houston Ballet
Wortham Theater Center
Houston, TX 77002

 

Event list pulled from https://www.visithoustontexas.com/.

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