Some Favorite Places in Houston
An urban park in the heart of downtown Houston. In less than four years, the site that became Discovery Green was transformed from an undeveloped, concrete eyesore into a beautiful and vibrant destination adjacent to the George R. Brown Convention Center. Discovery Green exemplifies a successful public-private partnership between the City of Houston and Discovery Green Conservancy. Find out more!
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Upcoming things to do in Houston!
Saturday, November 21, 2015 9:30 a.m.
Minute Maid Park 501 Crawford St. Houston, TX
We Step Out to do our part to Stop Diabetes and take steps to improve our health! Participants are changing the future and making a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes. You can too! Details
November 22, - December 28, 2015
Hubbard Theatre 615 Texas Ave, Houston, TX
Teh story returns this year with a re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic story, which follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey with the three ghostly spirits that visit him on Christmas Eve. A Christmas Carol instills a powerful message about redemption and the spirit of the holiday season. Details
November 24, 2015 - February 21, 2016
Discovery Green Houston, TX
The Discovery Green Field of Light comprises 4,500 radiant, frosted glass spheres atop slender stems connected by illuminated fiber optic. The spheres and stems wait quietly until dusk and then bloom with gentle rhythms of colored light as darkness falls over the park. Details
Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015 9:00 a.m.
Smith at Lamar Houston, TX
The Thanksgiving Day parade is a stunning showcase of sensational floats, high-flying balloons, marching bands, artistic entries and live entertainment. Details
Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, November 26, 2015 7:00 a.m.
Dillard's by the Galleria Houston, TX
Bring your family and friends together and join us for a fun and healthy Thanksgiving tradition that everyone will love. Proceeds benefit the families served by Neighborhood Centers Inc. Details
November 27, 2015
Post Oak Boulevard Houston, TX
This FREE family event features festive music by local groups; holiday characters including larger than life Santa’s reindeer; a special appearance from Santa; lighting of more than a half million twinkling lighting on 80 trees and an incredible fireworks extravaganza. Details
November 27 – December 27, 2015
Theater at Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas St at Smith St, Houston, TX
A wonderful ballet for the entire family, The Nutcracker is the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance. Join Clara on her unforgettable journey as she travels to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets, and marvel as the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince dance a pas de deux of crystalline beauty. Details
Friday, December 4, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Hermann Square downtown Houston, TX
The spectacular event is a holiday tradition of music, Santa, fireworks and family fun. A towering Holiday Tree, glowing with energy efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights, shimmering ornaments and a stunning star topper will light up the streets of downtown Houston this holiday season. Details
Sunday, December 5, 2015 8:00 a.m.
CITYCENTRE, 800 Town and Country Blvd., Houston, TX
Smile for the camera as we judge to see who has the best Christmas costume and win a great gift certificate. Enjoy pictures with Santa Clause and special treats after the fun run. This year we will be assisting the "Firefighters Helping Firefighters" again by contributing funds from the Rudolph Fun Run registrations to this organzation. Details
Tuesday, December 9, 2015 8:00 p.m.
NRG Stadium Reliant Pkwy, Houston, TX
The Texas Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I FBS college football bowl game that was held for the first time in 2006 in Houston, Texas. The bowl replaced the now-defunct Houston Bowl, which was played annually from 2000 to 2005. The first bowl game in Houston was the Bluebonnet Bowl, played from 1959 through 1987 Details
Friday, December 18, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Toyota Center 1510 Polk St, Houston, TX
The story follows the journey of a young runaway who, on Christmas Eve, breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater seeking shelter from the cold, and the ghostly visions she experiences from that concert hall’s past. Details
December 18 - 20, 2015
Jones Hall 615 Louisiana St, Houston, TX
Full of glorious choruses and moving solos, this grand oratorio tells the story of the first Christmas through some of Handel’s most inspired works, including “Ev’ry Valley Shall Be Exalted,” “O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion” and the famous “Hallelujah” chorus. Details
Friday, January 1, 2016 10:00 a.m.
Life Time Fitness, 815 Town & Country Lane, Houston, TX
Start the New Year off on the right foot – literally – by joining thousands of others for a nationwide 5K Fun Run and Walk. Continue the celebration by inviting all of your family and friends for a weekend filled with entertaining events and activities for everyone. Yep – that’s right, everyone in your community is invited! Details
January 15 - 17, 2016
Downtown Houston, TX
The 2014-2015 season marked the fifth year in a row that fundraising surpassed the $2 million mark, generating $2.5 million from over 19,000 donations. Since the program’s inception in 1995, more than $22 million has been raised to benefit various charities. Details
Sunday, January 16, 2016 10:00 a.m.
San Jacinto St. & Elgin Houston, TX
The Parade Will Be Co-Lead By The Stephen F. Austin High School Marching Band-Houston, Texas and The Huntington High School Marching Band-Shreveport, LA . Details
Tuesday, January 18, 2016 10:00 a.m.
Houston Community College Central Campus Houston, TX
Nationwide / Multicultural Broadcast:The 2016 MLK Grande Parade will also air and be shown to a National and International TV Viewing Audience in Spanish and Chinese through our Broadcast Partnerships with NTD TV- Details
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Discovery Green Park 1500 McKinney St. Houston, TX
For as long as we can remember, Houston has shared a deep connection with the Creole culture. The mission of the Houston Creole Festival and Mardi Gras Parade (Festival) is to preserve and celebrate Creole history; including its unique fusion of African, French, Native American and Spanish cultures. In addition, we plan to welcome and celebrate with those who have decided to relocate to the Bayou City. Details
March 1 - 20, 2016
NRG Stadium Reliant Pkwy, Houston, TX
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ was organized for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to encourage and promote the breeding, raising and marketing of better livestock and farm products at public fairs and to promote and maintain research and educational functions within the livestock industry. Details