The holidays are just around the corner! Before life gets too hectic with all the holiday activities, be sure to take some time to enjoy some of these events in Houston this November. From the Astroworld Festival to the Frostival, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy this November in Houston.
Events in Houston this November
Lone Star Rally
When: November 1 – 4, 2018
Where: Galveston, TX
Join thousands of motorcycles as they make their way to The Strand to showcase the hottest custom paint and coolest aftermarket accessories.
International Quilt Festival
When: November 8-11, 2018
Where: George R Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Preview Night, Wednesday, Nov. 7
(Get a sneak peek at Quilt Festival before the show opens. All booths open and all quilts on display. Class enrollees and IQA Members get in at 5 pm. Public entry at 7 pm. The show floor closes at 10 pm).
Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market
When: November 8-11, 2018
Where: NRG Park
601 Preston Street
Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market has become the signature holiday fundraising shopping event in Texas that kicks off the holiday season! It is a one-stop giant pop-up shop featuring over 280 merchants, offering unique items for everyone, including home décor, gifts, food, apparel, toys, accessories and more. It is the best way to shop and give back during the holidays, as proceeds from each admission and special event ticket that is purchased, plus 11% of all the merchandise you buy, goes back to Houston Ballet Foundation.
26thAnnual Turkish Festival
When: November 17th, 2018
Where: Jones Plaza
26thAnnual Turkish Festival is back with more arts, crafts, food & drink and more entertainment than ever before! Experience an authentic Turkish festival even if you’re half a world away!
Via Colori Street Festival
When: November 17 – 18, 2018
Where: Hermann Square at City Hall
901 Bagby Street
Via Colori features more than 200 local, national and international artists that create impressive chalk murals on the streets of downtown Houston. The only festival of its kind in Houston, also features three stages of live music, Via Bambini family zone, food and beverage vendors over the two-day event.
Via Colori raises more than $400,000 annually to fund health and educational services for children with hearing loss in Houston through The Center for Hearing and Speech and its renowned audiologists, teachers and speech-language pathologists.
Thanksgiving Day Parade
When: November 22nd, 2018
Where: Downtown Houston
Smith at Lamar Street
Join us Thanksgiving morning, November 22, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., for the H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Parade is located in downtown Houston and is FREE for all. For those who would like to purchase general seating, there is an opportunity to do so on this page that will post November 2018.
The Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade began in 1949, when Santa arrived at Union Station and rode his sleigh to the downtown Foley’s. Since then, the Thanksgiving Day parade has gone through a few changes but today, it remains a 69-year-old holiday tradition showcasing the Houston community and entertaining parade-goers lining the streets on Thanksgiving morning. Join us again this year as we embrace the holiday spirit on Thursday, November 22, 2018 with the 69th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The 69th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade is produced by the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, Susan Christian, Director and Parade Producer.
When: November 16, 2018
Where: 1500 McKinney Street
The winter season kicks off on November 16, 2018 with Frostival a fun-filled night celebrating the opening of The ICE at Discovery Green!
Enjoy live music, live ICE battles with Reverend Butter, interactive ice sculptures, tunes from DJ Caps and more!
Make a contribution to Discovery Green Conservancy, and you will receive a hand carved stein made of ice at the beer garden and Saint Arnold Brewing Company will fill it with root beer or a great locally crafted beer! A limited number will be available on the day of the event.
Iceland and Festival of Ice
When: November 17 – January 6
Where: Moody Gardens
Seven Hope Blvd
Tickets on Sale NOW! Eight Holiday Attractions. One Venue Ice Land · Festival of Lights · Holiday 3D Films Rudolph 4D · Ice Skating · Arctic Slide · Train Rides · Photos with Santa Plus Live Entertainment, Great Food, Group Rates, Hotel Packages and More!
When: November 17, 2018
Where: NRG Park
One NRG Park
Join Travis Scott as he fills his lifelong dream to host this exciting event in Houston.