Hopefully you and your little ones had lots of fun celebrating Halloween. Hard to believe it’s already November, but here we are talking about things to do in Houston this November. It’s not quite the beginning of the holiday season, but it is fast approaching. Start making your plans for the holidays now with these family friendly events in Houston this month.

Things to do in Houston this November

International Quilt Festival

When: November 3rd – 6th, 2016
Where: George R Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX

Quilt Festival in Houston attracts more than 60,000 quilt artists, lovers, and collectors. The show features more than 1,500 quilts, textiles, and wearable art on display; 450+ classes, lectures, and special events; and shopping in nearly 1,100 booths for quilts, fabrics, books, notions,patterns, machines, and sewing supplies. Also antiques, clothing, jewelry, and other crafts!

Day of the Dead
When: November 5th, 2016
Where: National Museum of Funeral History
415 Barren Springs Drive
Houston, TX

Marvel the exquisite artistry and touching tributes of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the colorful religious celebration honoring the souls of the departed, which is practiced by Meso-American cultures. Families gather for festivities on November 1 (All Saints Day) and November 2 (All Souls Day), because it is believed the dead return to visit the living during this time.

The Nutcracker Market
When: November 10th – 13th, 2016
Where: NRG Park
8400 Kirby Dr.
Houston, TX

Houston Ballet’s largest fundraiser and holiday shopping extravaganza, the 36th annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market will be held November 10 – 13, 2016 at NRG Center, with a Wells Fargo Preview Party on Wednesday, November 9. For those with a passion to shop, the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market will feature over 280 merchants, offering unique items for everyone, including home décor, food, clothing, toys, toiletries, novelties, ornaments, pottery, pewter, accessories and more…just in time for your holiday shopping!

Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration
When: November 11th, 2016
Where: City Hall
901 Bagby St
Houston, TX
The ceremony will begin at 10:00 am and end with a moment of silence in memory of the WWI signing of the Armistice. The salute continues with a 11:30 am parade that winds through downtown. Over 10,000 Houstonians pay tribute to our veterans by observing the parade and have the opportunity to participate in the job/health fair.

Houston Via Colori® Street Painting Festival
When: November 20th, 2016
Where: City Hall
901 Bagby St
Houston, TX

All roads lead to creativity when over 200 artists converge on the streets to celebrate the artistic spirit of Houston. After ten successful years, the Via Colori® Street Painting Festival has grown into one of Houston’s signature art events and it remains the only street painting festival in the region. In 2015 the festival attracted more than 30,000 attendees with its diverse art, music, activities and food and drinks.

Uptown Holiday Lighting
When: November 24th, 2016
Where: Post Oak Boulevard between Westheimer and San Felipe

Every year on Thanksgiving evening, November 24, thousands of Houstonians and out-of-town guests gather along Post Oak Boulevard for the annual Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting. 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.

Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade
When: November 24th, 2016
Where: Downtown Houston

Embrace the holiday spirit on Thursday, November 24, 2016 with the 67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade.   The Thanksgiving Day parade is a stunning showcase of sensational floats, high-flying balloons, marching bands, artistic entries and live entertainment. The parade will begin at 9:00 am on Smith at Lamar, north to Walker, east to Milam, south to Pease, west to Louisiana, north to Clay, west to Smith, and north to end at Smith and Dallas.