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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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Texas Renaissance Festival
September 29 – November 25, 2018
21778 F.M. 1774 Plantersville, TX
The enchanted 60-acre village comes to life as all of Europe pays homage to the king and queen with eight themed weekends. Hundreds of costumed performers are showcased in over 200 daily performances. Details.
Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Established nearly 20 years ago, this event at the Rothko Chapel is free and open to the general public with representatives from ten participating religions. Details.
A Christmas Carol-- A Ghost Story of Christmas
November 16 - December 30, 2018
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 classic characters like Tiny Tim as Scrooge embarks on a wild nighttime journey through re-imagined scenic designs, spectacular costumes, and original music. Details.
Friday, November 16, 2018
Discovery Green, Houston
Enjoy live music, live ICE battles with Reverend Butter, interactive ice sculptures, tunes from DJ Caps and more! Details.
Ice Land: Ice Sculptures, A Caribbean Christmas
November 17, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Moody Gardens takes the holidays to a whole new level of cool! A skilled team of master ice carvers has charted your course for the ultimate Caribbean Christmas! Embark on a breathtaking undersea journey made of two million pounds of ice! Details.
Zoo Lights
November 17, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Houston Zoo
TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo will transform the Zoo 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. Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through the Zoo and take in all the awe-inspiring sights, including whimsical colorful projections over 15 feet tall, life-size lighted animal sculptures and “Holly Berry,” a 1958 Cadillac featuring vibrant lights choreographed to joyful music. Details.
Festival of Lights
November 17, 2018- January 6, 2019
Moody Gardens
The holiday magic glistens at the Annual Moody Gardens Festival of Lights with more than a million lights and dozens of festive scenes. Details.
Annual Turkish Festival
November 17 - 18, 2018
Celebrate the Annual Turkish Festival at Jones Plaza downtown. Sample authentic Turkish food, wine, coffee, dancing and fun for the entire family. Details.
Houston Via Colori® Street Painting Festival
November 17 - 19, 2018
Via Colori® has grown into one of the city’s signature art festivals over its 10-year history. Attendees witness the streets of downtown transform into a massive outdoor art gallery with more than 250 local and national artists creating mind-blowing murals right before your eyes. Details.
City of Houston H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Downtown Houston, TX
The Thanksgiving Day parade remains a 67-year-old holiday tradition showcasing the Houston community and entertaining more than 200,000 parade-goers lining the streets on Thanksgiving morning. The parade is a stunning showcase of sensational floats, flying balloons, marching bands, artistic entries and live entertainment. Details.
Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 7 a.m.
Galleria Area Hosuton, TX
Houston Turkey Trot 2018 will include three separate races In the Uptown Galleria area designed to appeal to runners of all ages and experience levels. Our competitive, timed events are sanctioned by USA Track & Field. Details.
The Nutcracker
November 23 - December 29, 2018
Houston Ballet’s timeless and dreamy production of the classic holiday tale The Nutcracker joins Clara as she marvels at the Christmas tree, flying cooks, the Sugar Plum Fairy and Prince dancing, and her unforgettable journey in the Kingdom of Sweets – a place children will dream about for years to come. Details.
HMSA Classical 25K
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Prairie Ave and Bagby St Houston, TX
THE race of the season! Thousands of runners from years past will tell you, you do NOT want to miss this race!" Details.
Dickens on the Strand
November 30 - December 2, 2018
Galveston Island
The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on six stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers. Details.
99th Annual Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting
Friday, November 30, 2018
The Mayor kicks off the holiday season with a celebration featuring fireworks, entertainment, and choirs. The event culminates with the lighting of the tree outside City Hall. Details.
Tamale Festival Houston
December 1, 2018
Come out for a day of Great Fun, Good Music and great food! Enjoy a variety of Tamales from varied Latino Cultures as well as great Texas BBQ, Food Trucks, fair ground foods and much more! Details.
CASA Christmas Home Tour
December 7 - 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Various homes in the Fort Bend area
CASA Christmas Home Tour Don't miss this Fabulous event now in its 26th year. As one of their largest fundraising events, Child Advocates of Fort Bend showcases homes lavishly decorated for the holidays as a way of raising money to support their programs. With the help of professional decorators and florists, homeowners decorate their homes for Christmas and open them to the public. Check back for updates on this event! Details.
57th Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Every year over 100 festively decorated boats of all sizes parade around Clear Lake and through the Clear Lake Channel in front of the Kemah Boardwalk. Details.
Annual Candlelight Tour in the Park
Saturday, December 8, 2018
The historic homes clustered in downtown’s Sam Houston Park open their doors for the Heritage Society’s Annual Holiday Candlelight Tour in the Park. Centuries-old seasonal decorations and costumed carolers take revelers back in time to celebrate the season. Details.
Christmas Village at Bayou Bend
December 14, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Just in time for the holidays, Santa and his reindeer visit Bayou Bend for 12 evenings of festive fun this December. During “Christmas Village at Bayou Bend,” Ima Hogg’s former home is decked out with merry decorations, a trail of sparkling lights, animated projections, and performances. Details.
AdvoCare Texas Bowl: Big 12 vs. SEC
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Don’t miss the next sellout as the Big 12 takes on the SEC in the 11th Annual AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl! Game festivities include tailgating parties and live music. Details.
Annual Houston Boat, Sport & Travel Show
January 4 - 13, 2019
NRG Center Houston, TX
The annual Houston International Boat, Sport & Travel Show is still the largest Indoor Show on the Gulf Coast with a little something for every member of the family. Details.
Bridal Extravaganza
January 5 - 6, 2019
Houston, TX
2 whole days of fashion shows, wedding seminars and over 700 display showcases featuring the best of the best wedding service companies in the Greater Houston area. Details.
Martin Luther King Jr. Grande Parade
January 21, 2019
This annual parade celebrating the civil rights leader marches through the heart of Houston and draws more than 300,000 supporters from around the nation. Details.
Chevron Houston Marathon
Jan. 20, 2019
This annual 26.2, 13.1 and 3.1-mile run, which begins and ends at Downtown’s George R. Brown Convention Center, has steadily grown to attract more than 20,000 entrants from around the world and 200,000 spectators. Details.
Houston Auto Show
January 23 - 27, 2019
NRG Center, One NRG Park
For the 36th year, the Houston Auto Show brings the automotive world to Texas, allowing consumers to see, touch, drive and experience the industry’s latest and greatest offerings. Details.
Lunar New Year Houston
February 9 - 10, 2019
Viet Hoa Center @ Beltway 8 Plaza 8388 W. Sam Houston Parkway South Houston
Our mission is to preserve, present and promote authentic pan-Asian cultural arts through annual special events for Greater Houston. All our professional productions are Free Admission events for Houston audiences and visitors to the Region. Details.
Houston Hot Air Balloon Festival & Polo Match
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 6 AM
Brookshire Polo Club 800 Wilpitz Rd Brookshire, TX
Is there any better way to celebrate Valentine's Day Weekend! Held on a large field just minutes from downtown Houston, Texas join dozens of vendors, chefs, local musicians, artists, cooking demonstrations, pop-up art galleries, PLUS food and alcohol tasting partners. Details.
World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest
February 21 – 23, 2019
NRG Center
More than 250 teams, led by barbecue aficionados, compete in the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. Details.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
February 25 - March 17, 2019
NRG Park
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and provides year-round educational support within the community. Details.
Tex Fest
February 26-28, 2019
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas
HOUSTEX is the industry-leading southwest manufacturing trade show. From additive manufacturing to robotics, machining centers to welding, and dozens of technologies in between, showcase your product or explore the best in manufacturing at HOUSTEX 2019. Details.
Azalea Trail
March 1 - 3, 2019
River Oaks Garden Club 2503 Westheimer Road Houston, TX
Plan to join us the Trail kicks off with the annual ribbon cutting at the Lazy Lane entrance of Bayou Bend Details.
Annual Houston Kosher Chili Cookoff
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 12 p.m.
Beth Yeshurun Synagogue, 4525 Beechnut Street, Houston
The Houston Kosher Chili Cookoff is all about bringing the entire Jewish Community together for a day of food, fun and festivities to raise funds for important non-profit organizations in the Houston Jewish Community Details.
Houston Antiques + Art + Design
March 22 - 24, 2019
George R. Brown Convention Center Hall B
The show will feature 75 premier exhibitors from across the U.S., Canada and Europeoffering fine antique furniture, decorative and fine arts representing all design movements of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and introducing vintage 20th century modern. Details.
McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival
March 30 & 31, 2019
901 Bagby, Houston, Texas
Two days of games, circus acts, rides, food, beverages, and entertainment for all ages centered in downtown Houston. Details.
Fight For Air Climb
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 9:00 AM
1001 Fannin Building48 Floors, 1,062 Stairs
When you participate in a Fight For Air Climb event, you are stepping up to make a positive impact for those affected by lung disease. You will raise funds to support the American Lung Association's mission while climbing the stairs of a skyscraper. Details.
Disney on Ice
April 17 - 21, 2019
NRG Center
Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts! Details.
BP MS 150
April 27 - 28, 2019
Houston to Austin Starting from: Multiple start locations Houston Area, TX
An extraordinary experience marked by passion, inspiration, determination and fun. Feel the electricity at the starting line and the remarkable support throughout your journey as we unite in our mission to end MS. Details.

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Celebrating 27 years of the Community coming together to raise funds to Help Children in Fort Bend County.
For 27 years, Child Advocates of Fort Bend has been showcasing homes lavishly decorated for the holidays in Fort Bend County’s most beautiful neighborhoods as a way of raising money to support our programs. Check back to see which neighborhoods and homes will be featured this year.

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