Plan Your 5-Day Thanksgiving Weekend: November 27 to December 1, 2019

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Find the perfect things to do in Houston Thanksgiving Weekend with our Houston 5-Day Thanksgiving Weekend Guide for Wednesday, November 27 to Sunday, December 1, 2019. 

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Lace-up your sneakers for one of several Thanksgiving turkey trots happening around town; check out a lineup of custom cars and celebrity appearances at AutoRama; root for the Rockets during a heated game against Miami; take advantages of Black Friday bargains; join Mayor Sylvester Turner for Houston’s 100th annual holiday tree lighting in Downtown; jam out to a live show by the “King of Trap” and more.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston Thanksgiving Weekend, from Wednesday, November 27 to Sunday, December 1, 2019.

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Things to Do All Thanksgiving Weekend

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2019

  • Thanksgiving Day Brunches & Dinners Around HoustonDive into a heaping plate of all your Thanksgiving favorites and avoid the burden of cleaning up the kitchen by going out to restaurants around Houston for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Times, prices, and locations vary.
  • YMCA Turkey Dash 2019 at Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch – Before indulging in a decadent Thanksgiving feast, work up a sweat at the YMCA Turkey Dash in Cinco Ranch, which features a 10K, 5K, and 1-mile event for children and walking, as well as prizes for costumed runners. Registration starts at $20. 6:45am.
  • BakerRipley Houston Turkey Trot at Post Oak Boulevard Work up an appetite at the annual Houston Turkey Trot, which supports the largest community development organization in Texas, BakerRipley. Registration is $40 for a timed 5K or 10K; $35 for an untimed 5K or 10K; $20 for the Kids Run. 7:30am.
  • 70th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in Downtown | FREE Kick off your holiday in Downtown, where a stunning showcase of floats, balloons, marching bands and more will entertain audiences in the 70th Annual Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade. 9am.
  • Thanksgiving Day Feast at B&B Butchers – B&B Butchers opens its doors this Thanksgiving to offer guests a festive prix fixe menu of tasty dishes like roasted turkey with cornbread and sausage stuffing, oven-baked yams, and decadent pumpkin pie. On your way out, grab a complimentary “leftover” turkey sandwich from the Butcher Shop, made with roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and a side of gravy. Free hot apple cider and pumpkin cookies are also available. $68 for adults; $25 for kids. 11am to 8pm.
  • Thanksgiving Day Skating at The ICE at Discovery Green Entertain friends, family, and out-of-town guests with a day of ice skating on The Ice at Discovery Green. No cover for the park; $13 general admission to skate. 11am to 11pm.
  • The 32nd Annual Uptown Holiday Lighting | FREE – Following a two-year hiatus due to construction, Uptown’s iconic holiday lighting returns with more than 300, twenty-foot-tall holiday trees along Post Oak Boulevard from the West Loop to Richmond Avenue. The family-friendly event will feature live music, food and drink, holiday characters, a special appearance from Santa, and a firework display. 4pm to 7pm.

Black Friday, November 29, 2019

Things to Do on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1, 2019.

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