Snag a seat to these must-see games and sports events around Houston from Monday, December 13 to Sunday, December 19, 2021.
These week, the holiday runs kick off in Downtown and Galveston, plus the Rockets get a shot at the Knicks and MMA fighting comes to Southwest Houston.
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Top 5 Games & Sports Events in Houston This Week
- College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns at Fertitta Center | Tuesday, December 14 – The red-hot Coogs squad comes off a tough matchup against Alabama to face the University of Louisiana at Lafayette at home. $10.50 to $50. 7pm.
- Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks at Toyota Center | Thursday, December 16 – The New York Knicks, led by Julius Randle and Kemba Walker, arrive in H-Town to face the Rockets. $25 to more than $800, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Houston’s 12K of Christmas at Sam Houston Park | Saturday, December 18 – The 9th year of the holiday running tradition kicks off at Downtown’s Sam Houston Park for a Christmas-themed 12K and 6K competition. All participants will get a chip-timed race, plus finisher’s medal and a snazzy t-shirt. Registration is $40 for the 6K; $50 for the 12K; $20 for the Kids K or Family Walk. 7:30am.
- Santa Hustle 5K & Half Marathon at San Luis Resort in Galveston | Sunday, December 19 – Get decked out in your jolly best, don a Santa cap and beard, and get ready to join in with hundreds of other Saint Nicks for the annual holiday tradition in Galveston. All entrants for the 5K and half marathon will receive a zip hoodie, Santa hat, beard, and a finisher’s medal once you cross the line. Registration ranges from $49.99 for the 5K to $69.99 for the half marathon, with prices raising for race-day registration; $10 for the kids dash. 8am.
- Fury Fighting Championship 55 at Arena Theatre | Sunday, December 19 – The MMA organization hosts another edition of its fighting competition, pitting flyweight and lightweight fighters against one another in the octagon. $64 to more than $100. 2:30pm.
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