The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: November 24 to 26, 2023

People walking through a marketplace in Downtown at sunset
Get small business shopping done at Discovery Green's Flea By Night | Courtesy of Discovery Green

Take a tour of H-Town’s weekend highlights with our 365 Houston guide to the best things to do in Houston this weekend, from Friday, November 24 to Sunday, November 26, 2023.

Every weekend, Houston has plenty of happenings to be found around town—but which ones are the highlights that can help you plan an enjoyable weekend of outings?

We’ve whittled down our extensive Weekend Guide to offer you some of our favorite things to look forward to from Friday to Sunday.

The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: November 24-26, 2023

Hector Herrera jumps on top of three teammates while celebrating a goal
The Dynamo play a high-stakes playoff match on Sunday | Courtesy of Houston Dynamo

All Weekend

  • 63rd Annual Autorama at George R. Brown Convention Center | Daily – The annual car show returns to Downtown, rolling out some of the country’s finest hot rods, customs, trucks and motorcycles, alongside guest appearances from celebrities like wrestling superstars Lucha Bros, Lou Ferrigno from The Incredible Hulk, and more. $24; $5 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. Times vary.
  • Houston Symphony: “I Will Survive” Diva Legends at Jones Hall | Daily – Gather your family and friends on Thanksgiving weekend and relive the songs you know and love, with chart-topping hits from Gloria Gaynor, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Alicia Keys, and more. $34 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Houston Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Wortham Center | Daily | Opening Weekend – This dazzling production of the beloved ballet recounts the story of Clara, gifted a magical nutcracker one Christmas Eve, and the adventures she encounters in the Land of Sweets. See why Tchaikovsky’s score has captivated audiences around the world for more than a century. This production runs through Wednesday, December 27. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Umami Fest Night Market 2023 at Aveva Stadium | Saturday & Sunday – This umami-packed, Asian-inspired food festival and night market will rock street food and merch vendors, artists, night market games and prizes, a lineup of tuner cars, a hot wing eating contest and DJ Mik One leading the festivities. $5. Saturday 4pm to 11pm; Sunday 2pm to 9pm.

Friday, November 24, 2023

Saturday, November 25, 2023

  • Small Business Saturday Market at Retrospect Coffee Bar | FREE – The Midtown coffee spot hosts local shops and vendors for the annual small business holiday, where you can pick up artisan items, locally roasted coffee and more. 8:30am to 1:30pm.
  • BLCK Market at GreenStreet | FREE – The Downtown shopping destination hosts a Small Business Saturday market from from BLCK Market, offering the chance to shop a variety of Black-owned small businesses and local vendors with a wide array of products. While there, enjoy live music, delicious food and family-friendly activities. 1pm to 5pm.
  • Flea by Night at Discovery Green | FREE – This holiday season, Saturday nights bring a special marketplace to Discovery Green, where you can get into the spirit of the season with live performances, food trucks and a variety of vendors doling out handmade, vintage, recycled and local goods. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Cultural Holiday Extravaganza at Market Square Park | FREE – The historic park in Downtown Houston hosts a weekly Christmas event with free face painting, gift wrapping stations and a mini market, along with visits from a multicultural Santa and more. 7pm to 10pm.

Sunday, November 26, 2023


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Justin Jerkins
A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins always keeps an eye out for what's ahead on Houston's horizon while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston. When he's not passing along the latest events, destinations and hidden treasures in H-Town, he loves diving into the city's food scene, shopping local and learning about Houston's rich history.