Thanksgiving is not just about getting stuffed and watching football all day. There are many things to do with your family throughout the great city of Houston; from volunteering to enjoying a city parade, there are many events to get the family out of the house.
Top Houston Events During Thanksgiving
2021 FHF Volunteer
Kick off your Thanksgiving break by giving some of your time to help those in need. On Saturday, November 20, partner up with Families Helping Families to provide a week’s worth of groceries to over 3000 families. Please visit their website to register to volunteer; there are many opportunities available like box building, food distribution, family registration, and more. fhfhouston.com/2021-volunteer-registration
JMBCGIVING Thanksgiving Dinner
This is their 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Giving, and they invited as many that want to come every year. So if you are in need of a hot dinner, come by and grab a plate. Location: Oakton Place 5011 Griggs Rd. Houston, TX 77021 Date: Sun, November 21, 2021 4: 00 PM – 8: 00 PM CST.
Tribute to The Woodlands Music Festival
Join Inspire Productions on Thanksgiving Eve for a day of music, fun, philanthropy, and community. The event will feature some great cover bands, yummy food, games, art, and vendors. Not only will you and the family have a great time, but it’s for a good cause; this event benefits The Abundant Harvest, which is a food kitchen and pantry for those in need. inspireprod.com/tribute-to-the-woodlands-music-festival/
72nd Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade
The 72nd Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at 9a. m. Situated in the center of downtown Houston. This is one of the oldest and grandest Thanksgiving Day parades in the country. Every year, several hundred thousand Houstonians line the streets to cheer on participants. The thanksgiving parade will traverse over 20 city blocks and will feature sophisticated floats, vibrant marching bands, high-flying balloons, and various other uniquely Houston entries. The H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade is presented by the Mayor’s Office of Special Events. The seats along the parade route will be free and open to the general public, with a limited number of reserved seats available.
Houston Ballet is proud to announce the return of in-person theater with the ultimate holiday tradition. Kicking off Thanksgiving weekend, bring the family back to the theater to share the joy of Clara’s magical journey. Tickets are on sale now! 24houstonballet.org/seasontickets/pdps/2021-2022/the-nutcracker/
TXU Energy presents Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo! Stroll through the beautiful Zoo grounds as you take in the sights and sounds of this holiday season. Get your tickets now to ensure you and your family can enjoy the fantastic light displays during your Thanksgiving break. houstonzoo.org/events/zoo-lights-2021/
47th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival
On November 26, 2021, head out to Texas Renaissance Festival for a fun-filled day with the family and kick off the Christmas season. Father and Mother Christmas and all the Christmas elves will be there as the kingdom transforms into a Celtic Christmas wonderland. Be entertained by magicians, jugglers, acrobats, and more, and get some Christmas shopping done at the 400 on-site shops.