Lights Over Lago and More Stuff to Do in Houston This Weekend

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☃️ Walkin' in a Winter Wanderland ☃️
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📸 Alley Theatre

A Christmas Carol Houston

Alley Theatre presents the holiday CLASSIC a Christmas Carol! Follow along with the Charles Dickens story with Alley Theatre’s unique twist! When two actors cannot make it to the performance, the rest of the group takes over and creates their version of the grouchy and greedy Scrooge and his transformation to become kind-hearted through adventures with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. 
This is the perfect event to attend with the family after a long day of Black Friday shopping. 

Event Details
🗓 Nov 26 | 7:30pm–9:30pm
📍 Alley Theatre
🎟 $78–$231 Depending on Seating Area

🎅🏻 Did Someone Say, Paddleboarding Santa?! 🎅🏻

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Lights Over Lago

Lights Over Lago is the ULTIMATE holiday event! You’ll find twinkling lights, a paddleboarding Santa, holiday movies, and s’more making, too!  You and your children can also take part in a Lighted Boat ride or a Train ride through the light display.  

Along with the holiday festivities, you will also find delicious food trucks, holiday markets, and ornament-making for the kiddos. You can purchase your tickets online at a discounted price or at the gate for $20. Last day for early bird pricing is November 26!

Event Details
🗓 Nov 26 | 5:00pm–10:00pm
📍Lago Mar Lagoon
🎟 $15 Early Bird | $20 Early Bird + Train Ride | $27 Early Bird + Lighted Boat Ride | $30 Early Bird + Boat & Train Ride | $20 at The Gate

Houston honestly has so much to offer! It’s hard to be able to see it all in one week, let alone just one weekend. I’ve lived here since elementary school, not counting a couple of years I was out for college, but even now it’s truly hard to see EVERYTHING.

I love that about HOUSTON because you can truly be bored unless you just don’t know where to look. Well, we help with that at UNATION // Stuff to Do in Houston and we love showing you all the fun things this city has to offer.

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📸 Houston Botanic Garden

For the first time, Houston Botanic Garden will have a spectacular light display for the holidays! They will be hosting the internationally known and acclaimed Lightscape! These light displays will be unique to Texas and are created by local and international artists to create a magical winter wonderland. 

Lightscape at the Houston Botanic Garden will mix crowd favorites like the Winter Cathedral and new installations unique to Houston. Tickets need to be purchased ahead of time as well as parking for the date you plan to attend. 

Event Details
🗓 Nov 26 | 5:45pm–9:30pm
📍Houston Botanic Garden
🎟 Free for Infants 0–2 | Children 3–12, $16 for Members & $18 for Non-Members | Adults 13 and Up, $23 for Members and $25 for Non-Members 

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Thing-a-ma-jingle on Main Street | 21+

Thing-a-ma-jingle will be closing down Main Street for some festive fun this weekend! This is a giant block party with some fun events that you’re not going to want to miss.  This event is recommended for those that are 21 years and older and is a great way to round out Black Friday shopping. 


  • Black Friday Market
    • Hosted by HTX Boss Babes and State Line Apparel, this market begins at 5PM and hosts 80 different vendors for your holiday shopping needs. 
  • Carol–oke
    • Mobile karaoke on a festive Pedi cab belting out your holiday favorites
  • Mechanical Reindeer
    • like the bull, but ✨FESTIVE✨
  • Splatter Paint Tent
    • A 10X10 tent filled with Thing-a-ma-jingle stencils! Jump in and get to splattering to add your touch to this community art piece.
  • Meet Hipster Santa
    • The coolest Santa photo op

Event Details
🗓 Nov 26 | 5:00pm–12:00am
📍Main St. between Commerce and Rusk Downtown
🎟 Free

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Christmas at The Farm

Christmas at The Farm is a great way to spend Sunday Funday! Get your Santa photos for those holiday cards, build your very own stuffed animal, enjoy storytime with a cup of hot chocolate and eat some sweet treats, too!
This is a perfect event for young kiddos with games and great holiday activities and for parents with pop-up shops for their holiday shopping needs. 

Event Details
🗓 Nov 28 | 2:00pm–6:00pm
📍Fountain View Farm
🎟 Free

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🦃HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade 🦃

Who doesn’t love a parade?  The annual HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade is back and better than ever this year! One of the oldest parades in the country, the Thanksgiving Day Parade is a tradition for many Houstonians and is a great kick-off to the holiday season. 

Starting at 9AM on Thanksgiving day you will see huge whimsical balloons, marching bands, and more Houston favorites march 20 city blocks through downtown Houston.  Be sure to arrive early to get the best seats possible!

Event Details
🗓 Nov 25 | 9:00am–12:00pm
📍Downtown Houston at Lamar & Smith
🎟 Free

🎄 Holiday Fun in Houston 🎄

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Whitney Ellis

Whitney Ellis

Whitney is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in San Antonio City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the San Antonio area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinSanAntonio on Instagramand Facebook.