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MAGICAL WINTER LIGHTS
NOV. 15TH, 2019 – JAN. 5TH, 2019

Magical Winter Lights is a spectacular, larger-than-life festival that presents a fresh multicultural take on traditional holiday light shows. We look forward to seeing you at our 2019 – 2020 festival! Buy tickets here.

TEXAS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
OCT. 5TH, 2019 – DEC. 1ST, 2019
Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in an enchanting world filled with kings and queens, fairies and elves, and other medieval characters. Texas Renaissance Festival is nationally recognized as one of the best renaissance festivals in the country.  For event information and detail, visit the Texas Ren Fest website. 
ZOO BOO
OCT. 11TH, 2019 – 13TH 2019
OCT. 18TH, 2019 – 20TH, 2019
OCT. 25th, 2019 – OCT 27th, 2019

Celebrate the fall at the Houston Zoo’s annual Zoo Boo. With plenty of fall themed activities this event is a fun way to enjoy Houston’s fall weather. Find out more on the Zoo Boo website. 

BAYOU CITY ART FESTIVAL
OCT. 12TH, 2019 – OCT. 13TH 2o19
Bayou City Art Festival is a biannual art festival in downtown Houston benefiting local non-profits.  Take a stroll and find unique art pieces created by local and national artists. For festival information and more details, visit the Bayou City Art Festival website. 
WINGS OVER HOUSTON AIRSHOW
OCT. 19TH, 2019 – OCT. 20TH, 2019
Wings over Houston airshow is an annual community event showcasing both modern and vintage aviation displays at the Ellington Airport. For event information, visit the Wings Over Houston website. 
SYMPHONIC SPOOKTACULAR
OCT. 20TH, 2019
Get in the Halloween spirit and make a night out of the Houston Symphony’s Symphonic Spooktacular! The Symphony will be playing spooky classics and move favorites at this free family event at the Miller Outdoor Theater. Find out more about this Spooktacular event on the Houston Symphony website. 
INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL HOUSTON

OCT. 31ST-NOV. 3RD, 2019
Attracting over 55,000 attendees annually, the International Quilt Festival Houston showcases the works over over 1,000 exhibitors at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Stop by and gain a new appreciation of the art of quilting. For festival information and details, visit the Quilts website. 

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
NOV. 1ST, 2019
Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday to celebrate and remember loved ones whom have passed. This free event at Discovery Green brings this tradition to Houston in a family friendly event. Find out more about the activities planned for this event on the Discovery Green website. 
HOUSTON BALLET NUTCRACKER MARKET

NOV. 14TH, 2019 – NOV. 17TH, 2019
Shopping for the holidays and looking for ways to have your money do good? The annual Nutcracker Market is a one-stop shop for all of your holiday gifts with a percentage of your purchase supporting the Houston Ballet Foundation. For event information, visit the Houston Ballet website and be ready to shop ’til you drop! 

VIA COLORI
NOV. 23RD, 2019 – NOV. 24TH, 2019
Via Colori is an impressive chalk art festival that take over the streets of downtown Houston for a weekend. The festival features hundreds of artists, live music, food and beverages, and plenty of family activities. For festival information and details, visit the Via Colori website. 
HOUSTON BALLET NUTCRACKER

NOV. 25TH, 2019 – DEC. 27th, 2019
Become enchanted by the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy and watch the exquisite performance of the Nutcracker at the Houston Ballet. Trust us you don’t want to miss it! For ticket information, visit the Houston Ballet website.

H-E-B THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

NOV. 28TH, 2019
Did you know the City of Houston has put on the Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1949?  This fun-filled event showcases live entertainment, hundreds of parade floats, and local celebrities parading around downtown Houston. Check out the Thanksgiving Day Parade website for more information.

RELIANT LIGHTS MAYOR’S HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
NOV. 30TH, 2019
Just a few days after the Thanksgiving Day Parade, the City of Houston hosts another free public event to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. The Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular at City Hall has live entertainment, food vendors, a visit by Santa Claus and so much more! For more information visit the event’s website
TAMALE FESTIVAL
DEC. 7TH, 2019
Mexican influence in Texas is evident even when it comes to the holidays. Houston’s diversity is celebrated at the Tamale Festival where contestants showcase their recipes and have an all-day long street party at the Navigation Esplanade in East Downtown. For more information visit the event’s website
HOUSTON SYMPHONY ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
DEC. 14TH, 2019
There’s nothing that gets you in the holiday spirit than hearing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. Hear all of the Christmas classics played by our world-class Houston Symphony for one night only! For more information visit the Houston Symphony website. 
NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION DOWNTOWN
DEC. 31TH, 2019
Ring in the New Year in Downtown Houston! Check this website for updates closer to the event.