Houston is busy in November as it celebrates so many holidays with festivals around the city. You’ll want to pencil these Houston events into your calendar so you don’t miss out on the fun.

Night Market

NOVEMBER 3, 2023

Drawing inspiration from street markets commonly found in East and Southeast Asia, the Asia Society Texas' Night Market celebrates Houston's AAPI communities through food, arts, and activities. Patrons will enjoy a curated selection of food, home goods, art, and apparel from 60+ local vendors and artisans. Additional attractions for family-friendly fun include a Diwali-inspired funfair, Green Garden Lounge, all-access beer garden, sumo wrestling, Bollywood and K-pop dance performances, along with Otaku Alley which highlights all things manga, anime, and cosplay. Further, the event is free and open to the public!

Good Brick Tour

NOVEMBER 4 - 5, 2023

Who doesn’t love a house tour? Now’s your chance to experience five exceptional historic homes across various Houston neighborhoods. Houses include a 1950s modern in Ayrshire, a Victorian landmark in Houston Heights, and more! Patrons will get to know the interesting histories of the respective neighborhoods and homes. This event has the makings of a perfect fall weekend.

2023 Nutcracker Market

NOVEMBER 9 - 12, 2023

Make your list and check it twice, because you’re sure to find every gift you need at the Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market. As Houston’s signature holiday fundraising shopping event, Nutcracker Market truly kicks off the holiday season! It is a one-stop shop featuring hundreds of merchants with unique items, including home décor, gifts, food, apparel, toys, accessories and more. However, the best part is that when you shop, you’re also giving back, as proceeds from each admission and special event ticket purchased, plus 11% of all the merchandise you buy, goes back to Houston Ballet Foundation. Shop until you drop, but tickets are required.

Dia de Los Muertos Parade

NOVEMBER 4, 2023

Join us in the heart of Houston for the 2023 Dia de Muertos Parade! Honoring the Mexican tradition and celebration of Dia de Muertos with ofrendas, lively performances, and stunning costumes. Don't miss this cultural event that brings the spirit of Dia de Muertos to life right here in Houston!

74th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade

NOVEMBER 23, 2023

Why watch a Thanksgiving parade on television when you can experience the real thing in downtown Houston? Before you carve the turkey, head to the 74th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade. This event is one of the oldest Thanksgiving Day parades in the country and unique to Houston. Each year, several thousands of Houstonians line the streets to cheer on participants and enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere. The parade will traverse over 20 city blocks and will feature elaborate floats, colorful marching bands, high-flying balloons and other uniquely Houston entries. This fun event always leaves us thankful for our city! 

Diwali Festival

NOVEMBER 10, 2023

Immerse yourself in the vibrant Festival of Lights! This year's Houston Diwali Festival is set to dazzle with its colorful lights, traditional Indian music, dance performances, and a wide array of cuisine. The first portion of the night will be kid friendly with an adults only party beginning at 10:00 p.m.

MJ the Musical

NOVEMBER 14 - 19, 2023

Experience the music of Michael Jackson with MJ: The Musical at the Hobby Center this November. This electrifying show is a tribute to the King of Pop. With stunning performances, iconic songs, and a thrilling storyline, it's a must-see for fans of MJ's music and dance.

Where to Stay

Four Seasons Hotel Houston

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Houston, we recommend the Four Seasons Hotel Houston. his location is perfect for long weekend and holiday getaways! Plus, with its Downtown location, you’re perfectly situated to enjoy many of the listed events like The Nutcracker and the Thanksgiving Day parade.

Hotel Icon

Heading to the Theatre District for one of the season’s amazing shows? Stay at Hotel Icon and enjoy the Cultured Cuisine package. Hotel Icon offers a three-course, pre-theatre dinner for two including a champagne toast at the on-site Line & Lariat restaurant. Your stay also includes complimentary transportation to the nearby Theatre District in one of the hotel’s house cars. Valet parking is also included in the Cultured Cuisine package.