Thanksgiving Day Weekend 2022 in Houston: Thanksgiving Parade, Cistern Illuminated, and Live Shows

Head downtown for the annual City of Houston Thanksgiving Parade this weekend. Photo courtesy of  Jim McIngvale
Head downtown for the annual City of Houston Thanksgiving Parade this weekend. Photo courtesy of Jim McIngvale

Looking for the best things to do in Houston this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

First and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving from the Mommy Poppins Houston team! We are so thankful for your readership and grateful we have the opportunity to serve you by finding all the coolest events and activities in Houston.

As always, the city of Houston is putting on its amazing Thanksgiving Day Parade. And if you have family in town, consider taking them to experience Cistern Illuminated, a custom, seasonal lighting experience in the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. It’s an event that is uniquely Houston! Or take the whole family to start their holiday shopping at Home for the Holidays at Old Town Spring. And for the younger crowd, both Peppa Pig Live and Baby Shark Live are in town this weekend. 

Lastly, if you decide last minute that you don't want to cook, we have lots of kid-friendly restaurants open on Thanksgiving. You can also find all things Thanksgiving in our Thanksgiving Activities Guide - everything from themed crafts to recipes and more. 

 

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