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Thanksgiving parade (Photo: Richard Carson)
Happy Thanksgiving week! Many are beginning to travel or prepare their homes for family members to arrive this week. Looking for some family-friendly events this week? Here are a few ideas:
Celebrate a winter wonderland tonight at Discovery Green with Reverend Butter, The Montrose Rollerblader, A Charmed Affair's Snow Sisters, music by DJ Caps One, ice sculptures, and United Healthcare Snow Zone. See more details.
Wortham Tree Lighting
On Wednesday afternoon, the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet and Houston First kick off the holiday season together in the theater district. Look forward to live music, a chance to mingle with characters from The Little Prince and the tree lighting. Free to the public. See more details.
Trot off some calories before the Thanksgiving feast begins. The traditional Turkey Trot benefiting Neighborhood Centers takes place Thursday morning, starting at 6 a.m. See the details.
Thanksgiving Day Parade
The annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade, including creative floats, balloons, marching bands, entertainers, community groups, celebrities and more, takes place downtown, starting at 9 a.m. See more details.
Uptown Holiday Lighting
Light up the holiday season in Uptown Park beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday. You’ll see the illumination of 500,000 lights on 80 trees along Post Oak Boulevard and fireworks beginning at 7 p.m. See more details.
Burn the Bird
Feeling too full after the Thanksgiving meal? Gather with Evelyn’s Park Conservancy on Friday, 8 a.m., for Burn the Bird, a free workout led by Avenue Fitness & Lifestyle, plus healthy juices provided by Snap Kitchen. The event is open to all, ages 15 and up. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. See more details.
A Christmas Carol
Get into the holiday spirit with A Christmas Carol preview on Saturday, 3-4 p.m., in CityCentre. See more details.