Craft beer festival, Holiday Wonderland and 5 other events to check out in Houston this weekend, Nov. 24-26

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For those staying in Houston over the extended holiday weekend, there are plenty of events to dive into, including a Game of Thrones party, a craft beer festival and the annual unveiling of the ice skating rink at Discovery Green.

Nov. 24-26: Discovery Green opens The ICE

The largest outdoor ice skating rink in the state opens this week at Discovery Green in downtown Houston. The 7,716-square-foot surface is made by freezing water supplied by Kinder Lake. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Nov. 24-25), 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Nov. 26). $14 (includes skate rental). Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston. 713-434-7465. www.discoverygreen.com/ice

Nov. 24: The Woodlands Resort lights 20-foot tree at annual ceremony

The Woodlands Resort Grand Illumination and Tree Lighting Ceremony features caroling, holiday cheer and the lighting of the resort’s 20-foot Christmas tree. 6 p.m. Free. The Woodlands Resort, 2301 N. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands. 281-367-1100.  www.woodlandsresort.com/activities/traditions

Nov. 24-26: 8th Annual Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival hits Moody Gardens

The three-day event includes a tequila tasting and pub crawl on Friday night, a brewery tasting tour and grand tasting on Saturday and a barbecue on Sunday. Guests can sample more than 400 different beers over the course of the event. 7 p.m. (Nov. 24), 11:30 a.m. (Nov. 25), Noon (Nov. 26). $110 (Saturday day pass), $135 (two-day pass), $165 (full weekend pass), costs vary for individual events. Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston.  www.brewmastersbeerfest.com

Nov. 25: FM Kitchen and Bar hosts Local Love Fest 2017

The event supporting local businesses features local breweries, live music and art and shopping from 40 vendors. Noon-10 p.m. $5 (first 50 attendees get in free). FM Kitchen and Bar, 1112 Shepherd Drive, Houston.  www.facebook.com/events/262947520781411/

Nov. 25: Winter is coming at immersive Game of Thrones theme party

Costumes are encouraged at the themed event hosted by Luxe Society Event Group and Avant Garden. The party features live music, themed snacks and drinks, live sword fighting performances, a costume contest, a raffle and a photobooth. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Avant Garden Houston, 441 Westheimer Road, Houston. www.facebook.com/events/704102019786611

Nov. 25: White Lightning Dance Hall and Saloon celebrates grand opening in Humble

Celebrate the grand opening of Houston’s newest dance hall with a performance by Cody Canada and The Departed. Youtube celebrities Catfish Cooley and Tommy Gun MC the event, which also features door prizes and a grand prize giveaway at the end of the night. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 ($30 for VIP ticket with guaranteed seating). White Lightning Dance Hall and Saloon, 9522 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, Humble. 281-915-9589. www.whitelightningtx.com

Nov. 25: Harris County Precinct 4 presents Holiday Wonderland

The family-friendly event includes crafts, a petting zoo, holiday movies, a visit from Santa Claus and a chance to play in the snow. 4 p.m. Free. Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball. 281-893-3726. www.hcp4.net

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Shawn Arrajj

Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.

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