Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!

Zoo Lights

The Houston Zoo staff invites friends and family to sip hot chocolate and walk through the grounds this holiday season. Past iterations of this tradition featured 15 miles of LED lighting to illuminate the zoo’s oak trees, pictures with Santa, animal-themed lanterns and a 33-foot-tall holiday tree.
  • Daily Nov. 17-Jan. 7, 5:30-10 p.m.
  • Starts at $17.95, free admission for ages 2 and younger
  • 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston
  • www.houstonzoo.org
Tree lighting

LaCenterra will be lighting their 51-foot-tall tree for the holiday season. There will also be storytime sessions with Santa and opportunities for pet photos.
  • Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m.
  • Free
  • LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy
  • www.lacenterra.com
Pink Friday

Several Old Town Tomball businesses are coming together for Pink Friday, a spin on Black Friday that focuses on shopping local. Some of the participating businesses include Jayden Lane Boutique and Grazables.Annual Community Campout


The city of Katy hosts this yearly event for Katy families to enjoy the outdoors and amenities at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Park. Register to pitch tents and bring sleeping bags to enjoy movies; games hosted by Dick’s House of Sport, and Katy Parks and Recreation; dinner and breakfast; and s'mores at the overnight campout.Sugar Land Fall Gratitude Festival

Blendin Coffee Club will invite Sugar Land residents to a holistic reset with a fall festival. This event features sound healing and yoga with professionals from Halycon Holistic Healing Circle, who specialize in mental health counseling, life and wellness coaching, and teaching yoga. Local vendors and family-friendly activities will also be a highlight at the festival.Turkey Trot 5K run

The city of Conroe is hosting a Turkey Trot 5K run for all ages. Early registration is encouraged, and registration includes coffee, water, snacks and a T-shirt.
  • Nov. 18, 8 a.m. (check-in), 9 a.m. (run starts)
  • $35 (admission)
  • Carl Barton Jr. Park, 2500 S. Loop 336 E., Conroe
  • www.cityofconroe.org
Lone Star Street Dance

The city of Montgomery and the Lone Star Street Dance Committee are hosting dance lessons and street dancing this weekend. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs.The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center
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The 21,000-square-foot ice rink at The Woodlands Town Center will be available for the holiday season and is offering party rink rentals and ice skating lessons.
  • Nov. 18-Jan. 15, skating and lesson times vary
  • $15 (per person ages 6 and up), $7 (children ages 5 and under)
  • The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
  • www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/icerink
Great Houston Pie Run

Houston Running Co. will host its seventh Houston Holiday Series race with a family-friendly 10K, 5K and Kids K to celebrate Thanksgiving. The races start at downtown Houston’s Fish Plaza. At the finish line, participants will enjoy pies, beer and music. All participants receive a Great Houston Pie Run finisher medal and unisex T-shirt.Pearland Country Music Showcase

Bennie Wheels will give a Johnny Cash tribute performance at Rob Ray’s Taproom.