A number of events are planned in the Heights, River Oaks, Montrose and surrounding areas in November, including a makers market at Silver Street Studios and the 100-year anniversary celebration for Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Harlem Renaissance Soiree

Renée Elise Goldsberry, Tony and Grammy award-winning singer and actress, joins forces with the The Twelve Days of Christmas, Inc. Houston Chapter, for the group's annual fundraiser. The event is held each year to help the group raise funds to provide programs that empower at-risk children and help reduce the effects of poverty in Houston. This year’s event comes with 1920s theme and will celebrate the intellectual and cultural revival of African American music, dance, art, fashion and literature.Nutcracker Market

Guests will be welcomed by giant nutcracker statues and a red carpet at the annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market. The event will feature apparel, accessories, jewelry, food, home and holiday decor, toys and gifts from local vendors.Markets for Makers

The event features more than 120 local makers specializing in home decor, fashion, art, design and food. On-site activations will include do-it-yourself stations, photo walls, beverages and bites from a variety of food trucks.
  • Nov. 11-12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • $8 (general admission), $15 (VIP), free for children under age 12
  • Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St., Houston
  • www.marketsformakers.com
Bella Gaia and William Close & The Earth Harp Collective

To close out the 100th season of Miller Outdoor Theatre performances, artist William Close and the Earth Harp Collective will collaborate with Bella Gaia, a visual performance utilizing aerial acrobatics to tell the cosmic story of earth and all its interconnectedness.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
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.City of Houston Thanksgiving Day parade

This annual event usually draws hundreds of thousands of Houstonians to the heart of Downtown. Elaborate floats, marching bands and holiday decor and balloons will traverse 20 city blocks as crowds cheer. The parade is one of the oldest in the country, according to the City of Houston website.