4 things to do in The Woodlands area this Thanksgiving weekend

Weekend carriage rides will start this weekend in The Woodlands.

Weekend carriage rides will start this weekend in The Woodlands.

A variety of events are set for this weekend in The Woodlands and the surrounding area. Here are a few to check out:

Nov. 24

GE Run Thru The Woods

The 27th annual GE Run Thru The Woods event on Thanksgiving morning in Town Center includes the choice of a 5-mile run, 3-mile run, 3-mile walk and a 1-mile children’s race. The event, which is directed by The Woodlands Family YMCA, is a source of fundraising for local charities. 7:45 a.m (start time). $47 (ages 12 and younger), $55 (all ages). 281-367-9622. www.runthruthewoods.org


Nov. 26

Holiday Gift Expo

Families are invited to the free holiday gift expo at Legends Sports Complex, which will feature more than 20 local vendors, such as LuLaRoe, Pure Romance, Bath Bombs, FavorWreaths and Traveling Vineyard. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Legends Sport Complex, 602 Pruitt Road, The Woodlands. 936-581-2450.


Nov. 26

3P Thanksgiving Throwdown Race

A Thanksgiving throwdown race will be held at Bel Ray Action Sports Park, a motorcross park with a BMX track. 2-11 p.m. $40 (race entry), $10 (gate fee). Bel Ray Action Sports Park, 15100 I-45 S., Conroe. 936-321-8725. www.threepalmsesp.com


Nov. 26-27

Weekend carriage rides

Pony sleigh rides will be offered by Platinum Carriage Co. through walk-in customers and reservations. Short rides are $10 per person for the first two person and $5 per person for additional passengers. Walk-up rides will be available Saturday and reserved rides will be available Sunday. 6-9 p.m. (Saturday), 2-5 p.m. (Sunday). 936-499-4760. www.facebook.com/platinumcarriage