Swing for the fences and grab a seat (or watch from your home) at these games and sporting events taking place in Houston in December 2021.
This month, a series of seasonal races take place on the streets of Greater Houston and Galveston, as the Rockets host some of the NBA’s biggest superstars.
The Texans will have the chance to end the season stronger than they started it, and the nationally-ranked Cougars basketball team will look to maintain their run for March Madness support until. 2022.
We’ve rounded up the main highlights from this month’s sports schedule, but you can find more on the 365 Houston calendar.
Top 15 Games and Sporting Events This Month: December 2021
Week from Monday November 29 to Sunday December 5, 2021
- UEFA Champions League Trophy with Tore André Flo at Pitch 25 | Wednesday December 1 – Former Chelsea FC striker Tore André Flo and the Champions League trophy himself will make an appearance at Brian Ching’s Pitch 25 at EaDo. Snap a photo alongside essential gear and chat with the Norwegian striker as you sip beers and meet other football fans. Free upon registration. 7 p.m.
- Run Houston Sugar Land at Constellation Field | Saturday 4 December – Extend those hammies and get ready for a 5K or 10K run from the Sugar Land Skeeters’ home, to Stadium Drive and back. Registration ranges from around $ 40 for the Kids Dash to $ 70 for the 10K with a limited early registration window available. 8:15 am.
- Houston Jingle All the Way 5K / 10K / Kids Dash at Addicks Park & Ride | Saturday 4 December – In the Energy Corridor, this annual holiday run is a popular way to get into the seasonal spirit with three consecutive sales. Runners can use the sidewalk in three course lengths; 5K, 10K and a Kids Dash. Registration ranges from $ 52.75 to $ 57.75; $ 39.75 for the Kids Dash. 8h.
- Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium | Sunday 5 December – Having failed to win the division title last year, the Colts will return to Houston in a bid to strengthen their division record. Tickets range from $ 31 to over $ 240, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.
Week from Monday December 6 to Sunday December 12, 2021
- Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets at Toyota Center | Wednesday 8 December – James Harden returns to Houston alongside Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and the Brooklyn Nets to take on the Rockets. Tickets range from $ 59 to over $ 1,500, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
- Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks at Toyota Center | Friday December 10 – The Rockets welcome Giannis Antetokounmpo and reigning NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks. Tickets range from $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
- The 2k21 Battlefield at Toyota Center | Saturday 11 December – The college basketball doubles program returns to the Toyota Center after a pandemic hiatus, bringing four Lone Start State college teams to compete in an afternoon of thrilling hoop action. Sam Houston and UTSA face off at 3 p.m., followed by Texas A&M Aggies who take a look at TCU at 5:30 p.m. Tickets range from $ 15 to $ 130 and are suitable for both games. 3 p.m.
- Houston Texans vs Seattle Seahawks at NRG Stadium | Sunday 12 December – Russell Wilson leads a fledgling Seahawks team in Houston for an NRG on-field showdown. Tickets range from $ 64 to over $ 360, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.
Week from Monday December 13 to Sunday December 19, 2021
- Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks at Toyota Center | Thursday December 16 – The New York Knicks, led by Julius Randle and Kemba Walker, arrive in H-Town to face the Rockets. Tickets range from $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
- Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon at the San Luis Resort in Galveston | Sunday 19 December – Dress in your best outfit, don a Santa hat and beard, and get ready to join hundreds of other Saint Nicks for the annual holiday tradition in Galveston. All 5 km and half marathon participants will receive a zip-up hoodie, Santa hat, beard and a finishing medal upon crossing the line. Registration ranges from $ 49.99 for the 5K to $ 69.99 for the half marathon, with prices increasing for race day registration; $ 10 for the children’s dashboard. 8h.
Week from Monday, December 20 to Sunday, December 26, 2021
Week from Monday December 27 to Sunday January 2, 2022
- College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Cincinnati Bearcats at Fertitta Center | Tuesday 28 December – Circle this one for after Christmas, when the Coogs start a series of conference games against a tough Bearcat team. Tickets range from $ 30 to $ 75, but you can find better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
- Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Center | Tuesday 28 December – A star roster from LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and many more arrive in Houston for a highly anticipated late-December clash with the Rockets. Tickets are yet to be announced, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
- Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat at Toyota Center | New Year’s Eve, Friday December 31 – Led by Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, and former rocket PJ Tucker, the Miami Heat are getting into the New Years Eve tradition at Toyota Center. Tickets are yet to be announced, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.