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Major sporting events in Houston: December 13-19, 2021

By December 12, 2021Sports events
The Santa Hustle 5K returns to Galveston | Photo: Taylor Greenwalt; courtesy of the Santa Hustle series

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, December 13 through Sunday, December 19, 2021.

This week, the vacation kicks off downtown and Galveston, and the Rockets shoot the Knicks and MMA fights arrive in southwest Houston.

Want to learn more about the sports that take place around H-Town? Find more live games and sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 5 games and sporting events in Houston this week

  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Louisiana Ragin ‘Cajuns at Fertitta Center | Tuesday 14 December – The scorching Coogs team come out of a tough game against Alabama to face the University of Louisiana at Lafayette at home. $ 10.50 to $ 50. 7 p.m.
  • 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. $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Christmas 12Ks at Sam Houston Park | Saturday, December 18 – The 9th year of the holiday running tradition begins at downtown Sam Houston Park for a Christmas-themed 12k and 6k competition. All participants will receive a timed race, as well as a finish medal and a stylish t-shirt. Registration is $ 40 for 6K; $ 50 for the 12K; $ 20 for the Kids K or the family walk. 7:30 am.
  • 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 participants in the 5 km and half marathon 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.
  • Fury Fighting Championship 55 at the Arena theater | Sunday 19 December – The MMA organization is hosting another edition of its fighting competition, pitting flyweights and light fighters against each other in the octagon. $ 64 to over $ 100. 2:30 p.m.

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Longtime Houstonian Justin Jerkins oversees all manner of events in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and more while serving as the editor of 365 things to do in Houston.