HOUSTON - Take a look at some of the most significant Houston-area events, business openings and stories happening in the week ahead.
Business and government
Early voting for the Nov. 5 election ended Friday, so if you want to cast your ballot in the 2019 election you'll have to get out and vote on Tuesday, Nov. 5. During this election, Houston voters will cast ballots for mayor, several city council seats, a transportation bond issue, 10 proposed amendments to the state constitution and more. On Election Day, polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Click here to look at sample ballot.
Festivals and family fun
The Bayou City's biggest mall will kick off the holiday season with the lighting of a massive Christmas tree featuring 450,000 twinkling lights and 5,000 ornaments on Nov. 9. During the 45-minute ceremony, Gyth Rigdon, runner-up from Season 16 of The Voice will perform. Then, a skating Santa will light the 55-foot tree. The event will culminate in a festive fireworks display.
From Friday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 17, head to the Big Bounce America inflatable theme park for a one-of-a-kind adventure. Attractions include the official Guinness World Record holder for World's Biggest Bounce House, America's biggest inflatable obstacle course and an inflatable space-themed wonderland featuring a maze and a ball pit. The attraction offers for bouncers of all ages.
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