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November 15, 2016

Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Presented by Reliant
Frosty the Snowman Prize Package Contest

Ring in the season with the 97th Annual Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Presented by Reliant, an NRG Company, on Friday, December 2, 2016 in the heart of downtown Houston. The spectacular event is a holiday tradition of music, Santa, fireworks and family fun. A towering holiday tree, glowing with energy efficient LED lights, shimmering ornaments and a stunning star topper will light up the streets of downtown. The event takes place in Hermann Square at City Hall from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., is free and open to the public.

Featured artist, Michelle Williams is an American R&B, pop and gospel recording artist who rose to fame as a member of Destiny's Child. As a solo artist, Williams reached acclaim with her debut album Heart to Yours (2002), which topped the U.S. gospel album charts and became the best-selling gospel release of the year. Additionally, Svet, the globally recognized electro hip hop violinist; SoReal Cru, a Houston based dance crew; and many other entertainers will join the celebration.  Santa will make a stop as he surveys his Houston route and will be available for free photographs with kids in his North Pole-themed booth.

The public is invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Salvation Army booth at the Mayor's Holiday Celebration to help make the holidays brighter for a child in need this season.  Everyone who brings a toy will receive a light-up Santa hat from Reliant. The annual toy drive benefits the Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command.

The Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Presented by Reliant, an NRG company, is produced by the Mayor's Office of Special Events.

Public parking is available in the Theater District. For more event information, please visit

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Mayor's Holiday Celebration


Frosty the Snowman Is Coming To Houston

The Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Presented by Reliant, an NRG Company is just weeks away and we just learned that Frosty the Snowman will be making his way to Houston to celebrate in the Gingerbread Village! Do you want to celebrate with Frosty? Sign up for a chance to win a prize package for your child (ren) to receive our Frosty the Snowman package!


  • Deluxe Guest Room Accommodations up to a Family of Four (4) at the Hyatt Regency Houston
  • Gift Certificate to Shula's up to a Family of Four (4)
  • Hyatt Regency Houston Full American Breakfast up to a Family of Four (4)
  • Complimentary Valet Parking for One (1) Vehicle at Hyatt Regency Houston
  • 1st in line with Santa for a keepsake photo in the Gingerbread Village
  • VIP Reception Passes with VIP Seating for Concert and Fireworks Show
  • Complimentary Food and Beverage
  • Event Parking Pass
  • Social Media Mentions
  • Lifetime of Priceless Memories

No purchase necessary to enter for a chance to win. Certain restrictions may apply. To enter, please visit

Deadline to enter, Friday, November 25, 2016, 5PM CST
Presented by the Mayor's Office of Special Events (MOSE) and the Hyatt Regency Houston

 For questions or more information call
Mayor's Office of Special Events
 Phone: 832.393.0868

Frosty the Snowman