Mayor's Holiday Celebration
Join us Friday, December 1, 2017!!!
Ring in the season with the 98th Annual Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Presented by Reliant, an NRG Company on Friday, December 1, 2017 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 Houston this holiday season. The event takes place in Hermann Square at City Hall from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
- Enter the Magical Winter Lights Contest!
- Enter the Angels in Houston Prize Package!
- View the December 1 Evening Street Closures
The public is invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Reliant booth at the Mayor’s Holiday Celebration to help make the holidays brighter for a child 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 produced by the Mayor's Office of Special Events, Susan Christian, Director.
2015 Mayor's Holiday Celebration Photo Gallery
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Holiday Celebration Links
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