Mayor's 2012 Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Presented by Reliant


Ring in the season with the Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Presented by Reliant. The spectacular event is a holiday tradition of music and family fun, with fireworks by Southwest Airlines.

A towering 63-foot White Fir Holiday Tree, glowing with energy efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights, shimmering ornaments and a stunning star topper will light up the streets of downtown Houston this holiday season. Eyes will light up as Mayor Annise Parker, Reliant chief marketing officer Karen Jones, Santa Claus and Sugar Plum Fairies use their magic to light the Official Holiday Tree and ignite a spectacular fireworks presentation perfectly timed to the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah. featuring The Ernest Walker Band and voices from the Abundant Life Cathedral, Bayou City Chorus, the Gospel Music Heritage choirs and others.

Dennis Edwards and The Temptations Review will bring their unique R&B sounds and smooth delivery to Houston's premier tree lighting with familiar favorites that include "My Girl," "Papa was a Rolling Stone," "Ball of Confusion," "Just my Imagination" and more from the group's gold and platinum record selections. 



Hermann Square Park - City Hall
900 Smith St.
Houston, TX 77002


Admission is free.
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