Arab Today, arab today 100000 turn out for houston\s holiday celebrations
Last Updated : GMT 20:57:26
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

100,000 turn out for Houston\'s holiday celebrations

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today 100,000 turn out for Houston\'s holiday celebrations

Houston - XINHUA

Thousands of people braved the cold weather and gathered Friday night to witness fireworks, a concert, and the lighting of a 61-foot Christmas tree in the official start to the holiday season in Houston. The annual 94th Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting was held at Hermann Square outside the City Hall in downtown Houston, America's fourth largest city. Wearing red Santa hats with light-emitting diode (LED) lights, around 100,000 people turned the square into a sea of red as they watched the ceremony kick off with live performances from choirs and singers including Danielle Bradbery, winner of season four of popular TV talent competition The Voice. After an audience countdown, Houston's Mayor Annise Parker switched on the 3,000 LED lights decorating the white fir tree, which was followed by a spectacular lengthy display of fireworks. Kid wearing balloon hats laughed and danced to the music, while some dog owners even had their pets don Christmas costumes to join in the festive fun. "The event is really nice. It's a little cold but a lot of fun. It's really exciting down here right now," Ashley Monteil, a college student from Rice University, told Xinhua. Monteil's friend Jackie Morgan agreed, saying: "I am very excited because it is the beginning of the Christmas season and that is the time for us all to be better people." The family-friendly event is a city tradition organized by the mayor's office and sponsored by private companies and public institutions.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today 100000 turn out for houston\s holiday celebrations Arab Today, arab today 100000 turn out for houston\s holiday celebrations

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today 100000 turn out for houston\s holiday celebrations Arab Today, arab today 100000 turn out for houston\s holiday celebrations

 



Arab Today, arab today Designer Rania Adel reveals her new collection

GMT 17:59 2017 Monday ,12 June

Designer Rania Adel reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Mai Al-Jeddawi presents décor ideas for Ramadan

GMT 08:09 2017 Saturday ,15 April

Khartoum to Host Geographers Forum in December

GMT 06:16 2017 Monday ,03 April

Saudi Embassy diwanya open on Tuesday

GMT 10:13 2017 Sunday ,26 March

Kenya's afro-pop music group set to tour China

GMT 08:24 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Cityscape Abu Dhabi Exhibition

GMT 13:03 2017 Wednesday ,08 March

PM Opens Information and Communication Technology
View News in Arabic - Culture: أحداث ثقافية
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 09:49 2017 Tuesday ,02 May

Girl barred from Malaysia chess competition

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 16:25 2017 Sunday ,04 June

“Suhoor” is basic meal for fasting

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 23:13 2017 Sunday ,18 June

New ransomware virus attacking mobiles in Oman
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday