2019 Holiday Events

Reliant Lights Your Holidays

We've partnered with communities across Texas to sponsor fun festivities for the whole family — most of which are free and open to the public! So, join us and our neighbors across Texas as Reliant Lights Your Holidays.  


Galaxy Lights presented by Reliant at Space Center Houston

November 16 - January 5

Experience Houston’s newest holiday tradition. Embark on a one-of-a-kind journey through radiant, dazzling, space-themed installations via LED lights and interactive displays inside Space Center Houston, an illuminated Rocket Park Experience with 3-D projections on the Saturn V and light installations of the International Space Station. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate on Reliant Wednesdays before Christmas for the KHOU Toy Drive and get $5 off general admission tickets to Galaxy Lights.

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KHOU Secret Santa Toy Drive

November 28 – December 20

Reliant is proud to sponsor this annual toy drive. Look for donation sites throughout Houston, or bring a new, unwrapped toy to Galaxy Lights at Space Center Houston on Reliant Wednesdays before Christmas for $5 off general admission tickets to Galaxy Lights.

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Reliant Lights Mayor's Holiday Spectacular 

November 30

Help us “flip the switch” at the Reliant Lights Mayor's Holiday Spectacular – 100 years at City Hall. This free family-friendly holiday tradition features the lighting of the city tree, festive entertainment, Santa and more.

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Holiday in the Tre

December 8

Jingle over to Emancipation Park to experience community entertainment, an interactive kids zone, photos with Santa, a holiday vendor market, food and much more! 

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Holiday at the Arboretum

November 9 – December 31

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at the Dallas Arboretum. The 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit returns, illuminated with more than 1 million dazzling lights. Plus, a new Christmas Village debuts this year.

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Dallas Zoo Lights

November 15 – January 5

After the animals head in for the evening, the Dallas Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland with nearly 1 million twinkling lights illuminating the night sky throughout the holidays.

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Reliant Lights Your Holidays 

December 7

Reliant lights up the holidays at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, so bring your entire family for a free evening of holiday magic. We’ll be illuminating the center’s campus with over 500,000 dazzling LED lights to celebrate the holiday season.

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Abilene Zoo Christmas Celebration

December 20 - 23

Experience the North Pole complete with Santa's stables, live reindeer, story time with Mrs. Claus and an elf workshop. Take a walk down Ginger Bread Trail or hop on the Polar Bear Express and view a live nativity scene with the zoo's very own donkey and camels.

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McAllen Christmas in the Park and Holiday Parade 

December 6-7 

Join us at Christmas in the Park December 6-7, and at the largest illuminated holiday and helium balloon parade in Texas on December 7. With celebrity appearances, guest performances, dazzling floats and giant helium balloons, it's truly a magical holiday experience for the whole family.  

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Rockport Tropical Christmas Festival 

December 7

Enjoy a day of festivities with Santa on the Texas Coast. The event features musical entertainment, children's activities, visits with Santa, shopping opportunities along the harbor and downtown, food, fun, and other festivities.

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San Angelo

Concho Christmas Tour of Lights

December 7 - December 31

Head to San Angelo and enjoy the Concho Christmas Celebration’s Annual Tour of Lights. Drive along the Concho River banks to see more than 3 million lights and 70 larger-than-life Christmas greeting cards.   

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