The Virtual Hometown Christmas Festival will begin with a virtual tree lighting at 7 p.m. followed by an 18-minute fireworks presentation at 7:30 p.m. The program features festive holiday displays along with holiday greetings from city council members, community leaders, Santa Claus and Mayor Kevin Cole.
The event will be streamed on Facebook Live and sponsored by H-E-B.
Until Jan. 4, 2021, people can enjoy the Hometown Christmas Lights at Independent Park at 3449 Pearland Parkway. The presentation is available daily from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The display includes two giant, lighted Christmas trees, a family of 10-foot tall reindeer, 8-foot tall holiday signs for the perfect photo opportunity with your family, 7-foot candy canes, 6-foot and 4-ft ornaments, 5-foot bows, and 4-foot gift boxes, hundreds of lighted trees, and vibrant green garland and red bows throughout the park.
Independent Park is also a great place to take holiday photos or enjoy outdoor activities like walking the trails, playing tennis or basketball, doing yoga on the lawn, or having a picnic outside.