GALVESTON, Texas- The City of Galveston will be kicking off the holiday season with the Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration on Friday evening.

The event takes place on the lawn at the historic Hotel Galvez where the hotel's 35-foot Christmas tree will be lit at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25.

The free event features performances of The Nutcracker by Galveston Ballet, Christmas carols, a visit from Santa Claus and more.

KHOU 11 Anchor Mia Gradney will flipping the switch to kick off the celebration.

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