Houston area getting more festive

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">The streets of downtown Houston filled with a festive holiday spirit &#40;Photo: Gina Larson&#41;</span></div>
December 1, 2008 4:54:06 AM PST
It will start looking a little more festive here in the Houston area today. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Tonight in West University, the city will hold its annual Christmas tree lighting. The festivities start at 6:30pm over at city hall. Students from West U elementary will put on a performance, which will then be followed by the lighting. Santa is even expected to make an appearance.

Santa is also expected to take a ride on the historic Lynchburg ferry tonight. From 6pm until 7:30pm, there will be a big celebration at the north landing. The Robert E. Lee high school jazz band and the Cloverleaf elementary choir will perform. Then right afterwards, the ferry will be lit up for the holidays.

Looking for more holiday events? We've got the details in our Around Town section.

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