'I Will Survive' hit singer Gloria Gaynor to headline city Christmas event on Dec. 3

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Now that Halloween is over, we can skip over Thanksgiving and get into the Christmas spirit, right? Find out which icon is set to perform at this year's Reliant Lights Holiday Spectacular.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Now that Halloween is over, it's time to get into the Christmas spirit, right? Luckily for Houston, there's all sorts of holiday festivities to look forward to, and one of them is the Reliant Lights Mayor's Holiday Spectacular.

Mayor Sylvester Turner and city officials announced the lineup of activities for the 103rd-annual holiday tradition, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Drum roll, please!

Global star and Grammy winner Gloria Gaynor will be headlining the event, featuring hit songs that have spanned the last 50 years like, "I Will Survive," "Never Can Say Goodbye," and "Reach Out, I'll Be There."

"The Reliant Lights Mayor's Holiday Spectacular is one of my all-time favorite events, and I look forward to it each year," Turner said. "We love being able to offer such an amazing celebration to Houston families for free thanks to Reliant and all of our generous sponsors."

The free event is happening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Hermann Square at City Hall. Bring the family out for live music and performances, the lighting of the towering tree, and fun activities for all ages. Even Santa will be in attendance! Families can get free photos with him in his North Pole-themed booth.

This year, a beautiful white fir tree will be lit up in front of City Hall. It will stand at 55.5 feet tall and be decorated with 4,000 ornaments.

Additional performances will include Houston Contemporary Dance Company, Parker Elementary Strings, Dance of Asian America, and Ernest Walker and the Official Holiday Band.

And Reliant has a Christmas gift for anyone to attends! They will distribute free blinking Santa hats to all attendees, while supplies last. In addition, the Gingerbread Village, sponsored by Raising Cane's, will have complimentary samples as well as seasonal food and beverages for sale.