The 2nd Annual Holiday in the Tre celebration is a free virtual experience on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. on our Facebook Page. Holiday in the Tre is a signature, annual outdoor event created to celebrate the holidays while also encouraging community collaborations, economic empowerment, and awareness. The free event includes entertainment, vendors, an interactive kid’s zone, bike and toy giveaways, photos with Santa and an official holiday tree lighting. Several community partners participated with holiday activities including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Children’s Museum of Houston, Houston Southeast, and S.H.A. P.E. Community Center. The inaugural 2019 event welcomed over 5,000 attendees.
Last year’s celebration was amazing. If you missed it, view our recap video to experience the event as if you were there! We can’t wait to plan this event in-person for you next year.
Emancipation Park was founded in 1872 by formerly enslaved African Americans led by Reverend Jack Yates, Richard Allen, Richard Brock, and Reverend Elias Dibble. These men, along with members of the Third and Fourth Ward communities, gathered $800 to purchase the ten acres of land and celebrate their freedom. In 2013, the park underwent a $33.6 million renovation and later reopened in June 2017.Several public private partnerships, and the community worked to revitalize the greenspace to allow for more economic and sustainable opportunities. Emancipation Park Conservancy, a non-profit 501c3 charitable corporation, was established in 2014 to restore, manage, and enhance Emancipation Park. Its purpose is to create an open space of environmental and community excellence while continuing to preserve the park’s integrity and historical roots. Its goal is to transform the park into one of the nation’s premier landmark destinations through capital initiatives, operational improvements, strategic partnerships, programming and special events. For more information about Emancipation Park Conservancy, visit www.epconservancy.org.
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