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Hometown Christmas Festival and Parade

Friday, Dec 1, 2023 at 6:00pm
Independence Park
Pearland, TX
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Home For The Holidays Chistmas Festival

Friday, Dec 1, 2023 at 6:00pm
Alvin, TX
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Terry Hershey Parkrun

Saturday, Dec 2, 2023 at 8:00am
Terry Hershey Park
Houston, TX
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Run for the House

Saturday, Dec 2, 2023 at 8:00am
Sam Houston Park
Houston, TX
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