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Photos: Reservations mark 2021 Christmas holiday

Big Cypress Councilwoman Mariann Billie visits Santa Claus during the reservation’s drive-thru Christmas celebration Dec. 17 in a parking lot at the Billie Swamp Safari. (Photo Kevin Johnson)
Skeeter Bowers stands in front of the manger scene he built by the large Christmas tree on the Brighton Reservation on Dec. 7. He harvested pine trees from the reservation for their trunks and boughs and used old wooden pallets for the roof. The structure is 12 feet wide, eight and a half feet tall, and five feet deep. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
Michelle Ford drives her festively decorated vehicle as she enters the Immokalee drive-thru event with her family Dec. 17. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
William Osceola and his pups were the first to go through the line at the Hollywood Christmas drive-thru event. (Photo Damon Scott)
Jay Holata and other volunteers from the We Do Recover program helped with many tasks at Hollywood’s Christmas drive-thru celebration Dec. 16 at Seminole Estates. (Photo Damon Scott)
Clarissa Garza greets a driver at the Immokalee drive-thru event with a basket filled with numbers for the driver to pick, which indicate which gifts the driver will receive. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
From left, Avahny Jim, Leighton Jim and Teena Maree Covarrubias help spread holiday cheer at one of many display stops during the Big Cypress drive-thru event. (Photo Kevin Johnson)
Immokalee Council liaison Ray Garza takes a final look at the tents, gifts and decorations before the Christmas drive-thru event begins. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
Francine Osceola, who helped organize the drive-thru event for the Hollywood Council Office, distributes items as vehicles go through the event route. (Photo Damon Scott)
From left, Seminole Fire Rescue’s Hans Melius and Frank Rodriguez and Big Cypress Recreation Department’s Vera Herrera and Marcus Thompson hand out to-go meals at the drive-thru event in BC. (Photo Kevin Johnson)
A giant community Christmas tree and other festive decorations greet residents and visitors on the Brighton Reservation. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
Immokalee elves, from left, are Amy Yzaguirre, Krystal Rodriguez and Amy Garza. The three made sure all the presents were ready to distribute at the drive-thru event. (Photo Beverly Bidney)