2013 Lights in the Heights
It's time once again for the best neighborhood Christmas festival in Houston, 2013 Lights in the Heights. This Year's Route is Bayland and Woodland Streets and will be held on December 14th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
Lights in the Heights® began 26 years ago as a neighborhood holiday festival of music and open houses along Bayland Avenue and the Norhill Esplanade. The original idea came from a resident’s visit to New Mexico where they were smitten by beautiful displays of luminaria.
Throughout subsequent years, the event became a venue for neighbors to meet and celebrate the holiday season. That first year approximately 1000 luminaria lined Bayland Avenue from Houston Avenue to Studewood. Residents took baked cookies to open houses for friends and visitors to enjoy. Early on, only a dozen or so musicians performed on porches.
Today, over seventy entertainment groups volunteer their time and talent for this event. Unique in its venue - neighborhood porches and yards- and it’s all volunteer organization. Lights in the Heights® is now a part of many residents’ holiday memories and traditions.
This year, Lights in the Heights® will take place on Saturday December 14th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. We are scaling back the event considerably this year. There will be no food vendors or activities on the Norhill Esplanade. The Route is much shorter this year and will begin at Watson and end at Florence. Please see the Route Map under General Information. Additionally all posted and non-posted parking restrictions will be enforced as will laws regarding public intoxication and underage drinking.
Houston, TX 77469
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