HOUSTON, TX – On Thanksgiving night, November 28, Post Oak Boulevard will be the site of the 28th Annual Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting celebration. Festivities will begin at 4 p.m. with holiday music and concessions. The free event typically attracts an audience of more than 200,000 people that fill Post Oak Boulevard between Westheimer and San Felipe Roads.
Free to the public, Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting is the official kick off for the holiday season. Beginning at 5 p.m. emcees Dave Morales and Susan O’Donnell will introduce a Merry Holiday Stage Show with live performances by the Houston Concert Band, Houston Choral Showcase, Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir and Mixteco Ballet Folkorico among others. While awaiting the arrival of Santa, attendees can enjoy holiday beverages and treats available from concession stands and food trucks. As the excitement grows, a traditional countdown is Santa’s signal to illuminate half a million twinkling lights on 80 trees along Post Oak Boulevard plus surrounding Uptown area building tops. The spectacular fireworks extravaganza begins at 7 p.m.
The Hilton Houston Post Oak adds to the holiday cheer with its annual balcony decorating contest. Each year families participate in this competition with creative holiday decorations including lights and holiday garlands. A team of local celebrity judges will select the top three balconies and announce the winners before the night’s end.
Free parking is available throughout Uptown at the following locations: Centre at Post Oak, Dillard’s Garage, Williams Tower, Four Oaks Place, The Galleria, Post Oak Plaza and Post Oak Central.
A percentage of concession sales will benefit Be An Angel, a non-profit organization helping children with multiple disabilities or profound deafness, and the Houston Area Urban League, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged people secure economic self-reliance, power and civil rights.
his FREE family event is made possible by Uptown Houston’s generous partners: Backstage OL, Cassidy Turley, The New 93 Q Country, 97.1 Country Legends, 107.5 The Eagle, Hilton Houston Post Oak, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Randall’s, Capital One Bank, and Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP.