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The perfect gift for someone who has everything: Put their name in lights in Houston

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Buffalo Bayou Christmas Ideas blue light on the bayou December 2013
The Lunar Cycle Lighting already enhances the Sabine Promenade and beginning in the new year, the blue lights wil extend all along Buffalo Bayou Park. Photo courtesy of G. Lyon Photography
Buffalo Bayou Christmas Ideas December 2013
The Buffalo Bayou Partnership parties each fall along the Sabine Promenade before dinner in a party tent on the Sabine Bridge. Photo by Jim Caldwell
Buffalo Bayou Christmas Ideas December 2013 lights on the Bayou
The Lunar Cycle Lighting follows the stages of the moon changing from white to blue and back to white as the moon waxes and wanes.   Photo by © Jim Olive
Buffalo Bayou Christmas Ideas December 2013
Gift givers can secure a personalized nameplate for $500 at the base of each of the 455 lights illuminating Buffalo Bayou Park. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Buffalo Bayou trail with walkers and people on bicycles August 2013
The new lighting along side jogging trails will keep Buffalo Bayou Park up and running throughout the night. Buffalo Bayou Partnership/Facebook
Buffalo Bayou Christmas Ideas blue light on the bayou December 2013
Buffalo Bayou Christmas Ideas December 2013
Buffalo Bayou Christmas Ideas December 2013 lights on the Bayou
Buffalo Bayou Christmas Ideas December 2013
Buffalo Bayou trail with walkers and people on bicycles August 2013

The Buffalo Bayou Partnership has come up with a nifty way to say "Happy Holidays," and it's the perfect gift for the guy or gal who has everything. You've probably seen the Lunar Cycle Lighting, those amazing blue lights, along the Sabine Promenade that run beside Buffalo Bayou.

You can support the expansion of that lighting of bridges, trails and architectural features along Buffalo Bayou Park and get something for a friend by ponying up $500, which entitles you to have your special friend's name engraved on a nameplate at the base of one of the 455 new blue light fixtures.

As the partnership says, "Dedicating a Lunar Cycle light fixture for a loved one is unique, chic and will literally shine light on one of Houston’s most treasured recreational, cultural and environmental spaces." Proceeds from this program will help the partnership raise the remaining dollars (just under $2 million) in its $58 million capital campaign.

The Lunar Cycle Lighting is an environmental concept designed by artist Stephen Korns of Amherst, Mass., and international lighting firm L'Observatoire, based in New York. The lighting along the Sandy Reed Trail will transition from white to blue to white as the moon waxes and wanes each month. The lights will be turned on early in 2014.

You can reserve your light here.

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