Lights in the Heights is in its 22nd year as one of the best street festivals in Houston, where locals and visitors from around town line up to view the parade and to admire neighbors' holiday handiwork.
This year's lights display will run down Byrne and Euclid Streets in Woodland Heights between Norhill Street and Florence Street.
And although the route excludes Bayland and its gorgeous tree cover, you can count on surrounding blocks decking out their historic homes as unofficial participants.
Plenty of music, entertainment and food abounds. Expect some major wattage, along with choirs, handbells, aspiring dancers and impromptu concerts on folks' front porches.
Streets are blocked off, so the event is totally pedestrian-friendly. We recommend bringing a wagon to tote the kids or, if you're like us, a cooler full of holiday cheer (read: hard cider).
Lights in the Heights
3012 Norhill St.
Houston, TX 77009
Admission is Free
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