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Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting

Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting

Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting fireworks

Holiday Lighting funEvery year on Thanksgiving evening, thousands of Houstonians and out-of-town guests gather along Post Oak Boulevard for the annual Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting. This FREE family event features festive music by local groups; holiday characters including larger than life Santa’s reindeer; a special appearance from Santa; lighting of more than a half million twinkling lighting on 80 trees and an incredible fireworks extravaganza.

But it does not end there. The holiday ambiance created by 80 brilliantly-lit holiday trees standing guard over Post Oak Boulevard, as well as numerous decorations and lighting throughout the area continues into the holiday season.

Check out our printable flier for details on the go here!


Event Highlights

Holiday Music and Concessions - Families can arrive early to enjoy the sounds of their favorite holiday tunes. Also savor the flavors of the holidays as funnel cakes, cotton candy, kettle corn and holiday beverages are just a few of the scrumptious treats that will be sold at area concession stands.

A percentage of concession sales will benefit this year's two benefiting charities - Be An Angel and the Houston Area Urban League.

Free to the public, Uptown Holiday Lighting will feature a Merry Holiday Stage Show with festive live performances from local Houston entertainment groups, including the Houston Concert Band, Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir, Houston Choral Showcase, Mixteco Ballet Folklorico, Houston Children's Chorus and more!

Santa Lights the Boulevard - With the help of the audience, Santa and his reindeer will light up more than a half-million twinkling lights on 80 Christmas trees along the boulevard and building rooftops to herald the arrival of the holiday season.

Dazzling Fireworks Extravaganza - A dazzling holiday fireworks extravaganza will light up the Houston sky choreographer to favorite holiday music, setting the stage for a spectacular holiday season.



Parking is available at the following locations:

Centre @ Post Oak

Dillard's Parking Garage

William's Tower

Four Oaks Place

The Galleria

Post Oak Plaza

Post Oak Central



Benefiting Charities


It is the mission of Be An Angel to improve the quality of life for children with multiple disabilities or profound deafness by providing wheelchairs, hearing aids and other adaptive equipment and select services to individuals and institutions that require a supplement to alternative means of funding.  Founded in 1986 in Houston, Texas, Be An Angel Fund is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.  For more informationvisit www.BeAnAngel.org.



The Houston Area Urban League, founded in 1968, is a United Way agency affiliated with the National Urban League.  Its mission is to help African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights. For more information about the Houston Area Urban League, visit http://www.haul.org/.


Partnership Opportunities

Be a Part of Houston's Official Kick-Off to the Holiday Season

The Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting is one of the very best events in the city of Houston. For 27 years, families have created traditions that span over generations. And year after year, this event is offered free of charge. Truly a community event - a "small town feel" in one of the nation's largest cities. Very few events of this caliber can make the same claim.

The Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting is located in the heart of Houston, the shopping mecca of the southwest; on the heels of the biggest shopping day of the year! Your marketing objectives can be achieved at this event, while also being part of something very special.

Partnership opportunities range from Santa’s Sleigh partnerships to the ultimate partnership, the coveted title partner. Additionally, there is an opportunity to include items in our VIP gift bags, an invitation-only private hospitality gathering, or the annual Balcony Decorating Contest, a festive contest for families staying at the Hilton Houston Post Oak.

Interested in becoming a partner? Contact us at uptown@uptown-houston.com.


2013 TXU Energy Turkey Trot Benefiting Sheltering Arms Senior Services

Move your feet before you eat!  Register TODAY for the 21st Annual TXU Energy Turkey Trot benefiting Neighborhood Centers and Sheltering Arms Senior Services. 

Runners, walkers, families, and kids are all invited to join. Early registration runs now through November 22; online registration ends November 26.  Make the Turkey Trot your family’s healthy and fun Thanksgiving tradition!

To participate, volunteer, donate and sponsor, visit http://HoustonTurkeyTrot.org, like them on Facebook  and follow them on Twitter.