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Uptown Lighting Ceremony Set for Thanksgiving Night

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Every 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 including the Houston Concert Band, Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir, Houston Choral Showcase, Houston Children's Chorus and more; holiday characters including clowns and 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.

Event Information

When: Thursday, November 22
4 p.m. - Holiday Music and Concessions
5 p.m. - Merry Holiday Stage Show featuring local musical acts
7 p.m. - Santa lights the Boulevard and the Grand Fireworks Extravaganza

Where: Uptown Houston
On Post Oak Boulevard between Westheimer and San Felipe

Cost: FREE and open to the public

FREE at the following locations
Centre at Post Oak
Dillard's Garage
Four Oaks Place
The Galleria
Post Oak Central
Post Oak Plaza
Williams Tower

For More Info: Call 713-621-2504

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 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 the Houston Concert Band, Houston Choral Showcase, Houston Children's Chorus and Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir, among others.

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.