Lights in the Heights

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The Lights in the Heights events has been one of Houston’s favorite holiday celebrations for years on end, and with Lights in the Heights 2020 and 2019 being canceled thanks to the pandemic, we are so excited for its return this year!

The committee in charge of planning the event wasn’t sure if this year was going to be able to take place, but permits came through in the final hour and Lights in the Heights 2021 is happening!

When is Lights in the Heights 2021?

Lights in the Heights 2021 is taking place on Saturday, December 11 from 6 on to 9 pm! The free event allows Houstonians to wander the streets in Woodland Heights and enjoy the beautifully decorated homes. On Saturday, the city will close down Euclid and Byrne streets so that visitors can wander the streets without battling traffic. While that is the official route for this year, houses Woodland Heights Christmas lights can be seen throughout the neighborhood.

Although the official Lights in the Heights is this weekend, the Christmas lights in the Heights will be up for the remainder of the month. You can always take a walk through the neighborhood and view the extravagant displays.

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Featured Streets – 2021 Route

Lights in the Heights takes place in the Woodland Heights neighborhood. This year, the featured streets are Euclid and Byrne between Studewood and Beauchamp. They will be completely closed down. Woodland and Teetshorn will have HPD onsite directing traffic and the roads will become one-way only. On the main streets, you will be able to find gorgeously decorated homes as well as entertainers like musical groups and holiday characters. 

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Lights in the Heights Map

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Parking for Lights in the Heights, Houston 

Limited parking is available throughout the neighborhood, however, traffic tends to get quite backed up and it might be difficult to find a spot. If possible, it’s best not to drive to Lights in the Heights. 

There will be a bike valet this year! Bike Houston is sponsoring a monitored bike parking lot on the Norhill Esplanade for the duration of the event.

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2021 Awards

Lights in the Heights is not just a fun, family-friendly, holiday event. It’s also a competition amongst neighbors! Each year, the Lights in the Heights committee will choose winners for a variety of award categories. The homeowners get super creative with their displays and come up with some spectacular holiday displays!

This year’s categories include:

  • Most Creative
  • Most Festive
  • Most Historical
  • Most Mystical
  • Most Religious
  • Most Traditional
  • Most Wattage
  • Pick of the Night
  • Best Block 
  • Best Inflatables 
  • Best Porch 
  • Best Single Color 
  • Best Theme
  • Ho-Ho-Ho!
  • Most Colorful
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Special Thanks to the Woodland Heights Community!

Lights in the Heights is put on by the Lights in the Heights committee, the Woodland Heights neighborhood, and local sponsors. This year they had just five weeks to prepare everything for the festival but they made it happen. You can support Lights in the Heights by purchasing official merchandise at the event.

Keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event and Woodland Heights is inviting us into their community. Be respectful of the neighborhood, don’t touch or take any decorations, and don’t forget that any private parties going on are not for public access. 


Check out other Houston neighborhoods with fabulous Holidays light displays in our comprehensive guide – Best Christmas Lights in the Houston Area For 2021! 

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