October 05, 2012
On Thanksgiving night, November 22, Post Oak Boulevard will be the site of the 27th Annual Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting celebration. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with holiday music and concessions. FM’s Susan O’Donnell and BacktageOL.com’s Dave Morales will introduce a Merry Holiday Stage Show with live performances by the Houston Concert Band, Houston Choral Showcase, Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir and more. Attendees can enjoy beverages and holiday treats available at concession stands and food trucks from local restaurants while enjoying the sounds of music and entertainment. As the excitement grows, Santa takes to the stage at 7 p.m. for a traditional countdown to illuminate Uptown Houston with half-a-million twinkling lights on 80 trees and buildings along Post Oak Boulevard. Immediately following, the spectacular fireworks extravaganza fills the Houston skies in a grand finale.
The Hilton Houston Post Oak adds to the holiday cheer with its Annual Balcony Decorating Contest. Families participate in this competition year after year with creative holiday decorations, including lights and holiday garlands...Created in 1987, the Uptown Houston District occupies 500 acres in the heart of the Uptown Houston/Galleria area and provides a variety of services and improvements for the area, including traffic operations, public maintenance and beautification, infrastructure improvements, economic development and marketing. The mission of the District is to continually refine and enhance its unparalleled amenities and exceptional beauty by improving accessibility, enhancing identity and sustaining the vibrant community that is Uptown Houston. The Houston Area Urban League (The League) was founded in 1968 by a group of business professionals with the mission of assisting disadvantaged people achieve secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. The Houston Area Urban League offers programs in housing services, education support services, health initiatives, workforce development services and economic development services. For more information about the Houston Area Urban League call 713-393-8700.
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