It's that time again to start thinking about Lights in the Heights®!
Lights in the Heights® began 25 years ago as a neighborhood holiday festival of music and open houses along Bayland Avenue and the Norhill Esplanade. The original idea came from a resident’s visit to New Mexico where they were smitten by beautiful displays of luminaria. Throughout subsequent years, the event became a venue for neighbors to meet and celebrate the holiday season. That first year approximately 1000 luminaria lined Bayland Avenue from Houston Avenue to Studewood. Residents took baked cookies to open houses for friends and visitors to enjoy. Early on, only a dozen or so musicians performed on porches. Today, over seventy entertainment groups volunteer their time and talent for this event. Unique in its venue - neighborhood porches and yards- and it’s all volunteer organization. Lights in the Heights® is now a part of many residents’ holiday memories and traditions.
This year, Lights in the Heights® will take place on Saturday December 8th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. We are scaling back the event considerably this year. There will be no food vendors or activities on the Norhill Esplanade. Additionally all posted and non-posted parking restrictions will be enforced as will laws regarding public intoxication and underage drinking.
Lights in the Heights® merchandise will be available on-line beginning the week of Thanksgiving. For more information on all Lights in the Heights® activities, please contact Terri Guerra, Event Co-Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Glen Sementelli, Event Co-Chair at email@example.com.