December 08, 2007
20 years of Lights in the Heights

It's Lights in the Heights time again, with today being the 20th anniversary of this most excellent neighborhood festival. I give you Marty Hajovsky for most of what you need to know.

The best place to start is the WHCA's own site at You can find the map of the route and a very helpful list of frequently asked questions that covers issues such as parking, route, times, how to volunteer, etc. For more information, you can also e-mail co-chair Sharon Greiff at [email protected]

Another good link is the story in the Chron about Unsilent Night and its Houston debut at Lights in the Heights. Check out Charles Ward's excellent piece here.

We're in te middle of the last minute rush for volunteers and porches for musical acts along the route. Here's the list of people to contact to chip in for what is a completely volunteer, free and unsponsored event:

For porches, Alan Harris at 832-661-2819 or [email protected]

For entertainment, Dana Loudon at [email protected]

Melinda Davenport's About Houston blog at

And for a last-minute check of the weather before heading out, see:

Just remember that the featured blocks are closed to vehicular traffic, so be prepared to park a few blocks away and walk. The official time for the event is 6 to 10 PM. Come out and see the houses and hear the music. I had some help decorating our house this year:

With assistants like these, what more could you need?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 08, 2007 to Elsewhere in Houston