27th Annual Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting

Published On: Nov 22 2012 07:06:23 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 20 2013 10:57:58 AM CST

Santa Claus also turned on the 500,000 lights on 80 trees.

HOUSTON -

The 27th Annual Uptown Houston Holiday lighting is Thursday night in the Galleria area.

Two-hundred thousand spectators are expected at this year's event along Post Oak Boulevard.

Eighty trees will be lit up with half-a-million twinkling lights.

Festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. with holiday music and concessions. 

After that, comes a stage show which will include acts like the Houston Concert Band, Houston Choral Showcase and Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir.

Santa takes the stage at 7:00 p.m. for the big countdown and lighting.

The crowd will then be treated to a fireworks show.

Public parking was free at Center at Post Oak, The Dillard's Garage, Four
Oaks Place, The Galleria Post Oak Central, Post Oak Plaza, and Williams Tower parking garages.

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