Heights Holiday Events – Mistletoe Madness and More
Living in Woodland Heights is a delight. I can’t think of anywhere else (in Houston anyway) that I would want to live. Woodland Heights and adjoining Houston Heights are especially outstanding this time of year. There is something about Christmas in a wonderful old neighborhood that is enriching to your soul.
If you would like to experience our neighborhood at it’s best, there are several events that you should know about . These are happening right away, so sorry if I didn’t give enough notice.
On December 3, 2010 from 6pm-10pm the Merchants of 19th Street in The Historic Houston Heights will once again hold their annual Holiday on 19th event. For over 20 years this event has been a fun way for Houstonians and their families to kick off the holiday season in a more traditional “Main Street” way. Visitors will be treated to holiday refreshments, strolling carolers, Santa and much more as they “Shop, Sip and Stroll” down 19th Street. The street features some of the most unique shopping and art anywhere in Houston including antiques, books, fashions for men and women, original artwork, and unique gifts and home furnishings that won’t be found anywhere else in town!….more…
The Historic Heights is a magnet for rare discoveries and unusual gifts and they know how to throw a good party. It’s the perfect place to start December and “eat, drink, shop, and be merry.”
On Saturday, Dec. 4, from 11am and officially until 6pm, the Whole Heights puts on its biggest and best “Heights 1st Saturday”, known as “Heights Mistletoe Madness”. These are the same folks that bring us the sultry, steamy, and exotic “White Linen Night” in August. Visitors will be entertained by the roaming and oddly charming Rowdy Santas, elementary school violinists, and pedi-cabs for cruising from shop to café to outdoor market to funky bar. Holiday shoppers can skip the mall and choose from gifts not found anywhere else – fresh, original art, jewelry, clothing, home furnishings, antiques, and furniture. Lining the streets of the Heights are shops …more…
Tickets are on sale now for the 2010 Houston Heights Association Holiday Home Tour. The tour features six distinctive homes in one of Houston’s most delightful neighborhoods. Tour homes will be decorated for the holidays, and docents will be on duty to point out the rich history, architecture, distinctive features and decorations of each home….more…
I must say, I rarely go on these tours. I know they are fantastic examples of our wonderful, period homes, but it’s too much like what I do every day. But, if you are not a Heights Realtor, you need to experience it.
Home Tour Hours:
Friday—December 3—6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday—December 4—3:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Woodland Heights’ Lights in the Heights
Last, but definitely not least, is something I never miss! If you want to walk through a neighborhood of 100 year old homes, decorated in their holiday best, come see Woodland Heights’ Lights in the Heights
Lights in the Heights is the Woodland Heights’ way of saying Happy Holidays to anyone and everyone, and is one of the best street festivals in Houston where locals and visitors line up to view the parade and to admire our neighbor’s holiday handiwork.
Lights in the Heights is in it’s 24th year and is always the second Saturday in December. This year’s route will include Bayland, Highland and Omar. Plenty of music, entertainment and food abound. Expect some major wattage along with some choirs, handbells, aspiring young dancers and impromptu concerts on folk’s front porches. Streets are blocked off so it’s totally pedestrian friendly. We recommend bringing a wagon to tote the kids or a cooler full of holiday cheer….more…
Check out some of these events. Be sure to do some of your shopping on 19th St. These are not your typical mall shops. Have fun…Rich