December 12th, 2011

Lights in the Heights 2011: A Photo Essay

Things were a little different this year in the Woodland Heights. It wasn’t quite the out-and-out party of last year because of a lack of central attraction, but that didn’t stop the hordes in showing up to the holiday event. Parking became scarce starting at 5:00PM and any poor soul getting off work from their retail job trying to get to their home in the area was a bit out of luck. All that means, the magic of the evening wasn’t lost among the 2011 changes.


Armed with a flask of Crown Royal and rolling cooler filled with a hodge-podge of leftover beers, my group of friends tackled the cold(ish) night in good spirits. It seemed like the rest of the revelers were in the same mood. Except for one sighting of the Grinch (who thankfully wasn’t trying to steal any of the lights), there was a smile on pretty much every face.


Not to be self-defeating, but for a very comprehensive photo summary of Lights in the Heights 2011, you should check out Gene Inman’s photos. We’re glad that he stopped by to comment and tell us about his compilation. Otherwise we would have been the only ones shooting in the dark (get it? because it was nighttime? ugh, never mind).


By far, the favorite house we admired was that of Saint Arnold. At least, they had the Houston brewery’s sign lit up on the front yard along with electric nativity scene (below) and latitudinally -challenged Santa on the top of the chimney.


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And again…


“Merry Christmas” on the steps. So cute.


Once again, make sure to check out Gene Inman’s photos. We’re not sure who he is, but we’re a fan.

— Paul


Gene — Monday, December 12, 2011 6:43 pm

Thanks Paul. We have lived in the Heights for over 10yrs, but this was our very first Lights in the Heights. Normally we are traveling. It was a super event, and even though I didn’t shoot it as an assignment, I was able to get a few decent shots.

Happy Holidays!

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