Plan ahead for the Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting celebration

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HOUSTON - If you plan to attend this year's Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting celebration, be sure to plan ahead.

Event organizers expect a crowd of 250,000 people on Post Oak Boulevard between Westheimer and San Felipe roads.

The 28th annual event begins with holiday music and concessions at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

The main event will feature Santa lighting up about a half-million lights on 80 trees and a fireworks show.

Organizers say free public parking will available at Centre at Post Oak, Dillard's Garage, Four Oaks Place, The Galleria, Post Oak Central, Post Oak Plaza and Williams Tower.

Several roads in the area will be closed leading up to the event. Below is the road closure information:

  • Beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, November 28, Post Oak Boulevard will be closed from Ambassador Way to Guilford.
  • Beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday, Post Oak Boulevard will be closed from Westheimer to San Felipe.
  • Post Oak Boulevard will reopen at 10 p.m. Thursday, except for the block between Ambassador Way and Guilford.
  • Post Oak Boulevard will completely reopen by 7 a.m. Friday, November 29.

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