Originally intended as a festive neighborhood block party where the entire street decorates their homes and spends the evening mingling with neighbors, Lights in the Heights has grown to include thousands of visitors in some years. Unfortunately, a few of them have become too rowdy for local homeowner’s tastes. In recent years there were several problems with drunk and disorderly revelers causing trouble, crashing private parties, and destroying personal property. If you attend, please keep in mind that this is a residential neighborhood and the lights you are admiring are adorning someone’s private home, so please be respectful. Many of the homes decorated for Lights in the Heights will be hosting parties during the event, but these are invitation-only gatherings for the homeowners’ friends and family, so please don’t try to join in the fun unless you were invited personally.
Lights in the Heights is focused this year around Woodland and Bayland Street with road closures along the route beginning at 5:00. Parking is available on nearby streets, but can be quite difficult to come by. Visitors are asked to please not block driveways in the area and observe all posted parking restrictions. Enjoy the lights and holiday spirit at this neighborhood gathering, but please be considerate.