Winter Wanderland, designed by Blachere Illumination, will comprise more than 100,000 LED lights installed between Lamar and Franklin streets and will be on view from Nov. 19 through Jan. 2, according to an Oct. 20 news release, and will be managed by the Houston Downtown Management District.
“Downtown Houston will be extra merry and bright this holiday season,” said Angie Bertinot, district director of marketing and communications, in the news release. “Blachere Illumination and Always in Season have created a truly spectacular experience for Houstonians and visitors to discover the magic of the season by embarking on a festive adventure under the stars and lights.”
Attractions will include elements such as an 80-foot-long tunnel of LED lights arching over the new bicycle and pedestrian walkway across from the Hobby Center; a series of 11 constellation arches on the boardwalk at Sam Houston Park; 3D trees at City Hall; 22 blinged-out arches across from Downtown Aquarium; and giant illuminated angel wings at Central Library featuring Blachere’s exclusive Bioprint technology, which is 100% recyclable and biodegradable material, according to the news release.
The Winter Wanderland installation coincides with the recent completion of the Bagby Street Improvement Project, which converted the street into a multimodal corridor with expanded pedestrian walkways, a bicycle lane, beautification elements and new trees. Bagby is the first street encountered when entering from the west and serves as a gateway into downtown Houston.