Windcrest Light Up displays to remain lit through Dec. 31 in northeast San Antonio area

A Dec. 4 ceremony kicked off the annual Windcrest Light Up where hundreds of homes were decorated and lit for the holiday season. (Courtesy city of Windcrest)
A Dec. 4 ceremony kicked off the annual Windcrest Light Up where hundreds of homes were decorated and lit for the holiday season. (Courtesy city of Windcrest)

A Dec. 4 ceremony kicked off the annual Windcrest Light Up where hundreds of homes were decorated and lit for the holiday season. (Courtesy city of Windcrest)

“A Kaleidoscope of Colors” is the theme for this year’s Windcrest Light Up event.

Each year, Windcrest residents illuminate and decorate their homes as part of a decades-old, annual tradition.

A ceremony was held at City Hall on Dec. 4 to kick off the 2021 Light Up, an evening festivity that typically sees hundreds of people driving through town to see the light displays, which stay on through Dec. 31.

Many of the residents of the city in the northeast San Antonio metropolitan area also participate in the Light Up contest, where contestants are judged in one of several categories.

City officials said visitors may pick up a free map of participating contestants’ homes before 4 p.m. daily at the fire department office, 8601 Midcrown Drive, or at one of the three Fill the Boot locations from 6-10 p.m. daily during Light Up. Those locations are on Crestway Drive at Midcrown Drive in front of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Eagle Crest Boulevard at Balfour Drive, and Fourwind Drive at Tradewind Drive in front of Skateland.



This year’s Light Up also includes the People’s Choice Award, for which viewers use a QR code on the map to nominate any home—whether they are a contestant or not. Voting for the People’s Choice Award continues through Dec. 31.

The city of Windcrest is also providing other ways to get everyone into the holiday spirit by offering a Christmas market from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 17-19 at the corner of Crestway and Jim Seal drives. City officials said the market will involve local vendors and artisans selling a variety of products.

According to the city, all market vendor spots are filled, and admission will be free for shoppers.

By Edmond Ortiz
Edmond joined Community Impact as a reporter in August 2021, helping to launch new editions in the San Antonio market. Edmond covers various beats in the North San Antonio coverage area. He previously was the main reporter for Local Community News, covering several areas in and around San Antonio, first as a freelancer and then staff member. Prior to that, Edmond was a community news reporter for Prime Time Newspapers and the San Antonio Express-News, including editing two community weeklies. He's a San Antonio native, and studied mass communications at San Antonio College and Texas State University.