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Market Street Tree Lighting Ceremony

Celebrating Luxury In Lights

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Once again this season, Market Street's 70-foot Christmas tree has been transformed into a three-minute display of dazzling lights synchronized to signature holiday tunes. The Luxury In Lights celebration will include live musical performances, holiday entertainers and more. The event is FREE.


The synchronized light show will perform nightly at Market Street during the holidays from 5:30 - 9:30 PM.

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Annual Lighting Luminary

Each year, Market Street – The Woodlands looks for a special child or deserving family to flip the switch that will light 70-foot Christmas tree as part of its Christmas Light Spectacular on the Thursday before Thanksgiving; they name this special individual their Lighting Luminary. The Lighting Luminary is a child or family who has overcome incredible odds, made a significant contribution to the community, or perhaps helped someone in need.


Market Street's Christmas Light Spectacular celebration also includes musical entertainment, magic elves, and carriage rides.

Who is the Lighting Luminary for 2016?

In 2016, on Thursday, November 17 at 6:00 PM, two-year-old Dominic Larkin of The Woodlands has been selected to light up Market Street and its 70-foot Christmas tree as part of the "Market Street in Lights" holiday spectacular to be held in Market Street's Central Park. With the help of his mother, father, brother and sister, along with family and friends, Dominic will flip the switch to officially kick off the holiday season and start Market Street's three-minute holiday light show, a dazzling display of flashing, multi-colored lights synchronized to holiday songs. Dominic suffered major medical complications and was in a drug-induced coma for nearly two months following a near drowning incident at his home in February 2016.


Dominic was found floating in his family's pool by his mother, who quickly performed CPR. During CPR, he aspirated a bit of pool water and his lunch, and was sedated and intubated upon arriving at Children's Memorial Hermann. Dominic fought hard even as his lungs were showing signs of failure. Due to an infection in his lungs, the doctors thought it best that he be put on the ECMO machine, which could act as his lungs. He faced many more complications while in the hospital including a liver abscess, a blood clot and a very risky surgery to aid a severe case of abdominal compartment syndrome, acute kidney failure and another surgery to aid a plural effusion on his left lung. Dominic made it through all these challenges and was able to come off of ECMO March 10 and return home May 6, 2016.

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