After learning of the unprecedented increase in traffic during the 2020 holiday season due to a private homeowner’s lighting display on the 3000 block of Quincannon in the Spring Shadows Neighborhood, officers of the Spring Shadows Civic Association met in December 2020 with representatives of the property owner, partners in law enforcement, and other community members to develop a temporary solution to allow residents of the affected section to avoid long delays when returning to their homes. While not perfect, this plan did assist with the movement of resident traffic down Kemp Forest during the holiday season and allowing visitors from Houston and beyond the opportunity to enjoy this holiday tradition.
In March 2021, the Association took steps to set up a meeting with representatives of the property owner to come to a collaborative approach in an effort to mitigate traffic concerns for residents living along Kemp Forest for the 2021 holiday display. It was during this initial outreach in early 2021 that Association volunteers were informed of the homeowner’s decision to cancel the display for the upcoming season. The Spring Shadows Civic Association is in no way responsible for the production, financing, logistics or publicizing of this private display. This decision was made solely by the homeowner and was not guided by the Spring Shadows Civic Association, its officers, or directors.
We appreciate that the community is disappointed with the homeowner’s decision and look forward to working with every one of our neighbors to facilitate a reasonable solution, should the homeowner decide to resume the display in the future.