Bring on the Holiday Light displays!! Here is your list of the BEST Holiday Lights in Austin and Central Texas for this year:
Austin Trail of Lights: We are so excited to see Zilker Park all in lights again after a 2 year absence. Beginning Dec. 16 and going through the 23rd, guests are invited to walk the trail beginning at 6:30 pm and lasting until 10. Also, the Zilker Tree is ablaze nightly starting Dec. 2. (free)
2100 Barton Trail Road, Austin, TX
Lakeway Trail of Lights: From Dec 1 – Jan 1, the City of Lakeway invites you to their annual Trail of Lights from 6 pm – midnight. (free)
105 Cross Creek, Lakeway, TX 78734
Mozart’s Coffee: At the top of the hour each night, Mozart’s displays a 10 minute Christmas Lights show starting at 6 pm and going to midnight. (free)
3825 Lake Austin Blvd. Austin, TX 78703
Rock’N Lights: 2 million lights strung along a mile and a half route, the City of Round Rock’s first light trail comes to life on Sunday, Dec 2. Open each night from 6-9 pm (10 pm on Fri & Sat) and lasting through Dec 31, the trail also features a Holiday Carnival at the end of the tour. ($15 per car)
Old Settler’s Park 3300 Palm Valley Blvd Round Rock, TX
Texas Capitol Tree: Music & Light show every half hour featuring local musicians from now until Jan 6. (free)
11th and Congress Avenue
37th Street Christmas Light Display: This amazing neighborhood light display is an Austin institution. Lights drape every house, tree, and even across the street. (free)
37th & Guadalupe Street
Anna Court Drive: This neighborhood gets together for a fantastic light display that also serves as a Blue Santa drop-off location. Daily 6-10 pm
1329 Anna Court Dr, Cedar Park, TX
Georgetown Holidays: The Schmidt family puts on an amazing Holiday Lights display outside their home that has been featured on Good Morning America!
7710 Pebble Creek Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628
Lanicek Christmas: 10,000 lights and a 20 minute show displayed between 6 – 10 pm each night. They are collecting non-perishable food items for the St. Louis Catholic Church Food Pantry.
2207 Klattenhoff Dr., Austin, TX 78728
Spindler Family Christmas Light Show: The Spindler Family is at a new location in Georgetown and bringing an all new light show for us this year. Runs daily until Jan 3 from 6 pm – 10 pm.
2441 Candle Ridge Trail, Georgetown, TX 78626
Toungate Klub Kringle: The Toungate Family has over 25,000 Red, White, & Blue lights that twinkle to over 14 differnt songs – including one for the Troops! They also feature an 18-foot treet that lights up to the music. Runs nightly.
2305 Arroyo Grande, Leander, TX
EmilyAnn Theater & Gardens Trail of Lights: Stroll along a walking trail feature 8 acres of Christmas light displays. Nightly 6-9pm (10 pm on Fri & Sat) thru Dec 31. (free)
1101 FM 2325 Wimberly, TX
River of Lights: Enjoy a half-mile walking trail of Christmas Lights. Nightly 6-9 pm thru Dec. 31. (free)
Fisherman’s Park 1200 Willow Street, Bastrop, TX
Santa’s Ranch: A drive-thru Christmas Light Park is located just 30 minutes south of Austin on I-35. With over 1 million lights and 100 displays & animations, the one mile drive thru park is seen from the comfort of your own vehicle. Daily 6 pm – 10 pm (11 pm on Fri & Sat) til Dec 30 ($24 per car)
San Marcos, Texas
Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Light Trail: 11 different communities in the Hill Country are participating on the trail this year and have events planned every weekend from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Some of our favorites include the Christmas Walkway of Lights in Marble Falls and Main Street Bethlehem in Burnet. Visit the website to see specifics.
Hill Country Light Trail Map
Whew!! Now the real questions is, Are there enough days in December to see them all???
If you have any Holiday Light Displays to add to our list, please feel free to leave them in the comments or email me.