I love how festive our city gets this time of year. One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is all of the lights and decoration displays around town. If you enjoy looking at holiday lights too and are looking for the best places around town to see them, read on for some places to check out!
Austin Trail of Lights - 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704: Open now through December 23. This iconic Austin holiday tradition has been going on for almost 60 years in downtown Austin's Zilker Park. Multiple ticket options are available.
Bastrop River of Lights - 1200 Willow St, Bastrop, TX 78602: Open now through January 2. Bastrop's River of Lights is a half-mile stroll with numerous lighted seasonal displays lining Bastrop’s scenic June Hill Pape River Walk. The event is free!
Lakeway Trail of Lights - 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway, TX 78734: Open now through January 2. Enjoy one of Lakeway's favorite traditions and walk through displays with thousands of lights and festive holiday music. The event is free!
Lights Spectacular - 101 W Pecan Dr, Johnson City, TX 78636: Walk around the historic square off Main Street, Memorial Park, and PEC headquarters and take in the Christmas displays. and over 2 million lights! The event is free!
Lost Pines Christmas - 1311 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX 78602: Events happening through January 3. Come enjoy a host of events and holiday festivities at Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop! Some events may have a fee.
Mozart's Christmas Light Show - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703: Open now through January 6. Enjoy thousands of lights sculpted into objects depicting Christmas and Austin. Hot drinks and holiday goodies will be available for purchase while you enjoy the light show from their lakeside deck. The event is free!
Peppermint Parkway - 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd. Austin, TX, 78617: Open now through December 30. Circuit of the America's is transformed into a drive-through holiday extravaganza featuring millions of lights, characters, and a plaza with rides, food, activities, and more! Multiple ticket packages are available.
Santa's Ranch - 9561 IH 35 North, New Braunfels, TX 78130: Open now through January 1. Drive through a little over a mile of country roads and take in the lights and Christmas displays. Lots of holiday treats are also available for purchase! The event is free!
Walkway of Lights - 305 Buena Vista Dr, Marble Falls, TX 78654: Open now through December first from 6-10 pm nightly. Enjoy over 2 million lights in Lakeside Park! The event is free, but donations are appreciated.
Photo credit: Austin Trail of Lights