Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Best Holiday Light Displays in Austin, TX ~ 2013

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 December 8 and going through the 22nd, guests are invited to walk the trail beginning at 7 pm and lasting until 10.  Also, the Zilker Tree is ablaze nightly starting Dec. 2. (free)

Lakeway Trail of Lights: From Dec 6 - 31, the City of Lakeway invites you to their annual Trail of Lights from 6 pm - midnight. (free)

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)

Rock'N Lights Holiday Light Tour: 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, December 1.  Open each night from 6-9 pm (10 pm on Fri & Sat) and lasting through Dec 31, the trail also features a Christmas Towne at the end of the tour.  ($15 per car)

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

Home Displays:

Elfvis & The Kringles: One of the BEST Home Holiday Light Displays I have ever seen, this family features animated characters and light displays - and the best new song of the year, "What Does the Grinch Say?"  Daily 6-9 or 10 pm
2526 Citrine Pl, Round Rock, TX

Anna Court Drive: This neighborhood gets together for a fantastic light display that also serves as a Blue Santa drop-off location. Daily 6-11 pm

Georgetown Holidays: The Schmidt family puts on an amazing Holiday Lights display outside their home that has been featured on Good Morning America! Lights are on 6 -10 pm daily.

Lanicek Christmas: 10,000 lights and a 20 minute show displayed between 6 - 10 pm each night through January 4.  They are collecting non-perishable food items for the St. Louis Catholic Church Food Pantry.

Spindler Family Christmas Light Show: The Spindler Family is in Georgetown and bringing an all new light show for us this year.  Runs daily until Jan 3 from 6 pm - 10 pm.

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.

Surrounding Areas:

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)

River of Lights: Enjoy a half-mile walking trail of Christmas Lights. Nightly 6-9 pm thru Dec. 31. (free)

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)

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.

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.


Michele {Malaysian Meanders} said...

Great list. I can't wait to go and drive around.

Brandi Hernandez said...

Will be looking to try some of these this holiday season. There is an amazing place in Giddings, TX called Camp Tejas. It is located close to Austin. They put on a Christmas lights event every year. Definitely worth checking out. www.camptejas.org/LOT