With Christmas Day next week, the anticipation for one of the most beautiful times of year is palpable. We want to help you fully embrace the joy this time of year brings by giving you a short list of places to look at some excellent lights!
Open from November 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Zilker Park: 2100 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78704
As one of Austin’s most beloved holiday traditions, this iconic lights show will not disappoint. The 56th running of the Trail of Lights at Zilker Park is a family and date-night favorite, even though it is a little bit different this year. Traditionally, you stroll through hand-in-hand, but just to be safe, this year it will be a fabulous drive-through event.
Open from November 11, 2020 – January 6, 2021
Mozart’s Coffee Roasters: 3825 Lake Austin Blvd Austin, TX 78703
Another Austin favorite is the Lights Show at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters. This year, the “COVID Cautious Christmas Show” is complete with spectacular lights, delicious hot drinks, and safety protocols. Book a table in advance to partake in this holiday tradition!
Open from November 27, 2020 to January 3, 2021
COTA: 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617
This brand-new show from the Circuit of the Americas brings you a one-mile driving attraction featuring thousands of twinkling lights and a six-story light tree! Immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit with a drive through one of Austin’s favorite sites.
Open through January 3, 2021 (Closed 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, 1/1)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
This one-mile illuminated walk isn’t the traditional Christmas light vibe, but it’s just as bright! Stroll through the Texas Arboretum and take in the creative structures, and enjoy “the natural Hill Country winter.”
Open from November 28 – December 31
In its 26th year, the Downtown Holiday Stroll is shaking things up this year by offering an entire month of festivities, instead of just one night! See the lights, shop local, and check out the 10th annual Holiday Window Walk on Second Street!
BEST OF ALL… YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD
It’s a little cliché, but a relaxed drive through the neighborhood with family or a few close friends might be just what this season needs. Love, togetherness, and community are all part of what makes the season so special. Grab a cup of hot chocolate from your local coffee shop, get in the car, and drive around!