Heather's Hard to Pick Just 10 Best Light Displays & more in ATX / Central TX

Keepin' the Holiday Spirit HO! HO! HO! Happy! 

December 6, 2019
ATX Trail of Lights HR 2018 photo

ATX Trail of Lights HR 2018


Happy Holidays! There are so many thingies going on in ATX and the surrounding areas. It's hard to pick 10 Thingies. Here's an update of 10 Holiday Light Displays to enjoy and lots more! Keep checking in. Keepin' the Holidays HO! HO! HO! Happy in ATX!

Update: 12/5/19 Thanks to Free Fun in Austin!

Some of the Best Holiday Light Displays in Central Texas:
(Some are Free) 

  1. Austin Trail of Lights  12/10 -12/23 / 7p-10p nightly / 2019 Zilker Park 
  2. Bastrop River of Lights until 12/28 / dusk to 10p / Fisherman’s Park, 1200 Willow St., Bastrop
  3. Buda Trail of Lights 12/6-12/8, 12/13-12/15 & 12/20 -12/22 / 6p-10p / Historic Stagecoach Park, 880 Main Street, Buda
  4. Georgetown Shady Oak Christmas Display until 12/31 / times vary / 107 Shady Oak Drive, Georgetown
  5. (Marble Falls) Walkway of Lights until 1/1/20 / 6p-10p/  Lakeside Park, Buena Vista, Marble Falls
  6. Mozart’s Annual Light Show until 1/5/20 / 6p-11p / 3825 Lake Austin Boulevard
  7. New Braunfels Santa's Ranch until 1/5/20 / Sun - Thurs 6p-10p & Fri - Sat 6p-11p / 9561 I-35N New Braunfels, TX 78130
  8. Rhodes Family Christmas until 12/31 / 2410 Sharon Drive, Cedar Park
  9. (Round Rock) Christmas Towne 2019 various times / Entrance address is 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd.
  10. Zilkerpark Holiday Tree (ATX) until 1/1/20 / Lit-up each night from 6p-12a 

Bonus: Austin Christmas Lights  Austin ChristmasGuide  DO512: How To Do The Holidays in Austin 


Heather's Hard to Pick Just 10 ATX Holiday Thingies to Do! 

  1. Hill Country Galleria Santa's Arrival & Tree Lighting w/ Ingrid Michaelson. Bee Cave Saturday 11/23  6p-8p
  2. Fairmont 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Sunday 12/1  5p-7p Helping Dell Children's Medical Center
  3. Austin Steam Train's North Pole Flyer  Train Ride with Santa now thru 12/8
  4. Zilkerpark Holiday Tree Lighting Sunday 12/1 5:30pm event start. Lit-up each night from 6pm - Midnight until January 1st 
  5. Sights & Sonds of Christmas San Marcos 12/4 - 12/7  & 12/11-12/14  5p-11p
  6. Austin Trail of Lights 2019 Zilker Park 12/10 - 12/23  7p-10p nightly
  7. Armadillo Bazaar Palmers Event Center 12/13 - 12/23  11a-10p & 12/24 Christmas Eve 11a-8p
  8. Texas Christmas Trees  Christmas Tree Farm adventure for your perfect Tree
  9. Austin Christmas Lights  thanks Austin Christmas Guide w/ tons of Holiday Spirit to Enjoy in and around and the ATX area! 
  10. DO512  Best Holiday Family Events in Austin   DO512 How to Do The Holidays in ATX Holiday Guide

I told you I couldn't stick to technically 10 Holiday Thingies ... Way to Much HO! HO! HO! HOLIDAY FUN!  #KeepAustinHolidayHappy 

Merry Mix Show 2018 - Sean Heather Sara Booker Alex w/ Mix 94.7

A Holiday reflection sidenote: I'm bummed about this, but Happy to hear it will be even bigger than last year / 2018. honey Ted and I had a great time. You could go all the way up their lit - up tower to see an Awesome view of ATX. It was $5! I hope they do that again in 2020! It Rocked!  

Winter Wonderland at the Circuit lit up Tower 2018

DO512 Update, Nov. 2019: There is no Winter Wonderland at the Circuit for 2019 but it will be back in 2020. Notes from the COTA staff: With the popularity of Winter Wonderland growing each season, we decided it was best to reimagine the experience to make it bigger and brighter than ever before. Preparations for a new Winter Wonderland are currently underway, which prevent us from providing the experience holiday goers have come to expect this season. In 2020, guests can look forward to an entirely new way to celebrate in a new world full of thousands of lights, holiday cheer and unforgettable experiences.