Christmas in the Capital City of Austin has come so fast this year, it seems as if we just celebrated Thanksgiving last week. If you are looking for a bit of holiday cheer and fun this weekend to get you more in the Christmas spirit, take a peek at some of these ideas…
The perennial favorite in downtown Austin is the dazzling lighted pathways of the Trail of Lights display in Zilker Park. This festive walk through one mile of glittering brilliance will certainly get you in the festive mood. Do not miss the Zilker Tree, North Pole with Santa Claus, the Zilker Village or Armadillo Alley with vendors and performance stages.
This is not your normal or average Christmas shopping experience… Fine artists, craftsmen and musical talent combine together to create a fun and creative event. Grab a crafted beer and local delectable’s while listening to some of the finest musicians in Austin.
Head down to the South Lamar flagship store of Whole Foods and take a glide around the outdoor ice skating rink. Grab a hot chocolate and enjoy this fun activity for the whole family.
Stop by for a warm cup of coffee and dessert while witnessing a stunning light show for ten minutes at the top of every hour starting at 6 pm.
In the comfort of your own car, drive through almost a mile of spectacular holiday scenes with over 1 million lights twinkling in the displays.
Best Neighborhoods To See Christmas Lights
37th Street provides the “weird” and peculiar as their backdrop for lighted displays.
Circle C neighborhood in southwest Austin features cul-de-sac displays and entire streets coming together to decorate for the season.
Take a trip out to Fredericksburg or Boerne to stroll the old time main streets that bring back the feel of old time Texas.
Marble Falls Walkway of Lights includes 2 million plus lights that transform Lakeside Park into a holiday wonderland. Bring your children to visit Santa during weekend hours.