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Look No Further for a List of Where to See the Best Holiday Lights in Austin

Look No Further for a List of Where to See the Best Holiday Lights in Austin

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If you’re anything like us and love to look at beautiful Christmas lights around Austin, we’ve got you covered.

With help from Austin Monthly and Southern Living, we’ve compiled a list with some of our favorites.

Trail of Lights

Come out and see one of the largest light events in the city. With over 40 displays and 2 million lights, be sure not to miss this one. There are holiday activities for everyone, nightly entertainment, and many different food trucks to choose from.   

Zilker Park

Free or $3 – check the calendar before you go

Bastrop River of Lights

If you’re in the mood for a light, half-mile stroll, this light show is for you. Enjoy the light displays and purchase a small snack from the many non-profits and civic groups that come out and sell treats.

927 Main Street

Bastrop, TX 78602

Every night 6-9pm


Santa’s Ranch

Straight from the site itself, “Bring your friends and family and enjoy one of the best holiday light exhibits in the state! You’ll take a drive through over a mile of winding country roads while taking in the beautiful lights, animated Christmas displays, and enjoying homemade hot cocoa, kettle corn, and snacks.”

Just look for the 50′ Christmas tree!

9561 I-35 NORTH


Sun-Thurs 6-10pm

Fri-Sat 6-11pm


The Domain Holiday Display

The Domain offers lots of options when it comes to holiday fun. Watch the light show offering more than 200,000 lights synchronized to Christmas music at 6, 7, and 8 pm. Get your photo with Santa. Take a free horse-drawn carriage. Listen to Christmas carolers. Or, come to a live music show.

11410 Century Oaks Terrace

Luminations at the Wildflower Center

This holiday favorite is a great tradition. Listen to live music while luminarias and lights fill the garden.  Food trucks and snack bars provide your favorite holiday treats and different activities are provided.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

4801 La Crosse Ave.


Mozart’s Coffee Roasters

Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this famous light show. One million LED lights formed into various shapes such as guitars and a Christmas tree with presents twinkle to Christmas music. As a special treat, more than 20 different choirs signed up to sing along. You won’t want to miss this.

Oyster Landing, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd

Enjoy nightly from 6 – 11 pm, FREE


Rock N’ Lights Holiday Tour

You may be familiar with the mile-long lights tour that is normally found in Old Settlers Park. This year however, it will be held in Downtown Round Rock. Thousands of lights will be on display for your viewing pleasure. Make sure to bring the hot cocoa.

Lala’s Christmas Bar

This bar provides a Christmas escape year-round with Santa and his reindeer on the rooftop and lots of Christmas nostalgia. Stop in and try their Boozy Eggnog while being surrounded with lights, Christmas trees, and even Santa!

2207 Justin Ln

Year-round Christmas Cheer

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