Holiday Lights in Greater Austin
Austin is known nationally in many ways, and it now can add one more accolade to the list. Redfin named greater Austin as one of the top 25 areas in the nation for holiday lights. It also listed Austin’s top five, must-see sites for lights, based on survey results from real estate agents. Cedar Park The Anna Court neighborhood at 1329 Anna Court has a 175,000-light display up and running, according to Redfin, which suggests visiting any night from 5:30 p.m. until midnight and bringing an unwrapped toy for its sixth annual collection drive for Blue Santa. Also in Cedar Park is the Chinati Court neighborhood, which has provided light displays for 15 years, along with a fire pit and hot chocolate for sale on Friday and Saturday evenings. An unwrapped toy donation will be given to Brown Santa Williamson County. Round Rock The drive-thru Rock ‘N Lights tour features more than two million lights on a 1.5 mile trail, and family vehicles are $15 for admission. Elvis & The Kringles is a free display with more than 20,000 LED lights. At 3448 Tourmaline Trail, tune in to 91.1 FM for the music, and bring an unwrapped gift. The Frozen Medley Christmas Light Show at 16412 Rockgate Dr. features songs like “Let It Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman,” “Love Is An Open Door,” and more from the popular children’s movie. Georgetown View 40,000 synchronized lights at the Harlien Family Christmas at 400 Liscio Cove from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. weekends. The Spindler Family Christmas light show features 28,000 LED Christmas lights, six large dancing trees, and 11 small trees and will be on display from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every night until January 3. Also, check out the Shady Oak Christmas Display from 5:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night, and tune to 95.9 FM for accompanying music. Tarrytown The Mozart’s Christmas lights (pictured) at 3825 Lake Austin Boulevard are a dazzling display of hundreds of thousands of lights synchronized to traditional and popular holiday music. Grab a hot chocolate, and watch the 15-minute show each hour beginning at 6 p.m. The Tarrytown neighborhood also is a great post-show location to catch beautiful lights. Hyde Park Redfin admits this area might not have the same sheen as in years past, but the 37th Street neighborhood has been a perennial favorite and might be worth a stroll.