FREE Holiday Tree Lighting Events and Lights Around Austin

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Even if you’re feeling a bit “bah humbug,” it’s hard not to feel a bit of seasonal cheer when Austin and its environs get festooned with millions of twinkling bulbs. We’ve put together a list of our favorite Austin-area holiday light shows and decorations. Get a hefty dose of holiday spirit at these gorgeous displays of holiday lights in and around Austin.




November 23, 2021 – December 24, 2021

Hill Country Holiday Village

November 26, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Johnson City Lights Spectacular

November 27, 2021 – December 25, 2021

Domain Northside Holiday Tree
Domain Northside Holiday Tree

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November 27, 2021 – January 1, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Zilker Holiday Tree

December 1, 2021 – January 1, 2022

Driskill Hotel Tree
Driskell Hotel Tree

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December 2, 2021
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Starlit Austin

December 3, 2021
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

City of Cedar Park Tree Lighting & Santa Wonderland
Cedar Park Tree Lighting

Image via Cedar Park Fun

December 3, 2021
6:30 p.m.

Arboretum Holiday Tree Lighting

December 4, 2021
4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Pflugerville Holiday Pfestivities

December 4, 2021 – December 6, 2021

Round Rock Light Up The Lake

December 4, 2021

Downtown Holiday Stroll

December 4, 2021 – January 2, 2022

City of Lakeway Trail of Lights
City of Lakeway Trail of Lights

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December 5, 2021
6:00 p.m.

Hotel Granduca Tree Lighting

Tree Lighting: December 6, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Trail of Lights: December 6, 2021 – January 6, 2022

City of Lago Vista Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Opening of Trail of Lights
City of Lago Vista Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Opening of Trail of Lights

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About the Writer: Natalie Bradley has lived in Austin for 21 years and is a fifth-year member of The Junior League of Austin. She’s enjoyed serving with B.I.G. Love Cancer Care, Mother’s Milk Bank of Austin, and on the Done-In-A-Day and Grant committees. She is a local performer and voice teacher and lives in Lakeway with her equally musical husband and son.