Holiday Tree Lightings


Yes, there are plenty places around Austin to pick up a Christmas tree, but wouldn’t it be fun to venture out as a family to a tree farm where you can pick out and cut down your own tree? Here are a few Christmas tree farms nearby where you can choose and cut your own tree!

November 25

Lighting Of The Square 

Georgetown. On November 25, come experience the magic as we kick-off the holiday season with our annual Lighting of the Square, traditionally held at 5:30 p.m. the Friday after Thanksgiving! Sing along with the Austin Carolers to your favorite holiday tunes and warm your tummy with cookies and hot chocolate! Join Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross and Williamson County Judge Dan A. Gattis as we help Santa countdown and flip on the holiday lights on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas!

November 27th

Zilker Tree Lighting 50th Anniversary

Austin. What began as a small gathering in 1965 known as the “Yule Fest,” a gift to the city of Austin from Austin Parks and Recreation Department, has now grown to be a community-wide celebration of the unique spirit and people that make Austin the place we love to call home. In the 52 years since the first Yule Log was lit, the Trail of Lights has expanded to more than 40 displays, 2 million lights and holiday activities that create countless memories. Each new display, community performance and lighted tunnel has added a new layer to the holiday tradition and brought us together more as a community. Today, the Trail of Lights is one of the three largest events in Austin and receives national accolades while remaining a deeply cherished local tradition.

November 29th

Tree Lighting

Austin. Enjoy seasonal music from the Arundel Ensemble String Trio in celebration of the annual lighting of The Driskill Tree.

December 2nd 

Lakeway Lights On – Trail of Lights Lighting

Lakeway. Happy Holidays from the City of Lakeway! The Lights On! event marks the beginning of the holiday season in Lakeway with the first lighting of the Trail of Lights behind City Hall. We invite you to join us for fun in the parking lot at City Hall (at the corner of Sailmaster and Lohmans). Enjoy some hot chocolate from the IceCream2U truck for purchase and complimentary marshmallow roasting! We will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit Lake Travis Crisis Ministries. Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph will be nearby to “plug in” the Trail of Lights display and to speak to all of the good little boys and girls of Lakeway.

Christmas Family Night 2016

Round Rock. Round Rock’s annual holiday festival is heading back to its original home on Main Street after a temporary relocation to Old Setters Park. Now that road construction is expected to be completed well before the holidays, Downtown again is home to Christmas Family Night.

Dickens Christmas

Lockhart. On the first Saturday of December each year the town of Lockhart, Texas is transformed into a Dickens’ style Christmas. A fun time is always had by all who attend this grand annual event at the Dr. Eugene Clark Library and around the Downtown Square.

December 3rd

Lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree

Austin. Ring in the season with KUT & KUTX’s Annual Holiday Sing-Along, the lighting of the Christmas Tree, and the Downtown Stroll!

December 9th

Holiday Tree Lighting & Santa’s Workshop

Cedar Park. Over 65,000 lights illuminate the largest Live Oak Tree in Cedar Park. Santa’s Workshop will kickoff immediately following the tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy live music, carriage rides, games & prizes, inflatables, photos with Santa (bring your own camera), and arts & crafts projects. Bring the whole family for what promises to be a festive evening. Free Admission.