Christmas Parades in Austin


There are lots of Christmas parades in Austin going on around town, on land and water this holiday season! Check out our list and plan your spot on the parade route!


Lake Travis Lighted Boat Parade

December 2

Mark your calendars…The date is set for the 2023 Lake Travis Lighted Holiday Boat Parade!There are a few public places to watch the parade go by including Lakeway Resort and Spa on the south shore.


Lighted Christmas Parade

December 9

Don’t miss more than 130 entries – from fanciful floats to fire trucks, unicycles to vintage cars, dancing Honey Bears to dignitaries, from Santa’s helpers to the big man himself. Join us, December 9, for this annual parade. Produced by the City of Bastrop, this joyful Bastrop tradition literally lights up the Bastrop Lost Pines Christmas festivities. The parade begins at dusk (approximately 6:00 p.m.) and will head south down Main Street.


42nd Annual Christmas Stroll

December 2

Kick off your holiday season with some jolly, family-friendly fun at the 42nd annual Christmas Stroll held in historic downtown Georgetown, Texas. Check the weather and wear a comfortable pair of shoes! Christmas Stroll has something for everyone! The young and young at heart will enjoy a variety of live entertainment, shopping, dining, and activities. Be sure to set your alarm for everyone’s annual favorite, the Christmas Stroll Parade on Saturday at 10am. Afterwards, stop by the courthouse for a photo with Santa!


Annual Holiday Lighted Parade and Courthouse Lighting Ceremony

November 18

The Holiday Lighted Parade will officially welcome the holiday season, and most importantly the arrival of Santa Claus riding in his signature fire truck. Grab your hot cocoa and join us for this annual downtown community tradition. Also, join us at Tranquility Island after the parade as Tranquility Island will be well lit for the holiday season.


Old Town Christmas Festival

December 2

The best way to kick off the holiday season is by shopping, dancing, singing, playing, eating and meeting Santa at the Old Town Christmas Festival! Start your stocking stuffing and present shopping while enjoying the most fun of the season!

The parade is done in partnership with the The City of Leander and The Leander Chamber of Commerce. The Leander Parks and Recreation department hosts and coordinates the parade.


Pfestival of Lights and Christmas Parade

December 2

Main Street comes alive with the enchantment of the holiday season during the annual Pfestival of Lights. As dusk descends, the street transforms into a dazzling spectacle of color and light.

The air is filled with the joyful sounds of carolers and the laughter of families enjoying the festivities. The highlight is the Christmas parade that winds its way down Main Street with floats adorned with glittering lights and festive decorations.