Holiday Tree Lightings


Are you ready to kick of the holidays?  What better way to celebrate than with your community cheering on the magical moment when the holiday lights brighten up that beautiful tree!  Here are the Holiday Tree Lighting events we found around town! We hope you get to create new and bright memories with your family!


54th Annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Premiering November 27th


Hosted by the Trail of Lights Foundation, the annual event in Zilker Park celebrates the unique spirit and people that make Austin the place we love to call home.

The 57th annual Austin Trail of Lights will return to the city’s iconic Zilker Park in 2021 as a drive-thru event.

The most beloved, and longest running holiday tradition of its kind in Texas’ capital city, Austin Trail of Lights powered by H-E-B, welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests from Central Texas and around the world each year for its jubilant displays of lights.

Holiday Tree Lighting Presented by CleanX

November 20th

Join us for our annual tree lighting celebration with Santa and all his friends! We’ll even have 2 snow slides and a snow play area for all the kids and big kids to play in!
Stick around to the end to help Santa and Mrs. Claus light our 22′ Christmas tree!

Maywald Christmas Lighting

November 25th

Austin. We invite you to come kick off the Christmas season with our family! Lights will be turned on at 6pm. We have a parking area in our display so park, get out, and enjoy. When visiting, we ask you to please stay on the paths and do not walk through the yard. We will be collecting money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation once again this year in hopes to grant more wishes.


Lost Pines Christmas Tree Lighting Party

November 27th

Feel the Christmas spirit come alive with the City of Bastrop’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in beautiful Fisherman’s Park, along the River of Lights! Enjoy music, treats, fun for the entire family, and a visit from Santa Claus!

Bee Cave

Light Up The Plaza

November 27th

Join us as we light up the plaza on November 27th!  Enjoy holiday performances, face painting, and arrive early to shop The Holiday Market at Hill Country Galleria.  The program will begin at 6pm where you can see Santa and enjoy live music by American Authors!  Hear their hit song “Best Day of My Life” along with holiday tunes.  Emceed by Mix 94.7.  Admission is free.

Schedule of events:

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Experience The Holiday Market at Hill Country Galleria

11:00 AM – 8:00 PM – Selfies With Santa in Santa’s Workshop

6:00 PM – Holiday entertainment on the main stage

6:30 PM – Program begins w/ Santa’s Appearance & Tree Lighting

7:00 PM – Live music by American Authors

Cedar Park

Tree Lighting & Santa’s Wonderland

December 3rd

Cedar Park. The City of Cedar Park Parks and Recreation Presents Tree Lighting and Santa’s Wonderland at Heritage Parkover 50,000 Lights illuminate the largest live oak tree  in Cedar Park. Santa’s Wonderland opens immediately after the tree lighting ceremony. Join us for music, snow hill play area, food vendors, photos with Santa (bring your own camera), holiday inflatables and rides.


Annual Lighting of the Square

November 26th

Georgetown. On November 26, 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! The downtown holiday lights will remain lit every evening through January 1.  This is a free event


Courthouse Lighting Ceremony

November 20th

Kerrville. Officially welcome the holiday season with a lighted parade and the arrival of Santa Claus on his signature fire truck. The parade will commence at the corner of the G St. Bridge and Water St. It will travel westbound on Water St., make a right on Earl Garrett St. and end at the Kerr County Courthouse. After the parade, enjoy a Christmas program, caroling, and the lighting of the Courthouse & 45’ tree ceremony.


Trail of Lights

December 4th

Lakeway. One of Lakeway’s most cherished traditions is the Trail of Lights!

Kick off the season with Lights On! Saturday December 4, 2021 from 6 – 8 PM.

Trail of Lights will be open each night from 6 PM – Midnight through January 2, 2022.

Round Rock

Light Up the Lake

December 2nd – 4th

Round Rock.

BIG & GLOWING holiday cheer coming back to Round Rock for 3 amazing nights in December! Join us for the annual Light Up the Lake, a FREE NEW 3-day holiday festival around the lake and festival area at Old Settlers Park on Thursday, December 2, Friday, December 3 and Saturday, December 4 starting at 6:00pm.

The event will feature SPECTACULAR giant balloons hovering over Bright Lake, amazing light show, LIVE music, holiday displays, holiday food and refreshments, crafts, family activities, yule log and more!

Live music entertainment includes London Calling on Thursday, December 2, and Friday, December 3 will feature Taylor Red. Saturday, December 4 artists include OSO and Austin Nines.