There is no doubt about it, holiday celebrations are going to look a little different this year. That doesn’t mean you have to give up on holiday traditions — you just have to get creative. At Bryson, our residents are decking the halls in preparation for our first annual Tree and Truck Lighting. Our event will offer hot cocoa, treats and holiday music in a safe, socially distant celebration.
Our Tree and Truck Lighting is just for residents, but there are plenty of other holiday events happening all over the Austin area. Take a look and mark your calendar!
Heritage Oak Park
Dusk Dec. 4 – Jan. 3
In lieu of the annual Cedar Park tree lighting ceremony, families can bring their cameras out to take selfies in front of the brightly lit largest oak tree. Santa’s sleigh will be setup and ready for your backdrop!
100 N Brushy St
Leander, TX, 78641
8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5
Celebrate the holidays in Leander. The annual tradition starts off with the Old Town Rudolph Run and ends with a Toy Trains and Candy Canes Drive-Thru Parade. Bring an unwrapped toy to the parade where the Leander Police Department will collect them for the Blue Santa Program.
Leander Public Library
8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Sat., Dec. 12
$5 per child, pre-registration required
Show off your PJs and enjoy a hot breakfast, crafts and a chance to drop off your holiday wish list with Santa. Revelers must wear masks and breakfast will be outside this year.
905 Lone Star Drive
Cedar Park, TX 78613
6-9:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 6-10 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Nov. 28- Dec. 31
Come out to enjoy the Mendoza family’s beautiful light display featuring a 16’ tall Mega tree, a Singing Santa, dancing snowflakes, jumping arches, snowmen, rain deer, giant ornaments, blow ups and tons of wrapped trees.
Circuit of the Americas (COTA)
6-10:30 p.m. select days, Nov. 27-Jan. 3
$35-$90 per car
Enjoy a magical holiday experience from the comfort and safety of your car. This immersive holiday event features dancing elves and other festive entertainers strolling through dazzling scenes, transporting guests from Gingerbread Alley to an enchanted forest and more.
Austin Trail of Lights
7p.m. Mon.-Sun., Nov. 28-Jan. 3
$35 general admission, $60 Premium Vehicle Admission Dash Pass
The annual holiday tradition gets a drive-thru makeover, but still features than 2 million lights, 70 displays and lighted tunnels, 90 lighted trees and holiday magic. Ticketed and timed entry rolling through the Trail in 2020 is required for everyone to help ensure a magical experience for all.