Top 5 community Christmas celebrations

Best places to enjoy Christmas in the community

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These are the types of Christmas lights displayed on the Trail of Lights in Austin. It will be open from December 4th till December 22nd.

Here are 5 ways people in the greater Austin community enjoyed the holidays.

5. Cedar Park Tree Lighting

On Friday December 4th, by the Cedar Park Public Library, the largest Live Oak Tree in Cedar Park was lit up for the first time this year by 65,000 lights. After the lighting people enjoyed inflatables, Santa’s Workshop, carriage rides, games, photos with Santa and a bonfire. This is an event done in the past and was a great way to spend the holidays for all ages with friends and family, and the tree is always open to the public afterwards, so families can take photos next to the tree.

4. Trail of Lights

The Trail of Lights is a popular event enjoyed throughout the years since it was founded in 1965 here in Austin, last year there were 400,000 visitors. The Trail of Lights is known for the amazing light displays but also has community bands and singers performing, booths and shops and it supports organizations like STARS. It lasts from December 4-22 at Zilker Park. This is one of the top ways in all of Texas to enjoy a night of Christmas festivities.

3. Leander Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

The city of Leander supported the lighting of a tree and nights of festivities on December 5th. Starting at 5PM was the parade through downtown Leander and afterwards there was a tree lighting, hayrides, pictures with santa, a yule fire, choral performances and vendors to shop at. It was a great way to have fun while also supporting the community around LHS.

2. Blue Belle Winter Show

The Blue Belles performed their winter show on Saturday, December 5. They danced to Christmas songs such as Run Run Rudolph and other songs to get you feeling the Leander Christmas spirit.

1. Georgetown Christmas-Stroll

In downtown Georgetown on December 4 and 5 the square was transformed into a place full of Christmas spirit. There was trees filled with lights, nativity scenes, music, crafts, meeting with Santa and other ways to enjoy the holidays. This was the 35th annual celebration like this in Georgetown.