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fun things to do during xmas

Fun Things to do During Xmas

There’s one thing this winter that is not to be missed. If you’ve been an Austenite since day one, it’s likely you know all about this special event that lights the night sky. If you’re a newbie, we’ve got intel for you.

Austin Trail of Lights is THE holiday event in Austin. It showcases all of the best parts of Austin, the food, the music, the family fun, and the creativity. Lights span across Zilker Park creating a beautiful landscape to escape from with your friends and family. From light up bat caves, to a giant Christmas tree, this is a must-see this season. There are over 40 displays and over 2 million lights.

This event has been going on for over 52 years. In 2016, there were 375K visitors. It is Austin’s largest holiday tradition, and the second largest event in the city. Like we said, it is not to miss.

This event spans fifteen days in December, but there are a few choice nights you should make it your business to be at. On December 9th, there’s the grand opening. Mayor Steve Adler will flip the switch along with HEB to turn the lights on and begin the festivities! One kid from AISD that has won a writing competition will also be invited to flip the switch with him. This is sure to be a sweet event to see. There will also be musical performances, story time, and dance performances.

You should also be sure to check out UT night if you’re a UT fan or alumni. This night is free to everyone! There are great performances by UT groups that show off their Longhorn pride. There is also a Heroes Night, a Music Night, and a Movie Night. There’s something for everyone!

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