Central Texas shines BRIGHT during the holiday season! There is nothing like driving around looking a Christmas lights with friends and family to evoke holiday spirit.

You don’t have to look too far for some of the best light displays in Texas. These dazzling streets and homes bring our community and Central Texas to life at night, so make sure to catch them before the holidays are over!

Georgetown Holiday Lights

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Photo by Georgetown.org

Did you know our  town square in Georgetown has some of the most beautiful Christmas lights around? That’s right, just a 15 minute drive from Santa Rita Ranch you can find a spectacular light show —  perfect for a family outing, Christmas card photos, or just taking  in the holiday spirit.

37th Street in Austin, Texas

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Photo by Pano Johnson

Many streets in Central Texas go all out for the Christmas holiday, but there are none quite like 37th Street in Austin. This street has been historically known for their Christmas lights, hung from every branch, corner, and post on this street that the police actually have to shut down the street at night! It is really quite something in person, so grab a cup of  hot chocolate and stroll this picturesque street for one of the best neighborhood light shows!

Shady Oaks Christmas Display

A home in Georgetown has garnered quite the reputation for a memorable light show! This home on Shady Oak Drive has a total of 25,000 lights all synchronized with music broadcasted for a local station, 95.9 FM. Perfect opportunity to turn up the Christmas music and take a quick road trip to check this one-of-a-kind home out!

Trail of Lights

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Our favorite place to be blown away by beautiful light displays is the Austin Trail of Lights. This annual event shuts down Zilker Park and transforms it into a Christmas wonderland! Perfect for all ages, this event includes a Ferris wheel, food trucks, and holiday fun!

Harlien Family Christmas

Another home with an amazing light show is the Harlien Family Christmas home in Georgetown! Not only is this one of the most festive homes on the block, it also supports the Make-a-Wish foundation and encourages visitors to give back. Spread Christmas cheer by donating to the Make-A-Wish foundation at the Harlien home, all while catching one of the best light shows in Georgetown!

Whether you are looking for a light show big or small, Central Texas has them all! Don’t miss these must-see Christmas light shows that are perfect for the whole family or a night out with friends.