Best Holiday Lights Displays in Cedar Park
Our family, like many others, has a long standing tradition of driving around searching for the Best Holiday Lights Displays in Cedar Park and around the Austin Metro each year. It’s one of the highlights of the season!
There are many homes in Cedar Park displaying Christmas lights, but there are a few that really stand out and draw a crowd each night. Parking can be tricky, especially on the cul-de-sac streets. Luckily we have the benefit of fairly mild winter weather here in Cedar Park. So, pack up the stroller or the wagon, bundle up and take a little walk. Generally parking one or two streets away will give you plenty of parking options. And walking is so much better than a drive by look because you can linger and admire each and every detail.
Butch Gap Cove
Over 300,000 lights all set to music and 12 houses that participating on Butch Gap Cove. There is a loop of music that lasts about 30 minutes. 12 songs in the loop one night & 13 the following night. One house has a screen above the garage with little video clips too. You can stay in your car or get out & walk around on Butch Gap Cove. Not far off of 1431 & Lakeline Blvd with plenty of street parking. It runs from 5:30-10 PM every night (midnight Friday and Saturday) until January 1st.
Cedar Park’s Largest Live Oak Tree
The City of Cedar Park’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony was held 12/3. This come-and-go photo opportunity will be happening December 3 – January 3. Bring your family and walk around Heritage Oak Park and see the tree lit with thousands of twinkly lights. Santa’s sleigh will be setup and ready for your backdrop! Where: Heritage Oak Park (875 Quest Parkway) When: December 3 – January 3, come when it’s dark for the best photos!
Chinati Court Light Display
This lively cul-de-sac show of lights presented by all the neighbors on Chinati Court is one of Cedar Park’s best light shows. There isn’t one detail missing in this spectacular display of lights and themed decorations. Don’t miss special appearances by Santa himself on Saturday evenings. Chinati Court residents will also be collecting unwrapped toys for Williamson County Brown Santa. Chinati Court, Cedar Park, TX 78613
1713 Star Light Circle, Cedar Park is a must for train lovers. Watch a model train chug along through Christmas scene in the front yard.
Nativity Scene made by Cedar Park resident in the Shenandoah neighborhood is open for public view again this year.
Listen to Our Lights
The Storm family of Cedar Park have been synchronizing lights to music since 2010 in their Listen to our Lights show. In fact, John has become such an expert that he taught a set of classes called “Sequencing Fun and Easy” at the 2015 Christmas Expo. The downside is this display is a neighbors only show due to the large volume of traffic it would bring if they publicize the address. However, you can watch this year’s and years past shows on their YouTube Channel and you can also get some great How To Tips on his website.
Lone Star Light Show
Look for the Lone Star Light Show on Lone Star Drive in Cedar Park. The Mendoza family, new residents to Cedar Park, are adding their spectacular music and light show to the list this year. Their display features a 16’ tall Mega tree, Singing Santa, dancing snowflakes, jumping arches, snowmen, rain deer, giant ornaments, blow ups and tons of wrapped trees help make this display interesting and exciting! The first song starts at 6:00 and run back to back with a 15 second pause in between. All lights are run and full synchronized to 13 songs, via special lighting software. New songs and display items are usually added throughout December, so you are sure to see or hear something new on each visit! Lights will run through December 31st.
As ex-CASA volunteers, the family has teamed up with CASA of Williamson County to help spread the word for their cause. 100% of your generous donations will help abused and neglected kids get the help and resources they deserve! Feel free to drop your donations into the red donation box on the left side of the fence. They also have a link to Donate Online if you can’t make it in person to the show.
Rhodes Family Christmas
The Rhodes Family goes all out each year to make their light show bigger and better. This spectacular display starts Thanksgiving night and runs through January 1st. Donations are accepted and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Cedar Park/Leander food bank. Their decorations get better every year and they have even inspired a few neighbors to join in the fun. 2410 Sharon Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Spindler Family Light Show
At 2441 Candle Ridge Trail in Cedar Park. The best way to enjoy the show is to tune your car radio to 88.5 FM. Or watch their YouTube Video.
Thrasher Court in Leander (Summerlyn neighborhood) – An entire street of lights.
The Nance Family Christmas Lights Every evening 6pm-10pm Monday-Thursday and until 10:45 Friday & Saturday. They have 30 songs to choose from! BONUS!! You can pick your favorite song to play. Choose your favorite song here https://1625lights.remotefalcon.com/remoteFalcon and tune radio station to 94.1. Be sure to park across the street for an optimal view!
Anna Court Light Display
Unfortunately this long standing tradition is no more. 2018 was the last year 🙁
If you can’t get your full Christmas light fix with these cheerful stops, here are some more local light shows sure to please on Christmas Light Finder. Or make a road trip of light viewing to these Austin metro area light displays.
37th Street: True Austin! An eclectic showcase of Austin pride and holiday cheer, neighbors and supporters of the tradition unite every year to string multi-colored lights and bold decorations from almost every tree, roof and fence on this residential strip of 37th Street. Walk through this two decade local tradition starting at Guadalupe and 37th streets.
Peppermint Parkway at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is excited to announce it will be debuting an all-new event to help the community celebrate the holiday season in a safe and festive way. Peppermint Parkway will invite Central Texans to experience a magical drive-thru on select nights from November 27 to December 27. The holiday spectacular will be a one-mile driving attraction that will immerse visitors in millions of holiday lights synchronized to joyful holiday classics. Buy Tickets Here
Austin Trail of Lights at Zilker Park. Experience the 57th annual Austin Trail of Lights now through December 31, 2021. Secure your vehicle passes today! This year’s festivities will be a drive through version. Reservations online.
Luminations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – Take a walk through this illuminated Texas Arboretum featuring thousands of luminaries, holiday treats and lit-up Fortlandia forts. It’s open, with limited capacity, Thursday through Sunday from Dec. 2 to Jan. 30. Tickets are $25 for ages 18 and older, $15 for ages 5-17 and children under 4 are free. Information and tickets:
Motzart’s Coffee Light Display on Lake Austin – Reservation required this year.
Hometown Holiday in Downtown Round Rock – every evening through December.
Georgetown Square Tree Lighting – Lights will be up until January 1st.
Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) Light Display in Johnson City – This one is definitely worth the drive!
Light Up Your Home
If you’d like to join in on the fun and have one of the Best Christmas Light Displays in Cedar Park, but you don’t have the time or patience to set up lights, contact one of these local companies to help!