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Best Holiday Lights Displays in Cedar Park

Best Holiday Light Displays

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 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 are all set to music and 12 houses that participating in 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 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.

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

Christmas Train
1713 Star Light Circle, Cedar Park is a must for train lovers. Watch a model train chug along through the Christmas scene in the front yard.

Nativity Scene                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nativity Scene made by Cedar Park residents in the Shenandoah neighborhood is open for public view again this year.

Listen to Our Lights
The Storm family of Cedar Park has 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 to 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 fully 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.

Tree Lighting & Santa’s Wonderland
875 Quest Pkwy Cedar Park, TX  78613, Friday, December 2, 2022 from 6:00 – 9:30 pm. Over 5,000 lights illuminate the largest Live Oak Tree in Cedar Park. Santa’s Wonderland opens right after the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

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

More Lights
If you can’t get your full Christmas light fix with these cheerful stops, here are some more local light shows sure to please you on Christmas Light Finder. Or make a road trip of light viewing to these Austin metro area light displays.

37th Street
507 W. 37th Street, Austin, TX, Friday, December 9, 2022 at 5 PM. 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
Circuit of The Americas 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd. Austin, TX, November 25 to December 30, 2022. Peppermint Parkway will invite Central Texans to experience a magical drive-thru. 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
Zilker Park: 2100 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX, December 8 – 23, 2022. Experience the 57th annual Austin Trail of Lights now! Secure your vehicle passes today! This year’s festivities will be a drive-through version. Reservations online.

Luminations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739, Thursday, November 3 to December 30, 2022. Take a walk through this illuminated Texas Arboretum featuring thousands of luminaries, holiday treats and lit-up Fortlandia forts. Tickets are $15 for ages 18 and older, $8 for ages 5-17 and children under 4 are free.

Motzart’s Coffee Light Display on Lake Austin
3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, November 10, 2022. The Mozart’s Annual Christmas Light Show is back and better than Ever! Reservation is required this year.

Holiday Lights at the Domain 
11821 Rock Rose Ave. Austin, TX 78758, Sunday, November 20th to December 25th, 2022.Stop by the NORTHSIDE Holiday Tree and enjoy a beautiful Holiday Tree Light Show every hour on the hour*! The Holiday Tree is located next to The Lawn, across the street from Apple.

Georgetown Square Tree Lighting
103 W. 7th St., Georgetown, TX 78626, Friday, November 25, 2022. Come experience the magic as we kick-off the holiday season with our annual Lighting of the Square. Get ready to Deck the Halls, see Santa, and light up The Most Beautiful Town Square.

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC)
201 S. Ave. F Johnson City, TX, 78636, November 25, 2022, to January 8, 2023. Visit PEC’s headquarters and take a stroll under the gorgeous oak trees adorned with more than 1.3 million sparkling LED lights. It’s a real-life Texas winter wonderland, and a PEC tradition for more than 30 years! This one is definitely worth the drive!

Santa Ranch
9561 I-35North New Braunfels, TX 78130, Friday, Nov 11, 2022 to Jan 1, 2023. Explore one of Texas’s Favorite Christmas display.  Bring your friends and family and enjoy one of the best holiday light exhibits in the state! You’ll take a drive through over a mile of winding country roads while taking in the beautiful lights, and animated Christmas displays, and enjoying homemade hot cocoa, kettle corn, and snacks.

TGL’s First Annual Holiday Light Show
2006 W New Hope Dr, Cedar Park, TX , Friday, Dec 2, 2022 to Dec 30, 2022. Bundle up and get ready for some holiday cheer! The Good Lot will be running its first annual holiday light show, which will start on December 2nd and will run every night — except when we they are closed both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day — through New Year’s Eve!

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 don’t have the time or patience to set up lights, contact one of these local companies to help!

EZ Holiday Lights

The Christmas Light Guys

Jared Truair

Texas Christmas Lights

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