Five days of Holiday fun

Collyn Burke, Reporter

Looking for a fun winter date, or just something to do with friends? Enjoy the best of the holiday season with these five fun events!

1) Trail of Lights
2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Dec. 8-22, 7pm-10pm, free Mon-Fri, $3 Sat-Sun
Austin’s famed trail of lights will be open for its 50th year! Enjoy taking a festive stroll through the beautifully lit Zilker park with a special someone, or a group of good friends! The 1.25 mile trail will be decked out with fun lights, festive sculptures, live music, and food!

2) Ice Skating at Whole Foods
525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Nov. 29 – Jan. 11, 10am-9pm, $10 Sun-Fri
Enjoy a Texas rarity- ice skating! In true holiday spirit, Whole Foods has transformed the rooftop of their downtown location into an ice rink! For $10 you can snag yourself a pair of skates and day full of frosty fun!

3) Mozart’s Coffee Shop Light Show
3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Dec. 1 – Jan. 1, 6pm-1am (most nights), Free Sun-Fri
Enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa while watching Mozart’s beloved light show. Playing tunes from the “Texas Fight Song”, all the way to “Wizards of Winter”, the show is sure to impress.

4) Chinati Court lights
Chinati Court, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Nov. 21 – Dec. 25, Free (donations to Brown Santa welcome)
A tradition special to Cedar Park, the Chinati cul de sac puts on a spectacular light show that includes a retelling of “The Night Before Christmas.” While the a stroll or drive through the lights won’t cost you anything, the residents will be taking donations to Brown Santa.

5) 360 Tree Decorating
360 Loop, Austin, TX 78703
All Holiday Season, Free (aside from the cost of decorations)
Get a group together a decorate your own little tree! In true Austin tradition, gather your friends and some cheap decorations to put a festive touch on the trees of 360! Remember to be safe on the hike up, and to come back to your tree after the holiday season to clean it up!