Highland Lakes Christmas Lights Guide
The Highland Lakes knows how to put on a Christmas lights display, whether it’s an impressive presentation at a home or a park filled with millions of glowing lights.
You can hop in the car and tour the Highland Lakes Christmas lights trail from display to display all season long. Once you’re at any of the large Christmas lights displays, make sure you’re bundled up for a walk through all the outdoor sculptures, arches, and trees. There are no large drive-through displays in the Highland Lakes. You can, however, explore neighborhoods by vehicle and seek out the best-lit houses.
- In the southern portion of the Highland Lakes, you’ll find the Lights Spectacular in Johnson City. This awesome display at the Pedernales Electric Cooperative headquarters includes 2 million LED lights around mature oak trees, creating a truly “electric” experience.
- In Llano’s Badu Park is Starry, Starry Nights. The lights illuminate the park and the Llano River.
- In Marble Falls, nearly 2 million lights and over 100 sculptures illuminate Lakeside Park at the Walkway of Lights. Santa even makes appearances on weekends to visit with boys and girls.
- Burnet County shows off its county courthouse in Burnet with lights on the square. The annual Christmas on the Square includes a parade and vendors then the lighting of the courthouse. You can still see the lights every evening as you stroll along downtown businesses.
- In Granite Shoals, you can walk through the ever-growing Christmas by the Highway display just off of RR 1431.
Along with numerous Christmas lights displays, other holiday events include fun in the snow and opportunities to step back in time 100 years, or 2,000 years.
- Visit the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site for Christmas traditions from the childhood and adult life of President Johnson.
- For more contemporary fun, kids can play in the snow in early December during snow days in Llano and Burnet.
Click on the icons above for dates and details. Visit our online events calendar for a full schedule of holiday happenings or pick up a free copy of The Picayune Magazine published every month. If you know or see a great Christmas display in your neighborhood, send us a message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.