One of the most lasting Christmas traditions I had with my family while growing up was piling into a car, getting some hot chocolate and then making the drive through neighborhoods known for their spectacular Christmas lights. Many cities have their own "Candy Cane Lane" or something similar like BLORA's Nature in Lights on Fort Hood, but the city of Austin is home to a 7-stop loop featuring beautiful Christmas strolls, Christmas trees, awe-inspiring light shows and an infamous watering hole.

Above you'll find the map of the magical Christmas loop around Austin, which amounts to less than a 2-hour drive. created this amazing, Christmas-y map.


 Stop # 1

Austin Trail of Lights

Stop #2

Donn's Depot

Stop #3

The Domain

Stop #4

Cedar Park Christmas Lights

Stop #5

Project X-mas

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Stop #6

37th Street

Stop #7

The Driskill Tree

That's 7 stops for you and your family and the whole trip takes less than 2 hours. Let us know if you took the drive and how you liked it!