Austin December 13, 2018
9 Places Around Austin That Have The Most Unbelievable Christmas Decorations
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Austin knows how to celebrate. Bask in the gorgeous lights and enjoy the festive activities. From whimsical window displays to quirky holiday traditions, there’s no shortage of holly jolly atmosphere. Don’t be a cotton-headed ninnymuggins. Get out and see these 9 Austin places that have the most unbelievable Christmas decorations.
1. 2nd Street District
Every year, the boutiques along Second Street deck their windows with holly and tinsel. You'll love strolling by these intricate displays, and you might even get some gift inspiration too!
2. Hyde Park Bar and Grill
This neighborhood restaurant knows how to get in the Christmas spirit. You can see their gorgeous lights from a mile away. It's hard not to feel cheerful when you step inside Hyde Park Bar and Grill. Visit them at one of their two Austin locations: 4206 Duval St. and 4521 West Gate Blvd.
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3. The Driskill Hotel
This magnificent tree stands in the lobby of the historic Driskill Hotel. Come and bask under the light and then enjoy a sweet holiday treat from the bakery. Visiting this lovely place is an Austin holiday tradition. The Driskill Hotel is located at 604 Brazos St.
4. Mozart's Coffee Roasters
Every year, the Mozart's Christmas display gets bigger and brighter than ever. Every hour, this lakeside coffee shop showcases a beautiful light show that's full of Austin flair. See Santa soar over the Texas State Capitol and watch iconic Austin landmarks light up the night. You won't want to miss this. Mozart's Coffee Roasters is located at 3825 Lake Austin Blvd.
5. Gibson St. Bar
This neighborhood bar becomes a Winter wonderland this time of year. Glistening nutcrackers and spectacular lights are everywhere you turn. Visit 1109 S Lamar Blvd to see for yourself.
6. Miracle on 5th Street
The Roosevelt Room's sister bar, The Eleanor, becomes a magical getaway during the holiday season. Sip on seasonal cocktails and bask in the joyous energy. Who knows, you might even see Santa himself. Miracle on 5th Street is located at 307 W 5th St.
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7. The 360 Loop
Well, this will surely make your morning communte a bit more festive. Austinites love decorating the trees along the 360 loop every year. You'll see everything from classic ornaments to wildly creative decor.
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8. Nickel City
Would you like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island? Then step inside Nickel City's festive tiki paradise. This East Austin dive bar knows how to get dolled up for the holidays (they even dressed up for Halloween), and you'll want to check this out. The weather outside might be frightful, but the drinks here will make you feel like you're lounging on the beach. Head over to 1133 East 11th to experience the magic.
9. Donn's Depot
Santa is certain to stop at this iconic Austin dance hall. Come scuff up your boots and groove to the music. As the lights twinkle on the tree, you'll wonder how anyone would ever want to live anywhere else. Donn's Depot is located at 1600 W 5th St.
What is your favorite holiday tradition?