This One Strange Austin Tradition Is A Complete Mystery But It’s Awesome Anyway

Black Friday brings hordes of eager shoppers to the strip malls and department stores, but that’s not the only thing heralding the holiday season. As you drive along the winding Capital of Texas Highway 360 loop, you’ll see shimmering tinsel, vibrant bows, and glistening stars. Austinites have decorated these majestic cedar trees for years, and nobody is quite sure how this festive tradition took root. This one strange Austin tradition is a complete mystery, but it’s awesome anyway.

Have you ever decorated a tree along the 360 loop? If you’re looking for more holiday cheer this season, these 10 magical light displays around Austin will simply mesmerize you.