Here are the Best Lake Travis Holiday events on and around the lake.

Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival with Echosmith

Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival

Join us for the annual Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival event on Black Friday, November 23rd! The fun starts at 6:00 pm in the Hill Country Galleria’s outdoor Central Plaza with children’s activities like face painting & flash tattoos. Enjoy a holiday program where you can see Santa, help us light the holiday tree & enjoy live music by Echosmith! Emceed by Mix 94.7.

Schedule of events (times are approximate):
6:00 PM – face painting & kid’s activities in the Central Plaza
6:00 PM – Program begins w/ Santa’s Appearance & Tree Lighting with a special performance by Madison McWilliams
7:00 PM – Live music by Echosmith

Call the Hill Country Galleria Concierge at 512-263-0001 for more information.

When: Friday, November 23rd 6 PM to 8 PM
Where: Hill Country Galleria

Photos with Santa at The Hill Country Galleria

Visit Santa’s Wonderland across from the Central Plaza for a magical experience like you’ve never seen before! Capture the memory with a professional photo of you and Santa! While visits with Santa are always free, a professional photographer will snap your keepsake photo for a fee.
Call our concierge for more information 512-263-0001

When: Daily, Saturday Nov. 24th – Monday Dec. 24th
Where: Hill Country Galleria

Lakeway Lights On

Lakeway Lights On

Happy Holidays from the City of Lakeway! The Lights On! event marks the beginning of the holiday season in Lakeway with the first lighting of the Trail of Lights behind City Hall. We invite you to join us for fun in the parking lot at City Hall (at the corner of Sailmaster and Lohmans). Enjoy some hot chocolate from the IceCream2U truck for purchase. Have fun decorating cookies, compliments of HEB, and roast a marshmallow at the fire pit! We will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit Lake Travis Crisis Ministries. Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph will be nearby to ‘plug in’ the Trail of Lights display and to speak to all of the good little boys and girls of Lakeway. Bicycles, scooters, skateboards and motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trail. No dogs, please.

Parking is available at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. The Trail of Lights may be accessed by the stairway at the bottom of the parking lot. Those with strollers should use caution traversing the stairway. Parking is also available at Village Plaza, 100 Lakeway Drive (near Café Lago). Take the walkway between the buildings for direct access to the Lights On! event at City Hall. Access the Trail of Lights by following the sidewalk around the building to the right. Wheelchair access is available at City Hall entrance off of Lohmans Crossing. For more information, please call 512-314-7532.

When: Friday, November 30, 2018 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Lakeway City Hall Parking Lot

Jingle Bell Run 5K

Jingle Bell Run 5K

Join us for 5K Jingle Bell Run, presented by the Bee Cave Chamber of Commerce! This event includes live music, food & beverages, and as always, great swag bags and lots of fun! Join in on the timed 5K or the Kid’s K. For more information, please visit

When: Saturday, December 1st
Where: Hill Country Galleria

Lakeway Trail of Lights

Lakeway Trail of Lights

One of Lakeway’s most cherished traditions is the Trail of Lights! Come see thousands of twinkling lights! See amusing tableaus, all accompanied by delightful seasonal music! Skateboards, scooters, bicycles and motorized vehicles are not permitted. The Trail of Lights will continue nightly through the end of December. No dogs, please.

Access the trail from the lower level of the parking lot at the Lakeway Activity Center (105 Cross Creek) or by parking behind City Hall (1102 Lohmans Crossing at the corner of Lohmans and Sailmaster). Handicapped and stroller access is available from City Hall by following the sidewalk nearest the dumpster cage, around the building to the back. There is no charge to park or to attend. For details regarding this attraction, click here. For more information, please call 512-314-7532.

When: December 1, 2018 through January 1, 2019 | Nightly from 6:00 p.m. to midnight
Where: Lakeway City Hall Parking Lot

Lake Travis Boat Parade North

It’s that time again! Last year was such a success, and we think this year will be even bigger! Decorate your boat and meet us out front at Emerald Point Marina to do our parade of lights! Sea Tow will be leading so please follow us. We will meet back up at our restaurant for a Member party. We will have music and will be serving food and drinks for Emerald Point Marina Members Only. All general public please BYOB if you wish to hang out. All marinas at this end of the lake will be joining in the parade.

Trophies awarded immediately after the parade. We will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies plus three honorable mentions. If you would like to be judged for a trophy please fill out this form and return it to the Emerald Point Marina office.

When: December 1, 2018
Where: Emerald Point Marina

Lake Travis Holiday Boat Parade South

Lake Travis Lighted Boat Parade - Crosswater Yacht Club
Lake Travis Lighted Boat Parade – Crosswater Yacht Club

The Annual Holiday Boat Parade South will launch at 6PM from Crosswater Yacht Club. The route will travel southwest on the lake past Lakeway Marina and Rough Hollow Yacht Club, the back north to finish up at The Gnarly Gar for a Christmas Party. Please bring a toy, this is a Brown Santa event.

When: December 1, 2018
Where: Crosswater Yacht Club

Holiday at The Oaks

Holiday at The Oaks

Join us in ringing in the holiday season at Lakeway’s downtown “The Oaks at Lakeway”. Santa appearance & photos, live music, food & beverage tastings, retail specials & giveways.

When: December 6, 2018 5 pm to 8 pm
Where: The Oaks at Lakeway

Lakeway Breakfast with Santa

Lakeway Breakfast with Santa

Come to the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, to purchase tickets for the annual Breakfast With Santa! Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be meeting children individually and the price of admission includes breakfast, a toy for each child and a photo of each child with Santa. The breakfast will be catered by Santana’s Catering. The meal for the adults will consist of a breakfast taco with salsa, fruit salad, coffee and juice. The children’s meal will consist of a sausage/pancake with butter and syrup, fruit salad and juice, Emcee to be determined. Not for publication.

Tickets are $15 each and are available as follows:
November 6th – 15th – Tickets may be purchased by Lakeway Activity Center members only.
November 16th – Tickets may be purchased by the general public.

Space is limited and tickets are mandatory. Please arrange to pick up your tickets before the day of the event. For more information, please call 512-261-1010.

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 2 Seatings – 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM
Where: Lakeway Activity Center

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