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Old 12-12-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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Okay so I do a little photography as a hobby and moving up north I haven't noticed much lights being setup as much as it was closer to downtown that I can drive by.

I was wondering what are some areas for popular Christmas light displays around Austin?

I'm looking for anything neighborhood wise (that crazy house on the corner type), Business displays, downtown (if any?!? believe near 2nd/W hotel there is a area with trees displayed usually not sure if it is set up anymore), UT Campus? etc. Pretty much anything interesting that i can drive by, snap few pics and put up in a blog. (of course blurring/removing any license plates, address info, etc)
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Turn onto W. 37th St. (heading east) @ Guadalupe St. The lights continue eastbound on W. 37th St. to Home Ln (alley), make right down to E. 35th St, make another right down Cedar St. Big displays occur every year.
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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Here's a list of places that have lights on the KVUE site

I Wonder: Christmas light displays | kvue.com Austin
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Is it me, or does it seem like there are a lot less lights up this year in most neighborhoods compared to previous years?
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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If distance was not a concern, then I'd recommend the Trail of Lights on Lake Belton. One coworker and another person I know both highly recommended it and said although it gets pretty crowded, that it's a very good display to see.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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my wife is from that area so I am familiar with the lake belton trail good car ride! Thanks for the kvue link and guad suggestion!
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:02 AM
 
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Is it me, or does it seem like there are a lot less lights up this year in most neighborhoods compared to previous years?
I agree especially in the city core. I've felt like the last 3-5 years people in central Austin are just not into Christmas. Less decorations, lights etc. Funny that Halloween lights on houses and decorations seems to have increased conversely. Also, go shopping anywhere in the city core and you'll hear 'Happy Holidays!' said loudly and intentionally, avoiding use of Christmas.
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:11 AM
 
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I have a HUGE Christmas display that has been on the news and in the Statesman many, many times over the years. Great for kids. Robert E. Lee (off Barton Springs Rd.) and Barton Hills Dr. Merry Christmas to all!
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:25 AM
 
Location: In a state of denial
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there is a street off of Adirondack Trail (don't know the name) in Northwest Hills that puts the Griswold's to shame. All the houses have lights and displays that blow up. It's very pretty.
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:15 AM
 
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I have a HUGE Christmas display that has been on the news and in the Statesman many, many times over the years. Great for kids. Robert E. Lee (off Barton Springs Rd.) and Barton Hills Dr. Merry Christmas to all!
Awesome- glad you're violating the PC Police! Will come drive by and check it out. Merry Christmas.
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