Walkway of Lights gets the Christmas season underway in the Highland Lakes as Marble Falls is the first Hill Country town to flip the switch on its more than 2 million bright, blazing bulbs. Photo courtesy of 101HighlandLakes.com

Burnet County Christmas Lights Kick Off in November

Burnet County offers a variety of outdoor Christmas lights displays where plenty of space to walk or the ability to drive by limits the risks for contracting the coronavirus. These traditional displays blink into life just before and after Thanksgiving and stay lit through New Year’s Day. When looking for a way to get into the Christmas spirit this year, think the Highland Lakes of Burnet County, where seasonal displays are just part of the year-round fun.


6-10 p.m. Nov. 20-Jan. 2

Walkway of Lights

Lakeside Park

307 Buena Vista Drive, Marble Falls

More than 2 million bulbs color the light sculptures lining paved walkways in the newly renovated Lakeside Park. New this year, a temporary ice rink will be set up next to the lights display in the park from Nov. 21-Jan. 3. All-day wristbands are $10 each. Walkway of Lights is free, of course, but donations are appreciated!


Dec. 1-Jan. 1

Trail of Lights

Three locations in Burnet:

Wallace Riddell Park

Hamilton Creek Park

Courthouse square

Walk or drive, start at one end or the other, or jump into the middle on the courthouse square to experience the city of Burnet’s annual Christmas lights extravaganza.

Wallace Riddell Park is located at Rhomberg Street and Texas 29 and features a lighted tunnel perfect for selfies and group shots.

Travel a few blocks over to walk or drive around the light-draped Burnet County Courthouse. The lawn contains multiple light displays as well as the official county Christmas tree.

And, finally, just a few more blocks south in Hamilton Creek Park, you can park your car and stroll under the lights along the creek as reflections on the water twinkle at your feet. Be sure to take in the lighted walking bridge, another picturesque photo op.


5:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 27-Jan. 2

Christmas by the Highway

Corner of Phillips Ranch Road and RR 1431

Granite Shoals

The city of Granite Shoals debuts 10 new displays this year, which can be enjoyed on foot or in your car. Plenty of places to take a rest on one of the hay bales set up for that very purpose. More than 100 light sculptures spark the spirit of the season. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated.

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