Two million multicolored bulbs illuminate over 100 displays at Walkway of Lights in Marble Falls. Photo by Jennifer Greenwell/DailyTrib.com

Burnet County small towns go big and bright for the holidays

Nothing ignites the holiday spirit in people of all ages quite like brightly lit holiday displays, and few places express that spirit with as much flair as Burnet County. Three of the county’s small towns go big and get creative with seemingly endless strings of multicolored bulbs and holiday displays. 

Stop at the following cities after dark and see why their high-wattage handiwork elicits “oohs” and “aahs” from visitors with phones and cameras held high to capture selfies in all the blazing glory of a Highland Lakes holiday.


Walkway of Lights

6-10 p.m. Nov 17-Dec 31 

Lakeside Park, 305 Buena Vista Drive

The Marble Falls lakefront is the place to be for one of the Highland Lakes’ top holiday attractions: Walkway of Lights. Two million lights and over 100 sculptures line this promenade, forming vivid reflections on Lake Marble Falls and creating a festive air. With so much illuminated artistry, allow at least 30 minutes to take it all in. Walkways are paved and ADA-accessible. Bring your canine companion (on a leash). On weekends (plus Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve), youngsters can visit with Santa.


Trail of Lights

6-10 p.m. Nov 25-Jan 1

Wallace Riddell Park, Hamilton Creek Park, courthouse square

Stroll or drive to all three locations for the full experience. Plenty of selfie spots, including colorful reflections on Hamilton Creek, a lighted tunnel at Wallace Riddell Park, and a huge Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn.


Christmas in Quarry Park

6-10 p.m. Nov 25-Jan 4

2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road

Drive or walk through the city’s holiday light show, which this year moved from the highway to Quarry Park. 

For more information on events and attractions in Burnet County, visit the Highland Lakes of Burnet County.

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