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How to find your favorite holiday light displays around Austin

Staff Writer
Austin 360
Diana Cortes watches animated lights accompanied by Christmas songs at Winter Wonderland at Circuit of the Americas. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

What’s your idea of the perfect holiday-light-viewing experience?

Do you love braving the crowds to set eyes on the city’s fanciest, loudest and most expensive displays, or would you rather take a quiet stroll past some simple lights while sipping hot cocoa with those you love?

No matter what kind of light-viewer you are, there’s something for you in Central Texas. The newest major holiday display, Winter Wonderland at Circuit of the Americas, and one of Austin’s longest-running holiday traditions, the Trail of Lights, both kick into high gear this weekend, and they’re not the only ones to choose from.

Go to to find out which Christmas light display best fits your personality.