Spending Christmas in Austin

If you are considering buying a home in Austin, you are going to be thrilled with your decision. The city offers year-round activities and attractions that make owning a piece of Austin real estate a true dream. All of these benefits are quite easy to notice when you spend some time in Austin over Christmas. With twinkling lights, caroling voices and smiling Santa's around every corner, the city truly comes alive during this festive time of year.

Walk the Trail of Lights. The Trail of Lights might be one of the premier attractions in Austin at Christmas time. Each year the Zilker Metropolitan Park comes alive with thousands upon thousands of lights. Take your family along the mile-long trail to see the breathtaking displays. Local vendors provide entertainment and food to make a fun evening for all. The opening of the Trail of Lights is commemorated by the lighting of the Zilker Christmas tree.

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. If you love to shop at Christmas time, be sure to head to the Palmer Events Center for the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. This event is an art fair combined with a live local music festival. You can browse handmade items from over 160 local artisans while hearing the music and enjoying a full bar. The event starts mid-December and runs through Christmas Eve.

Santa's Ranch. If it's too cold to walk the Trail of Lights, or you prefer to enjoy the lights of the season from your car, take the family over to Santa's Ranch off of Interstate 35. Here you can travel in the comfort of your car through nearly a mile of spectacular holiday light displays, many of which are animated. This is something the kids will remember for years to come.

Catch the Ballet. Ballet Austin hosts holiday performances, such as the Nutcracker, every year. Sit back and relax as you see talented dancers bring holiday stories to life on stage. If you love classical music and dance, the ballet will put you in the spirit of the season.

37th Street Lights. if the lighting displays at the Trail of Lights are too traditional for you, you will be impressed with the quirky, sometimes offbeat displays on 37th Street. This is a residential community lights display, but one that is well worth seeing. For over 20 years the residents of 37th Street pull out all the stops to decorate their houses, and even the street itself, in the true spirit of the season.

Purchasing property near Austin and all of it's festivities!

If you want to live near all of the holiday magic of Austin, consider purchasing a property in the midst of it all. A condo in downtown Austin would be a great choice. This type of Austin real estate makes life in the city convenient, and you may even be able to walk to your favorite holiday displays. Consider the Austin City Lofts or Brown Building Condos as you are buying a home in Austin. With the right condo, you can enjoy life in this festive city all year long.

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