Every city has its cherished holiday traditions, and for Austin, one of the most beloved is undoubtedly the annual Holiday Lights Show at Mozart’s Coffee. Nestled on the picturesque shores of Lake Austin, Mozart’s Coffee is not just a haven for coffee enthusiasts but a festive hotspot during the holiday season. If you’re contemplating a family outing this winter, here’s why Mozart’s Coffee and its resplendent Holiday Lights Show is an unmissable event for kids and families alike.
3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin
Dates & Times
November 9, 2023 – January 6, 2024 from 6-11 p.m.
There’s a free option to see the lights, with a GA ticket through the Bavarian Marketplace. If you want to save money this year, the general admission format will let you walk-through the marketplace for free. Your registration allows you access to the Bavarian Marketplace for either a 6-9 timeslot or a 9-Midnight timeslot. In order to get the free option, you must register in advance and is limited to 7 people per group.
If you’d like to see the show seated at a table, you can reserve a 4-top for $40 or a 6-top for $60. These tables will sell out on popular dates (like weekends), so book early! Reservations here. Tables are only reserved for one hour, and they are very strict about getting you out of there on time! Children 18 months or above will count towards your party. No extra chairs may be added to your party. Standing near the table is not allowed either. If your party is larger than 6, you must book an additional table.
You must arrive 15 minutes prior to your reservation time to get checked in. They will not seat incomplete tables.
You can bring one dog per table reservation.
You can even see the lights show from the water on a boat! Nautical Light Show tickets available here.
Parking is available across from Mozart’s on the opposite side of Lake Austin Boulevard. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your reservation time to get checked in. They will not seat incomplete tables.
Every year, Mozart’s Coffee transforms into a wonderland of twinkling lights, with thousands of LEDs painting a magical tableau. The attention to detail in the displays, from twinkling stars to dancing reindeer, will leave both kids and adults in awe. The synchronized light show set to holiday music creates an atmosphere that’s bound to instill the holiday spirit in anyone.
While the lights are the main attraction, the experience doesn’t stop there. Mozart’s offers a variety of holiday-themed treats that will delight your little ones. From hot cocoa to festive pastries, the tantalizing array ensures there’s something for everyone. You must try the hot cocoa, hot pretzels, and cookies!
LED Light Up Dance Floor and Silent Disco
The Dance Floor will be available December 1-31, 2023. Reserve tickets here. Your ticket includes bottomless hot chocolate! Tickets are $21.
We love the vibrant photo opportunities at Mozart’s! They are all super fun and festival and bright.
Is it worth it?
Mozart’s Holiday Light Show is a holiday tradition that brings joy to countless families every year. The combination of a captivating light show, delicious treats, and the warm ambiance makes it a must-visit destination for families seeking festive fun in Austin. If you haven’t yet experienced the Holiday Lights Show at Mozart’s, this season is the perfect time to start! I would definitely recommend that you try it at least once if you never have. I don’t think it’s one of those events you need to do every year, but it’s fun to go back every few years or so. Some people love going yearly as an annual tradition.