IMPACT ROUNDUP: Lake Austin coffee shop hosts holiday-themed show

A holiday-themed music and light show will run through December at Mozart's Coffee Roasters, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd.

The free 12-minute synchronized Christmas music and light show will take place starting at 6 p.m., with additional showings at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. each night.

Thousands of LED lights are used to create the show in Mozart's patio area. The spectacle has become a tradition at the coffee shop, co-owner Ken Leonard said.

"We try to outdo ourselves every year, and this year is no exception," Leonard said in a statement.

The Austin skyline is featured in this year's light performance. The Frost Bank building, the state Capitol, University of Texas Tower and One American Center are among the buildings included.

A video preview of this year's show can be found here. 512-477-2900.

Other Impacts:

IN THE NEWS—Austin Herb Society's Holiday Bazaar takes place 10 a.m.–noon Dec. 3 at the Zilker Garden Center, 2220 Barton Springs Road. The event will include more than 20 AHS members selling various spices, teas, bread, soaps, artwork, jewelry and handmade goods, among other items.

IN THE NEWS—Jo's Coffee, 1300 S. Congress Ave., will host a First Thursday holiday popup event from 5–10 p.m. Dec. 5. Vendors will set up outside the coffee shop, while The Texas Tycoons will perform live from 7–10 p.m. Santa Claus will also be on hand for photos. 512-444-3800.

By Joe Lanane
Joe Lanane’s career is rooted in community journalism, having worked for a variety of Midwest-area publications before landing south of the Mason-Dixon line in 2011 as the Stillwater News-Press news editor. He arrived at Community Impact Newspaper in 2012, gaining experience as editor of the company’s second-oldest publication in Leander/Cedar Park. He eventually became Central Austin editor, covering City Hall and the urban core of the city. Lanane leveraged that experience to become Austin managing editor in 2016. He managed eight Central Texas editions from Georgetown to San Marcos. Working from company headquarters, Lanane also became heavily involved in enacting corporate-wide editorial improvements. In 2017, Lanane was promoted to executive editor, overseeing editorial operations throughout the company. The Illinois native received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and his journalism master’s degree from Ball State University.


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