Several holiday events are slated for November and December throughout the city of Buda, including the Festival of Trees, a virtual tree lighting and a Santa Neighborhood Drive.

During City Council's Oct. 20 meeting, officials received an update regarding how those events will play out in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Because of COVID-19, many of those events have been adjusted, including the Trail of Lights, which will now be a drive-thru event, according to Buda Communications Director David Marino.

The holiday event schedule was presented by Tourism Director Lysa Gonzales, Parks & Recreation Director Greg Olmer and Main Street Program Manager Maggie Gillespie.

Among the activities with set dates are the Santa Neighborhood Drive and Thru Mini Parade, which takes place Dec. 4; fireworks displays, which are set for Dec. 4; and drive-in movies at Doc's Drive-In Theater on Dec. 12.

Other events planned that do not yet have scheduled dates include Virtual Calls with Santa, open-air art classes and virtual story times through the Buda Public Library.

Main Street holiday activities include a Small Business Saturday event and virtual tree lighting Nov. 28, Artist Sunday on Nov. 29 and Cyber Monday on Nov. 20.

The Festival of Trees will run from Dec. 4-20 at the Downtown Buda Greenbelt.

Buda's 2020 Trail of Lights event will begin Dec. 5 and 6 and then run Thursday through Sunday from 6-10 p.m. until Dec. 20 at Stagecoach Park.

Information from the city states a website will be created soon to answer questions regarding the Trail of Lights event.

Marino said residents may visit for more information on adjustments to Budafest events and may visit for more general information.

He added the city is working on a website to update people on more specific changes to the Trail of Lights event, and residents may visit the city's website for updates on when that site will be live.