Concerts, holiday lights and crafts: 7 things to do this weekend in Lake Travis-Westlake, Dec. 14-17

The Trail of Lights behind Lakeway City Hall are on display nightly through Jan. 1.

The Trail of Lights behind Lakeway City Hall are on display nightly through Jan. 1.

There are multiple concerts and holiday events in the Lake Travis-Westlake area this weekend.

Worth The Trip

1. Austin’s Trail of Lights is open through Dec. 23

The 53rd annual Austin Trail of Lights features new, modernized displays; interactive environments; Austin-based food trucks; local musical talents; merchants; and more. The trail is open Dec. 9-23. 7-10 p.m. Free (admission Dec. 9-14, 18-19); $3 (admission Dec. 15-17, 20-23). Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin.


2. Lakeway’s Trail of Lights is open through Jan. 1
This winter’s trail is open nightly Dec. 1-Jan. 1 and includes holiday lights and decorations. 6 p.m.-midnight. Free. Lakeway City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing. 512-314-7509.

3. Ensemble VIII performs Gloria

The group celebrates the season with a performance of Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and other Baroque works. 7:30 p.m. $35-$45. Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-327-1116.

4. TexARTS puts on ‘A Cool Yule’ performance

A five-year tradition continues with a holiday cabaret this weekend. 7:30 p.m. (Thu.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.). $40. Kam and James Morris Theatre, 2300 Lohmans Spur, Ste. 160, Lakeway. 512-852-9079.


5. Tiding of Jazz and Joy at One World Theatre

Keiko Matusi, Euge Groove, Lindsey Webster and Adam Hawley perform jazz music Friday night. Shows begin at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $25-$98. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 888-616-0522.

6. Soulshaker performs at Angel’s Icehouse

The classic rock band performs a Friday-night set at Angel’s Icehouse. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Free. Angel’s Icehouse, 21815 W. Hwy. 71, Spicewood. 512-264-3777.


7. The Candy Jar offers a
gingerbread workshops

The store provides all the supplies to build a gingerbread house at its workshops. Registration is recommended. 3:30 p.m. $50. The Candy Jar, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. T-110, Bee Cave. 512-402-1177.


The widening project is on track to finish this fall and the bypass project by early next year. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
TxDOT projects near RM 2222 and RM 620 intersection approaching completion after delay

The southbound bypass lane connecting the two roads is on track to be complete later this fall, weather permitting. The northbound bypass lane opened over the summer.

Owners Billy-Joe and Suzanne Hunt opened The Gramercy in October 2020. (Photos by Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Gramercy: Lakeway restaurant brings style of the big-city lounge to the Hill Country

Diners can choose from a variety of classic cocktails and entrees.

The Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission considered a finalized draft of an updated map for Austin's 10 City Council districts Sept. 15. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATED: Draft map of Austin's redrawn City Council boundaries ready for community review

Volunteer city redistricting commissioners have unanimously passed an initial outline to update all 10 City Council districts set to go into effect next year.

Bee Cave City Council adopted a $10.92 million budget Sept 14. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bee Cave City Council adopts FY 2021-22 budget

Sales taxes represent the largest revenue source for the city of Bee Cave.

The low-water crossing at Great Divide Drive was flooded by Little Barton Creek in May 2019. Following council action Sept. 14, city staff will now work with an engineering firm to finalize a bridge design. (Courtesy James Cooke)
Bee Cave City Council votes to hire engineering firm to design Great Divide Drive bridge crossing

Bridge construction would not begin until after public input and completed design.

The city Music Commission met Sept. 13 to consider final outlines for the Live Music Fund Event Program and Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund 3.0.
Austin moving closer to sending out millions for live music events, musician recovery

Two upcoming city funding opportunities are being designed to support music industry events and provide emergency stabilization for those in the music sector.

Photo of county commissioners and community nonprofit leaders at a press conference
Travis County commits $110 million in federal funding to combat homelessness

The allocation will fund 2,000 supportive housing units.

The court denied a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop construction of the Oak Hill Parkway on Sept. 13. (Courtesy Falcon Sky Photography)
Judge denies effort to stop Oak Hill Parkway construction

Judge Robert Pitman found that TxDOT did not violate the federal environmental review process.

Lakeway City Council is discussing the extension of Main Street to Lohmans Crossing with both Legend Communities and Stratus Properties. Main Street currently ends at Medical Drive near the H-E-B. (Courtesy Falcon Sky Photography)
Developer of The Square at Lohmans plans to pursue new zoning

Legend Communities plans to build mix of housing, retail and office structures at Lohmans Crossing and Wingreen Loop.

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