Backstreet Boys, holiday lights and more: 10 activities happening the weekend of Dec. 14-16 in Cedar Park, Leander and the surrounding area


Here are 10 activities happening in Cedar Park, Leander and the surrounding area this weekend.


1. Cedar Park neighbors put on an annual light show for the holidays
Neighbors at Anna Court in Cedar Park come together for their annual light display, which is open to the public. Donations are accepted for SafePlace and Blue Santa. Lights run until Dec. 27.

5-10 p.m. Free. Anna Court, Cedar Park.

2. Leander family lights up ‘Klub Kringle’
Blake and Stacey Toungate display more than 50,000 lights around their home to celebrate the season, along with an 18- foot tree and 15 smaller trees. Visitors are invited to watch the ‘Klub Kringle’ show while listening along to music on 88.3 FM. Lights run until Dec. 31.

6-10 p.m. Free. 2305 Arroyo Grande, Leander.

3. Chinati Court hosts nightly light show for the holidays
For the last 20 years, neighbors at Chinati Court have put on a light display for viewers to enjoy. Santa attends Friday and Saturday nights. Toy and cash donations are collected for Williamson County Brown Santa. The lights run until Jan 1.

6-10 p.m. Free. Chinati Court, Cedar Park.


4. Adults play game show activities at local brewery
Whitestone Brewery in Cedar Park hosts an event called “Dirty Wordy.” During “Dirty Wordy,” adult attendees participate in game-show style activities. Games of the night include titles such as Wheel of Misfortune, Urban Pictionary, Risqué Rhymes and Rude Feud. Successful competitors win brewery prizes.

9-11 p.m. $5. Whitestone Brewery, 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 500, Cedar Park. 512-765-4828.


5. Kids take selfies with Santa
The event Selfies with Santa allows kids to take photos with Santa in a sensory-friendly environment. Families can sign in, do a craft and listen to story time with Mrs. Claus before taking a photo.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park. 512-219-9008.

6. Students perform at Spanish Poetry Festival
Reed Elementary is hosting its fifth annual Spanish Poetry Festival, which includes poetry declamation and baile folklórico.

12-1 p.m. Reed Elementary School, 1515 Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park. 512-570-7700.

7. Austin Spurs face the Iowa Wolves in home game
The Austin Spurs basketball team plays a home game against the Iowa Wolves.

7 p.m. Tickets start at $15. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-236-8333.

8. Cover band plays at Whitestone Brewery
The Mother Covers perform live music.

7-10 p.m. Free. Whitestone Brewery, 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste 500, Cedar Park. 512-765-4828.


9. ArtBarnATX hosts holiday craft event
Adults and children are invited to create holiday gifts including suminagashi pots, ceramic ornaments and bath bombs.

1-3 p.m. $35. ArtBarnATX, 14284 FM 2769 Volente, TX. 512-563-2675.

10. Backstreet Boys perform holiday show in Cedar Park
The band performs at The Merry Mix Show along with other artists such as Michael Franti, Marc Roberge and Nina Nesbitt.

7 p.m. $61.75-$201.75. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park.

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Marisa Charpentier
Marisa Charpentier joined Community Impact in September 2018. After working as an intern, she became a reporter for the Cedar Park | Leander edition in October 2018. Charpentier graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in journalism and Plan II Honors.
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