Every year we look forward to the Christmas Light Show at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters. It’s an annual Austin tradition where music and lights are choreographed in a most entertaining display. The light show will run through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Shows last about 15 minutes, start at 6 p.m. and run every hour on the hour until midnight. (Note, Mozart’s will close at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and also be closed on Christmas day. The light show will resume on Dec. 26.)


photo from Mozart’s Coffee Roasters Facebook page


Watching the show is totally free, but you’re not going to want to pass up a hot chocolate while you’re there (especially with specialty flavors such as peppermint, pumpkin spice, & cinnamon). And the desserts are so delicious that it’s a good idea to just plan to go for a treat.

Keep in the mind that the light show is outside, so be sure to dress warmly if you’re there on a cold night.

There is parking in the main storefront lot and street, but spaces fill up quickly. There is an additional parking lot immediately across Lake Austin Boulevard that you can use for free. Mozart’s also suggests arriving about 30 minutes before the show.