This holiday season, please join us in supporting local families with critically ill children at the annual Lights of Love holiday event benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. This fun party takes place at the Ronald McDonald House (near Dell Children’s Medical Center) on Sunday Dec. 3 from 4-7 p.m. You’ll find a big variety of kid-focused activities including a snow slide (with real snow!), a visit with Santa, cookie decorating, crafts, music and more. At 6:15 p.m. hundreds of sparkling lights will be illuminated at the event and on their holiday tree. It’s sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

Photo from the RMHC Central Texas Flickr page

The event is open to all ages, and admission is by donation — $5 for individuals or $20 for your whole family. You can also choose to support RMHC-CTX by buying a light for $20 in advance of this event, which will include a special holiday tag and will be displayed on the holiday tree. Each light is $20 and can be purchased online here. (Note, you can still “buy a light” and show support even if you cannot attend the event.)

Photo from the RMHC Central Texas Flickr page

Take note that parking for the Lights of Love event will be at the Dell Children’s Medical Center parking lot located east of the Ronald McDonald House at Lancaster Drive and Barbara Jordan Blvd.

More about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas:
RMHC CTX supports families with critically ill or injured children by providing them with support programs and a “home-away-from-home” to stay close to their hospitalized children. These programs provide much needed support and save families thousands of dollars in lodging and food expenses alone with some families needing 100+ days of lodging. You can learn much more by visiting their website at

Enter to win skip-the-line passes for the snow slide! Photo from the RMHC Central Texas Flickr page

–> Giveaway: We hope all of you can make it out to this great fundraising event! Keep in mind that admission is by donation, but we have a special 4-pack of Skip-the-Line Passes for the Snow Slide to give away! Please enter below. Good luck! *By entering the giveaway, you’ll be added to our twice-weekly email list where you’ll get all the latest on family fun in Austin.

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