Cherished Austin coffee shop Mozart's perks up the holidays with dazzling light show
The weather may still be in the humid high 70s here in Austin, but the holidays are upon us nonetheless. 'Tis the season for one of Austin's favorite festive traditions — the annual holiday lights show at Mozart's Coffee Roasters on Lake Austin Boulevard.
The dazzling annual lights display gets bigger every year, offering advance tickets, reserved table options, and a Bavarian marketplace. An upgrade from the standing-room only, come-anytime general admission format, reserved table tickets allow guests to choose from four- and six-person seated and standing options.
Guests can also reserve food and beverage options ahead of time, such as the holiday hot cocoa and treats package, which includes bottomless hot chocolate and coffee, brownies, and more (although you had me at bottomless hot chocolate).
New this year are a dance floor and silent disco to dance out all your holiday jitters. The dance floor is open to everyone until 9:30 pm, while tickets for the silent disco (9:30 pm or 10:45 pm on Fridays and Saturdays) are sold separately.
Also sold separately but equally thrilling, a Nautical Light Show through Austin Boat Rentals gives guests the chance to enjoy the 40-minute display by water. Offering fully captained boat cruises from nearby Walsh Boat Landing, shared and private packages are available. In addition to wool blankets, hot hand warmers, and complimentary water bottles, guests can stay warm with hot cocoa and food package add-ons, including baked cinnamon sugar Bavarian pretzels, salt pretzels, Mozart’s chocolate fudge brownies, and assorted Christmas cookies. BYOB and liquor are welcome on board.
Tickets for the holiday lights show are already on sale, and the show runs November 10 through January 6, 2023. Find a full list of FAQs at Mozartscoffee.com.