Winter in Cedar Park, Texas, is undeniably magical with a line-up of wintertime events that transform our charming town into a veritable winter wonderland. From twinkling lights to festive music, mouth-watering food to joyful rides, Cedar Park sets the stage for a memorable holiday season. Let's delve into some of the special, heartwarming and thrilling activities happening around us during this merry time of year. Whether you're a longtime resident or a first-time visitor, you're guaranteed to find a new holiday tradition right here in Cedar Park.

Austin Steam Train Winter Seasonal Trains

Step aboard one of Cedar Park's most cherished attractions, the iconic Austin Steam Train. This unique locomotive offers magical excursions through the scenic Hill Country, with specially-themed seasonal trains running from October to December. Embark on a romantic outing with the Wedding Oak Wine Train, where you will experience an illuminating discussion and wine tasting with members of the Wedding Oak family.   Take part in the irresistible merriment of the North Pole Flyer where you’ll share the train with Santa and Mrs. Claus, listen to a live reading of the railroad’s own Christmas Story, sip on yummy hot cocoa, and snack on locally baked cookies. Whether you're in search of an idyllic outing with a loved one, or planning an enchanting adventure for the entire family, the Austin Steam Train has it all. Be prepared for an unforgettable journey that promises heartwarming memories, charming surprises, and festive cheer.

Sports Season at H.E.B Center

Welcome to the ultimate hub of winter sporting action in Cedar Park located at the illustrious H.E.B. Center! This season, we're shining our stadiums lights on two fan-favorite sports - hockey and basketball. Witness as the Texas Stars blaze through the ice, engaging in thrilling hockey matches from October to April. If you're more of a hoop enthusiast, then you are in for an explosive season, with the Austin Spurs dominating the basketball court from November to March. For added basketball action, don’t miss the two-day HBCU Invitational tournament hosted by the Austin Area Urban League in November!  So, suit up, bring your cheers, and brace yourselves - the sports frenzy has officially begun!

Winter Holiday Festivities in Cedar Park

Get ready to step into a world of awe-inspiring artistry and unparalleled entertainment this December, as the Cirque Musica: Holiday Wonderland unfolds in the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Internationally renowned acrobats and aerialists take center stage, performing live to your favorite holiday tunes. This enchanting spectacle of breathtaking stunts, spectacular performances and rhythmic gymnastics offers an unforgettable holiday experience, promising to leave you spellbound.

Prepare for a festival of lights, laughter, and the sweetest holiday magic! The annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa's Workshop is back again, promising an unmissable event for the entire family. Witness the awe-inspiring moment when over 30,000 glittering lights twinkle to life on the city's largest live oak tree and watch as the joyous expressions of the onlookers emulate the same. Then take part in the incomparable excitement of Santa's Workshop, as it opens its doors for heartwarming holiday photos and countless moments of merry delight. It's more than just a holiday event - it's a tradition that sparks joy, ignites nostalgia, and sets the perfect mood for welcoming the New Year.

Enter a world where ice-skating transcends the boundaries of seasons. Nestled in the heart of Cedar Park, lies a gem waiting to be discovered - The Ice and Field at the Crossover. No matter what time of year you decide to visit, it promises to be an exhilarating experience.  From sentimental couples skate sessions to good old, uproarious, fall-down-on-the-ice humor, there is something for everyone.

Finally, to turn your visit into a true holiday getaway Cedar Park has a host of comfortable and affordable hotels to select from. The most wonderful time of the year is even better in Cedar Park, Texas!