Light Up the Lake (BOTH NIGHTS SOLD OUT)

A FREE NEW 2-day holiday festival around the lake and festival area at Old Settlers Park

THIS EVENT IS (SOLD OUT) FOR Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5.

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BIG & GLOWING holiday cheer coming to Round Rock for 2 amazing nights in December! Join us for Light Up the Lake, a FREE NEW 2-day holiday festival around the lake and festival area at Old Settlers Park Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 starting at 6:30pm.

The event will feature SPECTACULAR holiday cold and hot air balloons hovering over Bright Lake, amazing light show, LIVE music, holiday displays, holiday food and refreshments, yule log and more! Old Settlers Park offers ample event space featuring 24 acres and a mile-long trail around bright lake, perfect for social distancing.

To ensure social distancing, a limited amount of FREE tickets will be issued for each night.  For general admission to the Light up the Lake event, please reserve tickets per vehicle. Select the number of people in your vehicle to complete your registrationThis ticket is only for general admission and does not include a reserved concert pod.

To reserve general admission tickets for Friday night click (SOLD OUT)

To reserve general admission tickets for Saturday night click (SOLD OUT)

Live music entertainment includes the Chad Cooke Band on Friday night and the SPAZMATICS on Saturday night. Socially distant seating will be provided and reservations will need to be made prior to the events.  In order to reserve a concert pod for your group/family you must contact the Main Parks and Recreation Office. You may visit the Main Office in person, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm or call 512-218-5540. Once concert pods are reserved, you must pick up your wristbands within the established times. Concert pods are limited. For those who do not utilize a reserved concert pod, general viewing areas will be provided.

When making your reservation for FREE concert pod for the Chad Cooke Band on Friday Dec. 4th. (CHAD COOKE BAND FREE CONCERT PODS ARE SOLD OUT).
When making your reservation for FREE concert pod for the SPAZMATICS on Saturday Dec. 5th. (SPAZMATICS FREE CONCERT PODS ARE SOLD OUT).

Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, December 4:
5:30pm: Vendor area opens (Festival Area)
6:30pm: Lighting Ceremony with Mayor & Council (Main stage)
7:00 to 7:45pm: Chad Cooke Band (Concert 1st set Main stage)
8:15 to 9:00pm: Chad Cooke Band (Concert 2nd set Main stage)

Saturday, December 5:
5:30pm: Vendor area opens (Festival Area)
7:00 to 7:45pm: SPAZMATICS (Concert 1st set Main stage)
8:15 to 9:00pm: SPAZMATICS (Concert 2nd set Main stage)

More about the Chad Cooke Band:
Four modern-day country crooners from Houston are paving their way in the Texas country music scene. In and out of honky-tonks from Oklahoma City to San Antone, the Chad Cooke Band delivers 3 & 4 part harmonies with a country rock-n-roll edge. 

Since the release of their debut album, Easy Way Home, in December of 2016, the Chad Cooke Band has produced 6 Top 50 singles on Texas Radio – beginning with “Oil Man”, “Easy Way Home” and “Come and Take It”. “Oil Man” continues to be a fan favorite with a music video that has amassed over 6 million views! 

The band’s most recent release “Cowboy’s Cowgirl” is now hitting the radio airwaves and streaming everywhere you listen to music. 

More about the SPAZMATICSThe Ultimate New Wave 80’s Show:
From the creators of the Fabulous Boogie Knights comes the Spazmatics. All the awesome sounds, styles, and way cool dance steps from the 1980’s decade we’d love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999; only it’s not! The Spazmatics.

COVID Safety Protocols: 
This event will practice extra sanitization throughout the festival. Our activities will be spread throughout the park, pavilion and festival area to provide extra space around all activities. Social distancing will be practiced, so please be aware of the space between yourself and other guests!  Face covering are recommended.

For more information on our city wide mask ordinance please visit our website:

For more information, please call the  Parks and Recreation Department at 512-218-5540.