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Light Up the Lake

Download the Attractions Map (PDF) | Download the Public Parking Map (PDF) There are 4 entrances into the event this year.  

BIG & GLOWING holiday cheer coming back to Round Rock for 3 amazing nights in December! Join us for the annual Light Up the Lake, a 3-day holiday festival around the lake and festival area at Old Settlers Park on Thursday, December 2Friday, December 3 and Saturday, December 4 starting at 6:00pm. (Lighting of the lake lights will occur at 6:30pm)

The event will feature SPECTACULAR giant balloons hovering over Bright Lake, amazing light show, LIVE music, holiday displays, holiday food and refreshments, crafts, family activities, yule log and more! 

*Admission to the event, concert and most activities are FREE. Food vendors, and the Texas Winter Park include attractions and items that are for a paid fee.

While the world is full of people in need year-round, no time is that more apparent than during the holiday season. “Light Up the Lake” will have three areas within the festival grounds for participants’ who would like to give for those in need. The following donation areas include,

Round Rock Operation Blue Santa located in the “Spirit of the Holiday’s” area. They will be taking donations for new unwrapped toys. Don’t forget about the older kids as gifts for all ages are encouraged. Blue Santa is Dedicated to positively impacting the lives of Round Rock children and families during the holiday season.

Play For All Foundation located in the “North Pole” area. They will be accepting cash donations. The foundations mission is to provide a safe, fun place to play and develop new skills for children of all abilities. The Play for All Abilities Park will serve the more than 100,000 children of Williamson County with an estimated 7,945 children with a disability.

People & Parks Foundation located in the “Holidays Over Yonder” area. They will be accepting cash donations.  The People & Parks Fund partners with the Greater Round Rock Community Foundation to enhance people’s lives by making our public parks, trails, and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy, and community financial support.

Live music entertainment includes London Calling on Thursday, December 2, and Friday, December 3 will feature Taylor Red. Saturday, December 4 artists include OSO and Austin Nines


Main Stage:
Thursday, December 2:

6:00pm: Vendor area opens (Festival Area)
6:30pm: Illumination Countdown (Main stage)
7:00pm: London Calling (Concert 1st set Main stage)
8:30pm: London Calling (Concert 2nd set Main stage)

Friday, December 3:
6:00pm: Vendor area opens (Festival Area)
6:30pm: Lighting/Illumination Ceremony with Mayor & Council (Main stage)
7:00pm: Taylor Red (Concert 1st set Main stage)
8:30pm: Taylor Red (Concert 2nd set Main stage)

Saturday, December 4:
6:00pm: Vendor area opens (Festival Area)
6:30pm: Illumination Countdown (Main stage)
7:00pm: Austin Nines (Concert 1st set Main stage)
8:00pm: OSO (Opening performance Main Stage)
8:30pm: Austin Nines (Concert 2nd set Main stage)

Yonders Point Stage:
December 2: Jukebox Trio 
December 3: Ellie Jay Band
December 4: The Landers Duo


Vendor Booth Information:  (SOLD OUT)
We are seeking Food, Beverage, and Retail Vendors.  We have outdoor space available in 10’x10″ and 10’x20′ plots.  All booth spaces are outdoor. Food and Beverage vendors must comply with rules and regulations set forth by the City of Round Rock, Williamson Co. and Cities Health District, and the Texas Department of Health.  Food and Beverage Vendors are responsible for obtaining all necessary permits and inspections.  Inspection by Fire Marshall will occur prior to event opening.  Failure to comply with rules, regulations, and permits could result in dismissal from event. 

In order to maintain a variety of vendors, Event Coordinators reserve the right to accept or deny vendor applications based on event needs.  Please know that various categories of vendors will be limited to ensure a quality and well-balanced vendor area.

    For more information and to apply online to be a vendor, go HERE. (SOLD OUT)


More about London Calling:
With literally hundreds of songs in its repertoire, London Calling can best be described as a “Human iPod!”  No matter what style of music you seek or what your function’s age group, London Calling performs with the highest quality of musicianship, fun and swagger that is expected from an elite variety dance band.

Whether performing at a wedding reception, corporate party, gala, debutante ball, convention, birthday party, prom, fraternity/sorority party or other special event, London Calling is always a crowd pleaser.

If your goal is to book a dynamic, versatile, high-profile showband, London Calling can accommodate by adding a slammin’ horn section and/or string ensemble and/or steel guitar and/or accordion, etc… any instrumentation you prefer.  You name it… London Calling has done it and is happy to do it for you!!!

From a tasteful dinner set to booty shakin’, dance floor packin’ classics, London Calling’s quality, showmanship and versatility are unparalleled.

More about Taylor Red:
With over ten million followers on TikTok, Taylor Red most recently achieved viral fame through the platform. The sisters have also made a name for themselves nationally. They garnered over 700k streams combined on their first three Spotify singles and were featured in the national Sonic Drive-In campaign commercials for 2020-2021. Their other brand partners include Frito-Lay, Wrangler, Lipton, Shein, Sprouts Farmers Market, Alka Seltzer, First Aid Beauty, PopSockets, and Ursa Major, among others. 

Country singer-songwriter triplet trio Taylor Red recently released “Country Money,” an upbeat track with country twang, sibling harmonies, and radio-ready, modern production. The track has already achieved viral success on TikTok and is garnering the music industry’s attention as a result. 

Produced by Ilya Toshinsky and written by J.T.Harding, Matt Jenkins, Andrew DeRoberts, “Country Money” is the trio’s latest TikTok success story, with millions of views to date. No stranger to TikTok, the trio was featured in People Magazine and Business Insider for their Music and Social Media Success as well as Variety Magazine as one of the “Six All-Female Bands Blowing up on the Platform.” Additionally, the identical triplets have cultivated a powerful presence as they typically amass over 45 million views a week and have a following of over eight million. 

The trio has also found recent streaming success on Spotify as “Country Money” hit 100,000 streams in less than a month and was added to several Spotify Editorial playlists, including Wild Country, New Music Nashville, and Fresh Finds. The track was also featured on Apple Music Country’s homepage under “Best New Songs” and also to the Apple Music Country’s New in Country playlist. 

The trio has also toured extensively, performing over 1000 live shows across America and internationally in countries such as Norway and Canada, opening for acts including Amy Grant, Charlie Daniels, Diamond Rio, Don Williams, High Valley, Josh Turner, and Michael W. Smith.The sisters grew up in South Mississippi andcurrently reside in Nashville, TN.

More about Austin Nines:
The Austin Nines are the foremost authority on transforming special events into extraordinary nonstop dance parties!  Created in early 2013 from its award-winning sister band, The Vintage 15 Big Band, The Austin Nines has fused the sound and energy of a live band with the non-stop, back-to-back style of a DJ. With music covering everything from jazz, swing, 70’s, Motown, funk, classic rock, 80s hits and today’s current pop, The Austin Nines brings the life of the party to your event.

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

December 2 @ 6:00 pm December 4 @ 9:30 pm

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