Johnson City, the "twinkliest town in the hill country", celebrates its 30th annual Lights Spectacular this year. Since 1989, Johnson City has transformed from a quaint hill country town into a sparkling Christmas wonderland. Originally, the festival served as a fundraiser for local clubs and organizations. Over the years, the festival has morphed into an event enjoyed by families from across the United States and beyond.
Volunteers organize early each year to begin the process of transforming the presidential hometown into the brightest, merriest Christmas village in Texas. Our display consists of 2.3 million lights and can be seen from the International Space Station! Residents, business owners, and community groups recognize the importance of Lights Spectacular to the community and work hard to make Lights Spectacular not only a family event for visitors, but a representation of the history and culture exemplified by small towns. It truly takes a village to make this event happen.
Opening weekend starts off with a bang. The courthouse lighting and fireworks show kicks off the festival on Friday night, November 29th, 2019. The courthouse and three city blocks will light up the night as a local dignitary flips the switch. On Saturday, November 30th, Santa arrives!
Click HERE for information on the Pedernales Electric Cooperative holiday lights display.