346.11 Decorate Cedar Trees Along 360

This started as one of those Austin mysteries. Where do the decorations on the 360 cedar trees come from?

Legend has it that it began over ten years ago with just one Christmas tree, decorated under the cover of night by a local family, and each year since more and more are decorated from mid-November through Christmas.

The decorations have just as much variety and spark as the city’s residents. Currently there are than 100 trees decorated with everything from traditional ornaments, candy canes and garland to funky trees sporting flamingos, rainbows, Barbie’s and more.

Important: After New Year’s make sure to go “un-decorate” your tree. We don’t want litter everywhere.

It really livens up the drive on 360 and helps bring out your holiday spirit. I love how we manage to keep “Keep Austin Weird,” one day at a time.

Loop 360
Near Spicewood Springs

Photo Credit: Phil Ostroff