Austin celebrates Christmas Eve


by KRIS BETTS / KVUE News and photojournalist MATT OLSEN

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Posted on December 24, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 24 at 11:20 PM

AUSTIN -- KVUE took a look at some favorite Christmas Eve traditions around Austin, including candlelight services and holiday light displays.

Mozart’s Coffee off Lake Austin Boulevard hosts a Christmas light show at the top of every hour from 6 p.m. to midnight.

The display features various music and runs through Jan. 5.

Mozart's owners Katrine and Bill Formby said the display is their way of giving back.

"It's her passion," Bill said. "I have to admit, she dragged me kicking and screaming through this whole thing the first two or three years, but when you see this many people out here, and the joy on kids' faces, it's worth it."

The show changes every year, but they always end on the same song -- "Texas Fight," the University of Texas fight song.

Another holiday example of UT pride is the Hook 'Em Horns carving at a home in Northwest Austin, complete with a herd of longhorns and Santa's sleigh.



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