The Christmas tradition in Austin is to randomly select and decorate a living tree on Highway 360. At first, a few trees would randomly be done overnight keeping the decorators identity a mystery. From what I can tell this had been going on for a little more than a decade. An old article I found last year reported that a journalist tried to contact the local highway department who had never condoned the act but instead just looked away. Well it eventually caught on as now more than a hundred trees and growing are decorated in just one quarter mile stretch of the highway. Starting Thanksgiving week you will find cars lined up the side of the road as its owner is searching for the perfect tree. In fact, if you haven't put up your tree by Thanksgiving Saturday then good luck to you in finding one that can be seen from the highway!! Other cities may hop on to the trend but just remember Austin was the original. KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD.
This is our very first tree:
A few articles if you would like to read up and plan your next Christmas in the ATX !!!
Check out some of the other trees and some of the other decorators that I caught out and about Thanksgiving weekend. I do apologize that I could not get everyone's tree posted as I had over 300 pictures just from that weekend. And as of today there are soooo many more trees that have been added.
- 2013 CHRISTMAS -
The FSU one was put up just before the bowl games!!