Austin’s Mozart’s Coffee Roasters has a lot going for it: In addition to its coffee and food menu, the roastery and cafe opens to sprawling outdoor decks, verandas and docks on lovely Lake Austin on the Eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country.
In recent years, the coffee shop has been building another reason to visit — a custom Christmas light display. Channeling his inner Clark Griswold, Mozart’s owner Ken Leonard has described the light show as “the Cirque du Soleil of Christmas lights,” recently telling Community Impact Newspaper, “We try to outdo ourselves every year, and this year is no exception.”
This is not a display; it is a full-fledged show, featuring thousands of lights synchronized with music. This year’s theme is the Austin skyline, and it goes into amazing detail, even including the famous South Congress bridge bats. To get an idea of the scale of the show, check out this 2011 hype video: