Christmas, Austin Style!

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Around Thanksgiving, Austin families like everyone else around the county begin to decorate their trees.  But not just the trees in their homes.


Maybe other cities do this as well, but I've never seen it before.  Austinites go to the busy East/West freeway in town called Capital of Texas Hwy or 360 (many major streets here have two names!) and bring their own unique decorations to random trees along the road.  These uniquely curated trees go on for miles.


360 TreesThe tree decorations are as diverse as Austin; from straight up tinsel and ornaments to homemade projects (the bee tree below), to roadside advertisements for businesses.


Then, like magic right around the new year, the designers come and remove their displays, and Captial of Texas Hwy goes back to normal for the New Year.


I've heard some people don't love this tradition, but I think it is part of what makes this city so unique; A spontaneous outcropping of individual expression.bee tree 360 What is more Austin than that!


I hope your holidays are as unique and dazzling as our display here in Texas. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate in our amazing city, give me a call.  I'd love to help you find your unique Austin property!

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Amy

Thanks for sharing this unique way for residents to share in holiday decorating for many others to enjoy. That's really cool. the photos are great!

Have a great week!


Dec 21, 2016 09:51 AM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Amy Kramer, wow now I like the way you Texas people think.  Hope you are having a great day!


Dec 21, 2016 09:53 AM #2
Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
Long Realty West Valley - Anthem, AZ
Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate

Austin seems like a fun place to live. I've heard a lot of good things about.  This is pretty cool.  Best wishes to you Amy

Dec 21, 2016 09:53 AM #3
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Very cool tradition Amy. Love the photos. Seems like that's something that could easily spread to other cities which would be great. Most importantly is that those who put up clean up after the new year. Have a Merry Xmas & Great 2017 Amy!

Dec 21, 2016 01:09 PM #4
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Amy...this is pretty unique. I love this tradition and ba humbug to those that don't. Thanks to your post, I learned something new today. 

Dec 21, 2016 07:36 PM #5
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Amy Kramer ,

I love this tradition and I now see others bringing it in to their neighborhoods in fun and festive! Families get together to design their trees and then snap their Christmas Photo in front of it! I love that!

Dec 22, 2016 04:27 AM #6
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Amy, a few days ago I saw a similar surprise - a decorated tree in the middle of an open space, off of Hwy 17 to Flagstaff. It feels festive!

Dec 23, 2016 08:33 AM #7
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