Barton Creek Resorts & Spa

Holiday Lights & Ice - Hours of Operation & Skating Sessions

This winter, we will unwrap Austin's largest outdoor ice rink, again!

Join us for the fourth annual Holiday Lights & Ice event! The skating rink is open now through Monday, January 6*. Please see hours of operation and times for skating sessions below. For more information on Holiday Lights & Ice, please call (512) 329-4340.

*PLEASE NOTE: Skating rink hours are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Please call (512) 329-4340 before you arrive to check the latest skating rink hours of operation.






SKATING RINK - Hours of Operation


Friday, January 3rd6pm - 10:30pm
Saturday, January 4th4:30pm - 11:30pm
Sunday, January 5th2pm - 11:30pm
Monday, January 6th2pm - 9pm



Friday, January 3rd6pm - 8pm
 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday, January 4th4:30pm - 6:30pm
 7pm - 9pm
 9:30pm - 11:30pm
*2 to 4 pm cancelled due to weather conditions 
Sunday, January 5th  2pm - 4pm
 4:30pm - 6:30pm
 7pm - 9pm
 9:30 - 11:30pm
Monday, January 6th2pm - 4pm
 4:30pm - 6:30pm
 7pm - 9pm
*If you have any questions regarding the information above please contact Ashley Wood at 512.329.4619 or 512.329.7927 

The Holiday Shop

Located in the Coffee Market inside the main resort lobby, the Holiday Shop offers an array of unique holiday gifts, ornaments and home décor, as well as a showcase of theme Christmas trees. Stop by to pick up your Holiday goodies before or after your skating session! You can also buy your ice skating tickets here.

Featuring a NEW Hot Chocolate Bar with holiday-flavored shots like caramel and peppermint, the Holiday Shop will be open November 9th through January 6th with extended holiday hours.

Order Your Holiday Stockings

Watch your loved ones' eyes light up when they receive their stockings on Christmas Eve filled with goodies and toys! Santa's Elves will deliver an age appropriate stocking to your guestroom on Christmas Eve from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.


Frosty's Family Fun Room

Open November 27th through  December 1st and December 11th through January 7th. Please see the concierge for room location and hours of operation. 

Activities and games include:

  • Color sheets and Holiday Crafts
  • Children's cartoons
  • Ping Pong and Fooseball
  • Video Arcade Games
  • Dance Dance Revolution
  • Board Games

6th Annual Gingerbread House Competition & Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at 5 pm to officially kick off the holiday season with our 6th Annual Gingerbread House competition and Tree Lighting ceremony! Join us for ice skating, holiday shopping, games, ice skating performances, hot chocolate and much more, while you enjoy the festive gingerbread houses on display. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each age group. The evening’s festivities will conclude with the lighting of our Christmas tree at 7 pm.

Click here for official rules, details and entry form for our Gingerbread House competition. Good luck!

2:00-4:00 pm - Delivery of gingerbread house entries
4:15 pm - Gingerbread house judging
5:00 pm - Santa in Hill Country Dining Room
5:30 pm - Carolers in Hill Country Dining Room & Resort Lobby
6:45 pm - Announcement of contest winners on back patio
7:00 pm - Lighting of the tree by Santa
7:10 pm - Ribbon cutting on the ice skating rink by Santa
7:15 pm - Figure skating performance by Brooke Williams

5:30 to 8:00 pm - Special children's activities in the Canyons Room
4:00-6:00 & 7:30-9:30 pm - Ice skating sessions 

“We had driven for six hours and [reservations] had arranged for room service to arrive 10 minutes after we got to our room.”

Tom Morris