Barton Creek Resorts & Spa

4th Annual Holiday Lights & Ice at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

Get in the Spirit with Skating, S'mores, Games, Twinkling Lights and SO Much More!

 Twinkling Lights...twirling on ice! This year, Austin's largest outdoor ice rink is twinkling even brighter. Our 4,100 square foot ice rink will be located on our lighted tennis courts, and will be accompanied by a display of 200,000 lights as a part of our 4th Annual "Holiday Lights & Ice" event. 

 The ice rink will be open from Wednesday, November 27 through Monday, January 6*, offering local residents and resort guests the opportunity to lace up their skates and enjoy festive holiday cheer and seasonal treats. 

A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central & South Texas, benefitting local children in need. Guests can enjoy the skating rink with individual skate session tickets or season passes. For more information on Holiday Lights & Ice, please call 512-329-4043.






*Skating rink hours are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Please call (512) 329-4043 before you arrive to check the latest skating rink hours of operation.

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 

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Ronald and Kathlee Moore