Each year around Thanksgiving families trek to the ash junipers along Loop 360 and cover the drab trees in miles of Christmas decor. The practice is controversial. Some people see the decorations as future litter and clamor for the practice to stop. TexDOT has the wisdom to keep out of this fracas. Many of the trees are decked out in home made ornaments and they frequently are themed. You may find everything from handmade snow flakes to trees covered in pink ribbons promoting breast cancer awareness. The largest number of Christmas trees are found between Great Hills Trail and FM 2222 but the decorations have been spreading south of the Pennybacker Bridge into Westlake in the last few years. If you are new to Austin or are visiting and have a car don't miss this unique expression of Austin weirdness.

Austin 360 Christmas Tress 2012