The coffee roasters famous grand Christmas display returns with caution.
Mozart’s Coffee Roasters have long remained as one of Austin’s most beloved coffee houses. With its specialty coffees, delectable baked goods, and sublime lakefront views, it’s for good reason that Mozart’s is a regular on top Austin coffee shops in Austin listicles. During the holiday season, Mozart’s regularly holds a grand holiday lighting spectacles to perk Texas’s capitol up with a little extra cheer. This year, the coffee house is reprising their holiday light show but with added precautions. [Featured image: @mozartscoffee]
Last month, Mozart’s released a Mariah Carey-soundtracked teaser video announcing the return of their iconic light show from November 13 to January 6. While the coffee house planned to turn the lights back on again this holiday season, it also expressed the necessity for added precautionary measures.
“This year is unique in a myriad of ways, and in 2020, health and safety is at the top of everyone’s wish list,” the video’s description reads. “So for months, Mozart’s innovative owners Ken and Stacey Leonard and Katrine and Bill Formby have worked with State and City government and their own technology, production and service teams to create a glorious and safe ‘2020 COVID Cautious Christmas Light Show’ which runs November 11, 2020-January 6, 2021 nightly.”
In lieu of these safety precautions, Mozart’s is requiring all guests to make a reservation for the show. In doing so, the cafe can prevent overcrowding and maintain necessary levels of social distancing. Reservations, priced at $10 for a table of 6, will provide attendants access to the hour-long spectacle featuring two distinct light and sound shows. The holiday light show will feature nightly at three separate time slots: 5, 7:30, and 10 pm.
The indoor/outdoor event allows ticket buyers to choose their table via a seating chart laid out on the cafe’s website. While tables are limited to 6 people, with other seated and standing 4-person tables available, larger parties will be able to reserve up to 6 distinct tables.
Attendants will also have the option to include “Mozart’s at Your Table Service” wherein the table will be provided with bottomless hot chocolate and coffee, fresh-baked brownies and holiday cookies, as well as Giant Bavarian Cinnamon Sugar & Salt Warm Pretzels.
Mozart’s 2020 COVID Cautious Christmas Light Show will go on rain-or-shine, tickets will not be refunded in case of inclement weather. Face masks must be worn when not seated.