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Happy Holidays from the City of Cedar Park
Holiday Tree
Ciara Gauney Tree Lighting
Congratulations to first-grader Ciara Gauny, our coloring contest winner who had the honor of turning on the lights on our Heritage Oak Tree! Thank you to all who came to our Tree Lighting & Santa's Wonderland on December 3, 2021. We hope you had an awesome time! Click here for the photo album from the event. 

Our Heritage Oak Tree will remain lighted through December 31, 2021. It's located at 875 Quest Pkwy. We hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity for a festive family photos backdrop, or simply admire the tree.
Trash and Recycling bins on curb
Holiday trash and recycling remain
Plus, extra week of recycling!

Great news! This year, trash and recycling pickup remains on-schedule the week of December 20-24 and December 27-31.

BONUS! Extra week of recycling the week of December 27-31, to help with all of the extra packaging from holiday gift-giving. All houses will receive recycling pickup this week, regardless of your recycling schedule. Everyone will return to their regular recycling schedule the week of January 3.  
Holiday Tree Recycling Event January 8 (new location)
What to do with your tree after the holidays?
Bring it to us to recycle!
  • Saturday, January 8, 2022
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • New location: Parks Operations Building, 301 E. Little Elm Tr. (turn east off of Bell Boulevard at the Twin Lakes YMCA)
  • Please remove all ornaments and decor (such as tinsel, garland, etc.)
  • Free tree sapling (first-come, first-served)
  • Can't make it? Boy Scouts Troop 233 can pick up your tree for you.
  • Click here for more event info!
City offices and facilities holiday closures
Christmas holiday-related closures
  • City offices are closed on Thursday and Friday, December 23 and 24
  • The Library and Rec Center-are open on Thursday, December 23
  • The Library and Rec Center are closed Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25
  • The Library and Rec Center re-open for normal hours on Sunday, December 26
  • Other City facilities re-open for normal hours on Monday, December 27

New Year's holiday-related closures
  • City offices are closed on Friday, December 31
  • The Library and Rec Center are open on Friday, December 31
  • The Library and Rec Center are closed on Saturday, January 1, for New Year's Day.
  • The Library and Rec Center re-open for normal business hours on Sunday, January 2
  • City offices re-open for normal business hours on Monday, January 3
  • Many City services offered online - find list here.
Thanks to all who attended the Bond Advisory Task Force (BATF) Hybrid in-person and virtual Open House!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Bond Advisory Task Force Open House in-person December 8 and virtually December 8-9. Over the past few months, the BATF has been prioritizing Public Safety, Transportation and Parks and Recreation projects to include in a recommendation report to City Council. At a future City Council meeting, Council will receive the report, review the recommendations and determine whether to call a future bond election. ICYMI, you can check out what all they've working on at
ICYMI: Santa's Workshop virtual crafts with Jansen the Elf!
We had close to 200 kids participate in our Santa's Workshop virtual crafts event this week! In case your children were not able to take advantage of this fun acivity, they can still participate!
We have a very limited number of craft kits available at the Cedar Park Recreation Center at 1435 Main St.

If we happen to run out, most of the crafts are with things you probably already have at home. It's a great way to keep the kiddos busy while they're on holiday break. At the very least, check out Jansen the Elf and his instructional videos.-He's a hoot!
The December 9, 2021 Regular Scheduled City Council Meeting was in a hybrid meeting format, with some City staff and some members of the public participating in a video conference call, that was streamed and broadcast live on our web and television channels.

Highlights included:
  • Resolution authorizing a performance-based master development agreement with CPM Development LLC and supporting agreements with the Economic Development and Community Development Sales Tax Corporations, for CPM to invest $400 million to build a super-regional destination anchored by NFM (formerly Nebraska Furniture Mart) - more information at
  • Approval of a special exception to noise regulations for Haute Spot New Year's Eve celebration (11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.)
  • Discussion of Fire Code regulations for pet resorts/kennels

Watch the video recording of the meeting here.
The next Regular Scheduled City Council Meeting is December 16, 2021.

Helpful Links and Information
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Resources, including information on child vaccinations, here
  • Community resources for senior residents or those at high risk for COVID-19: Find the list on our website here
  • Sign up for Smart 9-1-1 today: Just by providing as little information as your home address can make a difference during an emergency, so fill out your profile here
  • Find updates, current case counts, resources and more on all things COVID-19 on the City website here
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