The El Arroyo sign nailed what every Austinite wants for Christmas

Let’s be real, 2016 has kind of sucked. But one thing remains truly great in this world, and that one thing is the sign at El Arroyo, which continues to tell the world (or at least, like, West Fifth Street) exactly what we’re all thinking.

The sign weighed in on that whole clown thing, the election and even Beyonce’s “Lemonade.”

Its most recent proclamation is perhaps the most relatable of them all.

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Same, El Arroyo sign. Same.

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(If you actually want to gift someone queso for Christmas, you can buy Kerbey Lane Cafe queso at Whole Foods! Maybe 2016 isn’t so bad after all.)

 

It’s Christmas in July: 2016 Trail of Lights dates announced

Put on your walking shoes and your Santa hat that you’ll eventually have to take off because an Austin winter is not that cold. Dates for the 2016 Trail of Lights in Zilker Park have been announced.

The Austin Trail of Lights opened Tuesday night and runs until December 22, 7-10pm. Families stroll through the park on opening night. (LAURA SKELDING/AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
The Austin Trail of Lights opened Tuesday night and runs until December 22, 7-10pm. Families stroll through the park on opening night. (LAURA SKELDING/AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Mark your calendars for Dec. 10-23, according to an email from organizers. The Zilker Tree lighting, which is as good a time to kick off the holiday season as any, is slated for Nov. 27. The Trail of Lights Fun Run is scheduled for Dec. 3, and a “Night Lights Preview Party” will be held on the eve of the trail’s opening.

Tickets go on sale in early November, according to the email. Get more info at austintrailoflights.org.