Santa who?

Meghan Overdeep
November 30, 2017
Southern Living

Forget Santa Claus and his giant throne, Austin, Texas is offering a new holiday photo op that’s about to take your Instagram feed by storm.

As part of its “Freeze Tag” holiday promotion, the Domain Northside shopping district in the Texas capitol recently unveiled a giant Willie Nelson nutcracker statue. That’s right. With his trusty Trigger by his side, the country music legend appears—braids and all—dressed in his holiday best. Well, his reindeer bandana looks ready for some Christmas cheer, at least!

 

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The Willie replica is one of a handful of holiday themed installations (including a country Santa and an armadillo snowman) scattered throughout the retail center for shoppers to take photos with as part of an Instagram contest. Through January 1st, visitors can enter their most creative photo submissions for a chance to win $500 in prizes. Just make sure you tag @domainnorthside and include #NORTHSIDECHILL in your caption.

Christmas in Texas.🎅🏻

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year ✨

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Find out more about the contest rules here. Enjoy!