With the holiday season now in full swing in Austin there are no shortage of happenings across town from Christmas Bazaar's to the Austin Trail of Lights! Take a look at our favorite events happening across Austin this month and we hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season.
50th Annual Trail of Lights
The Trail of Lights is part of the essential Austin experience, lighting up the season with a celebration of community, memories and fun. The annual Tree Lighting ceremony will be held on November 27th, then the 5k fun run will kick off the spectacular season on December 3rd. Plan your visit early and don't forget to take a spin under the Zilker Tree!
Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown Stroll
Texas State Capitol
Join hundreds caroling in front of the Capitol as the tree is lit before heading down Congress Avenue for live music, shopping, art and much more.
11/27/16 - 1/7/17
Ice Skating On The Plaza at Whole Foods
Whole Foods Lamar
Spend an afternoon on the rink at the Whole Foods flagship store on North Lamar. Then head inside for a cup of cocoa or cider and live, local music on the weekends! Daily:10 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11/11/16 - 12/24/16
Holidays at the Domain
Holidays at the Domain provides fun events for the whole family throughout the holiday season. Here you can take pictures with Santa, ride horse-drawn carriages, watch holiday lights shows, listen to strolling carolers and even have breakfast with Santa.
ZACH Theatre Presents: "A Christmas Carol" and "The Santaland Diaries"
"A Christmas Carol" is back to ring in the holidays! This rockin' show provides a modern twist on the classic tale. In fact, this show has proven to be such a hit among locals and visitors that is it the most popular show in the theatre's history. David Sedaris' "The Santaland Diaries" is a holiday comedy adults that will make viewers laugh until they cry.
Ballet Austin's "The Nutcracker"
Long Center for the Performing Arts
Ballet Austin kicks off the season with the 54th annual production of "The Nutcracker." This family-frienldy show brings a fresh experience to the beloved holiday tradition.
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Palmer Events Center
This holiday shopping bazaar is a fun, authentic Austin experience – for 11 days leading to Christmas, visitors can shop national and local art, handmade gifts, stocking stuffers and more while enjoying live music from the Armadillo stage and sips from a full bar. This annual tradition and cultural icon is one of Austin’s longest running art and music festivals, attracting around 40,000 shoppers each year. Don’t miss the 2016 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar!