Top Things To Do In Austin This Holiday Season – 2014

It’s time to drink hot chocolate, sing carols, shop for presents and indulge in some much needed Christmas cheer. There are lots of resources out there for things to do in Austin this Christmas and there’s so much to do…It’s awesome and overwhelming at the same time. If you’ve missed out on some of the holiday events …don’t worry there’s still plenty to do. Here’s a quick list of ‘things to do’ divided by category so it’s easier for you to choose the Christmas activity that sparks your interest this year.


I want to see crazy Christmas Lights


Trail of lights

Trail of lights
(December 7 – 21)

37th Street Lights

Zilker Tree
November 30 – December 31)

Project “X” – mas

Mozart’s Christmas Light show
(November 21 – January 4)

I want to do a fun Christmas activity


iceskating austinThe perfect holiday sport  (photo by

Ice Skating with a view – Whole Foods Rooftop (Lamar location)
(Until Jan 11)

Drive through Santa’s Ranch
November 7 – January 3)

Free Concerts by Austin Symphony – Christmas in the Community events
(December 5 – 25)

Decorate a cedar tree on hwy 360
(Anytime 😛 )

I want to shop at Christmas markets


treeThe Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is a must visit for every Austinite

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
December 16 – 24)

Cherrywood Art Fair
December 13 and 14)

Blue Genie Art Bazaar
November 28 – December 24)

I want to get away and take a day trip


bastropThe quirky and charming town of Bastrop is only 45 mins away from downtown Austin

Lost Pines Christmas Events – Bastrop TX
(December 11-14)

Winter’s Eve Christmas Festival – Wimberley TX
(December 12)

 Christmas and Holiday events 2014– Fredericksburg TX
(Several events through December)

Arlington’s Christkindl Market – Arlington TX. We know it’s a long drive but it made it on Americas’s best Christmas Markets list by Travel and Leisure Magazine, so we ought to include it.
(November 28 – December 21)

I want to attend a Christmassy Holiday event



The Nutcracker by Ballet Austin

Operation Blue Santa Events – Celebrate the joy of giving by participating in one of their upcoming events
(See link for event dates)

A Christmas Carol (Musical) at Zach Theater
(November 26- December 28)

The Nutcracker  at The Long Center
(December 6 – December 23)

Snow Day at Hill Country Galleria
(December 6, 14 and 20)

Luminations at Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center
(December 13 and 14)

Bon Scheider’s New Year’s Eve at the Paramount
(December 31st)

Austin’s New Year at Butler Park
(December 31st)

There are so many events this weekend itself. So what are you waiting for, get out there and indulge in the holiday spirit! See you around town.

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