With this unusually warm weather in October, it’s hard to believe that the Holidays are just around the corner. But as we know in Texas, tomorrow’s weather may just get us in the winter spirit. So, in the mean time, crank up the A/C and start planning your winter outing to these fun events.
Thursday, November 17
Holiday Boutique @ Twin Creeks Country Club
Grab your friends and join us for our Annual Holiday Boutique! Shop for everyone on your gift list in one place. Plus enjoy Live Music and Happy Hour Drink specials during our Cocktail party starting at 6pm!
Wednesday, November 23
Tree Lighting at the Domain @ The Domain
Enjoy the 8th Annual Lighting of the Domain Christmas Tree with food, special holiday performances and even an appearance by Santa.
Saturday, November 26
Chuy’s Christmas Parade @ Congress Avenue, Downtown Austin
This spirited holiday parade features a procession of giant balloons, marching bands, vintage cars, celebrities and floats to usher in the season of giving.
Various Dates December to March
Austin Spurs Games @ HEB Center, Cedar Park
Season ticket packages are available now by calling (512) 236-8333. Single game tickets can be purchased online.
See game times and ticket prices online.
Various Dates Year Round
Austin Steam Train @ Cedar Park Rail Yard
Ride a restored steam train on a 2.5 hour North Pole themed excursion. Each car is decorated for the season where passengers enjoy a live reading of the North Pole Flyer book-our railroad’s own Christmas Story! Unfortunately this is likely sold out already. Tickets go on sale in January, so if it’s sold out this year, mark your calendar for January to book a 2017 ride.
See website for details.
Various Dates in December
Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker @ The Long Center
Celebrating the 54th year as the longest-running production of its kind in the State of Texas, this seasonal classic, based on a version of the 200-year-old story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, is a family favorite.
See show times and prices online.
Rock’N Light Holiday Tour & Christmas Towne @Old Settler’s Park, Round Rock
Rock’N Lights is a drive-through light show that features one and a half miles of twinkly lights! Explore Christmas Towne with light displays, light maze, Kiddie Express Train Rides, petting zoo, holiday food, & holiday entertainment.
Cost: See Website
Friday, December 9
Tree Lighting & Santa’s Workshop @Heritage Oak Park – 875 Quest Pkwy, Cedar Park
Enjoy the lighting of Cedar Park’s largest oak tree, live music, carriage rides, games & prizes, inflatables, photos with Santa (bring your own camera), and arts & crafts projects.
Month of December
Ice Skating on the Plaza @Whole Food’s Rooftop, Downtown Austin
Get in the Winter spirit as you glide across the ice on the rooftop rink overlooking the Whole Food’s plaza in downtown Austin.
9am to 10pm daily
Trail of Lights @Zilker Park, Austin
Enjoy a beautiful, festive mile walk through dazzling light displays. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and gather the whole family for a night of lights and fun for all ages!
Time: 7-10pm daily
Cost: See Website
Parking: See Website
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar @Palmer Events Center
11 day upscale shopping destination featuring national and local award-winning artists, with live music and two full bars in a festive, lively atmosphere. This annual tradition and cultural icon is one of Austin’s longest running art and music festivals attracting around 40,000 shoppers each year.
Time: 10am to 10pm daily
Cost:$8 for a single day pass. Kids 12 and under free.
Parking: $8 for garage