It’s the most terrific time of the year, and we have actually made our list of can’t- miss out on occasions– and have actually examined it two times– to make sure a jubilant time is had by all. Check out the 10 finest things to do in Austin this holiday, and let the merrymaking commence. For a complete listing of holiday-themed activities and more, visit our occasions calendar.
The Paramount Theatre presents Holiday Film Series—Weekly through December 17
Holiday cinematic classics are back on the silver screen as part of The Paramount Theatre’s joyful movie series. Moviegoers can delight in screenings of hit films consisting of It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, andHome Alone For a complete list of screenings and for tickets, click here.
Wanderlust Wine Co. presents Tinseltown: Where Everyday Is Christmas— Through December 30
Sip and be merry at the newest seasonal cocktail experience byWanderlust Wine Co Tinseltown visitors can anticipate an immersive, Christmas- themed pop-up bar filled with timeless vacation tunes, themed beverages, joyful design, Santa and his fairies, and more. Non- liquors are likewise readily available. Pop- up bar admission is for visitors 21 and older. For family-friendly lodgings, go to the ticketing website.
Circuit of The Americas presents Peppermint Parkway— Now through December 30
Cruise through Peppermint Parkway when you commemorate its go back to the Circuit ofThe Americas Activities consist of the well-known Candy Cane Cruise, along with video games, a vacation characters meet-and-greet, a brand-new Holiday Market, and flights atPeppermint Plaza Guests can likewise scale the COTA Candy Cane, COTA’s 251-foot-tall Observation Tower for a view of the Parkway and Austin’s renowned horizon. Real Christmas trees are likewise readily available for purchase at the brand-new Wonder Woods farm. For tickets and more info, click here.
Commodore Perry Mansion Lighting Festival— December 1
The joyful event of Commodore Perry Estate’s abundant Texas heritage is back for another year of perky enjoyable. Locals and visitors alike are welcomed to witness the estate’s yearly lighting custom and delight in other activities throughout the premises. Highlights consist of vacation music and mixed drinks, kids’ crafts, a lit up walk through the Estate Garden, s’mores and other seasonal treats, and more. Tickets are readily available here.
Santa on 2nd Street— December 3
Get up close and individual with Kris Kringle himself at this unique look. The second Street District will change into a holly jolly passage total with a craft station, warm seasonal drinks, and Santa’s preferred treat of all: cookies. Adult visitors can take a break from the vacation stress at the Apres Ski: Holiday Bar at WAustin Boozy winter season mixed drinks, vacation home entertainment, ski lodge-inspired design, and enjoyable image chances at the W Austin’s Living Room make the best case for a fast reprieve from the kid-friendly enjoyable.
Ballet Austin presents The Nutcracker— December 3 through December 23
Get lost in a world of whimsy and question when you delight in The Nutcracker carried out by the skilled Ballet Austin business. This production at Long Center for the Performing Arts includes a cast of numerous dancers, choreography by Stephen Mills, and will be accompanied by music from theAustin Symphony Orchestra Following this opening weekend, showtimes are arranged through December 23. Get tickets here.
Broadway in Austin: Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical— December 6 through December 11
The cherished story of the adorable green grump comes to life on the phase atBass Concert Hall Max the Dog tells how the Grinch prepares to take Christmas from the town of Whoville’s holiday-devoted homeowners. Audiences can anticipate a fantastic production ofDr Seuss’ ageless tale including hit tunes “You’re AMean One Mr Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the initial animated unique. Tickets for all showtimes are readily available.
58th Annual Austin Trail of Lights— December 8 through December 23
Austin’s leading vacation lights activation plugs back in for another illuminating season of in-person, winter-inspired marvel. This year’s Austin Trail of Lights marks its victorious go back to its standard walk-through format. Visitors can take their time walking through the various light screens and lighted tunnels while consuming cookies and listening to vacation music. Secure your ticketshere The Austin Trail of Lights is open at Zilker Park through December 23.
Bee Cave On Ice— Now through January 3, 2023
Hit the ice in the spirit of the season atHill Country Galleria Guests can experience the timeless winter season activity in the heart of the Texas Hill Country at this new ice rink. Each ticket consists of skate rental and a 75-minute session on the ice. While walk-up alternatives are readily available, making an appointment ahead of time is extremely suggested. For rink info, take a look at the event website.
Four Seasons Hotel Austin presents Ice Rodeo— Now through January 8, 2023
Embark on a journey to a Texas- influenced wonderland in the heart of downtown at the luxeFour Seasons Hotel Austin Ice Rodeo is a raised and trendy vacation experience that integrates the fond memories and whimsy of the winter with contemporary activations. Highlights consist of an outside ice-skating rink and huge art setups like a 30-foot Christmas tree and a life-size gingerbread Airstream trailer. Guests can likewise lease relaxing and elegant “cabins,” equipped with fire pits, seasonal goodies, and drinks. Get more info on tickets here.
Photo thanks to Austin Trail of Lights