Majic Holiday Happenings!

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The Majic of Christmas is here! 'Tis the season to be Jolly having Happy Holiday fun in the Austin area. Celebrate anywhere with Austin's Christmas station Majic 95.5 on the Audacy App.

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Majic 95.5 with Capitol Chevrolet are proud to support The Salvation Army Austin Angel Tree Program. Find out more about the toy drives 11/25, 11/26, 11/27 & 12/3.

Angel Tree / Salvation Army Austin Area Command Adoptions is happening now with distribution of the gifts 12/13-12/17. Parents / guardians apply for their child to become an 'angel' to be adopted for help with Christmas cheer. Partners who adopt an angel will purchase new toys and clothing that goes with their interests they are given, and drop off the gifts in early December.
Angel adoptions 10 or more / 9 or less. Volunteer Donations

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Decorations / Lights

Pick Your Own Christmas Tree
Artificial Christmas Trees that look Real Best reviews

Austin:

37th Street Lights / Opens 12/9 @ 5pm! Guadalupe and Home St on 37th.

Austin Trail of Lights / Zilker Park 12/8-12/23. 6p-10p.

Downtown Capitol Tree Lighting / 11th and Congress. 12/4 @ 7p.
The Holiday Stroll 9th & 11th and Congress. 12/3.

Fairmont Austin Holiday Light Show Fridays & Saturdays 12/2 - 12/30. Watch in a Holiday Igloo Festive Season

Mozart's Christmas Light Show thru 1/6/23. Reserve a table

Peppermint Parkway / COTA 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd. ATX.
11/25-12/30. Holiday Spectacular!

Santa's Ranch / 9561 I-35 New Braunfels. 11/11-11/23. Mon - Thurs 6p-10p & Sat. & Sun 6p-11p.

Zilker Park Holiday Tree / Zilker Park / Lighting 11/27. 5:30p-7p.
Open 11/28/22 - 1/1/23. Drive-up access on nights Trail of Lights is not happening. How many bulbs?

Dripping Springs:

Christmas on Mercer Tree Lighting / Downtown Dripping Springs 12/2 part of the weekend event at dust on the Triangle.

Georgetown:

Lighting of the Square / Town Square 103 W. 7th Street. 11/25. 5:30p. Lit up through 1/1/23.

Round Rock:

Light Up the Lake / Old Settlers Park 12/2 & 12/3. 6:30p.

And More!
Austin.com Holiday Lights & more
Christmas Lights Around Austin

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Events

Austin:

A Sherlock Holmes Christmas / Pioneer Farms / 11/17 - 12/8 / Thurs. -Sat @ 8p and Sun. @ 5p.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar 6100 Airport Blvd. ATX 78752 / 11/18 - 12/24 / 10a-10p daily except 12/24 from 10a-6p.

Fredericksburg Light the Night Christmas Parade / 12/2 @ 6:30p on Main Street.

Fairmont Austin Annual Tree Lighting / 12/3 from 5p-8p Festive Season

German-Texan Christmas Market / 507 East 10th Street ATX 78701 / general public 12/3 from 10a-5p

The Holiday Stroll 9th & 11th and Congress. 12/3. Downtown Austin Alliance free Holiday activities

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!The Musical! @ Bass Concert Hall
12/6 - 12/11. Show times & tickets

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar / Palmer Events Center. 12/17-12/23. Daily 11:30a-8:30p. Artists & Musicians

The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays @ Bass Concert Hall 12/18 @ 7p.

Bee Cave:

Bee Cave on Ice @ Hill Country Galleria 11/4 - 1/2/23. Reservations.

Buda:

Budafest 2022 / downtown Buda 12/2-12/4. Tree lighting w/ ornament market 12/2 @ 6:30p. Parade w/ fireworks 12/3 @ 6:30p. Vender Market 12/3 & 12/4. Free daily photos with Santa.

Cedar Park:

Acoustic Christmas / Haute Spot 11/30 @ 7p

Dripping Springs:

Christmas on Mercer Weekend /Downtown Dripping Springs 12/2 Tree lighting at dust on the Triangle. 12/3 family fun festival. 10a-5p

Georgetown:

41st Annual Christmas Stroll / Downtown Historic Square. Fri. 12/02. 5p-9p & Sat. 12/03 10a-8p. Parade starts @ 10a

Hutto:

Downtown Tree Lighting / festivities / historic downtown Hutto 11/26. 3p-8p

Leander:

Old Town Christmas Festival / Leander 12/3 parade, run tree lighting. 11a-9p

San Marcos:

Sights & Sounds of Christmas / 401 E Hopkins St, 12/1-12/3 & 12/8-12/10 from 5:30p - 11p. Christmas festival.

And more!

Austin Christmas Guide (& beyond)
How to do the Holidays in Austin
Top 10 Christmas Towns in Texas

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Food & Spirits

Meals /Holiday Parties

Central Market Holiday Meals

Cracker Barrel Heat'n Serve Meals

Eater Austin: Where to Eat on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

H-E-B Holiday Meals  Christmas

Tiny Pies Holiday Pies / Breakfast Pot Pie

Whole Foods Market Holiday menus

Spirits

15 Best Holiday Pop-Up Bars in Austin / Kelsey - So Much Life

Spec's Wine, Spirits, Finer Foods / Cheers to Holiday Savings

Twin Liquors Holiday Entertaining Guide

Total Wine for Holiday Cheer

Treats

Dunkin Holiday / Deck the Halls with Dunkin

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts / Santa's Bake Shop Collection (11/25)

Starbucks Merry Everything

Whataburger Whatastore 2022 Holiday Collection / Stocking Stuffers

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Hangout / Photo Opps with Santa

Letters to Santa USPS
*postmarked no later than 12/12*
Santa Claus
123 Elf Road
North Pole 88888
Greetings from the North Pole / letters postmarked from NP

Austin:

Barton Creek Square Mall 11/10 - 12/24. Reservations being taken

The Domain 11/17 - 12/24. Santa will call when you book early online.

Bee Cave:

Hill Country Galleria Selfies with Santa 11/25-12/24 select dates. Santa's workshop is located indoors, next door to Buenos Aires Café.
Holiday Arts Market @ Hill Country Galleria 12/2- 12/24 Fridays 12p-7p & Saturdays 11a-6p
Jingle Bell 5K Run @ Hill Country Galleria 12/3 @ 7a

Buda:

Cabela's Santa's Wonderland / 15570 South I-35 Frontage Road Buda, TX 78610. 11/5-12/24. Advanced reservations recommended.

Cedar Park:

Lakeline Mall 11/11 - 12/24 Reservations being taken

North Pole Flyer with Santa departing from the historic 1912 Bertram Depot.
Silver weekends: 11/26 -11/27 & 12/3-12/4 Gold weekends: 12/10-12/11 & 12/17-12/18.

Round Rock:

Bass Pro Shop Santa's Wonderland / 200 Bass Pro Dr, Round Rock, TX 78665. Advanced reservations.

Round Rock Premium Outlets 11/25 - 12/24. Santa will be in the Food Court. Santa will call if you book early online.

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Furbaby Fun

Pet Photos with Santa and more:
Barton Creek Square Mall / ATX 11/20 & 12/11. 6p-8p.

The Domain 11/21 - 12/19. Santa's Pet of the Week with the Austin Humane Society. Every Monday a pet will be featured.

Lakeline Mall / Cedar Park 12/11

Gifts / Shopping

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Downtown ATX Shopping
South Congress Ave / SoCo

Malls / Shopping Centers
Barton Creek Square Mall
Hill Country Galleria Holiday Arts Market 11/25-12/24
Lakeline Mall / Cedar Park
Round Rock Premium Outlets
San Marcos Premium Outlets
The Domain

Gift Guides & Lists / Black Friday deals
Amazon's 2022 Toys We Love list
Goop 2022 Holiday Gift Gudies
Oprah's Favorite Things 2022
Vogue's 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Kohl's BF Deals & more
Target BF deals
Walmart BF deals

All About Holiday Gift ideas:
Austin City Gift Baskets
Cheetos Duster
El Arroyo Holiday Collection
H-E-B merch
Lammes Candies
Our Place X Selena Gomez Collection 
Swiss Miss Ugly Christmas Sweater (smells like cocoa)
Ugly Sweaters: Blanket / wrap instead of wear
Whataburger Holiday 2022

Holiday Ear Candy Cheer
Christmas / Holiday 2022 releases

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Must Watch Movies / Shows

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 11/30 @ 7p on NBC

Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas 12/1 @ 7p on NBC

Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to All / CBS Special on 12/20 @ 7p from Madison Square Garden

Freeform 25 Days of Christmas 12/1 - 12/25

TV InsiderBET+ CBS Great American Family Hallmark Channel Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Lifetime

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