'Tis the season to be Jolly! Here's where to find it! May the holidays be a happy one for you and your family. All the best in 2023!
Decorations / Lights
37th Street Lights / Opens 12/9 @ 5pm! Guadalupe and Home St on 37th.
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.
Budafest 2022 / downtown Buda Tree lighting
Fredericksburg Light the Night Christmas Parade bringing Christmas Cheer into the New Year
Lighting of the Square / Town Square 103 W. 7th Street. Lit up through 1/1/23.
Downtown Tree Lighting historic downtown Hutto
Old Town Christmas / Leander
Light Up the Lake / Old Settlers Park
Angel Tree / Salvation Army Austin Area Command Adoptions start 11/1 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
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.
The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays @ Bass Concert Hall 12/18 @ 7p.
Sights & Sounds of Christmas / 401 E Hopkins St, 12/1-12/3 & 12/8-12/10 from 5:30p - 11p. Christmas festival.
Food & Spirits
Meals /Holiday Parties
Eater Austin: Where to Eat on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Tiny Pies Holiday Pies / Breakfast Pot Pie
15 Best Holiday Pop-Up Bars in Austin / Kelsey - So Much Life
Spec's Wine, Spirits, Finer Foods / Cheers to Holiday Savings
Dunkin Holiday / Deck the Halls with Dunkin
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts / Santa's Bake Shop Collection
Hangout / Photo Opps with Santa
Barton Creek Square Mall 11/10 - 12/24. Reservations being taken
Hill Country Galleria Selfies with Santa 11/25-12/24 select dates. Santa's workshop is located indoors, next door to Buenos Aires Café.
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 Premium Outlets 11/25 - 12/24. Santa will be in the Food Court. Santa will call if you book early online.
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.
Gifts / Shopping
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 DomainOprah's Favorite Things 2022
All About Holiday Gift ideas:
Austin City Gift Baskets
Austin Knick Knack Shops
El Arroyo Holiday Collection with Tiff's Treats
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
Must Watch Movies / Shows
Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to All / CBS Special on 12/20 @ 7pm from Madison Square Garden
Freeform 25 Days of Christmas 12/1 - 12/25