Here is a guide I made of Austin happenings during the holidays. If you are coming into Austin around Christmas, I hope this guide helps you out. Austin has a good amount of stuff to do during the holidays. I recommend the Trail of Lights in Zilker Park and the Blue Genie Art Bazaar the most. Some of the more unique Christmas events in Austin are the Fun Run through the Trail of Lights, the Zilker "tree" and ice skating on Whole Foods roof. (Ice skating? It's like 70 degrees?) I hope you find some good events to do in Austin during the holidays. Email me if you'd like to add anything to the list of Austin Christmas events, festivals and other activities.
The Trail of Lights in Zilker Park (near downtown) is 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!
When the Zilker Tree bursts to life against the Austin night sky, it's hard to not feel the Christmas spirit! This awe-inspiring tree consists of over 3,300 Christmas lights and stands more than 150 tall. What a brilliant way to ring in the season! The tree-lighting ceremony is open to the public.
Enjoy carols, live entertainment, and free food as you meander down Austin's Congress Avenue where the galleries, stores, and restaurants spill into the street in celebration. Afterward, leave a much-appreciated donation for the Capitol Area Food Bank under the glowing Capitol Tree.
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is a shopping experience like no other in Austin! Enjoy great live music, aisles spaced wide for dancing, and the finest work of more than 100 artists, craftsmen, and merchants who bring their best to this holiday spectacular each season. You won't want to miss this beloved Austin tradition!
Kick off the holiday season and celebrate the Zilker Tree 50th Ye
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