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GOT AUSTIN: Holiday Happenings

The weather has cooled down and it’s one of the best times to be out and about in Austin, mostly because you can finally be outside without the temperature hitting triple digits. From festivals to fun runs, Austin’s holiday roster has fun things to do just about every weekend. To help you take full advantage of the season, we have your guide to holiday happenings in Austin!

Christmas at the Caswell House | Guests can shop for beautiful holiday gifts such as décor, jewelry, and delicious gourmet foods

November 1-8 and December 8  |  The Caswell House

Wurstfest | Celebrate German culture with food, music, dancing and exciting carnival rides

November 2-11  |  New Braunfels

Waller Creek Show | Free-family event that features light-based, site-specific art installations along Waller Creek

November 9-17  |  Waller Creek

Dia de los Muertos Concert | A full day of festivities including live music, food, and vendors

November 10  |  Waller Creek Amphitheater

JL of Austin: A Christmas AffairA four-day holiday market with more than 200 merchants from across the country

November 14-18  |  Palmer Events Center

White Christmas | Enjoy the classic and heartwarming White Christmas on the stage just in time for the holidays

November 16 – December 30  |  Georgetown Palace Theatre

Sweet Berry Farm | Join in on the Thanksgiving celebration with mazes, train rides, the berry bounce and so much more

November 17  – November 25  |  Marble Falls

Living Garland Workshop | Get in the holiday spirit and learn how to make your very own living garland

November 17 + December 1  |  The Flower Social

A Christmas Carol | An adaptation of the Dickens’ classic, infusing the traditional Victorian story with all genres and eras

November 21 – December 30  |  ZACH Theatre

Turkey Trot | Bring the whole family out on Thanksgiving morning for either a 5-Mile Run, 1-Mile Walk or Kids K

November 22  |  Long Center

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm | After enjoying all of the family-fun activities, take a hayride to cut down your own Christmas tree

November 23 – December 21  |  Elgin, TX

Miracle on 5th Street | This holiday pop-up bar brings cocktail cheer with lights, garlands, and holiday-themed cocktails

November 23 – December 31  |  Pop-up Cocktail Bar @ The Eleanor

Chuy’s Christmas Parade | Enjoy the inflatable balloons, holiday floats, Santa and more all benefiting Operation Blue Santa

November 24  |  Congress Avenue

Mozart’s Coffee Holiday Light Show | Grab a hot chocolate and enjoy their decorated deck with lights set to holiday tunes

November 30 – December 30

Kids Holiday Ornament Workshop | Make your own ornaments that will be the perfect addition to the tree this season! 

December 1  |  Paper Source @ 5th + Lamar

Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll | A free event that includes photos with Santa, petting zoo, holiday arts & crafts, and more

December 1  |  Congress Avenue

Lake Travis Boat Parade | Enjoy the holiday-decorated boats as they do a parade of lights on the water

December 1  |  Emerald Point Marina

Trail of Lights Fun Run | Jingle, jog & jive your way through the iconic Austin Trail of Lights in your best holiday costume

December 1  |  Zilker Park

Christmas Home Tour & Market | Christmas will be on display at seven fabulous homes plus a market featuring 22 boutique vendors

December 1  |  Fredericksburg

“Elf” Pub Run and Movie Screening | Grab all your buddies and enjoy an elf-themed pub run and screening of the movie Elf

December 1  |  Paramount Theatre

The Santaland Diaries | This holiday cult-classic shows what it takes to juggle tinsel, tearful tots, and not-so-sober Santas

December 5 – December 30  |  ZACH Theatre

Christmas at The Silos | Ring in the holidays with some holiday-themed festivities and an evening Christmas movie on the grounds

December 7 – December 8  |  Magnolia Market, Waco

Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker | Enjoy the dancers, beautiful sets and costumes and live Austin Symphony Orchestra

December 7 – December 23  |  Long Theatre

Winter Wonderland Centerpiece | Learn how to create a beautiful winter wonderland themed centerpiece

December 8  |  The Flower Social

Trail of Lights | Austin’s largest holiday tradition that celebrates the unique spirit and people that make Austin the place we love to call home

December 10 – December 23  |  Zilker Trail

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar | A 12-day fine art, shopping destination featuring award-winning artists, live music, and a lively atmosphere

December 13 – December 24  |  Palmer Events Center

Willie Nelson & The Family Band | Ring in the new year at Austin City Limits Live with Austin’s hometown musician, Willie Nelson

December 30 |  ACL Live