With Halloween and Thanksgiving having passed in the blink of an eye, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s are racing towards us. To make the most of this holiday season, you’re going to need some fun and festive events. Here are some of the most exciting holiday events coming up in Austin.
When: Nov. 19 – Dec. 24
Where: 6100 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752
What: An online and in-person shopping fair where local businesses offer a variety of handmade and unique goods that make great gifts!
When: Nov. 26 – Dec. 26
Where: Circuit of The Americas
What: A driving tour filled with synchronized lights and holiday songs that you can view from the comfort of your car!
When: Nov. 27 – Dec. 31
Where: Zilker Park
What: Drive through Zilker park which will be fully decked out with decorations and Christmas lights.
Hanukkah Candle Lighting
When: Dec. 1
Where: View the live stream here!
What: The Temple Beth Shalom will be live streaming their Chanukiyah lighting and invites anyone who wishes to join to watch!
Downtown Holiday Stroll
When: Dec. 2
Where: Starting location TBD, check out this link for more info!
What: A festive walking tour of downtown Austin complete with live music, caroling, shopping, and the lighting of the Christmas tree at the Texas State Capitol.
When: Dec. 4 – Dec. 23
Where: ZACH Theater
What: Ballet Austin will be putting on performances of “The Nutcracker” with accompaniment from the Austin Symphony Orchestra throughout December.
When: Dec. 31
Where: Auditorium Shores
What: Annual New Years celebration with live music, local food trucks, and fireworks.
If none of these events were quite your speed, there are plenty more happening all throughout November and December! Check out Do 512 for a more comprehensive list! If not, there’s definitely something to be said for cuddling up with a cup of hot cocoa, putting on the fireplace (or maybe the ‘Fireplace For Your Home’ on Netflix if you live on campus) and watching a seasonal movie. Happy holidays!
Featured image by Morgan Scruggs