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CALENDAR OF EVENTS!
Events and festivals are subject to change without notice. To make the most of your time, contact the event directly to verify times and more information.
Through December 17 on Saturdays and Sundays
North Pole Flyer
401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste C-100, Cedar Park
$38-43 per ticket.
Through December 23
Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave, Austin
During Thinkery’s Gingerbread Workshops, creative families use fresh gingerbread and sweet treats to build gingerbread houses in a fun and festive atmosphere. Build one house together as a group or let each family member create their own gingerbread masterpiece! From tots to teens and all ages in-between, you’ll find a workshop that’s right for your family! Each Gingerbread House Kit includes all the supplies you’ll need—fresh gingerbread from La Mexicana Bakery, an assortment of candies and plenty of icing. After the workshop, participants are welcome to explore Thinkery while their house dries in the Gingerbread Village
$5 Member Adult or Child Workshop Fee, $12 Non-Member Adult or Child Workshop Fee, $20 per Gingerbread House Kit (every group must purchase at least one house).
Through December 24
Santa Photos at The Domain
11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin
Reserve a fast pass and skip the line by purchasing photo packages ahead of time.
Through December 24
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops (Round Rock)
Free! Free printed photo, crafts, games, and activities. Just get a Bass Pass for your time slot — but be careful, they go quickly each day!
Photos with Santa
Through December 24 every Saturday and Sunday | from 1 to 5 p.m. |
Interactive Installation and Photo Ops at Hill Country Galleria,
The free, interactive installation will offer several photo ops and selfie spots throughout. While it’s free of charge to enter the Wonderland and visit Santa, this year we will have a professional photo team on-site to capture memories with Santa, with photo package options for purchase so guests can leave with a timeless keepsake in hand. 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Austin
Through December 24, 2018
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Open again for more than 15 years, the free Bazaar features handmade artwork and gifts from more than 200 local and regional artists – with a portion of proceeds going to Make-A-Wish® Foundation – 6100 Airport Blvd
Through December 25
White Christmas Gingerbread Village
Four Seasons, 98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin
Featuring 11 traditional meets modern houses named after some of Austin’s historic neighborhoods, the 2018 gingerbread village will boast a “White Christmas” theme. The 100 percent edible village will be centered around a house that resembles the architecture of City Hall. Scheduled to debut on Tuesday, November 20, the free holiday activity will be open 24 hours a day through December 25.
Through December 30
A Christmas Carol | 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. |
This show has proven to be such a hit among locals and visitors that is it the most popular show in the theatre’s history.
Topfer Theatre at Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin Tickets $60-$170.
Through December 30
Winter Wonderland at the Circuit
The 2nd annual Winter Wonderland will transport guests of all ages to a world of wonder, offering a completely new, immersive and captivating experience that includes the Chinese Lantern Festival. The world-renowned Chinese Lantern Festival will brighten up guests’ holiday season by allowing them to experience the wonders of illumination and travel through a extraordinary cultural experience. Traditionally held on the 15th day of the first lunar month, this colorful and lively Chinese celebration includes interactive entertainment, immersing guests with the culture, music, arts and life of authentic China. In addition to the Chinese Lantern Festival, guests will get to experience the largest outdoor ice skating rink in Texas as well as festive favorites like the Tunnel of Lights, Singing Trees, Santa’s Workshop, and the Petting Zoo. Families can continue enjoying the festival with additional holiday happenings including the Vendor Village, COTA Express Train Rides, Santa Portraits, Camel Rides, and much more. Admission: $16 (children 5 and under FREE).
6 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 6 to 10 p.m. all other days | Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., Austin
Through December 30 (not all days)
Ice Skating at Winter Wonderland at the Circuit
from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 6 to 10 p.m. all other days | Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., Austin
Admission: $16 (children 5 and under FREE).
Through December 30
The Santaland Diaries
Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin
Through January 1 (except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)
Mozart’s Annual Light Show| 6 to 11 p.m. | Mozart’s Coffee Roasters,
The 9th Annual Joyous Mozart’s Christmas Light Show is here and better than ever! This year is an on-going experience with over one million LED lights, a giant coffee mug, and more. New this year is the Cobalt Blue Piano that will be played by pianist all season long. They also have a German Market in the parking lot serving warm treats as you walk in. Whether you’ve been before or not, this is the year to add the Mozart’s Light Show to your calendar! 3825 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin
Through January 5
Ice Skating at Eisbahn (Fredericksburg)
126 W Main St, Fredericksburg $15. Includes skates.
Through January 15
Ice Skating on the Whole Foods Plaza
open daily (some closures) | from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Whole Foods, Plaza Rooftop, 525 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin
$10, includes skates. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are always open to the public, but please check the website or call Lamar Guest Services at (512) 476-1206 during the week to confirm public skating hours on weekdays. They are hosting several private parties throughout the month of December during which the skating rink will be closed. Every Friday throughout the ice rink season, the skating soundtrack is curated by KUTX for the KUTX Music Fridays series – don’t miss out!
Christmas Family Night – Round Rock
Main Street is decorated with small wooden houses which host various games and activities. The event kicks off with a welcome from Mayor Craig Morgan, followed by the illumination of the all NEW Hometown Holiday lights. Then Santa makes his grand entrance. This free event includes activities for the entire family including live music, dancers, candle making, game booths, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus and more. Children should bring their “wish lists” for Santa Claus and parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras for pictures with Santa. Plus, enjoy free hot dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate, and other refreshments, activities and snacks.
December 7 – 23, 2018
Ballet Austin’s “The Nutcracker”
Ballet Austin kicks off the season with the 55th annual production of “The Nutcracker.” This family-friendly show brings a fresh experience to the beloved holiday tradition.
Long Center for the Performing Arts
Snow Day (Bastrop) from 12 to 9 p.m. | Fisherman’s Park, 1200 Willow St., Bastrop
A Charlie Brown Christmas | 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. | Stateside at the Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave., Austin
December 8-9, 2018
Cherrywood Art Fair
This neighborhood fundraiser benefits the eastside arts scene. Enjoy local food artisans, live music, 80+ artists, kids crafts and a silent auction at the annual event.
Young Voices of Austin Presents Moments of Wonder | 4 p.m. |
Stateside at Paramount Theatre, 719 Congress Ave., Austin
You are invited to join Young Voices of Austin for their winter concert Moments of Wonder. The performance will showcase musical selections that bring many corners of the world together, encompassing our own community, into one beautiful concert hall. Be ready to enjoy familiar holiday music, as well as music that you’ll walk out humming for the first time in your life. These choristers’ voices will guide you into moments of wonder and reflection. Tickets $10-$100.
Lost Pines Christmas Lighted Christmas Parade (Bastrop)
Bastrop’s fanciful, fantastic, fun—and even famous—annual Lost Pines Christmas Parade will light up the night skies as it makes its way down Main Street on Saturday, December 8. Free!
Santa Sightings | from 8 to 8:30 p.m. | Historic Main Street, Bastrop
December 9, 16, and 23 | from 2 to 4 p.m.
Sundays with Santa
The Arboretum at Great Hills, 10000 Research Blvd, Austin
December 9, 16
Teddy Bear Teas
Guests of all ages are invited to this Four Seasons Austin tradition, featuring tea service, holiday caroling and a fireside reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Santa himself. Those attending are asked to bring a new, unwrapped teddy bear, which will be donated to Dell Children’s Hospital. Seating in the ballroom at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Four Seasons Austin, 98 San Jacinto Blvd
December 10-31, 2018
54th Annual Trail of Lights
Zilker Park – 7 to 10 p.m.
The Trail of Lights is part of the essential Austin experience, lighting up the season with a celebration of community, memories and fun. The annual Tree Lighting ceremony will be held in November, then the 5k fun run will kick off the spectacular season in early December. Plan your visit early and don’t forget to take a spin under the Zilker Tree!
General admission is $3 for guests age 12 and up.