Things to do Around Austin in December

  • November 30-December 2Holiday Stroll Parade
    Downtown Seguin , Seguin, TX
    Holiday festivities begin November 30th with the holiday stroll parade! Drink homemade hot chocolate while watching the parade go through downtown Seguin. Plus on December 1-2, walk around downtown Seguin to shop in local stores, meet Santa Claus and listen to live music! (the parade will start at the intersection of College and Austin Streets and heads south on Austin Street).
  • December 1Lost Pines Christmas First Friday Art Walk
    Bastrop Visitor Center 904 Main Street, Bastrop, TX 78602
    Come out to socialize and do some Christmas shopping while listening to live music! There will be a variety of different art including paintings, mosiacs, photograhps and more!
  • December 1Christmas Family Night 2017
    Main Street 221 E Main Street, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Main Street is decorated with small wooden houses which host various games and activities. This free event includes activities for the entire family including live music, dancers, candle making, game booths, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus and more.
  • December 1-2Georgetown’s Christmas Stroll
    Georgetown Square Texas Dr., Georgetown, TX 78633
    Head out to “the most beautiful town square in Texas” to start off the holidays! There will be plenty of things to do including a swing carousel, a candyland obstacle, a re-enactment of Bethlahem Village, dessert with The Grinch, shopping, food vendors, live music and Santa!
  • Dcember 1-4Other Worlds Austin
    Flix Brewhouse 2200 S Interstate 35 B1, Round Rock, TX 78681
    Austin’s only science fiction film festival is returning for the 4th year in a row! Join the diverse and approachable team of programmers and film makers into the world of SciFi!
  • December 1-24Holidays at the Domain
    The Domain 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX 78758
    Take a ride on a horse drawn carriage, watch light shows, listen to carolers and come out and meet Santa Claus! And of course we can’t foget about shopping for the holidays!
  • December 1-24Winter Wonderland
    The Circuit of The Americas 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617
    The Circuit of the Americas will be having their first winter wonderland this December! There will be many things to do and see such as a skating rink, a human snow globe, singing trees, a petting zoo, camel rides, Santa’s workshop, carnival rides, a hot air balloon float, Christmas movies on The Lawn, food, shopping and a Tunnel of Lights! This is a great new Christmas activity for you and your family to experience!
  • December 1-31Ice Skating on the Plaza
    Whole Foods Market 525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
    A must do during the holidays for locals or visitors! It costs $10 to get in (this includes the skates). Make sure to check the schedule on their website because some days are reserved for birthday parties!
  • December 1-31Yoga Floats
    LIQUID Floats 2525 W Anderson Ln #145, Austin, TX 78757
    Sometimes the holidays can get stressful, so treat yourself by exeperiencing a new way to do yoga at LIQUID Floats!
  • December 1-31ZACH Theatre Presents: “A Christmas Carol”
    ZACH Theatre 02 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
    One of the most popular Christmas musicals is back, A Christmas Carol! The Cratchit family and Ebenezer Scrooge take on a modern twist and will have you dancing! This is the perfect show to take your family to!
  • December 1-31Austin Scavenger Hunt
    State Archives Library 1201 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
    Explore the Texas State Capital, Driskill Hotel, 6th street, Frank’s Hotdogs, Lady Bird Lake and many hidden gems of Austin! This is a unique way to discover what Austin has to offer!
  • December 1-31Bastrop River of Lights
    Fisherman’s Park 1200 Willow Street , Bastrop, TX 78602
    Come out with your family and enjoy Bastrop’s little trail of lights! Non-profit organizations from Bastrop will be hosting the trail each night and use the event to raise awarness to their cause and sell treats to raise money.
  • December 1-24Blue Genie Art Bazaar
    Blue Genie Art Bazaar 6100 Airport Blvd., Ausitn, TX 78752
    Come out with family or friends and purchase or view original artworks handmade by local and regional artists! Their art ranges from paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, prints and much more!
  • December 2Christmas on Mercer Street
    Mercer Street Mercer Street, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
    Celebrate the holidays on Mercer Street in downtown Dripping Springs. Join us for a special holiday festival with arts and crafts booths, children’s games and activities, live family entertainment, local food vendors, and of course, pictures with Santa! Annual Tree Lighting is at Dusk at Veteran’s Park Triangle.
  • December 2- January 1Lakeway Trail of Lights
    City Hall Trail 1102 Lohmans Crossing Road, Lakeway, TX 78734
    One of Lakeway’s most cherished traditions is the Trail of Lights! Come see thousands of twinkling lights! See amusing tableaus, all accompanied by delightful seasonal music! Free to park and attend.
  • December 23rd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling
    Twin Sisters Dance Hall 6720 U.S. 281 South, Blanco, TX 78606
    This year’s fiddling event will feature presentations and showcase concerts by master fiddlers from styles across Texas such as Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band! Tickets are only $10 and the best part is, kids 12 and under are free!
  • December 2Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll
    Texas State Capital 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
    Start off the holiday season by listening to live music and watching amazing light shows in front of the Texas State capital! Shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums near the capital will also be open late and will feature special activities and offers.
  • December 2German-Texan Annual Christmas Market
    German Free School Building 507 E 10th St, Austin, TX 78701
    Shop for German hand crafted Christmas ornaments, nutcrackers, Schwiebogen, smokers and decor! While shopping there is live music and traditional German foods!
  • December 2-3Budafest
    Buda City Park 204 San Antonio St., Buda, TX 78610
    Get ready to start the holiday season with a Christmas parade, carnival, and over 125 artisans selling handcrafted items of every type! And of course Santa Claus will be there to take pictures!
  • December 2-325th Annual Homeless Art Show and Sale
    Trinity Center 304 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
    Discover a huge array of artwork produced by Austin’s homeless and at-risk artists. 95% of the sales goes to the homeless artists. A suggested donation of $5 will be at the entrance.
  • December 4Dancing With The Stars Austin
    JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
    Center for Child Protection; benefiting young victims of abuse, is hosting their 11th annual Dancing With the Stars dance! Presented by Lexus of Austin and Lakeway, Austin community members and professional dancers will put on a spectacular show to raise $1.5 million.
  • December 6Andiamo Ristorante’s “Burnet Road Eats”
    Restaurants along Burnet Rd. Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78758
    Andiamo Ristorante is hosting a special neighborhood restaurant promotion where participating restaurants located on Burnet Road will offer a drink and dish special priced at $10 or under! That’s an awesome deal!
  • December 8-23Ballet Austin’s: “The Nutcracker”
    The Long Center for Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
    For 54 years, Ballet Austin has been performing “The Nutcracker”, which is the longest running production in Texas! The ballet features enchanting sets and costumes and an amazing animated choreography. This is a great way to start off the holiday season!
  • December 9-10Cherrywood Art Fair
    Maplewood Elementary School 3808 Maplewood Ave, Austin, TX 78722
    Presented by Chula League; which is a nonprofit organization that has produced the Cherrywood Art Fair since 2005. There will be food, live music, 80+ artists, crafts and a silent auction at the annual event. Buy local art from east Austin artists (this could make a perfect gift for someone during the holidays!).
  • Dcember 10Milk and Cookies With Santa
    Caswell House 1404 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701
    Bring your kids to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus for story time with milk and cookies and a sing along! Bring your cameras so that you can take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
  • December 9-23Austin Trail of Lights
    Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
    The Trail of Lights is one of the 3 largest events in Austin and receives national appraise. Take part in the local tradition and buy your tickets soon!
  • December 12Austin Symphony Orchestra’s: “Handel’s Messiah”
    Hyde Park Baptist Church 3901 Speedway, Austin, TX 78751
    For three years in a row, Austin Symphony Orchestra has brought Handel’s Messiah to Austin! This musical will bring joy and comfort to your family! There is always plenty of seating and parking.
  • December 14-24Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
    Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Ausitn, TX 78704
    The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is an eleven day fine art shopping destination. With over 160 artists, it gives you a variety of upscale art, handmade gifts, heirloom pieces and stocking stuffers to buy as gifts for others or yourself. There will be live music and drinks while shopping!
  • December 20Graham Reynolds Ruins the Holidays
    The Long Center for Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
    Come out and support your local Austin musician Graham Reynolds by attending his musical havoc with an explosive set of holiday favorites with a rock n roll twist!
  • December 23Disney Live!
    Frank Erwin Center 1701 Red River, Austin, TX 78701
    Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are coming to Austin! Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite Disney characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! There are two show times, at 3pm and 6pm.
  • December 24Christmas Eve

  • December 25Christmas Day

  • December 29-31A Christmas Story: The Musical
    The Long Center for Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
    Experience the classic 1983 film live! The musical was nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical!
  • December 31New Years Eve

  • December 31Austin’s New Year
    Auditorium Shores 900 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
    A family-friendly event celebrating the city if Austin through visual art installations, jugglers, storytellers, fire dancers and other festive performances! This is a great way to end the year with family!
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Here are 35 things to do in Austin in December, including Ice Skating, Ballet Austin's The Nutcracker, the Austin Trail of Lights and more!
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