Festive Holiday Events in Austin,Texas

Once again the holidays are upon us, which brings an abundance of exciting activities, beautiful sights, and memorable moments. Gather your family, gather your friends, or fly solo to any number of the entertaining events the great state of Texas has to offer.

Christmas in Austin TX

Looking for a little guidance? Here is a list of just a few of the captivating activities happening in Austin this holiday season:

Blue Genie Art Bazaar

When: November 27 – December 24, 2015


The Marchesa Hall & Theater

6226 Middle Fiskville Rd

Austin, TX, 78752

Spruce up your shopping list this year with something special. Impress your loved ones with Austin’s greatest local-handmade art. This is The Marchesa Hall & Theater’s 15th year of showcasing and offering some of the most unique art that Austin’s most accomplished artists have to offer.

Lights of Love 5K

When: December 4th, 2015 – Registration opens at 6:00 PM


Mueller Lake Park

4550 Mueller Blvd

Austin, TX, 78723

For those of you who are charitable and athletic, the Lights of Love 5K is the perfect way to kick off your holidays. Team up with the Ronald McDonald House Charities and help raise funds and hope for families with sick children. This is a family event featuring Ronald McDonald, Santa, snow, and hot chocolate, so have your kiddos lace up their running shoes and come join this great event.

Austin Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble Presents The Nutcracker: Suite Dreams

When: December 11th, 2015 – 7:30 PM | Dec. 12th, 2015 – 2:30 PM | Dec. 12th, 2015 – 7:30 PM


George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center

1165 Angelina Street

Austin, TX, 78703

Nothing says “holidays” like the classics. Come see the Austin Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble perform one of the greatest performances ballet has to offer. Nutcrackers, mice, and toys… oh my! Support some of Austin’s most talented dancers and find yourself in merry holiday spirits!

Snow Day

When: December 5th, 2015 – Noon – 4:00 PM


Between the Amphitheater and The Bee Cave Public Library

Enjoy all the snow-filled adventures Snow Day has to offer. Bring your family and friends and have a snowball fight, build a snowman, or make a snow angel. Wear your gloves and be ready for some frozen holiday adventures.

Luminations at the Wildflower Center

When: December 12th – 13th, 2015 – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

4801 La Crosse Avenue

Austin, TX, 78739

Come and enjoy thousands of twinkly lights that create a holiday wonderland. These luminaries are an Austin tradition and you can also visit Frosty the Snowman, enjoy children’s activities in the Gallery, and snack on delicious toasty-kettle corn.

Wherever this warm-hearted and exciting season takes you, make sure you stop by these events and see what Austin, Texas has to offer.

Make this a magical holiday season that you and your family will remember forever. If your travels have to take you away from home, we hope you’ll enjoy your stay in a fully furnished apartment in Austin throughout the holidays.