Fun and Festive Things to Do this Holiday Season in Austin, Texas

Celebrating the holidays in Austin

Once again, the holidays snuck up on us… It is Christmas Eve-Eve and the excitement of this glorious season is taking Austin, Texas by storm. Lights, music, Santa and his helpers, ten-gallon hats adorned with mistletoe, this place has it all. The joy you’ll find in this amazing (and often good-crazy) city doesn’t stop when the Christmas trees come down. New Year’s Eve is also upon us and it is time to say goodbye to 2016 and heeelllooo to a brand-new start in 2017.


The question is: how can someone make the most out of the next week and enjoy the events that Austin has to offer? Not to worry, we are going to share some ideas of what this great city is all about. There will be no shortage of glitz, no scarcity of glam, and there will be an extra helping of merriment to go around. Join us, won’t you?

Ice Skating

Looking for something to do on Christmas day? Austin Whole Foods rooftop invites you to show off your ice skating skills. This is the time to take off your boots, lace up your skates, and give the rare chance of outdoor ice skating a run for its money. There will be hot food, hot chocolate, and plenty of butt bruises to go around.

The Biggest Christmas Tree in Town

This is a must-see attraction. Step inside this dazzling tree and look up in amazement. This is a sacred Austin tradition that simply should not be missed. It is a 155-foot Zilker Holiday tree, a massive 380 feet wide, has a 10-foot star, and 3,309 lights that would make any night club envious. This is a sight worth seeing.

Now, on to New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve 2017 VIP Party at The Rooftop on 6th

Adorn yourself in you finest and sparkliest clothing and come celebrate at one of Austin’s hottest bars. There will be plenty of music to dance to, thanks to local-popular Djs, one of the biggest balloon drops in town, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Grab your loved ones and ring in the new year at a celebration you won’t want to miss. Hurry and book your reservation before this fun filled extravaganza is sold out!

NYE Wonderland 2017 at POP

If you choose to “go down the rabbit hole’ this New Year’s Eve, come and celebrate in true Wonderland themed fashion. Follow the white rabbit to POP, Austin’s premier champagne lounge bar on West Sixth… “we’re all a little mad here.” The celebration starts at 8:00, so don’t be late for this very important date.

New Year’s Eve TRIO Celebration

Looking for a place to ring in the new year with dazzling decor and mouthwatering food? TRIO is the place. Gather your friends and join the food festivities, featuring a spectacular four-course menu. You’ll say goodbye to 2016 by filling your belly and your heart. This is one delicious celebration that you want to be a part of.

Whether you are passing through, a long-time local, staying for business, or perhaps you’re not sure how you ended up in Austin at all, these are a few events that will help make your holidays merry and bright.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Residology!