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Top December Events
Fun Run at the Trail of Lights
Zilker Park | 2100 Barton Springs Road
Stick Around For The Ultimate After Party – Complete with DJ entertainment and dance party, Ferris Wheel and Carousel rides, food trucks, drinks, fitness expo and more!
Get a !! FREE !! Post-Run Beer or Cocoa for ALL Fun Runners – Cheers! Grab bites from Austin’s famous food trucks – Available for purchase. Dive into the Fitness Expo – Mix and mingle among health and fitness brands. Join The Fun Activities – Stop by for post-race yoga and more while engaging with local brands. Show us your moves in a spontaneous Dance-Off. Show Us Your Threads in our Costume Contest – Strut your stuff on the runway in your wackiest holiday costume! Let loose and kick off the holidays the Austin way
AT&T Stadium | Arlington, TX
It’s going to be weird, isn’t it? Watching Texas helmets and Oklahoma helmets intermingling somewhere other than the Cotton Bowl? While AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of Saturday’s Big 12 Championship, is only about 22 miles west, the last time the Sooners and Longhorns took each other on in a city other than Dallas was 95 years ago, in 1923. (Texas won, 26-14, in Austin.)
1102 Lohmans Crossing Road | Lakeway
December 1st – January 1st
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! Skateboards, scooters, bicycles and motorized vehicles are not permitted. The Trail of Lights will continue nightly through the end of December.
Austin Symphony Orchestra – Handel’s “Messiah”
December 4th | Hyde Park Baptist Church | Austin
December 5th | Emmaus Catholic Church | Lakeway
The Austin Symphony once again presents its Christmas tradition, Handel’s Messiah, accompanied by Chorus Austin for you and your family at Hyde Park Baptist Church and at it’s additional location, Emmaus Catholic Church. We hope you will move with us and enjoy this holiday classic and a city favorite. This night of musical magic will comfort you through its familiarity and fill you with the joy of rediscovery. Let us begin your winter celebrations with a performance full of rejoicing!
Ballet Austin’s “The Nutcracker”
The Long Center | 701 W Riverside Drive
December 7th – December 23rd
Your favorite way to celebrate the season returns for its 56th year! Ballet Austin’s annual production of The Nutcracker never disappoints, with hundreds of dancers, beautiful sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s delicious score performed live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. From a festive holiday party to an exotic court of sweets, watch as our young heroine, Clara, faces her fears, rescues her prince, and dreams big during the journey of a lifetime! Make memories to last a lifetime when you share this special holiday tradition with family and friends!
Zilker Park | 2100 Barton Springs Road
December 12th – 31st
The AUSTIN TRAIL OF LIGHTS is Austin’s largest holiday tradition and 2nd largest event in the city. Run by the Trail of Lights Foundation, the annual event in Zilker Park celebrates the unique spirit and people that make Austin the place we love to call home. The Austin Trail of Lights is a community event that invites 400,000 people every year to come celebrate the holidays in the heart of Austin, Texas during the month of December. The event showcases everything that we love about Austin—from music and food to creativity and family fun. Thanks to the Trail of Lights Foundation, we are able to keep it free for at least ½ of the nights to make sure that anyone who wants to be part of the experience has a way to do so.
Frank Erwin Center | 1701 Red River Street
America’s hardest-rocking holiday tradition is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in December 2018, and tickets for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s upcoming stop in the “Live Music Capital of the World” are on sale now! Check out the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Austin concert information below to find out how you can experience their special new show, which is inspired by their debut album The Christmas Attic as well as their career-launching TV special The Ghosts of Christmas Eve — but don’t wait. The only way you’re gonna hear your favorite holiday classics rocked the way only this prog symphony can is to score your TSO Austin Tickets right away!
Home For The Holidays Series AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100
December 22nd – 30th
We all have our favorite holiday classics. During the holiday season this year at AFS we are reaching way back into Hollywood’s Golden Age to present some of our favorites, some very well known, some less so, but all great.
Come celebrate the season with AFS, as we present our favorite classic holiday films from December 22nd to the 30th.