LIVE THE LIFESTYLE, LOVE THE LIFESTYLE | TOP DECEMBER EVENTS Ice Skating On The Plaza November 23rd- January 20th, 2019 | Whole Foods Lamar
Spend an afternoon on the rink at the Whole Foods flagship store on North Lamar. Then head inside for a cup of cocoa or cider and live, local music on the weekends! Daily: 10 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
ZACH Theatre Presents: “A Christmas Carol” December 1st- 29th, 2019 | ZACH Theatre
“A Christmas Carol” is back to ring in the holidays! This rockin’ show provides a modern twist on the classic tale. In fact, this show has proven to be such a hit among locals and visitors that is the most popular show in the theatre’s history.
Teddy Bear Tea December 1st-15th, 2019 | Four Seasons Hotel
Don’t miss this annual event at the Four Seasons hotel featuring tea service, caroling and a fireside reading by Santa. Teddy Bears will be donated to Dell Children’s Hospital.
Holiday Window Walk December 2-31st, 2019 | 2nd Street District
Visitors can watch the storefronts of 2nd Street District transform into decorative holiday scenes during the ninth annual Holiday Window Walk. St. Edward’s University students will activate both their imaginations and design skills for a chance to win $4,500 worth of scholarships on behalf of the 2nd Street District. The public can vote for their favorite at the 2SD Facebook page. Every vote is entered for a chance to win a W Austin prize pack.
Ballet Austin’s “The Nutcracker” December 7th-22nd, 2019 | Long Center for the Performing Arts
Ballet Austin kicks off the season with the 57th annual production of “The Nutcracker.” This family-friendly show brings a fresh experience to the beloved holiday tradition.
Austin Trail of Lights December 10th-23rd, 2019 | Zilker Park
The 55th Annual 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!
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar December 13th-24th, 2019 | Palmer Events Center
This holiday shopping bazaar is a fun, authentic Austin experience – for 11 days leading to Christmas, visitors can shop national and local art, handmade gifts, stocking stuffers and more while enjoying live music from the Armadillo stage and sips from a full bar. This annual tradition and cultural icon is one of Austin’s longest running art and music festivals, attracting around 40,000 shoppers each year.
Austin’s New Year December 31st, 2019 | Auditorium Shores
This alcohol-free, family-friendly event celebrates the diversity and creativity of the city with visual art installations, jugglers, storytellers, fire dancers and other festive performances.