Top 5 ATX Holiday Events 2021
Your Ultimate Austin Winter Bucket List is here. There is plenty to do in Austin during the wintertime, see the fun-filled activities below!
Austin Trail of Lights: The 57th Annual Trail of Lights will take place this year from November 27th-December 31st as a drive-thru event. The Trail of Lights is the longest running holiday tradition of its kind in Austin and welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests from Central Texas each year. The trail features more than two million lights, 90 lighted holiday trees, and 70 other holiday displays and lighted tunnels. Purchase tickets here. (Zilker Park)
Peppermint Parkway: Taking place November 26-December 26 is the Circuit of The America’s Peppermint Parkway. The holiday spectacular will be transformed into a mile of holiday displays, millions of lights, live dancing elves, and a walking plaza full of food and activities. Purchase tickets here. (Circuit of The America’s)
Mozart’s Light Show: Mozart’s Coffee Roasters light show runs nightly from November through January. The annual Christmas Light Show will require reserved seating tickets in advance, along with general admission standing-room only tickets. Enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate while watching the lights choreographed to music. You can reserve tickets here. (Mozart’s Coffee Roasters)
Ballet Austin’s “Nutcracker”: Ballet Austin’s 59th annual production of The Nutcracker will return from December 4-23. Hundreds of dancers perform Stephen Mills’ enchanting choreography to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s magical score with live accompaniment from Austin Symphony Orchestra. The show is two 50-minute acts with a 20-minute intermission. You can purchase tickets here. (Austin Symphony Orchestra)
Christmas Bar’s: Get in the holiday spirit by attending a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar. Miracle on 5th Street, located at the Eleanor, will run from November 19-December 28. Sippin’ Santa will also return to Nickel City for a tiki version of Miracle on 5th St. Enjoy holiday cocktails in a festive setting, surrounded by Christmas decor. (Multiple Locations)