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2022 Holiday Fun in Central Texas


2022 Holiday Fun in Central Texas

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Holiday Screenings


This holiday season, kick back at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and laugh as you watch classic holiday comedies such as “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” or “A Christmas Story.”

The Armadillo Bazaar Outside

December 17 – 23 | Austin

The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is a fine art shopping destination featuring national and local award-winning artists, live music, and a full bar in a festive, lively atmosphere.

Ballet Austin’s “The Nutcracker”

Dec 3 – Dec 23

Ballet Austin’s annual production of THE NUTCRACKER is Austin’s favorite holiday tradition! Hundreds of dancers perform Stephen Mills’ enchanting choreography to Tchaikovsky’s magical score with live accompaniment from Austin Symphony Orchestra.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar

Nov 18 – Dec 24 | Austin

This event offers incredible indoor shopping throughout November and December, with the best in art, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, and more. This year, in addition to the indoor event, they are also offering an online store.


Dec 2 – 4 | Buda

Bring the whole family to Downtown Buda for three days of holiday cheer! With live

music at the brand-new Buda Amphitheater, a craft and art market in the Downtown Greenbelt, and a dazzling Night Parade and Fireworks show along Main Street, and there is plenty to do and see all weekend.

Christmas on Mercer Street

Dec 3 | Dripping Springs

Celebrate the magic of the holidays on Mercer Street in downtown historical Dripping Springs with arts and crafts booths, children’s games and activities, live family entertainment, local food vendors, and of course, pictures with SANTA!

Christmas on the Creek

Dec 10 | Lampasas

Fun for the entire family! Get into the Christmas spirit! Come join us for an evening of making memories with family and friends! Our annual Christmas on the Creek event will take place at W.M. Brook Park.

A Dickens Christmas

Dec 2 – 3 | Lockhart

Come out for a lighted Christmas parade and enjoy arts & crafts, food, games, carriage ride, storytellers, choirs, music, and more!

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm

Nov 25 – Dec 9 | Elgin

Take the family out this year to handpick your Christmas tree at an actual Tree Farm. In addition to getting a tree, you can enjoy a scenic hayride, animals, crazy maze, and playground.

Evergreen Farms

Nov 25 – Dec 24 | Elgin

Evergreen Farms is a Choose and Cut Christmas tree farm designed with fun-loving consumers in mind. Customers can experience the fresh air of the country as they pick out their perfect Christmas tree. Take a wagon ride out to the field where you can cut your own Texas-grown Christmas tree or pick a precut Noble fir or Fraser fir.

Georgetown Christmas Stroll

Dec 2 – 3 | Georgetown

Kick off your holiday season with some jolly, family-friendly fun at the 41st annual Christmas Stroll held in historic downtown Georgetown, Texas.

Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll

Dec 3 | Austin

Enjoy carols, live entertainment, and free food as you meander down Austin’s Congress Avenue, where the galleries, stores, and restaurants spill into the street in celebration.

Home for the Holiday

Dec 3 | Elgin

A Farmers Market, arts and crafts booths, and musical entertainment happen throughout the day. Holiday store specials, sidewalk sales, and delicious dining options add to this festive celebration of the holidays.

The Junior League of Austin’s A Christmas Affair

Nov 16-20 | Austin

A Christmas Affair is a five-day holiday market benefiting The Junior League of Austin’s signature programs and non-profit community partners. The annual event hosts over 200 retail merchants from across the country and attracts over 25,000 patrons.

Liberty Hill Christmas Fest

Dec 3 | Liberty Hill

The annual Christmas Festival is the hit of the holiday season, where the entire community comes together to celebrate and start their season off on the right foot.

Lighted Boat Parade

Dec 3 | Austin

Boat owners are invited to decorate their boats and participate in this great annual event.

Light Up the Lake

Dec 2 – 3 | Round Rock

The event will feature SPECTACULAR holiday cold and hot air balloons hovering over Bright Lake, a fantastic light show, LIVE music, holiday displays, holiday food and refreshments, yule log, and more!

Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec 10 | Bastrop

Downtown Bastrop’s famous Lost Pines Christmas Lighted Christmas Parade features more than 100 fanciful floats and local participants lighting up Main Street in this joyful tradition.

Mozart’s Coffee Holiday Light Show

Nov 10 – Jan 6 | Austin

This Austin tradition is something you don’t miss! This free show is each evening, every hour on the hour.

North Pole Flyer

Nov 26 – Dec 17 | Cedar Park

This 2-hour, round-trip train ride on the historic Bertram Flyer includes story-time, cookies, and a visit from both Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus!

Old Town Christmas Festival

Dec 3 | Leander

This event includes the Old Town Rudolph Run 5k, Leander in Lights Parade, a snow zone, activities for the kids, pictures with Santa, local school performances and entertainment, food court, local vendors, and more.

Peppermint Parkway

Nov 25- Dec 30 | Austin

Go on a journey down COTA’s Tunnel Road, full of holiday entertainment.

Sights & Sounds of Christmas

Dec 1 – 3 & 9, 8-10

Every year this family-friendly Christmas festival brings the holiday spirit to San Martians and visitors from across Texas and beyond.

Tree Lighting & Santa’s Workshop in Cedar Park

Dec 2 | Cedar Park

Tree Lighting Ceremony, snow hill, snow playing area, games & prizes, crafts, photos with Santa, yule fire, live music, inflatables & food concessions.

Tuba Christmas

Dec 23 | Austin

Austin families are invited to hear memorable Christmas music played by many different forms of tubas and euphoniums!

Trail of Lights

Dec 2 – Dec 23 | Austin

The Trail of Lights in Zilker Park is a beautiful, festive mile drive through dazzling light displays. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and gather the whole family for a night of lights and fun for all ages!

Waller Creek Show

Nov 10 – 20 | Austin

Stroll along the creek between 9th & 11th Streets while taking in six new illuminating works of light-based art.

Wassail Fest & Small Business Saturday

Nov 26 | Bastrop

Holiday shoppers and visitors are invited to Downtown Bastrop for the annual Wassail Fest! Homemade hot mulled cider will be served downtown, and visitors can vote for their favorite recipe in the coveted annual People’s Choice Awards! Shop for that perfect stocking stuffer while listening to strolling musicians.

Trail of Lights Walkway Light-up

Various Dates | Marble Falls

Grab your friends and join in spreading holiday cheer!

Zilker Tree Lighting Ceremony

Nov 27 | Austin

When the Zilker tree bursts to life against the Austin night sky, it’s hard not to feel the Christmas spirit! This event will be completely virtual this year!

Driskill Grand Lobby Tree Lighting

Dec 1 | Austin

Gather at The Driskill hotel and watch as the Grand Lobby tree is lit, accompanied by holiday music and caroling. The historic Driskill hosts holiday events throughout the season, including Victorian holiday teas.

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