Austin December Holiday Happenings

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With the cool weather finally here, it’s a great time to bundle up and explore all that Austin has to offer during December. We’ve gathered a list of some of our favorite holiday traditions that are perfect for getting your family into a festive spirit. 

Mozart’s Christmas Light Show

November 21 – January 5

Tucked away on Lake Austin, Mozart’s Christmas Light Show is an annual event that should not be missed. Experience over 1 million LED lights set to the tune of your favorite holiday songs on Mozart’s multi-level patio. Don’t forget to snag a hot cocoa and tasty treat during your visit from the indoor cafe. 

Lake Travis Lighted Boat Parade

December 7

Escape the bustle of the city and head to Lake Travis for the annual Lighted Boat Parade. Here your family will enjoy dozens of boats decked out in festive light displays and blaring holiday tunes. The parade route starts at the Emerald Pointe Ship Store, loops around Starnes Island and ends at Emerald Point Bar and Grill for food, music, and trophies. 

Ballet Austin Nutcracker

December 7 – 23

Prepare to be impressed with Ballet Austin’s performance of The Nutcracker. With vibrant sets, costumes and a cast of more the 200 dancers, this Christmas classic is a great activity to enjoy with family and friends alike. The show is hosted at the Long Center, tickets can be purchased here

Thinkery Gingerbread Workshop

December 7 – 24

The Thinkery hosts a number of festive workshops that are great for all ages during the holidays. One of our favorites is the Gingerbread Workshop which allows children to put their creativity to work while constructing their very own gingerbread house from La Mexicana Bakery. Participants are welcome to explore the Thinkery while their creations dry, making for a fun and festive day. 

Trail of Lights

December 10 – 23

Bundle up and head to Zilker Park which each December transforms into the festive Trail of Lights. Featuring over two million lights, 40 displays, 20+ food trucks, and two live music and entertainment stages, this is an Austin holiday tradition you surely won’t want to miss. 
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