Things to Do in December in Austin 2019

From now through the end of the year, you can expect to see more festivities than any other time of year in Austin. The kids are heading to winter break for a couple of weeks, family and friends are coming into town for a visit, and you need to find things to do in Austin to keep them all entertained. 

Take in a Live Show

ZACH Theatre presents "A Christmas Carol" from now through December 29th. A rockin' show that brings people from all over, with its modern twist on a classic tale, this is one of the theatre's most popular shows. Get your tickets so you don't miss out.

Get Christmas Shopping Done

Looking for unique gifts from Austin? Browse thousands of original and unique works, from art to handmade decor, at the Blue Genie Art Bazaar in Austin. Conveniently located on Airport Blvd., the event promises to provide hassle-free shopping of paintings, photography, sculptures, jewelry, and so much more. Taking place through December 22nd, there's still plenty of time to get your shopping list complete for the holidays.

Enjoy Music and Videos in Austin

Take a little time to enjoy what Austin is known best for at the Austin Music Video Festival. In its 5th year, this event is perfect for those that love the music and video scene of Austin. Self-proclaimed as the 'largest video cult on the planet', the event brings big-screen videos to watch, panels of discussion, a pajama party, and an awards show! Taking place on December 10th through 14th, get your tickets here.

The Best Light Display in the Country

Recently named one of the country's best holiday light displays, the Austin Trail of Lights is a staple in the city during the holiday season. Celebrating the 55th year, this spectacular trail of lights is perfect for creating memories and taking selfies under the Zilker Tree!  

A Chance to Shop a Little More

Next up on your shopping stops should be the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar at the Palmer Events Center. Beginning December 13th and ending on December 24th, you’ll find over 200 artists and creative makers, live music, and plenty of interactive activities to keep everyone occupied while you shop. There are also food trucks and two full bars. 

Celebrate the Coming of a New Year

To end the season of festivities in Austin is Austin’s New Year’s Eve celebration on Auditorium Shores. The event starts at 7:30 pm on December 31st with a firework finale taking place at 10 pm. That gives you plenty of time to make it to your next New Year’s Eve celebration! 

We’re excited to see what is in store for us in 2020 and hope you’ll be a part of that journey. Be sure to check back on our blog for more things to do in Austin, events happening in 2020, and more. And of course, if you or someone you know are looking to move closer to the action, give us a call at 512-518-0008. 


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