It’s that time of year again when Austin gets a little brighter and magical for the holidays. There are so many fun events happening around the city, so we decided to round up some must-go-to holiday events:

Holiday Trail of Lights at Zilker Park

December 10th: Grand opening

December 23rd: Last Day

Trail of Lights is definitely one of Austin’s largest holiday traditions. It showcases everything we love about Austin from music to food and just fun. Also, don’t forget to twirl under the tree at the end.

Mozart’s Coffee Holiday Show

November 21st: Grand Opening

January 5th: Last Day

Runs daily from 6-11

Mozart sets up more than one million LED lights creating the perfect light show choreographed to music running four times per evening. You can sit under the lights and sip on some coffee or hot chocolate. Trust us, the hot chocolate is the best! This is perfect for a family outing or even a date night.

Driskill Tree Lighting

December 3rd: Kick-off annual tree lighting

Free Admission

Schedule of Events

5:00 - 6:00 PM Music by The Arundel Ensemble

6:00 PM Tree Lighting

6:00 - 7:00 PM Caroling

Driskill Holiday Teas:

Enjoy a beautiful Victorian Afternoon Teas for the holiday season. Book here!

Driskill’s Cookies for Caring:

December 15th from 1:00-3:00 PM

Cookies for Caring continues the tradition of The Driskill’s beloved baked sales and raises funds for the Austin American-Statesman’s Season for Caring.

A Christmas Carol

November 20th: Opening Night

December 29th: Last Day

 A Christmas Carol with the family at the ZACH Theatre

Ballet Austin Nutcracker

December 7th: Opening Day

December 23rd: Last Day

One of our favorite things to do during the holiday season is to catch the Nutcracker at Ballet Austin. It’s such an amazing production it’s a must to go see!

Elf Movie Party at Alamo Drafthouse

Head over to Alamo Drafthouse for the Elf Movie Party, shout our your favorite lines, sing-along with songs with fellow fans.

Miracle Christmas Pop-Up Bar

November 25th: Opening day

December 29th: Last day

Two Locations:

The Eleanor

307 West 5th Street

Nickel City

1133 East 11th Street

For 21 & over, the very popular holiday pop-up bar Miracle is returning to Austin! Enjoy festive cocktails and decor feeling like you in a holiday wonderland.