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Austin Holiday Events 2020

A packed list of one-of-a-kind festive decorations, shows and markets that make Austin holidays bright

Holiday Experiences

Jingle Jam 
December 11, Scholz Garten

A Charlie Brown Christmas
December 11 & 13, Austin Chamber Music Center (virtual)

Secret Santa Cinema
December 11 – 13, Alamo Drafthouse

Visit with Santa Virtual Experience
December 13, Delysia Chocolatier (virtual) 

Robert Earl Keen’s Merry Christmas From the Fam-O-Lee Secret Santa Christmas
December 17 – 19, ACL Live 

A Christmas Carol
December 18 – 21, Austin Playhouse (virtual)

WinterFest 2020
December 19, Old Settler’s Music Festival (virtual)

 Abuelita’s Christmas Carol
December 19, Ground Floor Theatre 

A (Virtual) Christmas with the Griswolds
December 19, Long Center (virtual)

Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol
December 19 & 20, Bass Concert Hall (virtual)

Sounds of the Season with Tinsel 
Through December 20, Neill-Cochran House Museum

Holiday Film Series
Through December 20, Paramount Theatre 

Holiday Drive-In Movies 
Through December 26, Domain NORTHSIDE

The Nutcracker: Home for the Holidays
Through January 1, Ballet Austin (virtual)

A Rockin’ Holiday  Concert
Through January 3, ZACH Theatre 

A Very Merry Symphony 
Through January 6, Austin Symphony Orchestra (virtual)

Holiday Sights

Photo by Jackie Lee Young

The South Pole, a holiday cocktail affair
December 11 – 23, Geraldine’s

Bee Cave BuzzFest
December 17 – 19, Hill Country Galleria

Buda Trail of Lights
Through December 20, Historic Stagecoach Park

Santa’s Wonderland
Through December 24, Hill Country Galleria

Holiday Tree Light Show 
Through December 25, Domain NORTHSIDE 

Miracle on 5th Street
Through December 27, The Eleanor 

Downtown Holiday Stroll
Through December 31, 2ND Street District

Gibson Wonderland
Through December 31, Gibson Street Bar

30th Annual Walkway of Lights
Through January 2, Marble Falls

Winter Wanderland
Through January 3, Austin Motel 

Peppermint Parkway
Through January 3, Circuit of the Americas 

Through January 3, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Garden

Austin Trail of Lights
Through January 3, Zilker Park

Lights Spectacular
Through January 3, Johnson City

Santa’s Ranch 
Through January 3, New Braunfels

 2020 Christmas Light Show
Through January 6, Mozart’s Coffee Roasters

55 Nights of Fredericksburg Lights
Through January 6, Marktplatz

Yurt Village
Through February 28, Arlo Grey

Holiday Markets

2nd Annual Texas Makers Market
December 12, Desert Door Distillery

Holiday Market & Craft Fair
December 12, Austin Craft Lounge

The Wandering Vegan Holiday Market
December 12, The Vegan Nom 

Holibabes All-Girl Gift Market
December 12 & 13, Nina Berenato Jewelry 

Austin Flea 
December 12 & 13, Captain Quackenbush’s & Better Half 

Holiday Mini Market 
Through December 13, South Congress Hotel 

It’s A Kinda Tropical Holiday Market
December 13, Kinda Tropical

Winter Holiday Mystic Market
Through December 15, Joy Organics CBD Oil 

Christmas Artisan Mercado
December 19, La Peña 

Frida Friday ATX Goodbye 2020 HOLIDAY MARKET
December 19 & 20, Revival Coffee

Holiday Pop Up Shop
Through Dec. 23, Soul Studio 

Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Through December 24, Blue Genie Big Top 

Holiday Market
December 24, Emmer & Rye

Armadillo Bazaar Art Concierge