Things to Do in Austin in December 2015

Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015 at 4:27pm.

Things to Do in Austin in December

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The holidays are a special time of year, especially in Austin. There are so many holiday activities happening across Austin throughout December. Get your holiday shopping done early at the Blue Genie Art Bazaar and Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, which feature works by local artists. The Austin Ballet presents their annual production of The Nutcracker this month, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra rolls into Austin with a unique show. Take part in Austin traditions like the Trail of Lights and the Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll. There's plenty of holiday fun to be had at festivals and light trails in Buda, Round Rock, and Lakeway. We hope you will find something fun to do with your family this holiday season in Austin.

Check out these fun things to do in the Austin area this December:

Event Location / Time
Website Date
Blue Genie Art Bazaar Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin / Open Daily from 10 am - 10 pm bluegenieartbazaar.com Dec 1 - 24
Rock'n Lights Holiday Light Tour Old Settlers Park in Round Rock / Open Nightly from 6 - 9 pm www.roundrocktexas.gov Dec 1 - 26
Handel's "Messiah" Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin / Tuesday at 8 pm www.austinsymphony.org Dec 1
Santa's Arrival and Tree Lighting City Square Park in Kyle / Wednesday from 4:30 - 9 pm www.cityofkyle.com Dec 2
First Thursday South Congress South Congress Avenue in Austin / Most business open until at least 10 pm www.firstthursdayaustin.com Dec 3
First Thursday Buda Downtown Buda / Thursday from 5 - 9 pm www.ci.buda.tx.us Dec 3
Wild Ideas Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center / Friday and Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday from 12 - 5 pm www.wildflower.org Dec 4 - 6
Christmas Stroll Georgetown Square / Friday from 5 - 9 pm & Saturday from 9 am - 8 pm www.thegeorgetownsquare.com Dec 4 - 5
Christmas Family Night Old Settlers Association in Round Rock / Friday at 6:30 pm www.roundrocktexas.gov Dec 4
Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa's Workshop Heritage Oak Park in Cedar Park / Friday from 6:30 - 9 pm www.cedarparktexas.gov Dec 4
Lights On! Holiday Celebration Lakeway City Hall / Friday from 6 - 8 pm www.lakeway-tx.gov Dec 4
Lights of Love 5K Mueller Hangar in Austin / Friday from 6 - 9 pm rmhcct.convio.net Dec 4
Lakeway Trail of Lights Lakeway City Hall / Open Daily from 6 pm - 12 am www.lakeway-tx.gov Dec 5 - 31
The Nutcracker The Long Center in Austin / Shows at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, Dates Vary thelongcenter.org Dec 5 - 23
Art from the Streets Austin Convention Center / Saturday and Sunday, Time TBA www.artfromthestreets.org Dec 5 - 6
BudaFest Buda City Park / Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 5:30 pm budafest.org Dec 5 - 6
Snow Day! Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave / Dates Vary, Open 12 - 4 pm www.hillcountrygalleria.com Dec 5, 13, & 19
Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll Downtown Austin / Saturday from 6 - 9 pm www.downtownaustin.com Dec 5
German-Texan Christmas Market German Free School of Austin / Saturday from 10 am - 4pm germantexans.org Dec 5
Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Leander City Hall / Saturday at 5 pm www.leandertx.gov Dec 5
Christmas on Mercer Street Mercer Street in Dripping Springs / Saturday from 10 am - 7 pm cca.drippingspringstx.org Dec 5
Trail of Lights Fun Run Zilker Park in Austin / Saturday at 7:30 pm austintrailoflights.org Dec 5
Trail of Lights Zilker Park in Austin / Open Daily at 7 pm austintrailoflights.org Dec 8 - 22
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Frank Erwin Center in Austin / Wednesday at 7 pm www.uterwincenter.com Dec 9
Of Mice and Music: A Jazz Nutcracker The Long Center in Austin / Thursday - Sunday at 2 pm and 7:30 pm thelongcenter.org Dec 10 - 20
Buda Trail of Lights Stagecoach Park in Buda / Friday - Sunday from 6 - 10 pm www.ci.buda.tx.us Dec 11 - 12 and 17 - 20
Day of Tango Festival Ben Hur Shrine Temple Auditorium / Friday from 6 - 10:30 pm, Saturday from 12 pm - 1 am, Sunday from noon to 12 am www.dayoftango.org Dec 11 - 13
Luminations Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center / Saturday and Sunday from 6 - 9 pm www.wildflower.org Dec 12 - 13
Cherrywood Art Fair Maplewood Elementary in Austin / Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm cherrywoodartfair.org Dec 12 - 13
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar Palmer Events Center in Austin / Open Daily from 10 am - 10 pm www.armadillobazaar.com Dec 15 - 24
Holiday Lights & Ice Barton Creek Resort in Austin / Dates and Times Vary  www.omnihotels.com Dec 18 - 31
Robert Earl Keen's Merry Christmas From the Fam-O-Lee ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin / Saturday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) acl-live.com Dec 19
HITS Running Fest Circuit of the Americas in Austin / Sunday at 7 am www.hitsrunning.com Dec 20
Blue Man Group The Long Center in Austin / Saturday at 12 pm, 4 pm, 8 pm and Sunday at 1 pm and 5 pm thelongcenter.org Dec 26 - 27

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