Christmas in Austin

By Swathi Ramaswamy on Jan 08, 2019
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Austin, the capital of Texas, is an inland city known for its Christmas celebrations, wherein the people from all over the world visit the place to enjoy the food, culture, and tradition. The city that enjoys live music and nightlife throughout the year, is lit up with bars and restaurants welcoming people from the streets to taste the authentic American food being served here. All these things are enough to make Christmas in Austin a memorable affair. All you have to do is refer to this list of Christmas events in Austin to soak in the festivities - 

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Events and activities in Austin during Christmas:

As the city is known for its cultural events and festivals, there are a large number of places that one can visit in Austin, so as to have fun and amusement.

1. Enjoy the Christmas Light Show at Mozart Coffee Roasters

With a history of more than 2 decades, Mozart Coffee Roasters presents a magnificent light show every year on Christmas where people can see the dazzling lights sculpted into objects such as Christmas Trees, Santa Claus ride, Guitar and many others, bringing out Austin’s Culture during Christmas season amongst the visitors. The place does not have any entry fees, and anyone can visit it for free of cost, where they can capture the enormous iconic objects by clicking pictures and making videos through their cameras. That has put it on top of the list of free things to do in Austin during Christmas. Festivity revelers can also enjoy a cup of fantastic coffee, which is exactly what the Mozart coffee roasters are actually famous for.

2. Indulge your shopping senses at Blue Genie Art Bazaar

This Art Bazaar is put up every year during Christmas Celebrations in Austin and is one of the best places to buy paintings and handmade items which includes jewelry, home décor, glass art and many more. Goodies are available for purchase to suit every budget from cheap to expensive. With more than 200 artists participating to showcase their works, this Christmas market in Austin is a great place for regional as well as local artists to come together. This Art Bazaar starts every day during the Christmas week from 10 am to 10 pm with free entry and parking provided at 6100 Airport Boulevard.

3. Marvel at the Georgetown Annual Lighting of the Square

During Austin Christmas, people can enjoy the lightening of the city at the north of Austin wherein they are served with authentic American food. The whole square sparkling with lights is the way of Austin to kick start the holiday celebrations. There are some delicious desserts to die for, like the chocolate cookies which are really yummy and soft in texture. There is also the hot chocolate fountain where people can dip sticks of fruits and candies to enjoy different tastes of chocolates. Along with that, the children can enjoy the festivity of Christmas by getting their pictures clicked with Santa Claus which the people can purchase later on.

4. Enjoy the Gingerbread Village at Four Seasons

Four Seasons pastry chefs make delicious and mouth-watering desserts during the Christmas celebrations in Austin. Their authentic specialty is the gingerbread village displayed in their lobby, where the people can have a look at it with the complimentary drink prepared from apple cider and some lovely and munching hot cookies which taste yummy with the drink. Along with that, there are two open houses for the visitors where they can meet the chefs behind the gingerbread village, and also understand the entire technique of making the gingerbread.

5. Experience the Ice Skating on the Rooftop

Austin is known for its outdoor ice skating that everyone can enjoy to the fullest during Christmas. It is organized by Whole food, where they also arrange different fun activities suitable for all age groups. The place is well decorated with lights, which makes the ice look even more attractive and people love to spend a lot of time with their loved ones in order to have great fun. With good food and great activities, this has become one of the top events in Austin during Christmas. 

6. Experience the North Pole Flyer

North Pole Flyer is a must during Christmas Celebrations in Austin as it is a two-hour train ride on historical Bertram Flyer which is in association with the Austin Steam Train situated in Cedar Park, Texas. It is the best gift that could be given to the kids as during the entire journey, the travelers are served with cookies and drinks along with the extraordinary storytelling program held by both Mr and Mrs. Santa Claus. A perfect way to understand holidays while having fun, this experience will make your Christmas in Austin a memorable event.

So, don’t miss the opportunity to come to Austin during Christmas, to enjoy the fun and frolic Christmas celebrations with friends and families during the entire month of December as the festivities begin from the end of November and last till the end of December.

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