Holiday Fun for the Whole Family: Week Two

Welcome back to week 2 of our Holiday Fun blog series!

Last week we gave you tons of events and activities to kick off the best time of the year and this week we are back again! Enjoy the cool weather with some outdoor fun and Holiday cheer with our list of seven things to do this upcoming week! 


The 53rd annual Trail of Lights powered by H-E-B has been announced for Saturday, Dec. 9 and will run through Saturday, Dec. 23. 
Calendars for ticket availability and online ticket purchases will be available at

2. Storytime with Mrs. Claus 

The Arboretum - Monday, December 11th fr10 AM0AM - 12 PM
Bring the kids to enjoy a special story-time with Mrs. Claus near the Fireplace. The perfect Monday morning treat!    

3. Holiday Celebration 

Tuesday, December 12th @ 6:30 PM | Lake Travis Community Library
Join us for one of our most anticipated programs of the year! We will make crafts, sing carols, and enjoy refreshments. Plus, you won’t want to miss the very special guests!

4. Winter Wonderland at the Circuit

FRI DEC 1 - SAT DEC 30 6:00 PM
Millions of lights will illuminate a magical world of holiday amusement at Circuit of The Americas this December. There will be something for everyone to experience and enjoy including a Skating Rink, Human Snow Globe, Singing Trees, Petting Zoo, Camel Rides, Santa's Workshop, Carnival Rides, Hot Air Balloon Float, Merry Movies on The Lawn, Delectable Food, Shopping Galore and the soon to be world famous Tunnel of Lights and much more. Who knows, it may even end up snowing in Austin!

5. Handel’s “Messiah”

Austin Symphony & Chorus Austin

December 12, 2017, 8:00 PM

The Austin Symphony once again presents its Christmas tradition, Handel’s Messiah, accompanied by Chorus Austin for you and your family at Hyde Park Baptist Church. This will be the fourth season that the ASO has brought this performance to Hyde Park. HPBC has great parking and plenty of superb seating.

6. Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

THU DEC 14 - SUN DEC 24 11:00 AM

Palmer Events Center | $8 ONE-DAY PASSES

Art for you, gifts for them, music for everyone. The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, an iconic Texas cultural event, showcases award-winning artists of local and national recognition. This art and music festival features an intimate stage, two full bars, and new food offerings that come together to create a lively atmosphere that makes holiday shopping fun.


December 16–17 – 9:30 am, 9:45 am, 10:45 am, 11 am, 2:45 pm & 4 pm 

These hour-long, educator-led workshops are appropriate for all ages and offer everything needed to build and decorate a charming gingerbread house. Each attendee must reserve a seat in the workshop, and we recommend purchasing one Gingerbread House Kit for every 2–3 people.


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