Unwrap the magic of the holidays in Austin
Ah, the holidays! Twirling under the twinkling lights of the Zilker tree. Dancing at Donn's Depot. Toasting your friends at Lala's Little Nugget. Tromping through the Trail of Lights. The holidays in Austin are full of magic.
Whether you're a long-time Austinite or a recent transplant, we've got a Texas-sized checklist of seasonal activities, ideas for spirited shopping sprees at local businesses, and Austin tunes that will have you jingling all the way.
So, grab your peppermint latte, slip into your coziest sweater, and let's sleigh this season, Austin-style!
Making a list, and checking it twice.
Do you need to buy gifts this season? Here are some of our favorite Austin-area and Texas holiday shopping ideas for everyone on your list, from the foodie to the avid reader and beyond.
Before defaulting to a big box retailer, remember that our shopping dollars help local Austin and Texas business owners keep their doors open and their employees on the payroll.
Do you hear what I hear?
If you celebrate Christmas, these tunes by Austin and Texas musicians are sure to get you in the holiday spirit with a Texas twist. If you want to do a deeper dive, the entire Bob Schneider holiday album is surprisingly chill and worth a listen.
Tune into our Austin holiday playlist while you shop online, trim the tree, or wrap gifts. Twang on...
Jingle all the way!
Whether it's a family-friendly stroll through the quirky lights along 37th Street or an adults-only night out for some real Christmas spirits, this Austin holiday bucket list has something for everyone.
It's all here in one book-markable place, so be sure to save it for reference.
What is going under your Christmas tree?
There are so many fantastic local businesses in Austin, so this is certainly not an exhaustive list. But it's a start! If you know of a local business that could use a little extra love, let us know so that we can give them a shout out. Happy holidays and have fun shopping.