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101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Austin- 2019


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Santa Sightings

Nov 16- Dec 8 North Pole Flyer ™
Nov 22 Downtown Holiday Lighting- New Braunfels
Nov 22 Lights On! in Lakeway
Nov 29 Lighting of the German Christmas Pyramid and Community Christmas Tree
Nov 30, Dec 7, 14 Santa & Kid Markets at Cross Plants and Produce
Nov 30- Dec 28 EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens Trail of Lights
Nov 30 Chuy's Christmas Parade
Dec 1-22 (Sundays) Sunday's with Santa Presented by Metro by T-Mobile- The Arboretum
Dec 1, 8, 15 Teddy Bear Teas- Four Seasons Hotel Austin
Dec 4, 11, 18 Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus- Freiheit Village Farmers Market
Dec 4 Santa on the Square in Kyle
Dec 6 Christmas Tree Lighting- Hutto
Dec 6 Tree Lighting & Santa's Workshop- Cedar Park
Dec 6 McKenna’s Merry Celebration
Dec 7 Christmas on Mercer Street
Dec 7 Old Town Christmas Festival in Leander
Dec 7 Breakfast with Santa & Christmas Crafts- Bethany United Methodist Church
Dec 7 Santa's Lighted Christmas Parade
Dec 7 Hometown Holiday Christmas Parade
Dec 8 Caring Santa- Lakeline Mall
Dec 8 Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus-  Uwe's Bakery & Deli
Dec 13 Swim with Santa in Georgetown
Dec 14 Photos with Santa in Elgin
Dec 15 A Magical Evening Cookie Decorating With Santa
Dec 19 Night Before Christmas Break- Metz Recreation Center


Old-Time Christmas

 Dec 14  Candlelight Christmas- Williamson Museum- Chisholm Trail
 Dec 5  St. Nikolaus- Sophienburg Museum and Archives
 Dec 7  Fort Martin Scott Living History: Christmas at the Fort
 Dec 14  A Pioneer Christmas- Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead Museum


Light Displays

Nov 8- Jan 4 Santa's Ranch- New Braunfels
Nov 16- Dec 23 (select days) Merry at Meadows Holiday Glass-bottom Boat Tours
Nov 29- Dec 29 Lights of Tejas
Nov 30- Dec 28 EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens Trail of Lights
Nov 30- Jan 3 Bastrop River of Lights- Fishermans Park
Dec 6-8, 14-16, and 20-23 10th Annual Trail of Lights- Historic Stagecoach Park in Buda
Dec 6- 24 Capital of Texas Zoo Presents: Zoo Lights
Dec 10-23 Austin Trail of Lights


Living Nativities

Dec 5 Follow The Star- Cedar Park
Dec 6-7 39th Annual Christmas Stroll- Georgetown
Dec 6-8 and 13-15 Main Street Bethlehem


Holiday Theatre

Nov 20- Dec 29 A Christmas Carol- Zach Theatre
Nov 22- Dec 29 A Christmas Story- The Georgetown Palace Theatre
Nov 29- Dec 21 It's a Wonderful Life Classic Radiocast
Nov 29- Dec 21 Miracle on 34th Street Radio Play
Nov 30- Dec 22 Best Christmas Pageant Ever- Sam Bass Theatre
Dec 6- 29 Dashing Through the Snow- The Georgetown Palace Theatre
Dec 6- 21 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever- Bastrop Opera House
Dec 7- 23 The Nutcracker- Ballet Austin
Dec 24 Cirque Musica presents Holiday Wishes- H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
Dec 29 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical- H-E-B Center at Cedar Park


Holiday Concerts

Dec 3

Handel’s “Messiah” - Hyde Park Baptist Church

Dec 4

Handel’s “Messiah”- Emmaus Catholic Church

Dec 4

Christmas Favorites with Richard Novak

Dec 6

Hits & Holiday Favorites with Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

Dec 6

Ian Moore’s Family Christmas at Stateside at the Paramount

Dec 7- 14 Holiday Heroes- Zach Theatre
Dec 8 Christmas Concert- Austin Saengerrunde


Christmas Tree Experience

   Elgin Christmas Tree Farm
   Evergreen Farms
   Papa Noel Trees
   Brungot Farms
   Cross Plants & Produce
   The Robinson Family Farm


Ice Skating

   Chaparral Ice
   Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating Rink



Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 20-24 A Christmas Affair
Nov 22- 24 Weihnachtsmarkt- Sophienburg Museum and Archives
Nov 22- Dec 24 The Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Nov 23 Pfall Pfest Craft Show- Pflugerville Recreation Center
Dec 7 German-Texan Annual Christmas Market
Dec 13 Christmas Shopping at Caliterra
Dec 13- 24 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Dec 14 Downtown Hutto Christmas Fair


New Year's Eve

Dec 31  Noon Year's Eve Party- Sugar Plum Parties - Cedar Park
Dec 31  Noon Year's Eve Party- My Gym Children's Fitness Center- Austin
Dec 31  Noon Year's Party- Hampton Branch at Oak Hill
Dec 31 Countdown to 2020: Children's Event- City of Fredericksburg
Dec 31 Countdown to 2020: Midnight Ball Drop- City of Fredericksburg



Nov 20 Green Santa Toy Trade
Nov 25- Dec 25 Gingerbread Village- Four Seasons Hotel Austin
Nov 29 Lighting of the Square- Williamson Museum-Georgetown 
Dec 5 Cookie Decorating in Elgin
Dec 5 Wassailfest
Dec 7 Jingle Bell Dash 5K
Dec 7 Christmas Boat Parade- Lake Travis
Dec 7 Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run
Dec 7 A Very Doggy Christmas- Work & Woof
Dec 6 Light The Night Christmas Parade & Afterglow- A Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Production
Dec 6-21  Scream Hollow- Twisted Christmas
Dec 7 Holiday Movie Night Presented by Metro by T-Mobile & Yellowstone Landscape- The Arboretum
Dec 7 Jingle Bell Run 5k- Hill Country Galleria
Dec 9 Dinner with Santa Cow- Chick-fil-A Kyle
Dec 12- 18  White Christmas (1954)- The Beltonian Theatre
Dec 14  Breakfast with the Grinch in New Braunfels
Dec 14 Historic Downtown's Lighted Christmas Parade- Bastrop
Dec 14 Holiday Slime Saturday- Howson Branch
Dec 14 Bee-Tweens Holiday Party- Bee Cave Public Library
Dec 14 Kids Night Out- Art Barn ATX
Dec 21 Polar Express Movie in the Park in New Braunfels
Dec 21 Home Alone Movie Party with Foodie Kids
Dec 23 Gingerbread House Decorating- Foodie Kids


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