101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Austin - 2020 | Kids Out and About Austin

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Austin - 2020

 

Typically KidsOutAndAbout lists (MORE than) 101 ideas for holiday family fun in the Austin area, but. . . it's 2020, which mean a bit less is happening than usual. The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, so click through to make arrangements. And, of course, please be aware that these days events are being canceled last-minute, so ALWAYS check before heading out.

If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Mindy Mangan at mindy@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!

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Santa Sightings

Nov 2- Dec 24, 2020 Virtual Santa Experience- Killeen Mall
Nov 7- Dec 24, 2020 Santa's Wonderland- Bass Pro Shops
Nov 7- Dec 24, 2020 Santa's Wonderland- Cabelas
Nov 14, 2020 Cocoa, Cuddles, And Santa In Gruene
Nov 17- Dec 27, 2020 Santa's real life Reindeer in Austin | 2020 Christmas Festival- Sweet Eats Fruit Farm
Nov 20, 2020 Downtown Holiday Lighting- New Braunfels
Nov 20- Dec 24, 2020 Lights. Camera. Santa!- Lakeline Mall
Nov 21- Dec 24, 2020 Santa at Killeen Mall
Nov 27- Dec 24, 2020 Lights. Camera. Santa!- Barton Creek Square
Nov 27- Dec 24, 2020 Lights. Camera. Santa!- The Domain
Nov 27-29, 2020 Angels & Mistletoe Holiday Market- San Marcos
Nov 28-29  and    Dec 5-6, 2020 North Pole Flyer ™
Nov 28, 2020 Drive Thru Pictures With Santa- Kyle
Dec 4, 2020 McKenna's Merry Celebration
Dec 5, 2020 Santa Breakfast- First UMC Georgetown
Dec 5, 2020 Old Town Christmas Drive Thru Festival
Dec 12, 2020 Pancakes and PJ's- Leander Public Library
Dec 20-24, 2020 Santa at The Beltonian Theatre

 

 

Light Displays

Nov 6, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Santa's Ranch- New Braunfels
Nov 12, 2020- Jan 6, 2021 55 Nights of Fredericksburg Lights
Nov 20, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Trail of Lights in Lakeway
Nov 27, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Peppermint Parkway- Circuit of The Americas
Nov 28, 2020- Jan 4, 2021 Bastrop River of Lights- Fishermans Park
  Annual Trail of Lights- Historic Stagecoach Park in Buda
Dec 4-5, 2020 Light Up the Lake- Round Rock
Dec 11- 20, 2020 Capital of Texas Zoo Presents: Zoo Lights
Nov 21, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Maywald Christmas Lights
Nov 27, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Lights Spectacular- Johnson City
Nov 28, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Austin Trail of Lights
Nov 29, 2020- Jan 1, 2021 Zilker Holiday Tree

 

Living Nativities

Dec 5-6, 2020 Follow The Star- Cedar Park

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 27- Dec 20, 2020 A Tuna Christmas- The Georgetown Palace Theatre
Nov 27- Dec 6, 2020 A Christmas Carol- Vive Les Arts Theatre
Dec 4- 20, 2020 Elf-The Musical- Bastrop Opera House
Dec 5- 20, 2020 A Christmas Carol- Central Texas Theatre Academy
Dec 10- 13, 2020 Texas Metropolitan Ballet- The Nutcracker- Vives Les Arts Theatre
Dec 11, 2020 Balance Dance Studios presents 'The Nutcracker'
Dec 12, 2020- Jan 1, 2021 The Nutcracker- Ballet Austin
Dec 12, 2020 Christmas Traditions Extravaganza-New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center
Dec 18-20, 2020 The Most Wonderful Show of the Year- Vive Les Arts Theatre
Dec 18- 20, 2020 The Nutcracker- New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center

 

Holiday Concerts

Dec 3, 2020

A Very Merry Night with Yesenia McNett- The Georgetown Palace Theatre

Dec 13, 2020

Music Celebration- New Hope

Dec 14- 15, 2020

Annual Christmas Concert with Orchestra- Pershing Park Baptist Church- Killeen 

Dec 17- 18, 2020

A Joyous Christmas 2020- Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for Performing Arts

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Nov 27- Dec 18, 2020 Round Rock Sertoma Christmas Tree Sale
  Elgin Christmas Tree Farm
  Evergreen Farms
  Papa Noel Trees
  Brungot Farms
  Abrameit's Tree Farm
  The Robinson Family Farm

 

Ice Skating

Dec 12, 2020 Liberty Hill Christmas Festival
   Chaparral Ice
   Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

 

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 13- Dec 24, 2020 The Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Nov 17-22, 2020 A Christmas Affair- Virtual
Nov 18- 22, 2020 Virtual Weihnachtsmarkt
Nov 20- 22, 2020 New Braunfels Hill Country Christmas Market
Nov 21 and Dec 12, 2020 Pfall Pfest Craft Show
Nov 24 and Dec 15, 2020 Pfestive Pfarmers Market
Dec 4- 6, 2020 Vintage Market Days® of Greater Austin- "A Splendid Christmas"
Dec 5, 2020 German-Texan Annual Christmas Market
Dec 5, 2020 Christmas on Mercer Street
Dec 12, 2020 Downtown Hutto Christmas Fair

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2020  Noon Year's Eve Party- My Gym Children's Fitness Center- Austin
Dec 31, 2020  Noon Year's Party- Austin Aquarium

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 16-22, 2020 Buddy the Elf Breakfast Spaghetti at The Beltonian Theatre
Nov 16- 21, 2020 Elf (2003)- The Beltonian Theatre
Nov 20, 2020 Moonlight Movies: Elf- Wolf Ranch Town Center
Nov 20, 2020 Primrose Movie Night at Primrose Rancho Sienna
Nov 21- Dec 23, 2020 Letters to Santa at The Beltonian Theatre
Nov 23-29, 2020 The Polar Express (2004)- The Beltonian Theatre
Nov 26, 2020 SMTX Hometown Holiday Shoebox Parade
Nov 28, 2020 A (Virtual) Christmas Vacation with The Griswolds- The Long Center
Cancelled for 2020 Shop Small Saturday + Tree Lighting- Hutto
Nov 28, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Virtual Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run
Dec 1-5, 2020 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation- The Beltonian Theatre
Dec 3, 2020 Santa Plate- The Book Haus
Dec 3, 2020 Crosswinds Realtor Toy Drive Benefiting Hays County Brown Santa
Dec 4, 11, 18, 2020 Christmas Nights- New Hope
Dec 4-19, 2020 Scream Hollow- Twisted Christmas
Dec 5, 2020 Kinderfest- Pioneer Museum
Dec 5, 2020 Rudolph Run- Old Town Leander
Dec 5, 2020 Christmas on Mercer- Dripping Springs
Dec 5, 2020 Vive Les Holidays- Vive Les Arts Theatre
Dec 5, 2020 Jingle Bell Dash 5K
Dec 6-12, 2020 A Christmas Story- The Beltonian Theatre
Dec 11-23, 2020 Gingerbread House Decorating- Foodie Kids
Dec 11, 12, 19, 2020 Princess Holiday Ball- Central Texas Theatre Academy
Dec 12, 2020 58th Annual Killeen "Reverse" Christmas Parade
Dec 12, 2020 28th Annual Jingle Bell Run 5K- SJRC Texas
Dec 12, 2020 Liberty Hill Christmas Festival
Dec 12, 2020 58th Annual Killeen "Reverse" Christmas Parade
Dec 12, 2020 Christmas on the Square- Burnet
Dec 18- 22, 2020 Christmas at Tejas!
Dec 19, 2020 Elf Movie Party- Foodie Kids
Dec 19, 2020 Grinch in the Park- New Braunfels
Dec 23, 2020 Cookies for Santa with Foodie Kids
Dec 20- 26, 2020 Home Alone (1990)- The Beltonian Theatre

 


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