101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Austin - 2021 | Kids Out and About Austin

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Austin - 2021

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.

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Santa Sightings

Nov 6- Dec 24, 2021 Santa's Wonderland- Bass Pro Shops
Nov 6- Dec 24, 2021 Santa's Wonderland- Cabelas
Nov 12- Dec 24, 2021 Photos with Santa- Barton Creek Square
Nov 19, 2021 Holiday Celebration- Wolf Ranch Town Center
Nov 19- Dec 24, 2021 Photos with Santa- Lakeline Mall
Nov 19- Dec 24, 2021 Photos with Santa- The Domain
Nov 20- Dec 24, 2021 Santa at Killeen Mall
Nov 20, 2021 Holiday Tree Lighting Presented by Cleanx- The Arboretum
Nov 29, 2021 Downtown Holiday Lighting- New Braunfels
Nov 26-28, 2021 Angels & Mistletoe Holiday Market- San Marcos
Nov 26- Dec 31, 2021 Christmas at The Farm Santa and Live Reindeer- Sweet Eats Fruit Farm
Nov 27- Dec 12, 2021 North Pole Flyer ™
Nov 27- Dec 18, 2021 Weekends with Santa- The Arboretum
Dec 3, 2021 Tree Lighting & Santa's Workshop- Cedar Park
Dec 3, 2021 Light the Night Christmas Parade- Fredericksburg
Dec 3-4, 2021 Christmas Stroll- Georgetown
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas on Mercer Street
Dec 4, 2021 Old Town Christmas Festival- Leander
Dec 4, 2021 Photos with Santa with Elgin Parks & Recreation
Dec 4, 2021 Breakfast with Santa- Bethany United Methodist Church
Dec 4 and 11, 2021 Breakfast with Santa- Santa's Jingle House
Dec 11, 2021 Liberty Hill Christmas Festival
Dec 11, 2021 Christmas On The Square- Burnet
Dec 21, 2021 Madeleine Hindman Memorial Fund 5K Fun Run/Walk- Gruene Lake Village

 

Old Time Christmas

Nov 27, 2021 Deck the Halls- Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Dec 4, 2021 Kinderfest- Pioneer Museum
Dec 11, 2021 Christmas at Old Fort Croghan- Burnet

 

Light Displays

Nov 5, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Santa's Ranch- New Braunfels
Nov 12, 2021- Jan 6, 2022 Mozart's Annual Christmas Light Show
Nov 23, 2021- Jan 6, 2022 55 Nights of Fredericksburg Lights
Nov 25- Dec 31, 2021 Maywald Christmas Lights
Nov 26- Dec 26, 2021 Peppermint Parkway- Circuit of The Americas
Nov 26, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Lights Spectacular- Johnson City
Nov 26, 2021- Jan 1, 2022 Georgetown Square
Opens Nov 27, 2021 Bastrop River of Lights- Fishermans Park
Nov 27, 2021- Jan 1, 2022 Zilker Holiday Tree
Nov 27- Dec 31, 2021 Austin Trail of Lights
Dec 1, 2021- Jan 1, 2022 Burnet Trail of Lights
Dec 2, 2021- Jan 30, 2022 Luminations- Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Dec 2-4, 2021 Light Up the Lake- Round Rock
Dec 4, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Trail of Lights in Lakeway
Dec 9- 19, 2021 Annual Trail of Lights- Historic Stagecoach Park in Buda
Dec 10- 24, 2021 Capital of Texas Zoo Presents: Zoo Lights

 

Living Nativities

Dec 2-4, 2021 Follow the Star- Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Dec 3-4, 2021 Bethlehem Village- Georgetown
Dec 3-5 and 10-12, 2021 Main Street Bethlehem- Burnet
Dec 19, 2021 52nd Annual LBJ Tree Lighting

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 15- 21, 2021 Elf (2003)- The Beltonian Theatre
Nov 17-Jan 2, 2022 A Christmas Carol- Zach Theatre
Nov 18-21 and Dec 2-5, 2021 Elf Jr. The Musical- Central Texas Theatre Academy
Nov 19- Dec 30, 2021 Elf: The Musical- The Georgetown Palace Theatre
Nov 27, 2021 A Nutcracker "Suite" Tea- Balance Dance Studios
Dec 3-19, 2021 Rented Christmas Musical- Bastrop Opera House
Dec 3-30, 2021 Dickens' Christmas Carol- The Georgetown Palace Theatre
Dec 3- 12, 2021 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever- Central Texas Theatre
Dec 4, 2021 DbD Christmas Festival- New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center
Dec 4-23, 2021 The Nutcracker- Ballet Austin
Dec 10, 2021 The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical- H-E-B Center
Dec 16- 19, 2021 The Nutcracker- Texas Metropolitan Ballet 
Dec 17- 19, 2021 The Nutcracker- American Dance Co.
Dec 18-19, 2021 The Nutcracker- Balance Dance Studios
Dec 24, 2021 Lightwire Theater's A Very Electric Christmas- H-E-B Center

 

Holiday Concerts

Dec 5, 2021 for King & Country- A Drummer Boy Christmas- H-E-B Center
Dec 5, 2021 Songs of Joy- Young Voices of Austin
Dec 7, 2021 Handel's Messiah- Austin Symphony
Dec 12, 2021 Music Celebration- New Hope
Dec 12, 2021 A Charlie Brown Christmas- Austin Chamber Music Center 
Dec 17-18, 2021 A Joyous Christmas- Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for Performing Arts
Dec 18, 2021 Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas- Paramount Theatre
Dec 19, 2021 KLOVE Christmas Tour- H-E-B Center
Dec 27, 2021 Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular- H-E-B Center

 

 Christmas Tree Experience

Opens Nov 26, 2021 Round Rock Sertoma Christmas Tree Sale
Opens Nov 26, 2021 Elgin Christmas Tree Farm
Opens Nov 26, 2021 Evergreen Farms
Opens Nov 17, 2021 Papa Noel Trees
  Brungot Farms
  Abrameit's Tree Farm
  The Robinson Family Farm

 

Ice Skating

Dec 11, 2021 Liberty Hill Christmas Festival
  Chaparral Ice
  Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

 

Hanukkah

Nov 28, 2021 Grand Menorah Lighting- Chabad Plaza
Nov 29, 2021 Hanukkah Celebration- Hampton Branch at Oak Hill
Dec 2, 2021 Hanukkah Celebration- Twin Oaks Branch
Dec 5, 2021 Chanukah Mad Science Extravaganza- Chabad Plaza
Dec 5, 2021 Capitol of Texas Menorah Lighting

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 13, 2021 Holiday Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show- Round Rock
Nov 13, 2021 Pfall Pfest Craft Show
Nov 16, 2021 Holiday Market- Rosa Hereford Killeen Community Center
Nov 17-21, 2021 A Christmas Affair
Nov 19- Dec 24, 2021 The Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Nov 27, 2021 Balance Christmas Bazaar
Nov 27, 2021 Shop Small Saturday & Tree Lighting- Hutto
Nov 27, 2021 German-Texan Annual Christmas Market
Nov 19- 21, 2021 Weihnachtsmarkt
Dec 3- 5, 2021 Vintage Market Days® of Greater Austin- Spruced
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas on Mercer Street

 

New Year's Eve

unverified for 2021  Noon Year's Eve Party- My Gym Children's Fitness Center- Austin
unverified for 2021  Noon Year's Party- Austin Aquarium

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 15-21, 2021 Buddy the Elf Breakfast Spaghetti at The Beltonian Theatre
Dec 3-18, 2021 Scream Hollow -Twisted Christmas
Dec 4, 2021 Rudolph Run- Old Town Leander
Dec 4, 2021 Jingle Bell Dash 5K
Dec 4-22, 2021 Gingerbread House Decorating- Foodie Kids
Dec 10- 21, 2021 Christmas at Tejas!
Dec 10, 2021 Holiday Ornament Craft Night- Pflugerville Recreation Center
Dec 11, 2021 Breakfast with the Grinch- New Braunfels
Dec 11, 2021 58th Annual Christmas Parade- Killeen
Dec 12-19, 2021 Austin Jingle Bell 5K
Dec 21, 2021 Holiday Fun in Gruene Lake Village

 


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