A Drive-In Movie at the Ranch and More Stuff to Do in Austin This Weekend

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Hey there, Austin!

The city is decked out in holiday cheer and we’re definitely feeling the seasonal magic. We’ve picked out some of our favorite festivities going on this weekend and they’re definitely all on the nice list! Grab that hot toddy and start reading.

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Whisler’s Pop Up at Sawyer & Co.

Support your local bartenders and small businesses at this pop-up cocktail event, back for a second week! Whisler’s bartenders will be serving specialty cocktails on the socially-distanced, heated patio at Sawyer & Co. Throw a little ho-ho-ho into your Hump Day and enjoy some snowy spirits. No tickets are required, and walk-ins are welcome! 

Event Details
🗓 DEC 9 | 5PM–9PM
📍 Sawyer & Co.

The Grinch: A Drive-In Movie at the Ranch

This is the most Texas way to watch a classic favorite, The Grinch! Head to Ranger Cattle and let a cowboy on horseback direct you where to park your car, and enjoy live music and concessions before the show. The event is BYOB, in addition to free water, beer, and cocktails. Flame-grilled Waygu burgers will be for sale!

Event Details
🗓  DEC 18 | 6PM–11:15PM
📍 Ranger Cattle

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Solstice Witches’ Market

When witchy magic meets Christmas magic, amazing things can happen! This small market is presented by the Austin Witches Market and will feature lots of local products that you aren’t likely to find at your typical holiday market. Come shop for yourself or for the manifestation master in your life. Even if you’re not a sorceress, there are lots of natural and useful products you’ll love.

Event Details
🗓 DEC 20 | 12PM–5PM
📍 Yarrow + Sage

512 Market Days at Moontower

South Austin is the place to be for this outdoor, dog-friendly shopping experience! Bring the pups and the family while you peruse local vendors and pick something out for your loved ones. There will be food, drinks, and plenty of places to take a seat and eat in between shopping. The opportunity to shop small in Austin is not in short supply this season!

Event Details
🗓 NOW–DEC 31 | 9AM–6PM
📍 Sweet Eats Fruit Farm

Staff Pick of the Week

December in the District

This annual month-long window shopping event is back for its 10th December! Download this year’s “Holiday Passport” and become eligible to win prizes from select retailers. Earn stamps as you shop and you may just be the lucky winner of the grand prize: A New Year’s Eve Downtown Austin Staycation, which is full of perks and amenities! 

🗓 NOW–DEC 31 | 8AM–11PM
📍 2nd Street District

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Featured Neighborhood

Vixen’s Wedding

Perhaps one of the most uniquely blended menus in Austin, Vixen’s Wedding offers fare inspired by Goa, Portugal, India, and the state of Texas. Their cocktail list is always changing and always enticing. They are currently offering a shared tasting menu as their dine-in option, and believe us, you’ll be happy to let them do the ordering.

📍 1813 E 6th Street

Lazarus Brewing

Coffee, beer, tacos… do we have your attention yet? Place your order to-go or enjoy yourselves on their awesome outdoor patio. Lazarus brews its own beer and coffee and you can taste the craftsmanship in every sip. Try something unique on draft, like Despereaux, which has hints of honeydew, peaches, and mango!

📍 1902 E 6th Street

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More Things to Do in Austin:

2020 Christmas Festival | Santa & Live Reindeer
🗓 NOW–DEC 31 | 9AM–6PM
📍 Sweet Eats Fruit Farm

Lou’s 13 Days of Christmas
🗓 NOW–DEC 23 | 6PM–10PM
📍 Lou’s Austin
30th Annual Walkway of Lights
🗓 NOW–JAN 2 | 6PM–10PM
📍 Lakeside Park
Gibson Wonderland
🗓 NOW–DEC 31 | 11AM–2AM
📍 Gibson Street Bar
Gnome for the Holidays XMAS Pop-Up
🗓 NOW–DEC 27 | 4PM–10PM
📍 Sixth and Waller
🗓 DEC 20 | 10AM–4PM
📍 Radio Coffee & Beer

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Stay safe, stay well, and stay six feet apart.

Sarah Dillard

Sarah Dillard

Sarah is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!