Christmas Day Brunch and More Stuff to Do in Austin This Weekend

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Can you believe how fast the holiday season has flown by!? We’ve been loving every minute of it, and we’re excited to enjoy the jolliest week of the year! Check out all of the Santa-approved specials and cheery things to do in Austin this week.

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Things to Do in Austin This Week

Christmas Brunch at Ciclo

What better time to indulge yourself than Christmas morning?! Don’t hesitate to snag a reservation at Ciclo, the fantastic steakhouse at the Four Seasons Austin for a specialty brunch. The meal is $135 for adults and $55 for children 12 years old and under. You can expect to drool over dishes like tarragon-orange poached lobster tail and honey-chipotle glazed ham.

Event Details
🗓 DEC 25 | 11:30AM–5PM
📍 Ciclo at The Four Seasons

Winter Wanderland at Austin Motel

This fun winter experience is located in the courtyard of the Austin Motel and will get you feeling bright! Hang out and grab a festive drink, like hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps or a sugar plum cocktail. You can also get reindeer chow or hot pretzels! To maintain social distancing standards, reservations to attend are required. However, the event is free! 

Event Details
🗓 NOW–JAN 3 
📍 Austin Motel

Winter Wanderland Christmas Day Brunch And More Stuff To Do In Austin This Weekend 2022
Elfd Up Christmas Day Brunch And More Stuff To Do In Austin This Weekend 2022
Elf’d Up

Head to Red Dragon for this festive experience, with Christmas-themed cocktails and a special holiday menu. Be sure to bring a brand new, unwrapped toy for the nightly toy drive! A portion of venue proceeds will also be donated to Dell Children’s Ascension and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This spot is the perfect place to get dressed up for a girls’ night out!  

Event Details
🗓  DEC 24–27 | 9PM–2AM
📍 Red Dragon

A Rockin’ Holiday Concert

Give yourself the gift of music! Your favorite singers from ZACH Theatre’s A Christmas Carol will be rocking out at this outdoor concert that is perfect for all ages. The show will be starring CHANEL, Kenny Williams, Roderick Sanford, Leslie McDonel, Daniel Rowan, Judy Arnold, and Jessica O’Brien. Included in your purchase are festive ZACH glowsticks!

Event Details
🗓  DEC 25 | 7:30PM
🗓  DEC 26–27 | 2:30PM + 7:30PM
🗓  DEC 31 | 6PM + 8:30PM
🗓  JAN 2–3 | 2:30PM + 7PM
📍 ZACH Theatre

Trudys Christmas Day Brunch And More Stuff To Do In Austin This Weekend 2022
12 Days of Trudy’s

More gifts are being given by one of our favorite local restaurants. Different daily Tex-Mex specials are being offered for guests, for both food and drinks. Trudy’s will also be hosting “Brunch Like A Boss” every day the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve from 11AM–3PM. Don’t miss out on those $4 Bloody Marys, mimosas, and Ruby Red Frozen Margs!

Event Details
🗓  DEC 17–23 + DEC 26–30
🗓  FRI–SAT | 11AM–10PM
📍 Trudy’s

Christmas Eve + Day Dinner

Summer House on Music Lane has created a decadent prix-fixe menu for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner. The 4-course meal will allow guests to choose from items like Texas Wagyu beef tartare and charred leg of lamb. The offering is priced at $88 per person. Try their specialty cocktail, The Cowboy Santa, available for $15 through the end of 2020! 

Event Details
🗓  DEC 24–25 | 5PM–10PM
📍 Summer House on Music Lane

Staff Pick of the Week

The SoCo Stroll

The South Congress Shopping District is all decked out with window displays and special photo ops! Lights, decor, shopping, music… SoCo has it all this time of year. Certain retailers are offering seasonal treats when you visit, like Spiced Apple Cider with wine at Jo’s Coffee! This is a family-friendly way to spend an afternoon, or you could head down with friends and grab some Kris Kringle cocktails. Either way, South Congress is where you’re pepperMINT to be this week! Remember to keep your distance and mask up before you get on your merry way.

Event Details
🗓  Every Day | Hours Vary
📍 Music Lane


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Top Austin Experience:

A unique dining experience is being presented poolside by Arlo Grey at LINE Austin. Now through February 28, guests can reserve their own private yurt for up to 8 people. The yurts are each heated and ventilated with their own air purifiers. The cozy evening will be catered with a special menu crafted by Kristen Kish, season 10 winner of Top Chef. Enjoy a wine pairing with each course as well as specialty large-format cocktails. Reservations are available exclusively through Resy, Wednesday–Sunday from 5PM–11PM. The Yurt Village is open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. 


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Get Ready for New Year's in Austin:

Bubbles & Bites
📍 Scholz Garten

Angry Bear Pop-Up at Launderette
📍 Launderette
🗓 DEC 31 | 5PM–10PM
📍 Summer House on Music Lane
📍 Summer House on Music Lane

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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!