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Holiday Events, Light Shows and More Stuff to do in Austin

The year has flown by but this month went by lightning fast! How are the holidays almost over already? If you’re sticking around Austin for the weekend, make sure to check out the last of the holiday events and activities! Also if you missed our instagrammable holiday spots blog, make sure to check it out before the decor is all gone! Also, how many holiday pop-up bars and holiday light shows did you make it to? Tag us in your adventures!

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Events in Austin This Weekend

Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in the most festive and nostalgic setting in the city. Featuring wall-to-wall Christmas decor, multiple bars, cheery social experiences, and a whole lot of Christmas spirits! 

Sip one of the many Christmas cocktails crafted by our jolly staff, take your next profile picture in Santa’s Throne, and connect with friends & family in the most decked out holiday bar in the city. It’s Christmas cheer like you’ve never seen it before.
It’s Miracle on 5th Street!

Best part? It’s open on Christmas Even and Christmas Day from 3pm – 2am!

Event Details
🗓 Dec. 23rd – 28th | 3:00pm – 2:00am
📍 The Eleanor | 307 W 5th St, Austin, Texas, 78701
🎟 Free

Tickets are on sale for Peppermint Parkway now! Experience a mile of immersive holiday displays, millions of lights, live dancing elves, a walking plaza with food and activities and so much more! There are also other events all around the city for the holiday season. Make sure to check them out in our Best Holiday Events in Austin Blog

Event Details
🗓 Nov. 26th – December 26th
📍Circuit of the Americas | 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd. Austin, TX, 78617
🎟 $35.00 and up

Aba will be open on Christmas Eve for brunch hours 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM and dinner hours 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM. If you are looking for something to go home with you to eat by the tree, Aba is also doing carry-out! The menu includes: Wild Mushroom Hummus, Stracciatella with Persimmon, Thyme Roasted Carrots w/ Labneh, Grilled Chicken Kebab, Braised Short Rib, Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Honey Pie. The Christmas Carry-Out costs $56.95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included) and is available for groups of 2, 4 or 6. Plus, add on sommelier-selected bottles of wine and kids meals. Pick-ups and deliveries are on December 24th from 10:00AM-4:00PM. Order by Tuesday, December 21st at 9:00AM. All items are served cold with reheating instructions.

Event Details
🗓 Friday, Dec. 24th | 10:00am – 8:00pm
📍Aba | 1011 S Congress Avenue Building 2, Suite 180 Austin, TX, 78704
🎟 Reservations Required

Spend Christmas Day at Summer House on Music Lane! They are having a fixed menu for $78 per person, the regular menu will not be available. It will be a three-course meal with a dessert and you will have two options to choose from for each course! 

Event Details
🗓 Saturday, Dec. 25th | 11:00am – 10:30pm
📍Summer House | 1101 Music Lane Austin Texas 78704
🎟 $78.00

Whether you stay overnight or not, celebrate Christmastime at Carpenters Hall. On Christmas Day we’ll have a special feast, featuring slow-roasted prime rib, asparagus, and marbled potatoes, plus all your usual favorites. Then finish your meal with an apple crisp with brandied ice cream (Santa wishes you’d put this out instead of cookies). Adjusted hours below, make your reservation for a table or a room, and make merry.

Event Details
🗓 Saturday, Dec. 25th | 10:00am – 8:00pm
📍Carpenter Hotel | 400 Josephine St, Austin, TX 78704
🎟 Reservations Required

All of the holiday lights are popping up and we couldn’t be more excited! We are hard at work finding the best light shows in Austin so you have all the options of where to go this season! If you haven’t ever done Mozart’s, what are you waiting for? We stuffed our faces with their gigantic pretzels, cookies, brownies, and the best hot chocolate you will ever put in your body.  Follow along on our Instagram to see where we check out this month and follow this blog for any updates on light shows here in Austin! 

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We can’t wait to see what you think about all the holiday decor spread throughout Austin. Make sure to tag us in your posts on Instagram, we would love to see where you go! 

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