Hey there, Austin!
There are so many things to be thankful for this month, and we’re only halfway through. There are fun things to do in Austin this weekend, as well as some awesome holiday cheer to look forward to! As the holidays grow nearer, we’re sure the events in Austin will brighten even the grinchiest days!
Now that we have your attention, keep scrolling for the best things to do!
This Just In!
Things To Do In Austin Today:
Put our list of Best Breakfast Tacos to the test!
Name a better sentence that you hear in the morning than ‘we’re having breakfast tacos for breakfast.’ That’s right, you can’t! Austin is home to many amazing breakfast taco stands, trucks, and restaurants. Check out our guide to see our favorites!
Make sure to call ahead of time to make reservations if arriving at one of these places and double-check to make sure the times haven’t changed! Don’t forget to wear your mask and to follow their social distancing guidelines.
Austin Events This Weekend:
Get ready for an intimate night of live music and local art. Every Thursday night, The Cathedral (a local workspace) invites people to browse artwork from female artists while listening to Austin musicians. Reserve your socially distanced spot and sip on drinks like Dulce Vida Margaritas and Austin East Ciders, while you snack on bites from a local ATX restaurant!
🗓 NOV 19 | 7PM–9PM
📍 The Cathedral
The beloved holiday shopping event is in full swing! The free market showcases handmade gifts from 200+ artists and vendors, with a portion of proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish foundation. This year, attendees will need to pre-register for an entry time slot in order to maintain capacity. Your reservation will be for a three-hour window! This event will be going on daily through Christmas Eve, so you can visit time and time again.
🗓 NOV 13–DEC 24 | 10AM–10PM
📍 6100 Airport Blvd
3. Mozart's 2020 COVID Cautious Christmas Light Show
The Christmas lights are on at Mozart’s for the 11th year! The annual light show is a local favorite and will be open daily for you to check out. This year, reservations will be required and will give you a one-hour time slot. Tables are available for up to 6 people, and you’re encouraged to pre-order a ‘Mozart’s At Your Table’ tray to enjoy some treats during the show!
🗓 NOW–JAN 6 | 6PM–11PM
4. Santa's Wonderland Experience
Bass Pro Shops is taking all the safety precautions to ensure you can still get a family photo with Santa this year! Now through December 24, you can make a free reservation for a “Contactless Claus” visit. There will be a glare-proof barrier in between Santa and visitors at all times. Your memories will be made while your safety is upheld! You will receive a free 4×6 photo and additional packages are available for purchase.
🗓 NOW–DEC 24 | 10AM–5PM
📍 Bass Pro Shops
The winners of ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” are back for another year of Christmas joy! The Maywald Christmas Lighting will kick off another season of raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Money raised from this event in past years has helped to grant 12 wishes to date! We’re sure this year is going to bring wishes to many more children. This year’s display will have over 200,000 lights to walk through and will be lit every night, with the exception of inclement weather.
🗓 NOV 21 | 6PM–10PM
📍 10505 Twilight Vista
6. Wizard Trivia Pub Crawl
Grab your friends, both magic and muggle, and join in on this bar crawl! Use your phone to hop between bars at your own pace and in your order of preference, while using your phone to answer trivia questions for cash prizes! You will be competing with trivia teams around the country as they simultaneously go on their own crawls! Austin venues include:
- Pelóns Tex-Mex Restaurant
- Burnside’s Tavern
- Kung Fu Saloon Downtown
- The Lodge on 6th
🗓 NOV 21 | 3PM–9PM
📍 Various Venues
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Murals & Merlot
🗓 NOV 19 | 6PM–9PM
📍 Boat Town Burger Bar
Make & Take: Filled Pastas
🗓 NOV 19 | 6:30PM–8:30PM
📍 Central Market Cooking School North Lamar
2020 Bourbon Brawl | Virtual Event
🗓 NOV 19 | 7:30PM–9PM
Claydies Night: Girls Night Out
🗓 NOV 20 | 6PM–8:30PM
📍 Art Off Center
Yoga on the Trail
🗓 NOV 21 | 9:30AM–10:30AM
📍 Vic Mathias Shores At Lady Bird Lake Metro Park