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SantaCon, The Nutcracker and More Stuff to do in Austin

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Wow, time has just flown by and Christmas is getting closer! For a little early Christmas gift, we have selected the best events happening this weekend that we don’t want you to miss out on!  We’ve got a Holiday Artisan Market, SantaCon 2021 and more! P.S. keep an eye out on our Instagram for our 12 Days of Giveaways that you DEFINITELY want to make sure you enter to win! It’ll be ending on December 12th!

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Events in Austin This Weekend

Holiday Artisan Market

The Holiday Artisan Market will start at noon and feature 25+ local vendors with a variety of amazing goods and the vendor list is still growing!  The bar will be open, and they have an awesome food truck on site The Bearded Baking Company. They will feature some fun collaborations between vendors. Try Hard Coffee & Still Austin will have a delicious coffee/whiskey cocktail as a brunch special that day. Make sure to follow @thehunngrydollar for more updates!

Event Details
🗓 Saturday, Dec. 11th | 12:00pm – 5:00pm
📍 Still Distillery | 440 E St. Elmo Rd. Unit F Austin, TX 78745
🎟 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
📍9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd. Austin, TX, 78617
🎟 $35.00 and up

📷: SantaCon Austin

SantaCon Austin is back and it should be bigger than ever! It’s your chance to spread holiday cheer in the most magical and absurd way possible while raising money for people in need! Also, it’s FUN! You must be 21 years of age, make sure to bring cash, wear comfortable shoes, obey traffic laws and be prepared to walk! 

Event Details
🗓 Saturday, Dec. 11th | 12:00pm–11:59pm
📍Downtown Austin | To Be Announced Austin, TX 78701
🎟 $15.00 – $20.00

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! 

📷 Ballet Austin

Ballet Austin’s annual production of The Nutcracker is one of the must-do’s this holiday season! The talented and amazing dancers perform Stephen Mills’ enchanting choreography to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s magical score with live accompaniment from Austin Symphony Orchestra. This is perfect for a date night or something to do with your family so make sure to snag your tickets while they’re still available!

Event Details
🗓 Friday, Dec. 10th | 7:30pm – 9:30pm
📍Long Center for the Performing Arts Austin | 701 West Riverside Drive Austin, Texas, 78704
🎟 $65.00 +

Get ready to wear your red dress with running shoes and drink to benefit the ALS Association. This annual event has been an Austin Duathletes tradition for nearly two decades, so don’t miss out! Starting at Cheer Up Charlies on 900 Red River St in downtown Austin, you’ll make your way to 12 bars throughout the downtown area. Registration is free, donations are encouraged and you’ll get your own drinks at each stop! 

Event Details
🗓 Friday, Dec. 10th | 6:30pm – 2:00am
📍Cheer Up Charlies | 900 Red River Street Austin, Texas, 78701
🎟 Free

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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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