Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this Thanksgiving weekend

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this Thanksgiving weekend

Blanton Museum's The Open Road
Journey through the evolution of the American road trip at the Blanton Museum's new exhibition. Photo by Stephen Shore/Courtesy of the Blanton Museum of Art
The Long Center for the Performing Arts presents Santa on the Terrace
Mix and mingle with Santa on the terrace at The Long Center this Saturday.  Photo courtesy of The Long Center for the Performing Arts
A Christmas Carol
Get into the holiday spirit during the opening weekend of A Christmas Carol at the ZACH Theatre.  Photo by Kirk Tuck
Blanton Museum's The Open Road
The Long Center for the Performing Arts presents Santa on the Terrace
A Christmas Carol

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and the city is packed with festive happenings all weekend long. Celebrate the all-American road trip at the Blanton or get into the holiday spirit at A Christmas Carol opening weekend. For a full list of events, visit our events calendar.

Friday, November 24

The Long Center presents Santa on the Terrace
Children of all ages are invited to meet and mingle with Saint Nick at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Kids can snap a free photo with Santa while overlooking the Austin skyline. Additional festivities include family-friendly entertainment and shopping opportunities.

17th Annual Blue Genie Art Bazaar
The Blue Genie Art Bazaar returns for another year of holiday shopping. The four-week event features handmade artwork, unique gifts, jewelry, and more creations perfect for everyone on your gift list. Additional festivities include live music performances. Admission is free.

ZACH Theatre presents A Christmas Carol
Watch this beloved Christmas tale comes to life on the ZACH Theatre stage. The inspired adaptation of the Dickens classic is a magical experience the entire family will enjoy. Performances through December 31.

Saturday, November 25

The Blanton Museum of Art presents "The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip" opening day
Be among the first to experience the Blanton Museum of Art’s newest show, “The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip.” The exhibition showcases the evolution of the American road trip through literature, music, movies, and photography. Admission is free for museum members and current UT ID holders. Exhibit on display through January 7.

Renegade Craft Fair
Handmade items, DIY workshops, festive music, and more combine at the Renegade Craft Fair. For two back-to-back days at Fair Market, attendees can shop a range of special gifts and crafted items created by hundreds of local and Texas makers. Food and drinks will be available to keep your spirits bright.