Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top things to do in Austin this weekend

Here are the top things to do in Austin this weekend

A Christmas Carol Zach Theatre 2015
Zach Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol begins this weekend. Photo courtesy of Zach Theatre
Ballet Austin presents The Nutcracker
Catch the opening weekend of The Nutcracker at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Photo courtesy of Ballet Austin
KUT and Downtown Austin Alliance presents Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll
Join in the Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll this Saturday. Photo by Michael Knox
A Christmas Carol Zach Theatre 2015
Ballet Austin presents The Nutcracker
KUT and Downtown Austin Alliance presents Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll

The holiday season is in full swing, and Austin is packed with festive happenings the whole family can enjoy. See The Nutcracker on opening weekend or sing along to holiday hits at the capitol. For a full list of happenings, visit our events calendar.

Thursday, December 1

Zach Theatre presents A Christmas Carol
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with A Christmas Carol. The beloved story of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to life in a fresh adaptation on the Zach Theatre stage. Stunning Victorian-era costumes, an incredibly catchy score, and a talented cast make this production a must-see. The production runs through December 31. 

Saturday, December 3

Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll
Carolers from across the Capital City are invited to join in on the free Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll this weekend hosted by KUT/KUTX and the Downtown Austin Alliance. The stroll kicks off at the Texas State Capitol with the lighting of the tree and an epic sing-along to holiday favorites. Afterwards, enjoy family activities, live music, and more as restaurants, museums, and galleries stay open late.

Ballet Austin presents The Nutcracker
It's opening weekend of The Nutcracker at the Long Center. Tchaikovsky's classic composition brings the magic of Christmas to life, with the help of talented Ballet Austin performers and the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Grab your tickets for this can't-miss Austin holiday tradition. Through December 23.

TexARTS presents Holiday Extravaganza
The TexARTS Broadway Company returns for the festive Holiday Extravaganza during back-to-back days at the Kam & James Morris Theatre. This kid-friendly revue will feature stunning Rockette-inspired performances, holiday songs, and a special appearance from the man in red himself.

St. Elmo Brewing Co. Grand Opening
St. Elmo Brewing Co. makes its grand debut with beer and food truck eats this weekend. Guests can jam out to live music by The Bluegrass Unit and pick up some sweet St. Elmo swag from Industry Print Shop.