Weekend Event Guide

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

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

Trail of Lights Austin skyline
Don't miss the final days of the Trail of Lights. Photo by Maggie Boyd
Blue Genie Art Bazaar 2016
Check out the Blue Genie Art Bazaar for locally made gifts. Blue Genie Art Bazaar/Facebook
Santaland Diaries elf Crumpet at ZACH Theatre 2015
Snag a ticket to the last few performances of The Santaland Diaries at Zach Theatre. ZACH Theatre/Facebook
Trail of Lights Austin skyline
Blue Genie Art Bazaar 2016
Santaland Diaries elf Crumpet at ZACH Theatre 2015

Unwind and reconnect with friends, family, and the city this holiday weekend. Whether you’re doing some last-minute shopping at the Blue Genie Art Bazaar or singing along to yuletide tunes, you’re going to fa-la-la-la-love these weekend activities. For a full list of happenings, visit our events calendar.

Thursday, December 22

Trail of Lights
Don’t miss the final days of the Trail of Lights. Walk through a winter wonderland of 2 million sparkling lights at Zilker Park. The trail is decorated with 40 stunning displays everyone is sure to love. Open through Friday, December 23.

A Cap City Christmas with Mac Blake
The holidays can be stressful — why not laugh off some of the tension? Comedian Mac Blake is throwing a Christmas party at Cap City Comedy Club this Thursday and Friday. Each night will feature a different lineup of stand-up geniuses and local favorites.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar
A quick dash to the Blue Genie Art Bazaar is the perfect remedy for last-minute shopping stress. At the free holiday market, you can peruse handmade artwork, jewelry, and other special gifts created by more than 200 regional artists. Open through Saturday, December 24.

Zach Theatre presents The Santaland Diaries
Catch holiday classic The Santaland Diaries this weekend. Watch as author David Sedaris' hilarious Macy's elf character, Crumpet, navigates his way through this outlandishly true tale. Through Sunday, December 25.

Friday, December 23

Austin Symphony Orchestra presents Christmas in the Community
The Austin Symphony Orchestra will conclude its 10-concert Christmas in the Community series with a free show at the Symphony Square amphitheater. The concert will also be simulcast on Facebook and the Austin Symphony website so everyone can enjoy the holiday cheer.