It's time to explore all the festivities Austin has to offer with the help of this merry little roundup. Experience the tree lighting at Fairmont Austin, or make a toast to local brews at St. Elmo’s anniversary party. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. For a full listing of Austin events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, December 1
ZACH Theatre presents A Christmas Carol
The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey to better understand the meaning of Christmas comes to life on the ZACH Theatre stage. The singular adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol features a family-friendly mix of spirited tunes, whimsical winter set designs, and a heartfelt message for everyone to enjoy. Get your tickets on the ZACH Theatre website. Showtimes are scheduled through December 31.
Friday, December 2
Melissa Carper in concert
Bassist and singer-songwriter Melissa Carper brings her talent to Stateside at the Paramount for one night only. She comes to Austin in support of her new album, Ramblin' Soul. For seating availability, go to the ticketing website.
Saturday, December 3
St Elmo Brewing's 6th Anniversary Party
Raise a pint to another year of St. Elmo Brewing Company at their boozy anniversary bash. Highlights include the release of barrel-aged bottle stout SIX, the debut of their SIXER! beer, and live bluegrass music. As part of this year’s celebration, the brewery has hidden a special gold lid on a can of SIXER!, which grants the person who finds it a free 2023 membership to the St. Elmo Beer Club. Attendees will also be able to snag a special-edition anniversary T-shirt to commemorate the festivities. Party admission is free.
Fairmont Austin Tree Lighting
Enjoy an evening of merry and bright fun at Fairmont Austin. This illuminating event will include caroler performances, photos with Santa, a Santa letter-writing station for the kiddos, and plenty of sweet holiday-inspired treats for all ages. The dazzling 7th Floor Light Show will also take place during the programming. Admission is free and open to the public.
Sunday, December 4
Camp Lucy presents Christmas Chili Cook-Off
Head to Dripping Springs to eat your fill of homemade goodness during the annual Christmas Chili Cook-Off. Camp Lucy guests can enjoy photos with Santa, live music from Shinglers, holiday-themed cocktails, and a holiday market during the afternoon festivities. For a list of participating chefs and to purchase tickets, visit the cook-off website.
Photo courtesy of Fairmont Hotel Austin