Hot music, fine art and cold beer have made the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar the place where Austin shops in the giving season. The show is actually two events in one: a fusion of an art fair and music festival with a vibrant community-driven vibe. Visitors can explore an amazing array of handmade items from more than 160 artists while enjoying live local music and sips from a full bar. It all adds up to a fun authentic Austin experience.
On exhibit will be everything from statement-making collectible pieces to modestly priced stocking stuffers, from stylishly smart to joyfully weird. While local artists predominate, there are a select few carefully chosen from around the country. In addition to returning artists, an exciting array of new talent is featured every year.
The Armadillo stage showcases some of Austin’s most popular musical talent, with live performances throughout the afternoon and evening. Featured musicians — 25 bands over the eight-day show — range from new and emerging stars to local legends.