Celebrate the last weekend of the year at the five hottest things to do in Austin. Hang onto the holiday feels during the final days of Winter Wonderland or countdown to 2019 with Willie Nelson & Family. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, December 27
Hold onto the holidays for a few days longer at Circuit of The Americas. Winter Wonderland highlights include the Tunnel of Lights, live music, carnival rides, a petting zoo, and more for all ages to enjoy. Guests can also experience the illuminating Chinese Lantern Festival featuring handcrafted sculptures using traditional, ancient techniques. Winter Wonderland closes on December 30.
Friday, December 28
Chris D’Elia in concert
Comedian, actor, and podcast host Chris D’Elia brings fresh stand up material to ACL Live at the Moody Theater. Best known for his starring role on the NBC series Undateable and his newest stand-up Netflix special, Man on Fire, D’Elia’s comedy style has garnered him a fanbase across the country. Select tickets are still available.
Old 97’s Holiday Hoopla
Sounds of the season continue with a live performance of original Christmas songs by the Old 97’s. The Dallas-based country band stops by the Mohawk in support of their first-ever collection of festive songs, Love the Holidays. The Old 97’s will be joined by DIY punk rock magician CaseyMagic. Rhett Miller, the Old 97's lead singer, will also perform a solo acoustic set. General admission tickets are still available.
Saturday, December 29
The Revolution in concert
The Revolution, the group that backed the late artist Prince during his rise to fame in the '80s, returns to Austin for a retrospective of career hits. The band is perhaps known for their iconic work on the blockbuster film and chart topping album Purple Rain, and appearances on albums such as 1999 and Around the World In A Day, The Revolution is set to take the Emo’s stage. Select tickets still available.
Willie Nelson & Family New Year
Austin music legend Willie Nelson rings in the new year with three nights of music, family, and friends. The longtime tradition at ACL Live features performances by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. The New Year’s Eve show includes festive elements such as appearances by Father Time Texas and Baby New Year. Select tickets are still available. Performances through December 31.