Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 7 things to do in Austin this holiday weekend
Get your festive fix with a little help from these can’t-miss happenings over the next few days. Austin holiday light traditions, live holiday concerts, and even a radio cast of a Christmas movie favorite are the perfect activities for locals and visitors alike. Check out the top seven things to do in Austin this holiday weekend. For a complete list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, December 21
Moody Center presents Pentatonix in concert
Texan a capella group Pentatonix comes to Moody Center just in time for the holiday season. They’re making a stop in Austin as part of The Most Wonderful Tour Of The Year and also in support of their 2022 album, Holidays Around the World. For more information, go to Ticketmaster.
Cap City Comedy Club presents Tony Rock
Tony Rock is the latest special guest to grace the Capitol City Comedy Club stage for a brief stint. Although funny runs in the family, judging by the fame of his brother Chris Rock, Tony's own merits include acting credits in Living Biblically and hosting the series All Def Comedy. Shows are scheduled through December 23.
59th Annual Austin Trail of Lights
Austin’s premier holiday lights activation welcomes guests for a few more days before the festive fun flickers out. Visitors can take their time strolling through and enjoying the numerous light displays and lighted tunnels while eating cookies and listening to holiday music. The Austin Trail of Lights is open at Zilker Park through December 23.
Friday, December 22
Penfold Theatre Company presents Your Old Fashioned Die Hard Radiocast
Settle in for the live radio cast of a Christmastime cinematic classic at The Driskill. Die Hard will come to life with the help of a small company of voice actors, who will personify a large cast of the film’s many characters and simulated action scenes. This production is rated R and is most suitable for adult audiences.
Nelda Studios & dadaLab present Illumaverse
Explore and experience how the holidays are celebrated around the world at this immersive dadaLab exhibit. Visitors will be transported through 6,000 square feet of installations built by local artists, which blend into each other for a journey through this artistic universe. Illumaverse is open through December 30.
Saturday, December 23
Murray & Peter present A Drag Queen Christmas
Get swept up in the glamor of the holiday season with a little help from a few queens at ACL Live. A Drag Queen Christmas is hosted by RuPaul alum Miz Cracker and will include live performances by several famous friends, such as the iconic Alyssa Edwards and special guest Todrick Hall.
Sunday, December 24
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park presents Cirque Musica: Holiday Wonderland
Be transported to a faraway land of holiday magic and masterful movement at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Cirque Musica is a family-friendly production that features aerialists, acrobats, and tons of holiday cheer, all accompanied by a musical mix of seasonal favorite songs. Get more information and select your seats via Ticketmaster.