Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this Christmas weekend
It’s the most wonderful time to explore the city’s holiday-inspired entertainment. Catch the final evenings Austin's beloved Trail of Lights or experience winter magic through acrobatics at Cirque Musica: Holiday Wonderland. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this Christmas weekend. For a full listing of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, December 22
LBJ Presidential Library presents Lady Bird's Birthday
Celebrate the life and enduring legacy of beloved Texan and former first lady Lady Bird Johnson at this family-friendly birthday bash. Party highlights include ornament-making, shopping, exhibits, and sweet treats featuring Johnson’s own family recipes. Tickets can be purchased here.
58th Annual Austin Trail of Lights
Don’t miss the final days of Austin’s premier holiday lights activation at Zilker Park. This year’s Austin Trail of Lights marks its triumphant return to the traditional walk-through format. Visitors can stroll through the numerous light displays and tunnels while eating cookies and listening to holiday music. Secure your tickets here. The Trail of Lights is open through December 23.
The Vortex and Circus Chickendog present The Mutt-Cracker
Furry friends star in this rendition of the popular Christmas production at The Vortex. Audiences can expect a stellar performance starring rescue dogs and a talking scarlet macaw. Acro artists will also be on stage for a truly entertaining evening. For tickets, visit The Vortex website. Performances are scheduled through January 1, 2023.
Penfold Theatre presents Your Old-Fashioned Die Hard Holiday Radiocast
Experience a radio broadcast of Die Hard reimagined in person at The Driskill Hotel. The audience can expect the iconic film retold from a nostalgic, 1940s-inspired perspective. For more information, click here.
Saturday, December 24
Cirque Musica: Holiday Wonderland
Spend Christmas Eve steeped in the spirit of the season when you take a musical journey to this entertaining winter wonderland. This production combines performances from acrobats and aerialists with a holiday-themed set that will spark holiday cheer in all guests. Each act will be accompanied by the tunes of select seasonal favorites to keep the energy holly and jolly. For seating availability, go to the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park ticketing website.