It feels like every week there’s a new immersive event. Even when they’re fun, they can be pretty tiring, so it’s exciting that this next one is just about playing with the Christmas spirit. Don your favorite elf socks and meet the lovely citizens of “Tinseltown.”
Wanderlust Wine Co. — the organizer of darker, more chaotic immersive cocktail experiences “The Alice” and “Beauty and the Beast” — has turned its space into a winter wonderland with Christmas decor galore. From November 30 to December 30, this Southwest Pole will welcome guests into one of the most festive spaces in Austin, costumes always welcome.
Of course, there will be Christmas music and themed cocktails. Past photos of the installation in different cities (where it's always a little different) show lots of candy cane stripes, giant disco ball-like hanging ornaments, lights, foliage, and entire trees. And, obviously, a lot of tinsel. Visitors may meet elves on staff, and even Santa sitting on the tufted red furniture.
Austin’s list of Christmas pop-ups (perhaps because we don’t have much cold weather helping us celebrate naturally) is expansive, but few reach the decorative heights of “Tinseltown.” It’s fun for photos, but even more so, being around that much commitment to the holiday is sure to make the season a little brighter.
Tickets ($22 per person) for the 90-minute experience are available via Hidden, and include a drink upon arrival. Wanderlust Wine Co. is located at 610 North Interstate Highway 35.