Texas Tea: Holiday Edition

B-DOE xmas tree

The holidays have arrived! If you’re looking to do some cool stuff around town with your buddies and family, you’ve come to the right place. Below are a few festive options to pick from for the next couple of weeks. Happy holidays!


Santa’s Workshop: A Holiday Private Dining Experience | ​Stella San Jac At The Westin Austin Downtown | 7am (Through December 31st)

Get yo brunch on with the family. Stella San Jac is spreading the holiday cheer. Enjoy a private dining experience with special holiday beverages. If you want to give back this holiday season, they’ve teamed up with Toys for Tots and are offering three different donation options. You can donate an unwrapped toy, give a monetary donation, or virtually donate a toy of your choosing.


peppermint parkway

Peppermint Parkway

Peppermint Parkway | Circuit of the Americas | Various Days + Times (Through December 30th)

Austin is lit this holiday season, literally. We’ve got another light show option for you to check out this weekend at Circuit of the Americas! Peppermint Parkway has millions of lights, dancing elves, a walking plaza filled with food options and activities for the family. There’s a few ticket packages for you to pick from, including a lap around the F1 race track!




Barks And Booze: A Jolly Good Time | ​Hotel Vegas & The Volstead Lounge | 1pm-4pm Saturday, December 18th

Don’t forget that your pups want some quality time with you too this holiday season. Take ’em out for happy hour at Hotel Vegas. Local vendors will be on-site, free drinks are up for grabs, and your pup can get a photo with Santa!


Holiday Light Show | Mozart’s Coffee Roasters | Various Days + Times 

Bright lights all month long! Get your tickets to the Holiday Light Show happening at Mozart’s. You can reserve a full-service table that allows you to preorder food so it’ll be ready by the time you arrive. There’s also a free admission option for those that would like to stand throughout the light show. Those can also be reserved in advance, or once you get there!


trail of lights

Trail of Lights

Trail of Lights | Zilker Park | Various Days + Times (Through December 31st)

Austin’s Trail of Lights is here ALL MONTH LONG! If you haven’t gone to a light show yet, now’s your chance. Make your way to Zilker Park for the longest running holiday tradition and take in all the holiday magic. Trail of Lights has more than 2 million lights on display for you to enjoy, plus 70 displays and lighted tunnels and 90 light trees. Reservations are required. Check out the different vehicle passes available for purchase above!


Miracle on 5th | The Eleanor | 3pm-2am (Through December 28th)

Anyone down for a Christmas-themed pop-up bar? Head on over to the Miracle on 5th for holiday cocktails and festive Christmas decor! There’s even a Santa Throne you can lounge on. Pretty good way of getting in the Christmas spirit if you ask us.

a christmas carol

A Christmas Carol | ZACH Theatre | Various Days + Times (Through January 2nd)

Guess what’s back at ZACH Theatre? A Christmas Carol! If you’re looking to do something family friendly, this is a good option for ya. Tickets start at $25.


Zilker Holiday Tree | Zilker Park | 6pm-10pm (Through January 1st)

The Zilker Holiday Tree is back for viewing! If you haven’t noticed already, we just really want you to get in the holiday spirit, and who wouldn’t with a giant Christmas tree? You can see the tree light up at approximately 6pm. Hot chocolate not required, but encouraged.

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