If you are looking to avoid a snowy holiday season head over to Austin, Texas for a unique Christmas vacation. You do not need snow covered streets to feel the charm of the city. Instead, you will find incredible holiday events and activities perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Here is how you can celebrate an Austin Texas Christmas:
Austin Christmas Events: Ice Skate in Downtown
Sure, the weather will not call for snow, but you can still enjoy ice skating in the downtown district in front of the Whole Foods store. Each year this grocery flagship sets up a “real” skating rink right outside their doors. Enjoy local vendors for hot food and drinks to keep you warm as you practice your best ice skating moves.
Visit the Zilker Holiday Tree
Stare up at the behemoth 155-foot Christmas tree on display at Zilker Park. The Zilker Holiday Tree is massive at 380 feet wide and is the biggest tree in all of Austin. Over 3,300 Christmas lights adorn the tree, with a humongous star measuring over 10 feet perched at the top. This incredible sight is one of the must-see Austin Christmas events!
Enjoy a Cup of Hot Chocolate at Mozart’s
Another incredible holiday display is the fantastic Christmas lights found at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters. Each year they put up over 150,000 Christmas lights around their shop and play popular holiday songs from Trans-Siberian Orchestra and more on a 12-minute loop. Go for the coffee and hot chocolate but stay for the incredible light display!
Check Out the ZACH Theatre
Another local favorite in Austin is the annual rendition of A Christmas Carol featured at ZACH Theatre. From Thanksgiving to December 31st, you can enjoy this portrayal of a Christmas classic. You will be dancing in the aisles with a musical score that features a multitude of genres. Come see this modern rendition of a Dickens classic story.
Ride the Train to the North Pole
Take the kids for a trip they never would have believed with a train ride to the North Pole! Austin Steam Train Association features a train ride with Mr. and Mrs. Claus to and from Bertram, or in this instance the “North Pole.” Your family will enjoy delicious Christmas treats and hot chocolate while listening to all of the classic Christmas stories.
Christmas Done Right in Austin
These incredible Austin Christmas events await you in during the upcoming holiday season. Make your holiday even more special by reserving one of our exclusive vacation rentals. Your family can enjoy several luxury amenities and be close to all of these local attractions. Reserve your holiday rental online today or let us help you plan for the perfect Christmas getaway to Austin.