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Call us corny or weird, but we can’t help it, Christmas is our favorite time of year, and our inner Santa loves to come out and play! The town of Austin is decorated in its holiday finest and our Austin Vacation Rentals holiday hideaways seem to shine brighter, even without adding any Christmas décor. Perhaps it is our imagination or maybe it is the warmth and happiness that exudes from the faces of our happy guests, but if your journey has you turned to our favorite place on earth, this guide will ensure that your 2020 Christmas in Austin will be one you never forget!

Gifts for the Generations This Christmas in Austin

Shopping at Christmas can be tiresome, but the gorgeous gifts you will find at the Blue Genie Art Bazaar will soothe your frazzled nerves. Open from 10 AM until 10 PM every day of the week from November 11 through December 24th (they do close at 6 PM on Christmas Eve) reservations for tickets must be made to keep the crowds from destroying all the progress we have made fighting against COVID-19, but they also offer online shopping, private shopping experiences, and personal shoppers to make it even easier for you to get your Santa on!

Peppermint Parkway

There is nothing more festive than going for a drive to check out all the Christmas lights, and the Peppermint Parkway is one of our favorite ways of doing so! This mile-long drive takes you on a magical adventure to Christmas town and costs as little as $35 per vehicle. Located at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas, the lights are synchronized to the most popular carols, giving the event an extra boost! If you somehow miss out before Christmas, the show continues through December 27th, so don’t give up too easily.

Merrymaking Comes Easy in These Spaces

Of course, you don’t have to leave our holiday escapes to have a magical and memorable Christmas. Our properties are designed to comfort and soothe, offering fully equipped kitchens where you can bake a batch of Christmas cookies, living areas with state of the art televisions to watch your favorite Christmas shows, and bedrooms with beds so comfortable, your eager children will be unable to stay awake long enough to catch Santa at the tree! Reserve your stay with us today and have the merriest Christmas you have ever enjoyed!

The holiday season is a special time for Austin, Texas. We really get into the spirit here, from the fun seasonal events to the gorgeous scenery to the twinkling Christmas lights that turn the city into a holiday postcard dreamscape. For Christmas in Austin this year we have some exciting events we’re looking forward to, so make sure to save them on your calendar!

Christmas in Austin Morning & Day

Wake up in comfort in your cozy rental home and enjoy a slow morning in your lovingly decorated living room as you open presents together. Then you can grab a hot cup of joe at Bennu Coffee, which will be open 24-hours through the holidays.

Have a quiet day with your loved ones at Zilker Metropolitan Park. Through the 23rd you’ll find the Trail of Lights Event here, so make sure to visit before the 25th! On Christmas Day, this park makes for a quiet and serene escape into nature. Here you’ll find Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Botanical Gardens, five volleyball courts, three picnic sites, Zilker Playscape, and more.

Options for Christmas lunch include fine eateries such as Cannon and Belle, Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum, and 24 Diner (which is open 24 hours on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

Christmas Evening

Visit the downtown area for some awesome sights, twinkling lights, and a fun evening on the town. Grab a seasonal cocktail to spice things up! Plan to have your Christmas in Austin dinner at Caroline, one of our favorite establishments in town. At Caroline they’ll be serving up tasty holiday specials all the way until midnight on Christmas, including seasonal delicacies like fried duck leg, peppermint cocktails, and the delicious naughty & nice cake.

Visit Lady Bird Lake at sunset for a magical end to the day as the light hits the water. It’s a great place to go walking, and you can even paddle out on the water! After all the excitement of the day, you’ll be happy to end up back in the comfort of your rental home where you can all unwind and relax with some hot cocoa and holiday dessert by the fireplace.

Merry Christmas from the Austin Vacation Rentals Family!

There’s no better way to spend your holiday this year than by heading to Austin and spending your stay in one of our lovely and comfortable rental homes. Simply call us today at 833-241-7651 and you’ll be one step closer to your 2019 Christmas in Austin Getaway!

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