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Top 10 Austin Holiday Activities in 2023

Photo courtesy Armadillo Bazaar

It’s the most wonderful time of year in the best city on earth, and while dreams of a white Christmas may be a bit far-fetched in central Texas, there are still a million and one ways to get into the holiday spirit in Austin this year.

With so many festive activities to choose from, we’ve put together a list of our top ten favorite ways to spend the holidays in ATX! From classic staples to brand new favorites, we’ve got you covered:

1. Trail of Lights – The quintessential holiday activity in Austin, and for good reason. With over 2 million lights, 90 Christmas trees and 70 other dazzling displays, watching Zilker Park transform every year will always be one of our favorite holiday traditions. Visit now until Dec. 23.

2. Zilker Tree – Enjoy the classic holiday tree + food and drink vendors until Jan. 1.

3. Luminations at the Wildflower Center – Delight in the enchanting light displays until Jan. 6.

4. Peppermint Parkway – Drive through the impressive, festive wonderland until Dec. 30.

5. Armadillo Christmas Bazaar (Dec. 15-23) – Explore unique gifts and art in a spirited atmosphere.

6. Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker – Witness the timeless holiday classic until Dec. 23.

7. Hometown Holiday Round Rock – Enjoy live music every Tue, Thurs, Fri, and Sat until Dec. 23.

8. Mozart’s Light Show – The lights display that never gets old. Simply a must! Happening now until Jan. 6.

9. Christmas lights on 37th St – Bundle up, park nearby and take a leisurely stroll amid charming lights and decorations with your favorite hot drink in hand.

10. Fredericksburg Downtown and Nights of Lights – Perhaps the most charming main street in Texas during the holidays. Don’t miss ice skating, caroling, a 30-foot Christmas tree and authentic German Christmas pyramid, now until Jan. 7.

We wish you a merry month ahead full of fun! Let us know your favorite way to celebrate the holidays in Austin.

For exceptional homes that match your lifestyle, trust our real estate expertise. Happy Holidays from Bell Real Estate! 

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