From twinkling lights and live music to ice skating and train rides, this time of year in Austin is full of wonderful family events spreading holiday cheer. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite ways to celebrate the season near you.
Austin Trail of Lights
December 8-23, 2022
The 58th annual Austin Trail of Lights is returning to Zilker Park! Austin Trail of Lights is one of the most beloved and longest-running holiday traditions of its kind in the Texas capital. The Trail now features more than 2 million lights illuminating the park, 90 lighted holiday trees, and more than 70 other holiday displays and lighted tunnels. More details here.
Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker
December 3-December 23, 2022
After going virtual last year, Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker is now back on its 60th year live from the Long Center. Witness hundreds of dancers perform Stephen MIlls’ enchanting choreography to Peter Tchaikovsky’s magical score with a live accompaniment from the Austin Symphony Orchestra! More details here.
November 25-December 30, 2022
This beautiful light show is a drive-thru holiday experience at Circuit of The Americas, complete with millions of twinkling lights synchronized to holiday songs, dancing elves and an appearance by Santa. More details here.
Mozart's Annual Light Show
November 10 2022-January 6, 2023
Seeing the annual holiday Light Show at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters is a tradition to look forward to every winter season. The awesome light displays — along with the hot chocolate and delicious warm treats — make this a holiday experience that the whole family enjoys. More details here.
Austin’s New Year
December 31, 2022
Welcome the New Year with a festive fireworks show at Auditorium Shores! Bring your loved ones with you to this family-friendly event with plenty of activities for you to enjoy. Stay tuned for more details about this celebration.