As Christmas in Austin approaches, forgo the same, old stores in favor of an unparalleled shopping experience this holiday season. Whether you're looking for a more traditional gift or that one-of-a-kind treasure, you'll hit the bullseye in December when you visit these holiday gift markets in Austin.

A-TEX Family Fun Center Christmas Store

Want to stay out of hot water with your gift choice? Put a freeze on your holiday dilema at the A-TEX Family Fun Center with gifts for the whole family at their Christmas Store. A visit to the A-TEX Christmas Store is where you'll find everything to deck the halls with trees, lights, and ornaments- or the perfect gift decorations for all of the Santa-snowman-Nutcracker-snowflakes on your list. What could be better than gifting a blinged-out cowboy boot stocking filled with Austin area cheeses, wines, and knick-knacks? Consider diving into the New Year with the gift of a new hot tub, pool table, or pool accessory to brighten every season.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar

Make a wish to find a menagerie of Austin gift choices to complete your shopping itinerary at the Blue Genie Art Bazaar. Support Austin's local artists while shopping for gifts that are crafted with a personal touch and flair. Find a fabulous photo of an inspiring Austin landmark or skyline or get down-home with a uniquely Austin folk art piece or sculpture. But wait: there's a Christmas genie in the bottle! And the perfect wish-gift for your art connisseurs and wanna-bes could very well be the pre-paid Blue Genie Gift Card to use toward the art piece of their choice they'll find exclusively at the Bazaar. This holiday gift market is open annually from Black Friday to Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Vendor Village at the Winter Wonderland

Get your tickets now for the race to the brightest holiday extravaganza in Austin! It's a visit and photo with Santa, ice skating thrills, a tunnel of lights, petting zoo, camels rides, and the world-renowned Chinese Lantern Festival,  all featured at the second annual Winter Wonderland at the Circuit of the Americas. But, most of all, make a pit stop at the Vendor Village on-site and fill your sack with the Austin-crafted gifts and goodies that will guarantee your name on the Nice List well into 2019. This holiday gift market is open December 7-9 and December 13-30 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday trhough Thursday and from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar   

Can Christmas shopping actually be fun? Yes! You'll have the time of your life at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, an all-in-one shopping experience that will thrill art, music, and foodie lovers alike. A $10 admission ticket will get you into the bazaar, filled with vendors and holiday gift-hunting magic. Preview the gift items that you just can't miss this year online at the 2018 Artist's Gallery which features art images, the artist's name, and booth number. While at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, you can enjoy the daily lineup of local music and foodie venues. This holiday gift market is open December 13 - 24 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

The rewards of Christmas shopping this season are certain to bring a smile to everyone's lips when you gift treasures from the best holiday gift markets in Austin.

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