Family Friendly Events & Things to Do
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
at Palmer Events Center
Hot music, fine art and cold beer make the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar the place where Austin shops in the giving season. The show is actually two events in one: an art fair and music festival with a vibrant community-driven vibe.
Annual Trail of Lights at Zilker Park
at Zilker Botanical Garden
The AUSTIN TRAIL OF LIGHTS is Austin’s largest holiday tradition and 2nd largest event in the city. Run by the Trail of Lights Foundation, the annual event in Zilker Park celebrates the unique spirit and people that make Austin the place we call home.
Mozart's Coffee Shop Christmas Light Show
at Mozart's Coffee Roasters
Our Christmas Light Show has become an annual tradition for many Austinites. Every year, we decorate the deck with over 1 million LED lights and set up a show to our favorite holiday tunes.
Run, Run, Rudolph Virtual 5K Run/Walk
Its that time a year again. Time to dawn our Santa hats, elf ears or in this case our Rudolph antlers! Our Run Run Rudolph Virtual 5k Run is fun for all ages.
Ballet Austin: THE NUTCRACKER
It wouldn't be Christmas in Austin without The Nutcracker! Ballet Austin's The Nutcracker is the longest-running production of the seasonal classic in the state of Texas, now in its 56th season.
End-of-Year Giving for the Girls!
at RBI Austin
Help us reach our year-end goal! No gift amount is too small!
Noon Year’s Eve Balloon Drop & Bubble Wrap Stomp
Let your kiddos ring in the New Year AND still make their bedtime! Join Thinkery on December 31 for our third annual Noon(ish) Year’s Eve Balloon Drop & Bubble Wrap Stomp!
Austin's New Year Celebration
at 900 W Riverside Drive
Austin’s New Year Celebration 2019! Bring in the New Year with a free, fun and family-friendly celebration.
New Years Day Parade
at Doug Sahm Hill
Let's start the New Year out right! Join us in the great outdoors, to wander around in the sun and cold weather, playing music, dancing, and starting new adventures in a joyful way!
New Year's Resolution - Star Party
at McKinney Falls State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife
Wish upon the stars of the first full night of 2019! Join a Ranger at the Amphitheater for an evening of star stories, astronomy, and relaxation. What better way to celebrate the new year?
Hal Smith and the On the Levee Jazz Band
at Cap City Comedy Club
Austin, we have a rare treat in store for you! ATJS is presenting Hal Smith's On the Levee Jazz Band on Jan. 6. This Kid Ory tribute band takes its name from a San Francisco nightclub owned by Kid Ory from 1958 – 1961.
When I Grow Up 2019
at The For the City Center Find Tickets
When I Grow Up 2019 by Partners in Parenting