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Christmas is coming to Austin with flavors and aromas that transport us to different places and memories of better times. During this nebula of nostalgia and illusion, foodie plans arise at Austin to enjoy cocktails, incredible dinners and unique parties that will make this Christmas unforgettable. Merry Christmas!

Lights in the City

Trail of Lights – Zilker Park – Nov 27 – Dec 31 – From $35


The lights of Zilker Park fuel your spirit almost as much as any Christmas feast. A precious tradition that due to the pandemic has become motorized but that doesn’t stop surprising year after year with millions of lights that summarize the best of Christmas. We miss the food trucks and bars of the old walking route, although true foodies can buy a Dash Pass that includes an Early Entry and delicious Christmas Cookies.

Christmas Flavors on the Hills

Let it Snow Long Table Dinner – Visconti Ristorante & Bar 320 South Capital of Texas Highway #Bldg. B – Dec 16 – $125

Without a doubt, Christmas is one of the most foodies of the year. A time to savor dishes and recipes that are not part of our day to day. In this place located in a unique natural setting between hills, we are invited to taste homemade food designed by Visconti Restaurant in a multi-course menu that includes curated wine pairings to enjoy a cozy Christmas dinner with Italian flavor. Yum!

Authentic Austin Christmas

Mozart’s – 3825 Lake Austin Blvd – Through December 31

There is no Christmas in Austin without the Mozart’s Christmas audiovisual show. A good coffee awaits you by the lake, a delicious bakery and an amazing show of lights and music that will transport you to another place, the one that lives in your dreams and that makes any moment unique. Mozart’s at Christmas is a mental souvenir, a memory created to survive in your mind forever. Do not miss it.

A Christmas Miracle in Downtown

Miracle on 5th Street – 307 W 5th Street – Through December 28

In Austin, there are Christmas miracles. In 5th Street, there is a dimensional portal that takes you to a unique place full of lights, snow and delicious cocktails served in customized glasses that summarize the Christmas spirit. A miracle that will allow you to taste those cocktails that travel to the aromas of Christmas and buy gifts that are out of the norm. The perfect Christmas exists and is lived and drunk on Fifth Street.

Santa is Coming to Austin

SantaCon – Downtown – December 11 and 12 – $ 5-20



Is there anything more liberating and Christmassy than touring downtown Austin dressed as Santa Claus and in the company of thousands of crazy partiers? SantaCon is Austin’s most fun Christmas event. SantaCon go through the most irreverent bars in the city bathing the throats of the assistants with shots, cocktails, and beers, being true to the motto of the city: Keep Austin Weird. We wait for you at Elysium, Peckerheads Burnside Tavern or Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Icehouse.

Christmas on Ice

Whole Foods – South Lamar


It’s Christmas and you feel like sliding down all the good intentions that lead us to an exciting 2022. On the rooftop of WholeFoods you can enjoy this feeling while practice ice skating. As a good foodie you can also stop by the supermarket buffet and enjoy a succulent and healthy meal after enjoying the Christmas air of the city on skates.

Christmas in the Heights

Geraldine’s – Hotel Van Zadt – 605 Davis Street – December 4-14

Christmas is a sensation. A thread of hope that sprouts in the atmosphere that evaporates on the lights of the city. Something magical that is felt on the heights of Geraldine’s, the sophisticated rooftop of the Hotel Van Zadt on Rainey Street. An unusual Christmas program awaits you over there with good music, fun surprises, flavors, and drinks worthy of the best Christmas. Let’s toast to everyone’s happiness!

Creating your own Christmas

Gin’gerbread Cocktail & Cookie Decorating Class – Blind Salamander Kitchen & Bar 8212 Barton Club Drive – Dec 18 – $95


This year we have proposed to toast to a 2022 full of strong emotions and wide horizons. For this reason, we have proposed to attend this fun class where we combine the passion for cocktails and cookies in one space. A great plan to have a good time, have a few good drinks and be the kings of all the Christmas gatherings that we will attend with everything we have learned in this fascinating workshop.

Much more than a Christmas Market

Armadillo Market – Palmer Events Center – December 17-19 – $10

Although it is not pleasant to admit it, Christmas is also consumerism. It’s hard to resist Austin’s Christmas markets, some of them as traditional and sophisticated as the traditional Armadillo Market. In it, you will find the most unexpected gifts to surprise your loved ones, good music and art that will fill your spirit more than any Christmas meal.

The Last Dance of 2021

Gatsby’s House NYE – Hilton Hotel – 500 E 4th St, Austin, TX – Dec 31- From $145


New Year’s Eve is the most special night of the year. A fleeting moment that transits between the nostalgia of yesterday and the emotion of tomorrow. Therefore, it is always necessary to start the year with a good toast at a wild but sophisticated party. Among all the great end-of-the-year parties, perhaps it is the Hilton and its Gatby’s House NYE that knows best to update those parties of the 30s that sublimated the concept of New Year’s Eve. 3 DJs spread over two different areas, a private balcony with spectacular views, people wanting to have fun and a large ballroom ready are ready to inaugurate 2022 with you.

A Mysterious Christmas

Hollywood Homicide Mystery Dinner – Old Glory Ranch 3633 River Road, Wimberley, TX – Dec 11 – $80


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If you are looking for a different Christmas, nothing like a dinner like this. In it, we will be detectives, witnesses or villains in a plot set in Hollywood in the 30s. During the night of the Oscars, a twist of fate leads to an unexpected victory for a film that hides more than one secret in its shooting and whose adversaries at the awards cry out for vengeance for the affront of defeat. Dinner including appetizers, dinner, desserts, and drinks is just the beginning of an adventure you will not forget.

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