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Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting

Join the Downtown Austin Alliance and KUT for a holiday sing-along and the downtown tree lighting on the Capitol grounds. The sing-along begins at 6:00 pm, the tree will be lit at 7:00 pm, and Los Coast will take the stage by 7:30 pm.

Gather at the south steps of the Capitol to sing songs of the season, led by KUTX 98.9 music hosts. Complimentary keepsake songbooks will be available to attendees while supplies last. Countdown the lighting of the downtown holiday tree at 11th St. and Congress Ave. The 45’ tree features 137,000 LED lights and rotates through a programmed light show.

The tree will stay up throughout the month of December playing holiday songs at the top and bottom of every hour featuring some of Austin’s favorite musicians. Enjoy Austin quintet Los Coast, a local mainstay of psych-pop, gospel-funk, soul-filled fun, as they perform a free community concert on the stage immediately following the tree lighting.

 

This FREE event will be in-person and enhanced health and safety protocols will be in place to allow for social distancing so that everyone can safely enjoy the outdoor celebration.We are thrilled to announce the Downtown Holiday Stroll 2021! This year, we will celebrate December in Downtown with free and family-friendly events downtown all month long

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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Explore downtown, with festive activities happening all month long!
Holiday Movie Experience | Frida Friday Holiday Market | Austin-Centric Parade by Bike Zoo 
Musician Busking | Sidewalk Sales | Caroling and More!

Downtown Holiday Events

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Pick up your free passport from participating businesses or click below to download and print at home.

DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY PASSPORT
Outdoor Movie Experience
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Friday, December 10th
Republic Square 
6:00 pm
Free for all ages!
Shop the Block
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Saturday, December 11th
The Block at 615 Congress Ave
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Live Performances, Street Market, Free Hot Cocoa, & Santa
The People's Holiday Market
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Sunday, December 12th
Republic Square 
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Live Music, Local Vendors, Workshops

Downtown Austin Alliance Free Holiday Activities

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Wine Down Wednesday Series
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Wednesday, December 1st, 8th and 15th
Republic Square
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Live Performances and Wine Discounts
Bike Zoo
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Thursday, December 18th 
Downtown Streets
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 
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December in Downtown

Join us on Saturday, December 4 at 6 pm at the State Capitol as we kick off the holiday season with our annual downtown tree lighting and Holiday Sing-Along with KUT and KUTX. Austin quintet Los Coast, a local mainstay of psych-pop, gospel-funk, soul-filled fun will close out the night with a free concert immediately following the tree lighting. The event is free and open to the public.



Come Visit the Downtown Tree, Lighting Up Congress Avenue During the Month of December.