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
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
DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY PASSPORT
Shop the Block
Saturday, December 11th
The Block at 615 Congress Ave
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Live Performances, Street Market, Free Hot Cocoa, & Santa
Downtown Austin Alliance Free Holiday Activities
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.