Explore downtown, with festive activities happening all month long!
Shop local with our HOLIDAY PASSPORT.
Celebrate the season with a free screening of THE GRINCH.
Learn crafts while holiday gift shopping with THE PEOPLES MARKET by Friday Friday ATX.
Watch Austin Weird come to life with BIKE ZOO AUSTIN.
Enjoy live music, watch art happen right in front of you, sip holiday cocktails, join in the holiday caroling and more with
DOWNTOWN IN DECEMBER.
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
Downtown Tree Lighting - December 4, 2021
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.