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Holiday Stroll

Join the Downtown Austin Alliance and KUT/KUTX on December 3 from 5pm to 10pm for downtown Austin's annual tree lighting, Holiday Stroll and Sing-Along! Let's ring in the holidays together.


This free, family-friendly event is on Congress Avenue between 9th & 11th streets. Featuring artisan vendors, food trucks, photos with Santa and more, the Holiday Stroll is the perfect way to kick off your y'alliday season!

Plan your night:

5pm: Doors open, Holiday Stroll begins

6-7pm: KUT/KUTX Sing-Along at the Capitol

7pm: Capitol Tree Lighting

7:15-8:45pm: Classic HipHop Live performance

9-9:45pm: Superfónicos performance

10pm: Holiday Stroll ends

Schedule of Events


Event Map


Be sure to stop by the Downtown Austin Alliance table at the Old Bakery Art Hub to receive a stamp on your Downtown Holiday Passport!

Performances By

Capitol Stage @ 7:15 PM

Classic Hiphop Live is a Band composed of the best musicians and MC’s in Austin, Texas. They perform iconic hiphop songs with stunning accuracy. All music is created live with no tracks and no computers.


Capitol Stage @ 9 PM

Superfonicos has been bringing the Colombian Funk, Cumbia and Afro-beat to Austin Texas since late 2016. With most of the members having deep roots in Colombia, Superfonicos' music not only highlights the country's Caribbean coastal sounds, but also the stories of the displaced, the folkloric tales from the countryside, and reminders to let go and embrace a human experience that is more connected to the earth and our past.

Things To Do

See the magic of the season illuminated on the corner of 7th and congress featuring a holiday projection mural.


Take your photo with the world-famous Griswold Wagon Queen Family Truckster. She's a beaut!

Watch in awe as stilt walkers move about the crowd.

Get in the groove when Ignite on Wheels skates down Congress.

Head over to Old Bakery & Artisan Emporium for:

  • Projection murals with local artist RichesArt who will be drawing what you'd like to see on the Old Bakery's future mural wall

  • Free coloring books for kids & adults

  • Keepsake photobooth with free Santa photos featuring a one-of-a-kind urban art chair

  • Hot chocolate in commemorative Holiday Stroll 2022 mugs

  • Make your own ornament for free

Hang out in our Kids' Zone for:

  • Free cookie decorating with Street Sweets

  • Immersive igloo

  • Movie screening of the holiday classic "Elf"

  • Interactive games

  • Snow machine

* All activities will be offered while supplies last


Food & Drink

  • Rosen’s Bagels- Hot Chocolate

  • Street Sweets- Cookie Decorating

  • Gold Star Kettle Corn 

  • KD’s Elote & More

  • Tiff’s Treats

  • Roppolo’s (V)

  • Wholly Cow Burgers (V)


  • Decades in Retro*

  • Frida Friday*

  • Black Makers Market*

  • The Cathedral*

  • Elisabeth Flohr*

  • The Mothership*


  • Mothers' Milk Bank

  • St. David’s Church 

  • Central Texas Food Bank

  • Downtown Austin Alliance & Foundation


* BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ or women-owned

(V): Vegetarian options available

Getting Here

We've partnered with CapMetro to make it easier for you to celebrate the y'allidays with us! CapMetro is offering 1,000 free Local Day Passes for Holiday Stroll attendees.

Registration for this event's free passes has closed. If you registered, your Local Day Passes will be good for bus travel and the MetroRail for use on December 3. Make sure your CapMetro app is downloaded before 3 pm on Thursday, December 1, so they can share the free pass with your account on December 2!

Check out the below for other mobility options to celebrate the y'allidays with us!

Alternative Mobility Options

Make an Impact

This year's Holiday Stroll and Sing-Along charity is the Central Texas Food Bank! Serve others in your community by donating your non-perishable items to the Central Texas Food Bank's booth at the event.



Event & Passport Inquiries

Press Inquiries:

Sponsorship Inquiries:

Marilyn Willson

Director, Development

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