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
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!
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:
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
Movie screening of the holiday classic "Elf"
* 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
Wholly Cow Burgers (V)
Decades in Retro*
Black Makers Market*
Mothers' Milk Bank
St. David’s Church
Central Texas Food Bank
Downtown Austin Alliance & Foundation
* BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ or women-owned
(V): Vegetarian options available
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.