Things to do in Austin this weekend of December 10-12


AUSTIN, TX – With the sun shining this weekend for Austin, we can’t help but think of all the things you can do in the metro area.

From vacation-themed festivals and events to exploring what is happening in downtown Austin, there is a plethora of things to do for families and young Austinites who want to explore all that the city has to offer. live music capital of the world has to offer.

Here’s a list of things you can do this weekend in Austin from December 10-12.

Watch “Elf” and “The Office: Christmas” at Globe Drive-In

Globe Drive-In locations will screen “Elf” at 5:30 pm Friday and “The Office: Christmas” at 6:00 pm Saturday. To purchase tickets, visit the Globe website.

“Elf” movie night at Alamo Drafthouse

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December

Alamo Drafthouse will host an “Elf” Movie Night on Saturday and Sunday at participating Alamo venues. Movie night will include props and a chance to enjoy the theater vacation-themed menu.

For tickets visit Alamo Drafthouse website.

Participating locations include: Village, Slaughter Lane, Lakeline and Mueller

3rd annual tour of the 12 Christmas bars

The 12 annual Bars of Christmas Crawl in Austin is back and will start from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, December 11.

Eight Austin bars on 6th Street will participate in this year’s crawl. Those who attend are invited to don their best holiday onesies, Santa Claus costumes, ugly sweaters, and elf costumes. Tickets range from $ 12 to $ 16. To buy yours, visit event site.

The 4th Annual Austin Christmas Pub Crawl by CrawlWithUs

This Christmas pub crawl at Parlor and Yard, 601 W. 6th Street, will kick off the holidays from 4 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, December 11. Profits from the event will be donated to Toys for Tots.
For more information, see their event here.

See “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at Paramount

The Austin Chamber Music Center will host “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at Paramount on Sunday December 12th. Hear the talented ensemble perform classic songs from the film, then head out to the lobby to take photos with Snoopy. Tickets start at $ 22.

Nightmare Before Christmas Gothic Bal & Bazaar at Elysium Austin

For adults looking for a good spooky holiday party, Elysium Austin will be hosting a Gothic Nightmare Before Christmas Ball & Bazaar from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, December 11.

The venue will feature vocals, shadow casters, a special drink menu, DJs, and shopping for unique Texas items. Tickets cost $ 17. To buy tickets, go in line.

Explore a herbal holiday market

Need to find the perfect gift for the vegan in your life? Or maybe you just want to choose a more sustainable lifestyle?

Whoever you’re looking for, Wandering Vegan Holiday Market by Wanderlust Wine Collective is probably the best place to go to mark your wishlist.

Bringing together some of Austin’s best herbal sellers, you’ll find a plethora of food and pantry items, along with cruelty-free skin care products, candles, clothing, and more.

This free event will run from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 12, 702 Shady Lane.

The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show at the Paramount Theater

The hugely popular and globally acclaimed Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Show is back with its iconic comedy, brand new songs and a few eternal favorites.

The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 12 at the Paramount Theater in Austin. Tickets cost $ 25 and are available online.

A Christmas Drag Queen

“A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour” is a magical (and hilarious) evening of holiday entertainment starring contestants from the reality TV show, hosted by Trinity The Tuck and Monet X Change.

Scheduled acts include Alyssa Edwards, Heidi N Closet, Kylie Sonique Love, Shea Couleé, Brooke Lynn Hytes and Crystal Methyd.

The ACL Live show takes place on December 13 at 8 p.m. at the Moody Theater in Austin. Tickets start at $ 72 and are available online.

Events taking place in the Austin subway throughout the month

Austin Trail of Lights

Stay warm in your car and navigate through illuminated displays of all shapes and sizes. Open every evening from November 27 to December 31 (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), with a few fun theme nights.

General admission vehicle passes are on sale for $ 30 to $ 40. To learn more about tickets, visit Austin Trail of Lights website.

Peppermint Walk

This driving holiday event was launched last year as a safe way to celebrate during the coronavirus pandemic. Music and millions of Christmas lights take center stage on the kilometer-long course.

The event will run until December 26. Tickets start at $ 35. For more information visit Peppermint Parkway website.

The Nutcracker Ballet by Ballet Austin

From lavish sets and costumes to the colorful characters you adore, Ballet Austin’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” is Austin’s favorite holiday tradition.

The show will take place at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. December 4-5, December 10-12, December 17-19, and December 21-23 at the Long Center, 701 W Riverside Drive, Austin. Tickets start at $ 35 and are available online.

A Christmas Carol at the Zach Theater

The beloved Christmas play will run through Sunday, January 2 at Topfer in ZACH at 202 South Lamar Street in Austin.

Tickets start at $ 25. Student rush tickets are $ 18 one hour before show time (with valid ID). A limited number of Pay-What-You-Will tickets are available on the day of for preview performances on Mainstage only.

Tickets are available online at, by phone at 512-476-0541 Monday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Pinkmas at the Ice Cream Museum

The Ice Cream Museum will present “Pinkmas” starting November 18 and will run until January 9 at its estate location.

The magical immersive experience will include festive coffee drinks specials and a variety of celebratory activities. Tickets for the “Pinkmas” celebrations start at $ 44 and include vacation-themed frozen treats for guests to savor throughout the experience.

Add on the special “Pinkmas” package for $ 39 to stock up on limited-edition retail items like a headband, piñata plush, MOIC money pin, and sprinkle bag. Limit tickets are available online.


Looking for more dining, shopping, or fun things to do on the Austin Metro? Check out our Austin locals guide.

This article originally appeared on the Austin patch


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