- November 25, 2023

Here Are The Best Holiday Markets, Fairs, Photo Ops and Festive Events Happening in Central Texas


Looking for the best holiday markets and other events happening in and around Austin? You have come to the right place. We’ve rounded up all the best Holiday Markets, Fairs, Photo Ops and Festive Events happening in 2023!

Holiday Markets and Fairs

Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Now through December 24 | 6100 Airport Boulevard

Austin’s beloved holiday shopping experience, returns for its 23rd year featuring the work of more than 200 regional artists. Visitors can find handmade jewelry, artwork, home goods and gifts for everyone on the shopping list. As always, BGAB is a family-friendly experience where shoppers can purchase holiday gifts in a hassle-free environment while supporting local vendors. Admission and parking is free.

Holiday Reuse Market
November 25 and 26, December 2 and 3 | Austin Creative Reuse, 2005 Wheless Lane

Shop items made by local artists at Austin Creative Reuse. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lots of vendors!

Community First Village of Lights (& Holiday Market!)
December 1, 2, 8 and 9
| Community First Village, 9301 Hog Eye Road
With more than 250,000 Christmas lights choreographed to holiday music, the Village of Lights is sure to put your entire family in the Christmas spirit! Additionally, their Holiday Market offers unique, handcrafted gifts created by artists and makers who live in Community First! Village. Your purchases help formerly homeless neighbors earn a dignified income. Food will also be available for purchase and you can enjoy Christmas movies each night in the Community Cinema. Enjoy a ride on the mini train, snap a photo inside their new life-size snow globe and you may even see Santa making an early stop at the Village!

Vintage Market Days of Greater Austin (Dripping Springs)
December 1 through 3 | Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs

Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more.

Bee Cave Artisan Market: Holiday Edition
December 1 | Hill Country Galleria
, 12700 Hill Country Boulevard
Bring your friends and family to support local artisans and crafters at the Holiday Artisan Market! Enjoy a spectacular selection of beautiful art, delicious gourmet foods, unique beauty & wellness products, face painting and live music performances from your favorite local musicians at this special holiday market. Located in the Central Plaza.

Dripping Springs Tree Lighting
December 1 | Mercer Street, Dripping Springs

Be there as they light the tree on Mercer Street at the triangle. It happens at dusk, followed by a holiday movie.

Holiday Arts Market
Fridays and Saturdays, December 2 through 23 | Hill Country Galleria
, 12700 Hill Country Boulevard
Visit the Holiday Arts Market every weekend this December! Shop for the perfect holiday gifts with this rotating lineup of local artist vendors, offering festive and unique handmade goods. Bring your friends and family to enjoy ice skating, holiday music and many fun activities as well! Located in the Central Plaza.

Texas Wellness Day & Holiday Market
December 2 | French Legation State Historic Site, 802 San Marcos Street
Slow down this holiday season and enjoy Swift Fit Events’ take on Texas Wellness at the French Legation Historical Site! This all-ages, family-friendly event will be offering ways to get the whole family moving while incorporating wellness vendors and activities into your visit of the historic French Legation. The best part, this event is free with an RSVP! Get moving with kid-friendly Yoga, adult Yoga and Texas dance fusion classes. Learn through our Texas trivia booth, or purchase French Legation tours while onsite. Explore handpicked, local offerings through the holiday market.

German-Texan Annual Christmas Market
December 2 | The German Free School, 507 E. 10th Street

Get into the holiday spirit by visiting the most authentic German Christmas Market in Texas. Over 3,000 visitors attend this one day event. Their famous German Glühwein (hot spiced wine) will be served and is an authentic Christmas Market must. Kid friendly with activities and St Nick walking around passing out gifts.

Old Town Christmas Festival (Leander)
December 2 | 105 N Brushy Street, Leander

Every first Saturday of December from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Old Town comes alive with Christmas joy! Hosted by the Leander Chamber of Commerce and the city, holiday activities include the Old Town Rudolph Run, Christmas Marketplace, Hometown Parade, pictures with Santa, live performances, and local food and craft vendors.

Holiday In The Park & Craft Fair
December 2 | Cat Hollow Park
, 8320 O’Conner Road
Join at Cat Hollow Park for a special holiday festival and craft fair! Children can meet Santa, ride the train, jump on inflatables, and participate in holiday activities while you shop for gifts from local artisans! Free for all.

Christmas on Mercer Street (Dripping Springs)
December 2 | Mercer Street, Dripping Springs

One of Dripping Springs favorite events is returning this holiday season: the Annual Christmas on Mercer returns on Saturday, December 2. Hosted by the City of Dripping Springs and Dripping Springs Lions Club, visitors once again will see the downtown area transformed into a winter wonderland of brilliant illumination, holiday sales, and Christmas cheer.

Austin Mini Market
December 3 | Distribution Hall, 1500 E. Fourth Street

This Austin Mini Market includes items from 50 women-owned small businesses. It is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 3. The event is free to attend but you have to RSVP.

Holiday Art on the Lawn
December 3 |  Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel

Holiday Art on the Lawn offers a fun way to kick-off the holiday season while keeping it local. Enjoy free access to the Museum’s lawn and shop for unique art and gifts from Austin-based artists. Children can enjoy a Sunday Funday quilting activity led by NCHM staff while mom and dad shop. Access to the lawn is free and open to the public. Reduced admission to the Museum for adults will be available on-site and children under 12 are always free. A portion of sales proceeds during Holiday Art on the Lawn will benefit the Neill-Cochran House Museum.

UMLAUF After Dark: Holiday Market
December 5
| UMLAUF, 605 Azie Morton Road
Get ready to embrace the holiday spirit in style at the UMLAUF After Dark Holiday Market! Join for an enchanting evening filled with art, culture, drinks, and more! Details on time, price and online registration can be found here.

Desert Door Presents: 5th Annual Holiday Makers Market
December 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. | Desert Door, 211 Darden Hill Road, Driftwood

The 5th annual Texas Makers Market featuring crafters and artisans from all over the state. This year they’ve added a few additional treats to the event for folks of all ages to enjoy. First, grab a bite from the Lo Salvaje food truck with Chef Stephanie Stackhouse at the helm! Then grab a tasty, specialty cocktail and get to know the 2023 Texan makers and their fabulous wares!

Holiday Market at the Zilker Tree 
December 8 through 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. | Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road

Local vendors, merchandise, and live performances will be under the Zilker Tree for your holiday gifting needs.

‘Tis the Season Market
December 9 | 12919 Nutty Brown Road (look for a hammer shaped mailbox)

Tis the Season is an outdoor holiday market and craft fair with local artisans, food vendors, and entertainment on a classic holiday theme. Come join us and have a wonderful day shopping and enjoying five acres of Hill Country.

Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair
December 9
| 1410 Rio Grande Street
Humanities Texas will host its thirteenth annual Holiday Book Fair at the historic Byrne-Reed House in Austin on Saturday, December 9, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 22 Texas authors will visit with the public and sign copies of their latest books, which Humanities Texas will offer for purchase at a discounted price. Available titles include works of fiction and nonfiction, with selections for both adult and young readers.

Downtown Christmas Fair in Hutto
December 9 | Historic Downtwon Hutto

The beloved annual Downtown Christmas Fair is set to feature over 100 vendors in Historic Downtown Hutto on Saturday, December 9 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Enjoy artisan, craft, and food vendors alongside live entertainment, children’s activities, and snow! Participating stores and restaurants within the Historic Downtown district will also be open and have Christmas Fair specials throughout the day.

Holiday Vibe Market
December 10 | Distribution Hall, 1500 E 4th Street

Join Vibe Artisan Markets for the biggest TWO DAY artisan Holiday shopping event at the super cool Distribution Hall in East Austin for our Holiday Vibe Market | Austin. Each day will have new artists, creatives & makers to shop from! Event will include 200+ local artists, creatives & makers, gorgeous sounds provided by DJ Lifted, complementary cocktails by Deep Eddy & Dripping Springs Distilling, 4 Guest Chefs with globally inspired cuisine. You won’t want to miss this INCREDIBLE event inside of this iconic building! FREE admission, family friendly, and dog friendly.

Love, Tito’s Retail Store Special Events 
December 14, 15, 16, and 20 | Love, Tito’s, 215 Lavaca Street

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is helping Austinites get in the festive spirit by hosting a holiday gift-wrapping station at the Love, Tito’s retail store located downtown on select days in mid-December. When consumers shop in-store on these special days, their gifts will be decked out in dazzling Tito’s-themed wrapping paper, which the brand dropped last month as a part of its ‘Tito’s Kinda Ugly Holiday Collection’, a seven-piece merchandise collection inspired by the brand’s Vodka for Dog People Program. Most importantly, donations are encouraged, with all proceeds from the gift-wrapping initiative going towards various incredible local non-profit organizations including Austin German Shepherd Rescue, Divine Canines, Austin Dog Rescue, and Paddles with A Purpose.

Armadillo Bazaar ($12 adults / free for kids 12 and under)
December 15 through 23 | Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road
The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is a fine art, shopping destination featuring national and local award-winning artists, live music, and a full bar in a festive, lively atmosphere. It has also been an Austin staple for almost 50 years!

Eastside Pop Up’s Handcrafted And Vintage Market
December 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Central Machine Works, 824 East Cesar Chavez Street

Eastside Pop Up presents a carefully curated handcrafted and vintage market with 17 vendors.

Other Festive Events

Bee Cave on Ice
November 10 through January 15 | Hill Country Galleria
, 12700 Hill Country Boulevard
Hill Country Galleria and the City of Bee Cave present Bee Cave on Ice! Enjoy this year’s coolest holiday attraction from November 10 through January 15. The $15 ticket includes a skate rental and a 60-minute skate session. CLICK HERE for reservations. Reservations are highly encouraged, but a number of walk-ups will be available. Skate times each day vary. 

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm
November 24 through December 24
| 14400 E State Hwy 29, Georgetown
Santa is at Sweet Eats on weekends through Christmas. They will have a Santa every weekend and REAL LIFE reindeer every single day! You can take your own photos with Santa just by having a General Admission ticket which also grants you FULL ACCESS to over 30 different activities that are included. Apple Cannons, Pig races, pony rides, giant petting zoo, hay maze, jump pads, treasure mountain, pipe races, and so much more!

Holiday Tree Lighting at Frontyard Brewing
November 25 | Frontyard Brewing
, 4514 Bob Wire Road, Spicewood
Get ready to embrace the spirit of the season at this Holiday Tree Lighting event! At Frontyard Brewing, they’re bringing you a day filled with joy, laughter, and the warmth of community. The day will packed with delightful activities like live music, ornament making, the tree lighting at 6 p.m., and a screening of Elf on the lawn at 7 p.m.

Lost Pines Christmas Tree Lighting (Bastrop)
November 25 | Fisherman’s Park, 1200 Wilson Street, Bastrop

Feel the Christmas spirit come alive with the City of Bastrop Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Fisherman’s Park along our River of Lights. The lighting of the City’s Christmas tree and a special visit from Santa Claus begins at 6:00 pm. This event is free, and open to the public.

Light Up The Plaza
November 25 | Hill Country Galleria
, 12700 Hill Country Boulevard
Be there as they light up the plaza! The program will begin with live music from Gunnar Latham and then Country musician and Oklahoma native, Kaitlin Butts. Kaitlin is a renowned country artist with a honkytonk throwback sound inspired by Miranda Lambert and The Chicks and has toured with country singer Morgan Wade. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will feature live music, ice-skating, giveaways, face painting and refreshments for guests beginning at 5 p.m. Free admission and parking. 

Zilker Tree Lighting
November 26 | Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road

Pre-event music starts at 5:15 p.m. with the ceremony at 6 p.m. Free parking is available on a first-come first-served basis on the south side of Zilker Park. Carpool to the event or take Cap Metro (trip planner).  Overflow park and walk in the gravel area located just west of Stratford Drive and Lou Neff Road.


Light the Night Christmas Parade (Fredericksburg)
December 1 | Main Street, Fredericksburg

See Fredericksburg’s historic Main Street awash in the glow of this illuminated holiday night parade.  Reserved bleacher seating tickets will be on sale though the Chamber website soon. Seating along the rest of the route is free.  Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. and goes from Washington St. to Edison St. Attendees should bring folding chairs and blankets. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures following the parade at 8 pm in the Peppermint Platz area of the Adelsverein Halle. There will also be a children’s activity area.

42nd Annual Christmas Stroll
December 1 and 2 | Georgetown Square, Georgetown

Join on Friday, December 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Downtown Square!

Driskill Hotel Tree
Beginning December 1 | Driskill Hotel
, 604 Brazos Street
The Driskill will transform for the holiday season, keeping long-standing traditions alive while creating a festive ambiance full of Texas charm. Locals can expect the property to be decked out with festive lights and decorations. An iconic 16-foot Douglas fir Christmas tree will be decorated in the lobby after Thanksgiving. On December 1 from 5 to 7 p.m., the public is invited to take part in their annual tree lighting ceremony. Attendees can also enjoy live music and entertainment followed by holiday cocktail specials at the bar (available all December). There will also be a special appearance from St. Nick for family photos. No reservations for the tree lighting are required.

Cedar Park Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 1 | Heritage Oak Park, 875 Quest Parkway, Cedar Park

On this special night, join Cedar Park Parks and Recreation Department in lighting the Heritage Oak Tree. Illuminated with over 50,000 lights, this event is a shining tradition and family favorite. The 2023 celebration will also recognize the City’s 50th Anniversary.

Pfestival of Lights and Christmas Parade
December 2 | Downtown Pflugerville

Pflugerville is bursting with holiday pride this year! There are a multitude of events happening all month long, including the Pfestival of Lights and Christmas Parade. The parade begins at 5 p.m. The parade route runs down Railroad Avenue and loops around downtown and travels west on Main Street. Santa will be onsite in the Best Little Plaza in Texas next to City Hall for photos and visits. Bring your camera!

Santa on the Trail
December 2
| Butler Trail, First Street Bridge at Lady Bird Lake
Santa is making a special landing on the Butler Trail, marking the official start of the holiday season! Join for festive fun, including FREE photos with Santa, live holiday music, and a Holiday Market with Austin Flea. Plus, you can help spread the joy even further by bringing toys to drop off for the Austin Tejano Music Coalition Toy Drive. Happening from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at International Shores at Lady Bird Lake.

Downtown Austin Holiday Sing-along and Stroll
December 2 | Old Bakery & Emporium, 1006 Congress Avenue

The City of Austin’s Old Bakery & Emporium will be open and making spirits bright during this year’s annual Holiday Stroll presented by the Downtown Austin Alliance on Saturday, December 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. This event welcomes folks of all ages and includes several fun and festive activities for the whole family including photo opportunities with Santa, cookie and ornament decorating, and more!

Get more details on the event here.

Holiday Art After Dark (Bastrop)
December 2 | Lost Pines Art Center, 1204 Chestnut Street
, Bastrop
Art After Dark is a First Saturday reception, featuring current exhibits, art talks, live music, and refreshments. For December, they will have a special Holiday edition, with the debut of their annual Square Show, with all works in a 12×12″ format. They will also offer complimentary, house-made wassail, and other light refreshments. Meet Texas artists and community art supporters for this casual and festive event.

Home for the Holidays
December 2 | The Arboretum
, 10000 Research Boulevard
At this FREE events, guests will enjoy holiday carolers, a market, complimentary Fancy Fluff cotton candy, tunes by the Dave Madden Jazz Duo, and more.

Jingle Bell 5K & Kids Dash
December 2 | Hill Country Galleria
, 12700 Hill Country Galleria
Celebrate the holidays with Hill Country Galleria at the Bee Cave Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd Annual Jingle Bell 5K and Kids Dash! Enjoy a variety of delicious food and beverage vendors, incredible music and dance entertainment, a costume contest and so much more. CLICK HERE to register now!

Tree Lighting and Holiday Showcase
December 2 | Fairmont Austin, 101 Red River Street

Locals and guests are invited to attend Fairmont Austin’s annual Tree Lighting and holiday showcase, hosted by Trevor Scott (CBS Austin). Enjoy complimentary cookies and snap a photo with St. Nick, all while benefiting Dell Children’s Medical Center. Fairmont Austin will also unveil its ‘North Pole Nook’ for children to write letters to Santa, plus attendees can enjoy songs of the season with carolers or head up to the vibrant 7th floor for bites and beverages.

Holiday by the Tracks (Elgin)
December 2 | Elgin Main Street

Holiday by the Tracks is celebrated every Saturday in December, with the main event held on December 2, 2023. It is filled with fun holiday activities in Elgin!  A Christmas Bazaar in Veteran’s Memorial Park, Arts and Crafts booths at Elgin Public Library and musical entertainment happening throughout the day. Holiday store specials, sidewalk sales and delicious dining options add to this festive celebration of the holidays. One of Elgin’s favorite family traditions is the chambers Hot Cocoa Stroll. Start at Veteran’s Park, buy your cocoa mug, grab a map and visit participating businesses to get a taste of all the different cocoas. Be sure and vote for your favorite before you head off for the annual lighted Christmas parade.

Candy Cane Lane Hot Chocolate Truck Tour 
December 2 and 3 | Domain Austin, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, and Ronald McDonald House

The public is invited to grab some free hot chocolate, promo items, and some extra treats at the Candy Cane Lane tour stop. All treats and hot chocolate are FREE while supplies last.

  • December 2 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Domain Austin, 11721 Rock Rose Ave #100
  • December 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mobile Loaves & Fishes, 9301 Hog Eye Road
  • December 3 from 11:30 to 3:15 p.m. at Ronald McDonald House, 1315 Barbara Jordan Boulevard

Restore Christmas Bash 2023
December 3 | Restore, 201 East Mary Street

Be there on Sunday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the best FREE Christmas Party in town! Indulge in a hot-chocolate bar, decorate sugar cookies, create a one-of-a-kind ornament for your tree, enjoy a petting zoo, let the kiddos prance off some holiday wiggles in the indoor bounce-houses, and meet a bunch of furry friends from Simple Sparrow Care Farm! PLUS, get a professional photo with the real Santa! This photo-op will be FREE of charge. Please bring H‑E‑B and Target gift cards (of any amount, whatever you can afford) for The Magdalene House ATX – a survivor led community for women who have survived trafficking!

Hotel Viata Christmas Tree Lighting
December 3 | Hotel Viata, 320 South Capital of Texas Highway
Witness the courtyard transform into a winter wonderland as they illuminate a majestic Christmas tree. Experience the joy of a winter wonderland with a magical snowfall. Make cherished memories with Santa Claus. Bring your wish lists and capture the joy of the season with a keepsake photo. Be serenaded by the angelic voices of the Madrigal Choir, and more!

Sandy Claw’s Cinema: Movie Nights at Moxy
December 6, 13, 20, and 27 | Moxy Austin, 2552 Guadalupe Street
Get into the holiday spirit at Moxy in their backyard every Wednesday in December for Movie Night at 7:30 p.m. They’ll stream your favorite holiday movies and will give you free hot cocoa. Seating is limited, so they suggest bringing a chair or blanket! Hungry or thirsty? Feel free to grab a taco from Zombie Taco or a cocktail/mocktail from Bar Moxy all night long. This event is dog-friendly, so feel free to bring your pups!

Advent Organ Recital Series
December 7, 14, and 21 | The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
, 3201 Windsor Road
Thursdays in December from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., you can enjoy 30-minute organ recitals featuring fine organists from the Austin area performing seasonal music for Advent and Christmas. The concerts begin at 12:15 p.m. and are free and open to the public, with donations gratefully accepted. Recitals will be live-streamed on the GS website + Facebook.

Weekends from December 8 through 30 | dadaLab, 2008 Alexander Avenue

Illumaverse is a new immersive holiday event taking place in East Austin this holiday season. Brought to you by Austin creative companies Nelda Studios and dadaLab, Illumaverse remixes and reimagines holiday traditions with installations built by local artists that are created for the whole family. Tickets are on sale now.

Krampus: The Fright Before Christmas
December 8 through 10 | House of Torment, 2632 Ridgepoint Drive

House of Torment has transformed the beloved haunted house into a Christmas wonderland, although it won’t be all glitter and snowflakes. Horrifying Christmas characters will haunt all those who enter, trading Christmas cheers for Christmas fears. In addition to the main haunted maze attraction, guests will enjoy themed photo ops, a holiday light show, and holiday drinks at Torment Tavern (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available). For those who want to take the terror one step further, guests will be able to add on additional experiences: Phobia: Sensory Overload, a Haunted Selfie Museum, Hades Zombie Simulation, Mini Escape Rooms, the Neon Coffin

Liberty Hill Christmas Festival
December 9 | Downtown Liberty Hill

At the Liberty Hill Christmas Festival, you can shop, eat, and enjoy music during the day, while the kids ice skate, play in real snow, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and so much more! That same evening, the community gathers along Loop 332 for the lighted Christmas parade. Floats from the community provide the magic and sparkle, and the families stationed along the street provide the child-like wonder as everyone oohs and aahs as each float passes.

2023 Lost Pines Christmas Lighted Christmas Parade ( Bastrop)
December 9 | Main Street, Bastrop

Don’t miss more than 130 entries- from fanciful floats to fire trucks, unicycles to vintage cars, dancing Honey Bears to dignitaries, from Santa’s helpers to the big man himself- will light up the Main Street night for this annual parade. Produced by the City of Bastrop, this joyful Bastrop tradition literally lights up the Bastrop Lost Pines Christmas festivities. The parade begins at dusk (approximately 6:00 pm) and will head south down Main Street.

Merry on Main (Bastrop)
December 9 | Main Street, Bastrop

Enjoy a day filled with holiday cheer and fun for the whole family. Come write your letters to Santa, snap a picture inside of a huge inflatable snow globe, and mark off your Christmas shopping list by exploring Downtown Bastrop’s unique retail stores and special vendors. Satisfy your sweet tooth with special pop-up snack booths from kettle corn to cotton candy! And most of all, don’t miss the opportunity to see the Hyatt’s alpacas that will be located at Harmony Ridge.

Hand on History: Holidays Around The World
December 9 | Williams Museum, 716 S. Austin Avenue, Georgetown

Join The Williamson Museum on December 9 for a come and go family event! The museum will be celebrating holidays around the world. Come for crafts and story time on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This a free, come and go event!  

Family Day: Winterland Wonders
December 10 | UMLAUF, 605 Azie Morton Road

Join for a fun-filled day in the garden with sculpture searches, crafts, and FREE admission for visitors of all ages!

Star Wars Christmas
December 13 from 8 to 10 p.m. | Central Machine Works, 4824 East Cesar Chavez Street

The yearly tradition strikes back! Central Machine Works has teamed up with May The Fourth Y’all to take the festive vibes to warp speed. Strike a pose in the Yuletide Star Wars photobooth. Peruse and snag Star Wars merch for your collection. Compete in an ugly sweater competition, harshly judged by an Imperial Stormtrooper. Witness the intergalactic drama of Chewbacca’s domestic life and the debut of Boba Fett in a screening of the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special (1978). The blue milk will be waiting for you.

First Annual Santa Crawl
December 16 | Georgetown Square

Dress in your best Santa attire! Participating Businesses will have beverages and great discounts for all Santas. Event benefits The Locker which educates and empowers youth, through Service Learning, to meet the needs of others in their community so that every child has a sense of normalcy.

Photo Ops:

Santa’s Wonderland
Through December 24 | Bass Pro Shop, 200 Bass Pro Drive, Round Rock and Cabela’s, 15570 S I-35 Frontage Road, Buda
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are proud to invite families to the beloved tradition of visiting Santa Claus this holiday season during the annual Santa’s Wonderland experience.  Visit your local store to be one of the more than two million kids and families to take a photo with Santa. Reservations are strongly recommended. To learn more and make a reservation, visit www.cabelas.com/santa.  

Santa on the Terrace
November 25 | Long Center, H-E-B Terrace, 701 W. Riverside Drive

Santa’s headed back to the Long Center this year! Come one, come all November 25 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. our jolly friend returns for Santa on the Terrace Presented by H-E-B. Austin’s favorite FREE holiday photo opportunity is back with a few festive twists.

Through January 1 | Domain NORTHSIDE, 11821 Rock Rose Avenue
Throughout Domain NORTHSIDE, get into the holiday spirit with the beautiful holiday decorations, located at various spots around the center. When you post photos to Instagram, you’ll be entered to win a shopping spree at Domain NORTHSIDE. To enter – take a photo or, should we say, Elfie with any of the holiday decorations, upload your photo to Instagram, geo-tag “Domain NORTHSIDE” + tag @domainNORTHSIDE + #HolidaysatNORTHSIDE.

I Love You Snow Much Selfie Wall
Now through December 31 | Domain NORTHSIDE, next to YETI
I Love You Snow Much! Take a selfie at the all-new holiday selfie wall! Located on Palm Way, across from the Lawn, near YETI. 

Photos With Santa at Hill Country Galleria
November 25 through December 24 | Hill Country Galleria
, 12700 Hill Country Boulevard
Photos with Santa is back this holiday season at Hill Country Galleria! Enjoy a magical experience that allows families to visit Santa and take their own photos for FREE. There will be no professional photographer on site, but families are welcome to use their own cameras to capture this magical moment. Open select days from November 25 through December 24, Santa will be temporarily located outdoors in the Central Plaza near the big holiday tree.

Winter Family Pictures (Pflugerville)
December 2 | Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville

Head to the library to have your winter pictures taken by a staff member using your own device (cell phone or camera).

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