Pease Park Conservancy’s first family-friendly Winter festival is coming soon! The FREE Southern Lights celebration of the Winter Solstice is happening in Pease Park in December.
Activities will include family pictures with Pax the Winter Squirrel Elf, the Light and Love Food Drive supporting the Caritas of Austin food pantry, a marketplace by Frida Friday ATX, crafting with recycled materials by Small Wonders Puppet Theater, and dance classes by Dance Waterloo. There will also be music by All Rhythms, SummerStock Austin and local Austin DJs.
And that’s not all. The Tudor Cottage and Terrace will transform into the SnoRide SnoHill. Austinites of all ages are invited to slide down using snow tubes! There will also be a designated SnoPatch on the lawn for folks to experience the snow in a different way. Visit the activation to let your creativity run wild as you make snow angels, snow folks, or even snow squirrels if you are up for a challenge!
The festival will end with the Southern Lights, a sunset light show in the Treehouse, a very rare opportunity to see the “Aurora Borealis” in Austin.
It all starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 10.
Southern Lights is presented by H-E-B and SnoRide and hosted and curated by Pease Park Conservancy and Austin Parks and Recreation. Learn more about Southern Lights HERE.