Have a very merry Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this weekend! Here are five free events you can look forward to this weekend.
Weekend Top 5 Free Events in Austin:
- Tuba Christmas – Friday at Noon. Austin families are invited to hear memorable Christmas music played by many different forms of tubas and euphoniums. FREE! Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave, Austin.
- Mozart’s Annual Light Show – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Starts at 6:00 p.m. each evening and replays at the top of every hour until 11:00 p.m. Enjoy dazzling lights set to music. See photos here. FREE! Mozart’s Coffee Roasters, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin.
- Zilker Holiday Tree – Friday*, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Take a spin under the the 155-foot tall Zilker Tree, created around the Moonlight Tower. FREE! *Note that area roads will be closed Friday night for the Trail of Lights. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.
- The Austin Symphony’s Christmas in the Community – Friday at 7:00 p.m. The Christmas in the Community series concludes concludes Friday with big band music by the Stardust Orchestra. Brickoven will be onsite with pizza and refreshments available for purchase. Blankets and seat cushions are recommended for the amphitheatre seating. FREE! Symphony Square, 1101 Red River St, Austin.
- Big Don Kids’ Show – Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Award-winning Hip Hop artist Big Don’s music focuses on the positive and inspiring aspects of what kids embrace about life. FREE! Strange Brew, 5326 Manchaca Rd, Austin.
- Blue Genie Art Bazaar – Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This annual 4-week holiday shopping event features handmade artwork, jewelry and gifts from more than 200 regional artists. In addition to shopping, there will be special events and activities throughout the show. Celebrating 16 years in Austin, BGAB is a family-friendly experience where shoppers can browse in a hassle-free environment with centralized checkout. Refreshments and bar available. Parking and admission are FREE! Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport Blvd, Austin.
More Events Beyond Austin:
- Holiday Model Train Show (Round Rock) – Friday and Saturday from Noon to 5:00 p.m. The Tinplate Trackers will be back at ArtSpace for their 4th annual Holiday Model Train show. The trains will be running Wednesday through Sunday each week. FREE! ArtSpace, 231 E Main St, Round Rock.