With the holiday season in full swing, NOW is the perfect time to start enjoying all the holidays have to offer. What activities will help you enjoy the season to the fullest? Here's a look at some of the best Christmas activities – plus a few events and Christmas tree farms in the Austin-area: 

  • Enjoy a holiday light display
  • Attend a classic holiday production
  • Pick the perfect Christmas tree
  • Go holiday shopping at a local market
  • Catch your favorite holiday movies on the big screen
  • Visit a classic Austin hotel and enjoy their holiday activities
    • The Driskill Hotel Grand Lobby Tree Lighting – November 27 
      • The lighting is accompanied by holiday music and caroling
    • The Gingerbread Village in the Four Seasons Hotel Austin lobby
      • Enjoy complimentary hot apple cider, holiday cookies and take a picture with Santa 
    • Hotel Van Zandt evening festivities throughout December
      • Movie and holiday trivia nights, pictures with Santa Paws, live music and more!
  • Whip up an eggnog cocktail
  • Celebrate the season with a Polar Express train ride
  • Throw on your favorite tacky Christmas sweater and host/attend an ugly holiday sweater party
  • Help your kids mail a letter to Santa or write one yourself!
  • Hang mistletoe in every doorway
  • Find a fun way to display holiday cards
  • Make your own holiday tree trimmings
  • Decorate a gingerbread house
  • Host a holiday cookie-baking party
  • Make a DIY gift for a family member. After all, it’s the thought that counts!
  • Sip on homemade hot cocoa
  • Roast marshmallows in the fireplace and make homemade s’mores
  • Deliver homemade holiday treats to your neighbors or a nursing home
  • Write a holiday greeting to someone in the armed forces
  • Donate a toy to a local drive
  • Read a holiday classic like “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” on Christmas Eve
  • Serve a meal at a local homeless shelter
  • Open one small gift on Christmas Eve
  • Take a family drive to see the neighborhood holiday light displays
  • Ring in the New Year with an epic fireworks extravaganza

We wish you and your loved ones a festive holiday season in the Austin-area! 

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