There are plenty of fun things to do in Austin this Weekend of December 9 which include 58th Annual Austin Trail of Lights, Krampus: The Fright Before Christmas, Marywald Christmas Light Display, and more! Whether you’re planning a date or having fun with friends, these events and things to do in Austin this weekend may be right for you.
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Things to do in Austin this weekend of December 9 – Friday
If you’re looking for a proper Christmas light display to enjoy this season in Austin, look no further than the Marywald Christmas Light Display. Hailed as one of the best traditional displays in Austin, you’re sure to have fun here with your friends or family. There will be plenty of displays to see and also plenty of photo opportunities you should take so take it all in!
When: Friday, December 7 – 28, 2022 | 7 p.m.
How much: Free
The Annual Austin Trail of Lights is back! The longest-running holiday tradition of its kind is ready to welcome hundreds of thousands of guests again who are looking to make cherished memories in a one-of-a-kind winter wonderland in Austin.
The trail features more than 2 million lights, 90 lighted holiday trees, and more than 70 other holiday displays and lighted tunnels. Here, you’ll be able to feel the Christmas spirit in every corner so book a schedule with your loved ones now!
For more details check out our complete guide to Austin Trail of Lights 2022
When: Friday, December 8 – 23, 2022 | 5:45 p.m.
How much: Free – $20 per individual
Believe it or not, Christmas also has a dark and scary side to it, especially for naughty people who aren’t on Santa’s nice list. That side is called Krampus.
Instead of Santa, the elves, and his reindeer, you’ll see all sorts of frightening Christmas characters in their horror versions in the House of Torment’s festival. Instead of gifts, you’ll be given frights and screams. And here, you’ll be able to celebrate the holidays like never before and maybe discover your deepest Christmas fears. So make sure to come with a friend if you don’t want to suffer or get embarrassed all alone.
When: Friday, December 9 – 10, 2022 | 7 p.m.
How much: $29.99 – $79.99
Delve into the world of “The Nutcracker” with this show of “The Watchmaker.”
This show is na interactive re-imagination of the classic holiday tale. In this version, you’ll be able to enjoy the traditional part of the Nutcracker ballet with elements of the original story written by E.T.A. Hoffman.
First, there will be a party and performances on the lawn then you’ll be herded inside the house to enjoy the magical parts of the story where there’ll be several live installations, cultural music, and dance. While looking through this, you’ll be able to enjoy cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres. The event will then end with a finale in the grand room before you exit back to the real world.
When: Friday, December 9 – 17, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
How much: $36 – $60
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- Learn all about the city’s spookiest ghost stories from your guide
- Visit a number of the city’s hippest bars and drinking dens
- Have the chance to order drinks as you go (own expense)
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Things to do in Austin this Saturday, December 10, 2022
Dance like no one’s watching at the Rainey Street Silent Disco!
The event will feature three live DJs who will spin three different genres of music. DJ 1 will play Top 40 Dance Hits, DJ 2 will play ’80s, ’90s & 2K Throwbacks, and DJ 3: Hip Hop, R&B.
Once you arrive at the event, organizers will give you headphones and glow-in-the-dark gear. And as long as you’re comfy, you can wear whatever you want. Once you’re all set, you can dance to your heart’s content with no care in the world.
When: Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10 p.m.
How Much: $10 – $25
Get ready to party in the snow at the Southern Lights celebration!
The event will feature the SnoRide, SnoHill, and SnoPatch, photo opportunities with Pax the Winter Squirrel Elf, crafting, dance classes, the Southern Lights sunset light show, musical performances by Summer Stock Austin and All Rhythms, and more.
So bundle up and take the family out for a snowy adventure!
When: Saturday, December 10, 2022, 2 p.m.
How Much: Free
Join Golden Dawn Arkestra at their annual Saturnalia party to commemorate the ancient Roman festival this weekend at Paramount!
This show will feature Golden Dawn’s dramatic costuming and performance against the backdrop of the Paramount stage. You’ll be able to enjoy performances to honor the god Saturn as well as plenty of revelry with a carnival atmosphere.
When: Saturday, December 10, 2022, 8 p.m.
How Much: $23.50 – $42.50
The original Holiday Heroes are back! And they’ll be returning with some new songs and surprises.
Here in this holiday sing-along, you and your friends and family will have a toe-tapping, joyous good time with singing, laughter, and holiday cheer with Ernie and Rufus. Get ready to sing along and laugh along to your heart’s content!
When: Saturday, December 10, 2022, 11 a.m.
How Much: $16 – $38
There’s no reason to keep those ugly Christmas sweaters in the trunk anymore! Come out with your friends and family to the Frontyard Brewing this weekend and proudly show off those sweaters while enjoying the festivities.
Write your letters to Santa, take a photo with him, or kick back to live music from the amazing Six Sons of Guns. This will then be followed by a showing of the holiday favorite “The Polar Express” at 7:15 p.m.
When: Saturday, December 10, 2022, 11 a.m.
How Much: Free
Things to do in Austin this weekend of December 11 – Sunday
Enjoy plenty of holiday shopping for your loved ones along with holiday cocktails, bites, and sounds of Texas country at the Holiday Hill Country Hoedown! The American Field has invited a variety of outdoor brands for the event. With that, you’ll surely be able to find plenty of unique items that you or your loved ones might love. It’s time to get your shopping shoes on!
When: Sunday, December 11, 2022, 11 a.m.
How Much: Free – $10
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