Austin is now among the fastest-growing metroplexes in the US! Keeping up with the growth, luckily, there’s plenty going on in Austin all days of the week.
There are things to do on Monday in Austin, of course, things to do in Austin on Saturday night, and everything in between! Some of you may be looking for things to do in Austin with family, while others may be focused on free things to do in Austin this week. Either way, you can be sure that we have you covered in our list below.
Deal Alert – Get the highly-rated Live Music Austin Crawl tour for just $85 for 2 adults!
Experience Austin’s live music scene on a tour led by a guide. Visit as many as three iconic clubs and up-and-coming venues and enjoy hearing live music with a group of fun fellow travelers. Don’t get caught listening to cover bands, listen to authentic music in one of the world’s music capitals.
- Live music tour in Austin Provides a great overview for first-time visitors
- Listen to a variety of live music at several venues
- Learn about the history of the Texas state capital
Get more information and book your Live Music Austin Crawl tour TODAY!!!
Things to do in Austin this week of November 28, 2022 – Monday
The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is back for its 22nd five-week run! Explore nearly 200 local artists selling hand-crafted creations. The best part is that you can choose from four shopping options including in-store, ordering online for store pickup, online shopping, and using a personal shopper.
Get ready to fill your bags!
When: Monday, November 28 – December 24, 2022 | 10 a.m.
How much: Free
Fun Things to do in Austin this week of November 28, 2022 – Tuesday
Mueller’s favorite tradition is back as an in-person event for the 17th Annual Tower Lighting event!
Come with your family or friends and watch the annual lighting of the control tower at 6:30 p.m. You can also continue the celebrations with refreshments, music, giveaways, a performance from the Northeast Early College High School Drumline, and a snowball fight. Mark your calendars!
When: Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
How Much: Free
Things to do in Austin this week of November 28, 2022 – Wednesday
Get to shop for unique and handmade crafts at the Inspired Minds Art Center for your loved ones or for yourself. This holiday season, the center will be filling the gallery with handmade fine arts and crafts of all kinds created by local artists, artisans, crafters, and makers. You can also enter a raffle to win a very special gift basket.
When: Wednesday, November 30 – December 24, 2022 | 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
How much: Free
Deal Alert – Check out the Austin Ghost and Bat Segway Tour for just $69.99 for 2 adults!
Discover another side of Austin on a 2.5-hour Segway tour that features bats and ghosts. Offered from March to October, this nighttime ride through downtown Austin visits haunted hotels and buildings, famous landmarks, and the world’s largest urban bat colony. See the Texas State Capitol Building, Lady Bird Lake, Austin Convention Center, the 6th Street Entertainment district, Moonlight Towers, and more
- Learn to ride a Segway in a few easy steps
- Hear the ghostly tales behind Austin’s historic buildings
- Look for bats from the huge bat colony at the Congress Avenue Bridge
- See landmarks including the Texas State Capitol building and Austin Convention Center
Get more information and book your Austin Ghost and Bat Segway tour TODAY!!!
Things to do in Austin this week of November 28, 2022 – Thursday
Nothing stops Sherlock Holmes from solving the world’s greatest cases, even Christmas. This holiday season, watch him and his trusty friend Dr. Watson solve the mystery of a missing flawless blue diamond hidden in a Christmas goose. In this play, the pair move through the wealthy drawing rooms of the 1890s aristocrats to the seedy side of Victorian London to follow the clues alongside with live classical music, carol singing, holiday cheer, and a bit of wassail. There will also be games, themed refreshments, live music, and interaction with the actors. Audiences are also highly encouraged to wear their favorite Victorian outfits.
When: Thursday, December 1 – December 18, 2022 | 8 p.m.
How much: $10 – $35
Did you ever read Hansel and Gretel as a child and wish you could taste that delicious gingerbread house that lured in the siblings? Well, here’s your chance to do so! In this immersive experience, you’ll be the main character and you’ll journey through the witch’s cottage where almost everything around you is edible!
Make sure you come in hungry though because, for the first time in your life, you’ll be able to chow down on furniture, ornaments, and even the walls. You can even get your fill of liquid chocolate from the chocolate pond!
This is a foodie’s dream so make sure to gather your friends and treat your tastebuds to a unique experience now! Take note, however, they’re only taking pre-registration so you’ll have to sign up to get your ticket price and the location of the event.
When: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Where: Secret Location; Revealed only to registering participants
How much: Revealed only to registering participants; Visit site for more details.
Attend a night of great music while contributing for a great cause at the Safer Together Benefit Concert! The event will help raise awareness and funds for SIMS so they can continue their work providing mental health and substance use recovery services to the music industry and their dependent family members.
The concert also aims to help spread awareness about overdose death prevention. The concert series will feature multiple performances across three locally owned-and-operated music venues including Mohawk (Indoor), The Green Jay, and Empire (Garage). The concert is free to attend but donations are highly encouraged with all the proceeds going to SIMS.
When: Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 8 p.m.
How much: Free | Donations encouraged
Have a bright time and a swell time taking in all the twinkly sights and spirits at the courtyard and pool at the Austin Motel! Invite your friends and wander through the trees, grab a drink or two, and experience the best of Winter Wanderland. There will also be tons of fun festive activities so keep your eyes peeled open for surprises.
When: Thursday, December 1 – December 26, 2022
How much: Free
Things to do in Austin this week of November 28, 2022 – Friday
One of the best parts of the holiday season is the lights and this Friday, you can get to enjoy a dancing show of more than 250 000 lights at the Community First! Village of Lights and Holiday Market. In addition to that, you can get to shop unique, handcrafted gifts by artists and makers living in the Community First! Village.
There will also be food available for purchase. And you can even get to watch classic Christmas movies at the Community Cinema and have pictures with Santa.
When: Friday, December 2 – 10, 2022 | 5:30 p.m.
How much: Free
Deal Alert – Food Tour of Downtown Austin – 2 adults for just $87
Stroll through the streets of downtown Austin on a guided urban gastronomy experience. Explore the city’s central and historic area and sample numerous foods—from BBQ brisket to Austin=style breakfast tacos. Along the way, you’ll discover some of the city’s popular sights and attractions. This tour is ideal for foodies and hungry visitors. The tour departs from a convenient location in the middle of Austin. What’s Included
Austin-style breakfast taco
Central Texas pit-style BBQ brisket
Authentic Italian cannoli with a twist
Chicken and potato tamales with black bean dip
Our delicious Secret Dish
Get more information and book your Food Tour of Downtown Austin TODAY!!!
Things to do in Austin on Saturday – December 3, 2022
Watch and enjoy a wonderful Christmas classic with Ballet Austin’s performance of The Nutcracker this Saturday! From the scrumptious sets and costumes to the colorful characters, you’ll surely be delighted by the performance.
Hundreds of dancers are set to perform Stephen Mills’ enchanting choreography to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s magical score with live accompaniment from Austin Symphony Orchestra. So make sure you book your seats early!
When: Saturday, December 3 – 23, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
How Much: $15 – $125
Things to do in Austin this week of November 28, 2022 – Sunday
If you’re looking for an event with tons of family fun things to do this Sunday, look no further than the Westlake Wonderfest! Here, the afternoon will be filled with games and activities, free food provided by local restaurants, and photos with Santa Claus.
You can explore over 40 booths featuring activities like face painters, balloon artists, a photo booth, and family-friendly games. Additional activities include pony rides, a petting zoo, a bounce house, the Holiday Express Train, and live music.
There will also be plenty of photo ops at the event given that it will be decorated with live Christmas Trees and Poinsettias that will be raffled off to benefit Hearts for MK, which is the local chapter of The Cure Starts Now.
When: Sunday, December 4, 2022, 1 p.m.
How Much: Free
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