There are plenty of fun things to do in Austin this Weekend of November 25 which including Holiday Arts Market, 56th Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Peppermint Parkway, 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.
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
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Things to do in Austin this weekend of November 25 – Friday
The Circuit of the America’s will come to life this holiday season with a one-mile drive-thru display of lights as well as a plaza full of music, food, and magic on select nights.
You can interact with live characters at The Parkway including dancing gingerbread men, roller-skating snowflakes, and everyone’s favorite holiday grump, the Grinch. Then, you can climb up the COTA Candy Cane, COTA’s 251-ft tall observation tower where you can enjoy views of the Parkway and illuminated Austin skyline.
This year, a new addition to the event is the opportunity to pick up your own Christmas tree from Wonder Woods. If you’re up for some food and shopping, you can visit the new Holiday Market where you can get homemade sweet treats, gifts, and holiday swag for the kids.
If you’re a race fan, you can also join the Candy Cane Cruise where you can take your own car for an exclusive parade lap on COTA’s famous 3.41 mile FIA–grade Formula 1 track.
When: Friday, November 25 – December 30, 2022 | 6 p.m.
Where: Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617
How much: $35
Holiday Arts Market
Head out to Hill Country Galleria this weekend and enjoy holiday shopping with the beautiful outdoor ambiance of the place!
They have transformed the Central Plaza into one of the most beautiful places for holiday market shopping where you can shop jewelry, home goods, art, and holiday fare. Here, you can experience the wonderful outdoor ambiance filled with holiday cheer, holiday performances, glittering holiday lights, and plenty of family fun. The market will be open from Fridays to Saturdays.
When: Friday, November 25 – December 24, 2022 | 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave, TX 78738
How much: Free
2022 Adult Flashlight Ornament Hunt
Have you ever been to an adult easter egg hunt? Well imagine that but instead of hunting eggs, you’ll be looking out for Christmas ornaments. That’s what’s in store for you at the Adult Flashlight Ornament Hunt of Sweet Eats Fruit Farm.
When you find the right ornaments, you get to win small and big prizes! The hunt will happen at night when the rest of the farm is closed. Food and alcoholic beverages will also be available. The hunt will be every Friday and Saturday.
When: Friday, November 25 – December 24, 2022 | 7 p.m.
Where: Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, 14400 E State Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX 78626
How much: $35
Wanderlust Wine Co. presents Tinseltown: Where Everyday Is Christmas
From Alice’s Wonderland to Tinseltown – the creators of Alice: An Immersive Cocktail Experience is bringing Tinseltown to you!
The all-encompassing Christmas-themed pop-up will feature Christmas tunes, Christmas drinks and more tinsel, Santa and his elves, halls decked with baubles, bows, hanging trees, wreaths, and just about every festive goodie. Grab your friends and enjoy a wonderful night here!
When: Friday, November 25 – December 30, 2022 | 11 a.m. onwards
Where: Wanderlust Wine Co., 610 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78701
How much: Free – $22
Deal Alert – Small Group BYOB Sunset Boat Tour on Lake Travis, 2 adults for just $75!!!
It can be tricky to choose the best spot to watch an Austin sunset without doing lots of research, but this tour makes the decision for you and showcases magnificent sunset views from the water. Sail out along the clear waters of Lake Travis on a small-group boat tour and enjoy captain commentary about local sights and Austin’s history.
- 90 minutes tour
- Access unobstructed views of Austin at sunset from the water
- Avoid expensive bar tabs and bring your own drinks with you
- Great photo opportunities of the sun setting over Lake Travis Pass by a filming location from “Spy Kids”—Starnes Island
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Austin events this weekend of November 26 – Saturday
Screen on the Green: Home Alone
Home Alone is just one of those films that will never get old. No matter your age, this film will still delight you to no end.
This weekend, get to watch it under the stars with your friends, date, or family. Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs as well as your snacks. You can also purchase an assortment of seasonal concession specials from popcorn and cotton candy to $4 happy hour drinks.
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022, 6 p.m.
Where: Fareground Austin, 111 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
How Much: Free
Lost Pines Christmas Tree Lighting Party
Feel the Christmas spirit come alive at the Lost Pines Christmas Tree Lighting Party!
After the Bastrop River of Lights (which you also can’t miss), their holiday tree lighting event will kick off the rest of the Christmas festivities. Catch it at Fisherman’s Park and even expect a special visit from the big man in red.
The next days after that, there will be the Farm Street Opry, a country Christmas, and the Lost Pines Christmas Lighted Parade. Get ready for days of merry fun!
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022 | 8 p.m.
Where: Fisherman’s Park, 1200 Willow St, Bastrop, TX 78602
How much: Free
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas
Want to hear classic and modern Christmas tunes transformed into the classic sounds of the legends of yesterday? Postmodern Jukebox will give you just that with their “A Very Postmodern Christmas” special.
Listen to the crooning voice of their amazing singers and the soothing music of their amazing musicians this weekend at the Paramount Theatre. This will be an unforgettable Christmas trip back in time.
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022 | 8 p.m.
Where: Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
How much: $25 – $200
Cranksgiving by the Austin Ridge Riders
Calling all bikers out there! The Austin Ridge Riders will be holding a day of riding, trail maintenance, and socializing at their annual Cranksgiving event.
Riding will start at 9:30 a.m. with the last laps starting around 2 p.m. With each lap you complete, you’ll earn a raffle ticket. You can also complete some of the work stations along the trail to earn additional tickets.
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022 | 9:30 a.m.
Where: Reimers Ranch, 23610 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
How much: $30
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
- Gourmet doughnut
- Our delicious Secret Dish
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Austin events this weekend of November 27 – Sunday
Sense and Sensibility by Austin Shakespeare
Get to enjoy Jane Austen’s clever and comedic storytelling with this tale of two sisters and three gentlemen.
Here, sisters Elinor Dashwood, the sensible one, and Marianne Dashwood, the impulsive one, meet the wildly romantic John Willoughby, the reserved Mr. Edward Ferrars, and the more mature Colonel Brandon. Watch and see how their relations evolve.
The story will be brought to life by a diverse cast of 17 actors and will feature dazzling Regency costumes and dances.
When: Sunday, November 27, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
How much: $20 – $42
Blood Over Texas: Horror for the Holidays 8
Just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean the scares stop even with the holidays coming up, especially with the 8th annual Horror for the Holidays event, the biggest horror-themed Christmas market in Austin. It’s back in the city to spread some holiday fear with wickedly fun events.
Enjoy killer fun with friends at all the attractions and the Krampus parade. And grab some photos with the hoards of creatures walking throughout the venue. And, of course, don’t forget to check out all the dark vendors offering T-shirts, apparel, collectibles, vinyl, art, gifts, and so much more!
The holidays have never been more deliciously scary.
When: Sunday, November 27, 2022, 5 p.m.
Where: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
How Much: $10
56th Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Get ready to feel the holiday spirit with the largest man-made holiday tree in Austin!
Standing at 155 feet tall, the tree is made of over 3000 lights and built on one of Austin’s 17 historic moontowers. Access to the holiday tree is free and separate from the Trail of Lights admission.
Aside from the spectacular lighting of the tree, there will be food vendors and other merchants at the site to make sure you really feel the cheer of the holiday season.
When: Sunday, November 27, 2022 | 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Where: Zilker Park, 2207 Lou Neff Rd, Austin, TX 78746
How much: Free
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