20 Things to Do in Austin to Avoid the Post Holiday Blues

I am there every year. The holidays are over and now what? Resolutions? Bah Humbug!

The beauty is that we live in Austin, Texas and this city never stops!

Here are 20 awesome things to do this winter post-holidays some family friendly and some adults only. Enjoy!

Free Week

Also known as the perfect week to be a music lover in Austin. Hundreds of Austin bands participate in this annual event that encompasses multiple venues all over Austin.

MLK Celebration

This event honoring the impact and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. takes place at Huston-Tillotson University.

Ice Skating at Whole Foods

Probably the best time to take advantage of this is after the holidays when the rush is gone. Such a fun and romantic winter activity.

Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Long Center

See one of the most prominent scientists of our time in Austin. His lecture will focus on our Earth, its place, and the ways we perceive it.

National Parks Adventure 3D at Bob Bullock

National Parks Adventure brings the magnificence of these landscapes to the giant screen and takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the mountains and canyons of our great outdoors.

A Beautiful Planet at Bob Bullock

A breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. 

The Thing in Grandma’s Closet at the Long Center

Who wants to help clean out the house of their dead grandma? A downer of a day becomes much more interesting when Nick (10) and Ally (13) discover a mysterious contraption tucked away in a closet.

Carnaval

Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian carnaval celebrations outside Brazil – samba, costumes and wild abandon – Brasileiro style in the heart of Texas.

Austin Marathon

One of the country’s premier races that attracts runners from around the world.

Symphonic Follies at the Long Center

Enjoy a night of fun lighthearted “classical” music with your Austin Symphony. Music Director, Peter Bay, has arranged an evening filled with fantastic and even funny music by some of the best composers.

Austin Boat and Travel Trailer Show

The Austin Boat and Travel Trailer Show is an annual event showcasing boats of all types, along with travel trailers, from dealers throughout Central Texas.

Mamma Mia at Bass Concert Hall

MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Bass Concert Hall.

Dance Waterloo’s Panorama Playground at Hurlyburly

See dance, see public art, and build your own experience to the music. Bring your blankets, chairs, and a snack picnic. Hot chocolate and hot apple cider will be served.

7th Annual Austin Gorilla Run

A charity fun run with a difference. Everyone who takes part wears a full gorilla or banana suit (included with entry fee….yours to keep)! All participants are helping to raise funds for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund.

The Ugly Duckling at the Paramount

Lightwire Theater (Dino Light) returns to the Paramount stage with The Ugly Duckling. In an age when technology seems to provide many distractions, Lightwire Theater brings the classic tale, The Ugly Duckling, to the modern stage in an unforgettable theatrical experience.

2017 CASAblanca Gala

Don your finest red carpet attire and join CASA of Travis County for the 2017 CASAblanca Gala where you will rub shoulders with Austin’s most glamorous and generous, and be moved by the powerful stories of children and their CASA volunteers!

The Amazing Acro-cats at the Paramount

The Amazing Acro-cats are a troupe of REAL house cats that jump and pounce into your heart! Reaching out to shelters in need and accepting cats found homeless in the streets, Samantha Martin has not only rescued her own cats but also have found homes for over 182 cats and kittens.

Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions at the Long Center

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages the chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before.

Ballet Austin presents Belle Redux: A Tale of Beauty & the Beast

Following its critically acclaimed debut to sell-out audiences in 2015, Stephen Mills brings this contemporary ballet back in time for Valentine’s Day. A retelling of the centuries-old tale, Beauty & the Beast, this innovative work draws inspiration from film noir and haute couture.

Sting at ACL

Sting will take to the road in 2017 on a very special tour featuring concert dates in clubs, theatres and arenas throughout North America and Europe.

What are YOUR favorite Winter activities to do? 

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