Family Events in Austin in December

Happy Holidays, beautiful friends! This season truly is filled with joy and activities to fill your every need!  Find some fun family events to do for everyone here. Want more? Don’t forget to also check out our Holiday Guide for a breakdown of all the holiday cheer. If we’ve missed any, feel free to submit them to our Community Calendar for approval! May your days be merry and bright! 

Festivals Markets and Bazaars

17th Annual Blue Genie Art Bazaar – Through December 24 – Blue Genie Art Bazaar

Festival of Fun! (Part 1) – MUSIC is Happening! 3rd Year Birthday Bash – December 8 – Art for the People

Handmade for the Holidays – December 2 & 3 – Imagine That – Art Space and Danzversity,

Merry Market – December 1 – Kitchen House

The Fine Goods Market: Holiday Edition – December 6 – The Paper + Craft Pantry

Family Fun

12th Annual Tower Lighting – December 5 – John Gaines Park

Annual Model Train Show at ArtSpace – Through January 6th  ArtSpace

Breakfast with Santa – December 9 – Lakeway Activity Center

Catch Air Round Rock’s 1st Anniversary Celebration! – December 1st Catch Air

Christmas Bash + Photo with Santa! – December 3 – Fulmore Middle School

Community First! Village of Lights -Dec 1-2 & Dec 8-9 – Community First Village

Festival of Fun! (Part 2) – Art Talk & Demo 3rd Year Birthday Bash – December 9 – Art for the People

Girlstart Starry Nights – December 7 – Girlstart Stem Center

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck West – Austin Appearance – December 2 – Barton Creek Square Mall

Holiday Open Houses – December 4 & 5 – Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll – December 2 – Texas State Capitol

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesdays – Krispy Kreme

Live Reindeer & pictures with Santa– December 9 & 10 – Sweet Eats Fruit Farm

Meet & Greet with Santa – Through December 24 – Hill Country Galleria

Play Groups for all Abilities – December 1 – Easter Seals Central Texas

Price of Liberty Monument Unveiling Event – December 2 – Texas State Capitol

Santa Claus is Coming to Frost– December 9 – Tech Ridge Financial Center

Santa in the Garden 2017 – December 2 – Zilker Botanical Gardens

Sparkle & Song Party: Winter Wonderland – December 3 – Barrel O’ Fun

Winter Wonderland at The Circuit – December 1 & 2, 8 – 30 – COTA

Family Theater and Shows

Austin Baby Show – December 3 – The Palmer Event Center

Friday Family Movie Night at Ski Shores – Through December 29 – Ski Shores

Movies, Campfires, & s’more – December 9 – Sweet Eats Fruit Farms

Mr. Popper’s Penguins – December 3 – The Paramount Theater

Musicale – December 6 – Alma Thomas Theater

Southwestern University Singers – December 6 – Caldwell-Carvey Foyer

Southwestern University Wind Ensemble and Orchestra – December 2 – Alma Thomas Theater

Staci Gray Kids Concerts – December 9 – in.gredients

The Hideout Theatre Presents BLOCKHEADS: An Improvised Minecraft Adventure – Through December 17 – Hideout Theater

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe – Through February 10 – ZACH Theatre

The Nutcracker – Through December 23 – Long Center for the Performing Arts

The Paramount Theatre’s Discovery Series – December 3 – The Paramount Theater

Museum Events

Family Day at the Visual Arts Center – December 2 –Visual Arts Center

Holiday Family Day – December 9 – Blanton Museum 

Second Saturdays are for Families: Gingerbread Villas – December 9 – Laguna Gloria

Mom’s Night Out Ideas

Evereve’s Holiday Style Social – December 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Domain Northside

People of Color Christmas – Through December 16  – Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

Festivals, Markets and Bazaars

17th Annual Blue Genie Art Bazaar – Through December 24 – Blue Genie Art Bazaar – Ten Thousand Villages of Austin

Allies Market – December 16 – Fair Market

Origin Designer Market – December 16 – Mueller Lake Park

Family Fun

A Sudsville Christmas Blowout Party – December 16 – Suds Monkey Brewing

Annual Model Train Show at ArtSpace – Through January 6th  ArtSpace

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesdays – Krispy Kreme

Live Reindeer & pictures with Santa– December 9 & 10 – Sweet Eats Fruit Farm

Meet & Greet with Santa – Through December 24 – Hill Country Galleria

Play Groups for all Abilities – December 15 – Easter Seals Central Texas

Storybook Dance Making – December 16 – in.gredients

Winter Wonderland at The Circuit – December 1 & 2, 8 – 30 – COTA

Family Theater and Shows

ELF – Community Cinema – December 15 –  Community First! Village

Friday Family Movie Night at Ski Shores – Through December 29 – Ski Shores

Keys of Life Piano Recital – December 14 – George Washington Carver Museum

Ligers and Tigons and Pizzly Bears, Oh My – December 14 –Brackenridge Field Laboratory

The Carver’s Santa Special – December 16- George Washington Carver Museum

The Hideout Theatre Presents BLOCKHEADS: An Improvised Minecraft Adventure – Through December 17 – Hideout Theater

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe – Through February 10 – ZACH Theatre

The Nutcracker – Through December 23 – Long Center for the Performing Arts

Museum Events

UMLAUF Family Day – December 10 – UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

Mom’s Night Out Ideas

People of Color Christmas – Through December 16  – Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

Festivals and Bazaars

17th Annual Blue Genie Art Bazaar – Through December 24 – Blue Genie Art Bazaar

Family Fun

Annual Model Train Show at ArtSpace – Through January 6th  ArtSpace

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesdays – Krispy Kreme

Meet & Greet with Santa – Through December 24 – Hill Country Galleria

Winter Wonderland at The Circuit – December 1 & 2, 8 – 30 – COTA

Family Theater and Shows

Austin Trail of Lights Movie Nights – December 19 – Zilker Park

Friday Family Movie Night at Ski Shores – Through December 29 – Ski Shores

The Hideout Theatre Presents BLOCKHEADS: An Improvised Minecraft Adventure – Through December 17 – Hideout Theater

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe – Through February 10 – ZACH Theatre

The Nutcracker – Through December 23 – Long Center for the Performing Arts

 

Festivals and Bazaars

17th Annual Blue Genie Art Bazaar – Through December 24 – Blue Genie Art Bazaar

Austin’s New Year – December 31 – Auditorium Shores

Family Fun

Annual Model Train Show at ArtSpace – Through January 6th  ArtSpace

Bring the Sing Karaoke – December 31 – Barrel O’ Fun

Kwanzaa Celebration – December 29 – George Washington Carver Museum

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesdays – Krispy Kreme

Meet & Greet with Santa – Through December 24 – Hill Country Galleria

Winter Wonderland at The Circuit – December 1 & 2, 8 – 30 – COTA

Family Theater and Shows

Friday Family Movie Night at Ski Shores – Through December 29 – Ski Shores

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe – Through February 10 – ZACH Theatre

Mom’s Night Out Ideas

Crafts & Drafts: Stocking Hanger Workshop – December 1- Celis Brewery

 

 

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