As the holiday season rolls in and graces Austin with cooler weather and a festive charm, the city transforms into a magical wonderland, offering a wide variety of activities for Austinites and visitors alike. 'Tis the season to relish in the moments and memories that make this time of year so special. In this blog, we invite you to take a break in the everyday, explore our city, and enjoy the spirit of the season.
Breakfast with Santa
Santa’s Jingle House
Dine among the elves at Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa’s Jingle House Saturday and Sunday mornings throughout December. Enjoy a breakfast buffet, complimentary drinks, festive photo opportunities with Santa, and holiday activities for kids of all ages. Don’t wait to order your tickets, limited tickets available for each day and time.
North Pole Flyer
Austin Steam Train Association
This 2-hour train ride excursion is surely to put you in the holiday spirit. The North Pole Flyer experience includes all-you-can-drink hot cocoa, visits from and photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a live reaching of Austin Steam Train Association’s own Christmas Story. Be apart of the magic, and don’t forget to bring your wishlist so Santa can ‘check it twice!’
Teddy Bear Brunch
Getting dressed up and giving back become one at The Four Season’s annual Teddy Bear Brunch – a delight for kids of all ages. Enjoy a lavish spread of festive food and drink, visits from Santa and whimsical teddy bear décor surely to warm your heart. Guests are asked to be arrive accompanied by a teddy bear or other plush toy for a donation to a local non-profit.
Explore a wide variety of local artists and artisans display of handmade, high quality, unique artwork using a variety of mediums. This pop-up gallery style art fair offers the opportunity for purchase and take home while you’re there, or exploration and a chance to purchase online following the event.
Gingerbread Kits and Workshops
At Thinkery in Austin, December brings Gingerbread Season and they’re inviting you to participate in whatever fashion is best for you! Purchase your bakery-made Gingerbread house and reserve your spot for an in-person workshop, or take it home for an at-home activity the whole family can enjoy!
Rug Making and Crafts
As seen on TikTok, Fuzz Lab in Austin is the perfect way to try out personalized rug making that took social media by storm. Rug designs are subject to your creativity and are offered in a variety of sizes. Fuzz Lab also offers bear figurine and stationary crafts for design.
Museum of Ice Cream
Dreaming of a Pink Christmas? Look no further than the Museum of Ice Cream in the Domain. With unlimited play for all ages and an ice cream dream of endless treats, experience Christmas the sweet way at MOIC’s interactive, imaginative experience.
Winter in Austin has never looked icier than this lakeside ice rink. Get the family together for all-aged fun, festive décor and a unique experience with a view of the lake paralleled with the five-star service Four Seasons is known for.
Holiday Cookie Decorating
Sur la Table
Get your cookie baking done early this holiday season with Sur la Table’s variety of cookie decorating workshops. The 3-hour classes focus on polishing your decorating skills on gingerbread, sugar, windowpane cookies, macaroons and more. By the end of class, you’ll be proud to share your hand decorated cookies with friends and family. Additional cooking classes outside of cookies and holiday recipes are available.
Whiskey Tasting & Cocktail Class
Standard Proof Whiskey Co.
This interactive and immersive Whiskey Tasting & Cocktail class will leave you warm and buzzing if you’re not careful. Enjoy 1 hour of whiskey history, flights and tasting and cocktail classes alongside your friends, family, or coworkers.
DIY Soy Candle Making Workshops
Explore candle making for yourself, learn about Slow North’s process and understand the benefits of paraffin-soy wax alongside friends, family or coworkers in this hands-on candle making experience class. Your 1.5 hour class guided by a seasoned candle-maker will leave you with a personalized, handmade candle made from all-natural, sustainable and biodegradable ingredients.
Private Real Estate Showings
Take advantage of your downtime this holiday season and explore the thriving Austin Real Estate market with Moreland Properties. Our team of agents understand the unique charm of every neighborhood ensuring expertise to unveil possibilities to begin designing your dream lifestyle in Austin. Attend an open house or contact us today to schedule a private showing.
Wherever your activities bring you this holiday season, may you be surrounded by friends, family and joyous moments spent in the heart of Texas. Happy Holidays from Moreland Properties. As you bid adieu to the downtime and return to the hustle and bustle of your everyday, may Austin’s festive spirit continue to keep you merry.