Making a weekend list and checking it twice

Today marks day one for our Christmas countdown. We love this time of year – time to decorate, eat, drink and be merry! The weather is finally fitting the season and we are all bundled up ready for holiday shopping, sipping and seeing.  Speaking of seeing, most of the lighting ceremonies are kicking off this weekend and we wanted to share our favorite three that are marked on our calendars as a must-see and do:


Photo by Aneese/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by Aneese/iStock / Getty Images

What: Trail of Lights

Details: Trail of Lights brings Austin together to experience holiday cheer and celebrate our community. If you can’t wait for the kickoff on the 8th, there is also Night Lights, the Trail of Lights Preview Party, that showcases a private event with bites from some of Austin’s finest restaurants, drinks and entertainment. Cheers!


What: The Nutcracker at the Long Center

Details: A holiday tradition and must-see starting this month,

What: Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown Stroll

Details:  Happening this Saturday, 5 December, the Texas Capitol Christmas tree lighting begins and features an hourly lightshow and live music,