Celebrate the vacation weekend with virtual events and socially distant events in the city. Check out the top five things to do in Austin that are guaranteed to keep you in a good mood this weekend.
Thursday December 24th
Circuit of The Americas presents the Peppermint Parkway
Visit the Circuit of The Americas and experience a holiday experience to kick off the holiday weekend. Peppermint Parkway is a 1 mile (1.6 km) attraction with millions of Christmas lights, a six-story light show tree, and more. Guests can drive through the winter wonderland while enjoying live entertainment from strolling performers. Other highlights include food trucks, meet and greets with a holiday character and a kiddie amusement park. Visit the Event website to buy tickets for your vehicle. The Peppermint Parkway is open until January 3, 2021.
The City Theater Austin presents Austin Acts! A talent competition for virtual stages in the capital
Eight finalists will take part in the Austin Acts! End of season until December 31st. Participants will perform works by local playwrights in this virtual competition, which can be viewed on The City Theater Austin website. Entry is free, but donations are welcome.
Georgetown’s historic town square features Christmas lights
Head to Georgetown for an evening of socially distant, fun fun. Stroll the historic town square and see a multitude of Christmas lights – and stop by a shop or two for last-minute gifts. Guests must adhere to government safety guidelines and masks are required. Holiday Lights is open to the public until January 2, 2021. Admission is free.
Saturday December 26th
Austin Arthouse Film Festival
The Austin Arthouse Film Festival returns for the third time with a fully virtual program for your enjoyment at home. The six-day online festival offers a diverse canon of short, medium-length and feature films. Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for the audience award, which is endowed with prize money of US $ 500. Due to the theme of some films, festival goers must be at least 18 years old. To buy tickets, Go to the festival website.
Sunday December 27th
Tapestry Dance Company presents Looking Forward / Looking Back – New Perspectives
The Tapestry Dance Company’s YouTube series continues with an episode celebrating the company’s legacy and future. The tribute will include performances by alumni dancers, choreographers and other artists from all over Texas and even from Australia and Mexico. The episode will be broadcast live from 7:30 p.m. The Tapestry Dance Company’s YouTube page. Donations to the company are accepted instead of an entry fee.