As the holiday season unfolds, residents of Bryson are perfectly poised to revel in the festive happenings that Leander and the greater Austin area have to offer. Embarking on these yuletide adventures promises a treasure trove of memories and a delightful dose of holiday cheer for families and friends alike.
Join the Old Town Christmas Festival in Leander on Dec. 2 for a day brimming with holiday cheer. The festivities kick off at 10 a.m. with the Rudolph Run, followed by an all-day Christmas Marketplace and a vibrant community parade at 1 p.m. As dusk falls, gather for the magical tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. and after enjoy a special screening of “Elf.” Amidst all the joy and wonder, the Blue Santa Program will be collecting gifts to ensure a merry Christmas for all. Don't miss this heartwarming celebration in the heart of Leander!
Don’t stop there! The holiday spirit is alive and well in Leander this holiday season thanks to even more delightful activities:
Contest open through Nov. 20
Little artists can light up Cedar Park by entering the coloring contest to win the honor of illuminating the Heritage Oak Tree on December 1.
Nov. 14 to Dec. 12
Join Santa for a cozy picture, popcorn and a keepsake blanket on select photo package purchases every Tuesday.
Visit the Leander Public Library for a sweet treat with cocoa and cookies, complete with festive tunes. Registration is a must!
Veterans Memorial Park turns into a holiday haven for dogs with lights, music and a photo-op with "Santa Paws."
The Leander Public Library hosts a wrapping party with donated paper, tips and a dash of holiday cinema magic.
Celebrate with a breakfast and Santa photo-op at the Cedar Park Recreation Center. Register starting Nov. 21 to secure a spot for your little ones.
And for those willing to venture off just a little farther, here’s just a sample of what Austin has in store to get you in the holiday spirit.
Through Jan. 6
Marvel at the brilliant lights display at Mozart's Coffee Roasters, where the seasonal glow is matched only by the warmth of delicious hot chocolate. Nightly shows from November to January set the scene for a perfect holiday evening by the lake.
Nov. 24 - Dec. 30
Peppermint Parkway turns Circuit of The Americas into a winter wonderland with a 1-mile drive-thru experience. Immerse yourself in a dazzling display of millions of lights dancing to the rhythm of festive holiday classics, a spectacle that promises to be as thrilling as it is joyful.
Dec. 2 - Dec. 23
Ballet Austin presents its 61st annual performance of "The Nutcracker," a timeless holiday tradition that brings Tchaikovsky's classic score to life with the accompaniment of the Austin Symphony Orchestra.
Dec. 15 - Dec. 23
Join the 45+ year tradition at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, where shopping meets fine art and live music. Enjoy the Bazaar Outside event, offering a fine-art shopping experience that's sure to captivate art enthusiasts and holiday shoppers alike, complemented by live local music and the vibrant atmosphere of Austi