Austin has such an undeniably cute charm to it, making it one of the sweetest spots to spend a day out with your loved one during the wintertime. The city has so many hidden gems waiting to be discovered, along with popular spots that truly never get old. Whether you're a local looking for a new holiday tradition in the city or a tourist ready to embark on some Austinite fun, you can find it all here in our magical Austin 2019 holiday date idea list.

Mozart's Coffee Roasters

Price: Free

When: November 21 through January 5

Address: 3825 Lake Austin Blvd Austin, TX 78703

Why You Need To Go: This iconic coffee shop hosts its annual Christmas Lights display for any and all to come enjoy. Grab a hot drink and enjoy the lights twinkling all around you in the crisp winter air.


The Blue Starlite Mini Drive-In

Price: πŸ’Έ

Address: 2103 E M. Franklin Ave, Austin, Texas 78723

Why You Need To Go: Going to the drive-in theater is a must during the cold weather. Fill up your Yetis with some hot chocolate and wrap yourselves with blankets and hoodies for a night of holiday movies out under the stars.

Whole Foods Rooftop Ice Skating

Price: πŸ’Έ

When: November to January

Address: 525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Why You Need To Go: Whole Foods Lamar Flagship sets up its iconic rooftop ice skating rink every year for only $10, including skates! This is the perfect spot to ice skate with a beautiful view of Austin.



Evergreen Farms

Price: πŸ’Έ to πŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ

When: After Thanksgiving - Dec 24

Address: 242 Monkey Road Elgin, Texas 78621

Why You Need To Go: What better way to kick off the season than to pick out your own Christmas tree? Then spend the rest of the night decorating it together.


The Nightmare Before Christmas Gothic Ball And Bazaar

Price: πŸ’Έ

When: Friday, December 20 - Saturday, December 21

Address: 705 Red River St, Austin, Texas 78701

Why You Need To Go: Who wouldn't want to spend the holidays enjoying the coolest Halloween/Christmas movie of all time? This funky event truly embodies the spirit of Austin in the wintertime.

Austin Trail of Lights

Price: πŸ’Έ

When: December 10-23

Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704

Why You Need To Go: Everyone visiting or living in Austin has to partake in Austin's longest-running holiday tradition. You will have the most memorable time with your loved ones at this gorgeous tunnel of lights.

Waffle Bot + Freak Shakery

Price: πŸ’Έ

Cuisine: Desserts

Address: 75 Rainey Street, Austin, Texas 78701

Why You Need To Go: Take your girl out for the biggest loaded milkshakes she's ever seen. Trust us. Just take her.

Downtown Holiday Stroll

Price: Free

When: December 7 from 5–10 p.m.

Address: Downtown Austin

Why You Need To Go: Its the 25th anniversary of the cutest holiday market and stroll on Congress. There will be live entertainment, activities, markets and more. The event is also totally free to attend.


SantaCon Austin 2019

Price: Donation

When: December 14 - December 15

Address: TBA

Why You Need To Go: For the wildest Christmas date that is so totally "Austin", you can join along thousands of Santa loving Austinites at the biggest Santa Claus gathering in the city. 

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