Holiday Happenings to Enjoy in ATX !

Get Your Holiday Cheer On!
Happy Holidays

May the holiday season end this year with some cheer. Ringing in a New Year that's a Happier one for all! Happy Holidays Ya'll!

Thanksgiving #ZoomTogether special for the safest way to celebrate with family outside your home.

It's time to Get Your Holiday Cheer On!  

Concerts

For King & Country "A Drummer Boy Live Drive-In LIVE" The Christmas Tour Sunday, December 6th at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. 5:30pm & 8:30pm shows SOLD OUT!
Trans-Siberian Orchestra / TSO livestreaming event “Christmas Eve and Other Stories Live In Concert" from Nashville on Friday, December 18 @ 7pm CST. Available after the livestream on-demand through midnight December 20. TSO musical director and lead guitarist Al Pitrelli chat with USA TODAY!
Voss Events "Drive 'N Drag Saves Christmas" at the North parking lots of H-E-B Center at Cedar Park December 11-13 for 6 shows.

Decorations

A Christmas Story Village
El Arroyo Ornaments
Harry Potter Illuminated Village Collection
Home Depot Christmas Sparkle Modern Collection
The Golden Girls Rose Nylan Ornament with Sound
Walmart's $22 Christmas Tree
8 ft. Inflatable National Lampoons Christmas Vacation Station Wagon / Home Depot1
6 Fun Christmas Products You Didn't Know Existed

Eats / Treats

Baking Twinkies Party (Texas) Size Baking Kit
Barbie Cookie Dreamhouse
Baskin-Robbins Turkey Ice Cream Cake
Blue Bell Ice Cream / Grab a spoon for Christmas Cookies , Fudge Brownie Decadence, Peppermint, Spiced Pumpkin Pecan & more
Cheetos Holiday Popcorn Tin
Chocolate Bombs / Tik Tok
Dairy Queen Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Blizzard
Duncan Hines Duncan Hines & Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Cake & Frosting  Holiday Mega Cookie
Frito Lay Holiday Sweater in the snack holiday shop that includes Doritos, Cheetos & more snacky snack holiday spirit.
Ghirardelli: White Chocolate Sugar Cookie
Hallmark Channel  Teas
Lindt Hot Cocoa Truffles
McDonald's McRib is back 12/2
Oreo Ultimate Dunking Set  Oreos Red Cream Create your own Oreos
Pillsbury: Elf Shape Sugar Cookies Funfetti Christmas Cookie Kits Hot Cocoa Cookie Dough  Hot Cocoa Rolls
Reese's: Cookie Skillet Kit  Nutcrackers
Sam's Club ready made sides for the holidays
Starbucks Holiday Drinks & more / How to order: Andes Mint Cold Brew   Apple Jacks Frappuccino  Buttered Popcorn Frappuccino  Candy Corn Cold Brew Candy Corn Frappuccino Caramel Apple Delight  Chocolate Pumpkin Crème Frappuccino  Christmas Cookie Frappuccino Gingerbread House Frappuccino  HarryPotter Pumpkin Juice  Nightmare Before Christmas Frappuccino  PumpkinCheesecakeFrappuccino Ombre Christmas Drink  PumpkinCloudMacchiato PumpkinPie Frappuccino Santa Claus Frappuccino
Tractor Supply Co. Gingerbread Chicken Coop
Walmart Free Thanksgiving Dinner while supplies last. Buy the items up front, either at a Walmart store or online at Walmart.com, then receive immediate cashback with coupons from ibotta.
11 places you can by Thanksgivinng Dinner if you don't want to cook this year / Delish Santa Frappuccino

Events / Lights

A Christmas Affair: Felicidad 2020 / The Junior League of Austin virtual event & marketplace / November 17-22 Tickets Helping FIT - Food In Tummies
Austin Trail of Lights 2020 Drive- Thru. Experience the Magic / November 28, 2020 - January 3, 2021. Tickets are $25 and up. Fun Run Run, jog or stroll 3 miles anywhere between November 28, 2020 - January 3, 2021.
The Austin Symphony 2020 events
Ballet Austin brings THE NUTCRACKER home for the holidays! 58th annual interactive, multi-media production experience for audience members in the comfort and safety of their homes.
Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade canceled / Operation Blue Santa still in need of help. Check here on how / fundraiser
COTA Peppermint Parkway Drive - Thru Holiday Experience / Circuit of the Americas 6pm -10:30pm November 27 - January 3. Peppermint Parkway Charity Night line-up with a percentage of ticket sales going to that night's charity. Germania Insurance will also sponsor each charity night donating $10 for every vehicle.
German-Texan Annual Christmas Market Saturday, December 5 @ The German Free School Building
H-E-B tree lighting in San Antonio  is a virtual celebration starting at 7pm on Friday, November 27.
Lost Pines Christmas Drive-in Movie & Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center on Saturday, November 28.
Luminations @ Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center / November 27, 2020 - January 3, 2021 from 6p-9p
Miracle on 5th Street Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar.
Mozart's 2020 Christmas Light Show / COVID cautious by reservation Nordstrom Domain Northside The Holiday Breakfast Saturday, December 19. 100% of proceeds support Operation Warm up.
North Pole Flyer Train Ride / COVID cautious making seating is very limited! 2 hour ride that departs from the historic 1912 Bertram Depot in Bertram, TX.
Old Town Christmas Spectacular Drive Thru Festival / Saturday, December 5
River Walk / Holiday Lights on the River Walk FREE to stroll now thru January 4, 2021
Round Rock Christmas Prete Plaza 221 East Main, Downtown Round Rock across from the Round Rock Public Library.
Santa’s Ranch November 6 - January 3 / 9562 I-35 North, New Braunfels
Sippin’ Santa Nickel City, 1133 East 11th Street. November 27 - December 30.
Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting  / Sunday, November 29 @ 6pm ceremony online Lit Up until January 1, 2021
Waterloo Greenway sneak-peek of Waterloo Park and the Moody Amphitheater / November 16 - 22 / Commemorating the Creek Show’s lights by illuminating the signature Moody Amphitheater structure to drive by on Red River for a socially-distant early peek.

Games

MonopolyA Christmas Story Collector's Edition1  / Edition2   Christmas edition Disney Magic & Animation  Elf   Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The Golden Girls

Giving

CASA of Travis County Virtual Holiday Toy Drive collecting $30 gift cards
Dell Children's Medical Center of Center Texas
Giving Blood American Red Cross BioLife BPL Plasma We Are Blood
Giving Tuesday / December 1, 2020 / Global Generosity Movement - Give Locally
Homeless in Austin Aid Art From The Streets  Austin Mutual Aid Caritas of Austin Foundation for the Homeless Front Steps Green Doors Mobile Loaves & Fish
Salvation Army Austin - Angel Tree

Meals

Bob Evans family meal to go starting November 12, open Thanksgiving Day meals, everyday Turkey dinner and Holiday pies
Boston Market Thanksgiving meal options: Heat ' n Serve, A La Carte, Open Thanksgiving, Catering and Home Delivery
Cracker Barrel Thanksgiving / Options: Heat n' Serve Thanksgiving meals, Thanksgiving Hot and Ready Family Dinner, Turkey n' Dressing meal (dine in on Thanksgiving) & fresh baked holiday pies through 12/24.
Jennie-O Turkey Hotline opens November 2. 1-800-TURKEYS or text the word Turkey to 73876 for expert advice on holiday meal planning.
Kerbey Lane Cafe Thanksgiving Family Package / Preorders available now through November 24th at your local neighborhood Kerbey Lane Cafe location.
Popeyes Pre-order Thanksgiving Cajun Style Turkey at participating locations starting at $39.99, Call or drop by your local Popeyes restaurant
Whole Foods Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Menu reserve your holiday meal.
Whole Foods Turkey Protection for Thanksgiving w/ Progressive details
DO512 Where to get Thanksgiving Food in Austin
How to buy fresh organic turkey for the holidays
Smaller Thanksgiving meal eco-friendly ideas

Movies / Drive-Ins / Theaters

Alamo Drafthouse  / Check for ATX shows
AMC TheatersBlue
Starlite Drive-In / Austin - Mueller -Downtown -Round Rock locations
Cinemark
Doc's Drive-In Theater  / Buda
Moviehouse & Eatery / Trails @ 620 NW ATX & Lantana Place SW ATX
Netflix All New Christmas Movies to Stream During the 2020 Holiday Season
Regal Movies
The Globe Drive-In / Pflugerville
12 Best New Christmas Movies of 2020

Pets

Petsmart The Holiday Shop  Guinea Pig holiday costumes

Santa
Lights. Camera. Santa! November 27 - December 24 / Various times with a required reservation. What to expect with a Santa visit
Barton Creek Square Mall
Round Rock Premium Outlets Food Court
The Domain
NORAD Tracks Santa updates start December 1!
Sam's Club live virutal Santa visit Free for Sam's Club members. November 23 - December 20. Book a spot!

Santa's Wonderland / Bass Pro Shops the tradition continues with Santa in a safe and responsible way. November 7 – December 24. Reservations required

Shopping

Amazon Black Friday 2020
ATX area Farmers Markets - Support Local
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar /  Armadillo Art Concierge Shop the artists for the first time in 45 years with online sales.
BlacknFriday keeps up on all the big Black Friday 2020 ads
Blue Genie Art Bazaar / November 13 - December 24/ COVID safety plan
Kitchen / Best Black Friday Deals (many early)
Macy's Black Friday Sneak Peek starts November 16
The 2020 Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts
Sam's Club Welcome to the Virtual Griswald's House / National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Serrated Warming Butter Knife & Spreader
Target Spreading out the deals with weekly ads. More ways to make holiday shopping safe & easy Make a shopping reservation if there’s a line outside your store. Round 1 of early Black Friday deals
WalletHub 2020's Best & Worst Places to Shop on Black Friday  Black Friday Ads Best Deals
Walmart Black Friday Deals for Days  Toy catalog 2020 Toy catalog 2020

Spirits

Advent calendars: Best Boozy Buys
Bravo Real Housewives Wine Real House Rosé, White & Red
Bud Light Seltzer Ugly Sweater Pack: Peppermint Pattie / Apple Crisp / Gingersnap / Cranberry
Hallmark Channel Wines
Jack O' Blast Pumpkin Spiced RumSliced Apple Rum Captain Morgan
RumChata Peppermint Bark in Milk, White & Dark Chocolates
Sh!tShow Wine
Patrón Mini Bottles variety pack / Costco
Zero - Proof Mocktails for Holiday Cheer

Trees

Austin / Central Texas Christmas Tree Farms 2020
Christmas Tree Farms - Austin / San Antonio
Elgin Christmas Tree Farm / 120 Natures Way - Pumpkin & Christmas Tree Fun
Evergreen Farms in Elgin on Monkey Road
Lowe's free local Christmas Tree delivery. Other decorative items, including fresh-cut wreaths and tree containers also available for free local delivery on orders over $45. The link to make orders. Click here
Papa Noël Christmas Trees / locations open later November 2020

Ugly (not so ugly) Sweaters & more

Batman & The Joker Holiday Sweater / DC Comics
Cheetos Flamin Hot Ugly Holiday Sweater  crew socks & more BON-APPE-CHEETOS: A Holiday Cookbook by Chester & Friends. Minimum donation $35 goes to World Central Kitchen to get your paws on a limited-edition cookbook while supplies last.
Chick-fil-A 2020 Holiday Gift Guide
Chocolate Lovers gift ideas
Coors Light Holiday Onesie 
Disney: Villians Light Up Holiday Sweater  Starbucks holiday tumblers Star Wars: Mandalorian Slow Cooker / Baby Yoda
Frito Lay Holiday Sweater in the snack holiday shop that includes Doritos, Cheetos & more snacky snack holiday spirit.
Hefty Party Cup Parka & Mitten Koozie
Mountain Dew Big Bold Book of MTN DEW Recipes Jokari Mountain Dew Soda Dispenser
New Balance Jolly Rancher Signature Collection
Pizza Hut Original Pan Weighted Blanket 
Prank-O Gifts
Reindeer Mankini
Schitt's Creek 20 gifts for the Biggest Fans
Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child Holiday Sweater
Stove Top Let's Get Stuffy Collection onsale 11/17
Taco Bell Jingle Bells Taco Shells Holiday Sweater
Ugly (not so ugly) Holiday Sweaters / Box Lunch
Whataburger Whata-Holiday wear: Christmas Sweater 2020, Whataburger Holiday Socks, Beanie & Scarf Set 2020
30 Festive And Comfy Christmas Pajamas For Everyone In Your Family

Watch / TV 

Apple TV+ "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" out 11/ 17 available for Free 11/25-11/27. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" out 12/4 available for free 12/11 - 12/13 Update 11/18/20: Apple TV with PBS offering ad-free broadcasts on both PBS and PBS Kids of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" 11/22 6:30pm CST & "A Charlie Brown Christmas" 12/13 6:30pm CST.
Christmas TV Schedule 2020 (in the works )
Complete List of All the New TV Holiday Movies Coming in 2020 / Hallmark & Lifetime
Freeform Kickoff to Christmas November 1-30
Freeform 25 Days of Christmas starts December 1.
“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will be released on Nov. 18, and will be available for free from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27. “A Charlie Brown Christmas" will stream exclusively on Apple TV+ starting on Dec. 4, and will be available for free from Dec. 11 until Dec. 13.
Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas / Starting Saturday, October 25 - Sunday, December 20. 24/7 Christmas movies.
Lifetime's It's a Wonderful Lifetime Christmas movies full schedule
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade / Thursday, November 26 televised on NBC with the lineup including the new Boss Baby float,  Santa and more!
Netflix 2020 Holiday Season
Time's Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop - virtual / Thursday, December 31 - details coming.

*CDC COVID-19 Holiday Precautions*
Holiday Bubble Checklist: Build your own holiday bubble. Tips to lower COVID-19 risk this winter. Created by James T McDeavitt, M.D. Senior Vice President and Dean of Clinical Affairs at Baylor College of Medicine. Inspired by the NBA bubble on a regular everyday budget. Details here.