It’s that time of year to whip out the egg nog, throw on Christmas Vacation and get all your shopping done with 1 click on Amazon, but once you’ve knocked that out, get out of the house and on The House app for all the Christmas events in Austin. Here’s a list of what’s going on leading up to Christmas Day. We'll be updating this list with more events as we hear about them, but here’s what we’ve got so far:
Thursday, December 12th
Green Light Social - Frosty Gives Back - 8pm to 2am
Frosty Gives Back is an epic night of fun, holiday cheer, drinks, entertainment, and raising money #forthekids. Frosty Gives Back was created in 2017 to raise money & support for some Austin kids that could really use it. Since its first year, Frosty Gives Back has raised $43,000 for local youth charities. This year we hope to raise $40,000 to benefit Explore Austin, LifeWorks, and Hope Rising. There will be a silent auction with some awesome items up for grabs, drink specials, a photo booth, an incredible line up of entertainment, and more!
Friday, December 13th
4th Annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl - 7pm to 2am
- Parlor and Yard
- The Cat's Pajamas (registration 7-9pm)
- Kung Fu Saloon
- The Dogwood
The 4th annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl is here and we want the city of Austin to join in on the fun. Get that Goodwill sweater, find those tacky holiday pants, and get ready to jingle bell ROCK!
🎅 Decorative Santa hat
🎅 Holiday Light Up Bulb Necklace
🎅 Signature Ugly Sweater Crawl Koozie
🎅 Registration party to kick off the crawl
🎅 Professional photographer on site to capture the fun
🎅 DJ's playing holiday music at multiple stops
🎅 Themed Discounted Drink specials at participating bars
🎅 Ugly Sweater Crawl Map to help guide you bar to bar
🎅 Hundreds of crawlers dressed in the ugliest holiday gear staying together
🎅 Voted one of the most fun & organized holiday crawls by Yelp 2017
Little Woodrow's (Tech Ridge, Parmer Lane & Southpark Meadows) - Holiday Kick off Party - 7pm to midnight
Join us for a festive evening and enjoy the Holiday Season with us. $4 Blue Moon Pints and a special Holiday Punch just for the evening.
Saturday, December 14th
Oddwood Ales - Holiday Block Party on Manor Rd. - 10am to 6pm
Are you ready to have a fun, family-friendly Holiday Block Party? Well, get your Party Pants on and meet us here! The Austin Flea will be set up at Batch Craft Beer and Kolaches from 10am-4pm & Oddwood Ales from 12pm-6pm with Polaroid pics with Santa (donations to benefit SAFE), live music & a Bingo Scavenger hunt!
The Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin's most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays or any occasion including jewelry, bath/body products, vintage, original artwork, paper goods, textiles and so much more!
This will be a Block Party like no other! Live music by JD Pendley & Liz Morphis! Entrance to the event is Free and open to all ages! Handmade. Vintage. Local.
Featured Artists Include: Metalsgirl, Whiskey Boat Goods, Sweet Sparrow Studio, Things by Bean, Two Cat Studio, Custom Botanical Dispensary, Little Hollow Jewelry, Hrt&hnd, Tree Cycle, Radiant Babe Vintage and Design, JMK Decals, Rolling Goat Art, Retro Recharge, Kaiju Cut and Sew, Herbal Root Collective, Modern Alchemy, The Couple That Crafts, Long Acre Ceramics, Naturally Mignon, the Hermit & the Hare, d.Bunns Creative, Ugly Penguin Ceramics, OneFive Trading, Lawrence Design, The Nomadic Artgirl & more!
Doc's Backyard - Photos w/ Santa - 11am to 2pm
It’s time for our annual fundraiser! Capture a holiday moment with your children and/or fur babies, and Santa. Asking donation is $20 yet we accept any amount you believe is meaningful. New this year is our mystery box. In need of a gift for others or yourself? A $10 donation = 1 gift draw from the box. Gift quantities will be limited. Your donation will provide meaningful, lasting family memories to children with a parent/guardian who has a progressive, grave, or terminal illness.
Lustre Pearl East - BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog) Austin Ugly Sweater Pawty - 1pm to 3pm
🎉🦌🎅'TIS THE SEASON TO PAWTY! 🎅🦌🎉 BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog) and Lustre Pearl East are coming together to host the *HAPPIEST* howliday pawty. ⛄OUR PACK WILL BE MAKING IT SNOW –– LITERALLY! ⛄
🎄UGLY SWEATER CONTEST 🎄
❤️Contest Categories: Funniest, Most Creative, Best Couple❤️
🦌$50 Upstairs at Caroline Gift Card + Dog Treat Basket
🦌Lustre Pearl Gift Card, Hat & Shirt Bundle + Dog Treat Basket
🦌CoreYoga Unlimited Card + Champagne + Dog Treat Basket
General admission tickets 🎫 are available (via EventBrite!)
The Christmas Bar Crawl - 4pm to 10pm
The Christmas Bar Crawl Is Coming! Get Your Santa, Elf, Reindeer, & Crazy Holiday Costumes Ready To Party! 🎅 LETS GET JOLLY! 🍻
❄️ EVENT DETAILS ❄️
🍹 1-2 Complimentary Drinks/Items
🎅🧝🤶 $500 Costume Contest www.crawlwith.us/costumecontest/christmas
🎅 Custom Badge & Lanyard
🍻 Drink Specials Exclusive To Our Crawlers
🍔 Food Specials At Select Locations
🎅 Free Cover With Our Badge
- Professional Photographers
🗺️ Exclusive Access To Our Crawl Map
Drink Specials & Participating Venues at:
- The Lost Lei (Check in Time 4pm to 6pm. Free Rum shot with green voucher)
- Burnside's Tavern
- The Chuggin' Monkey
- Concrete Cowboy
- Dizzy Rooster
- Kung Fu Saloon Downtown
- The Lodge on 6th
- Pour Choices
- Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
- The Venue ATX (After Party Time - 10pm to midnight - 1 Free Shot With Red Voucher)
The Highball - A Very 90s Christmas Party - 10pm to 1am
Merry Christmas ya filthy animals! We'll be celebrating this holiday 90s style! Same great 90s songs with a little extra holiday cheer! Come sing along to your favorite hits from the greatest decade EVER! Third Eye Blind, Backstreet Boys, Weezer, Sublime, Spice Girls, Sugar Ray, Oasis and PLENTY more. Grab a free bodacious slap bracelet on your way in and get ready for some presents from Santa throughout the night! Free parking and entry. 21+
Sunday, December 15th
Little Woodrow's (Tech Ridge) - Santa Paws - 4pm to 7pm
Bring your pup in to have their photo taken with the big guy from the North Pole and donate to Austin Pets Alive! We are asking for $5 donations to go to this great local shelter in exchange for your dog to have their photo taken with Santa on Sunday, December 15th from 4-7pm.
Monday, December 16th
Latchkey - Xmas Party - 8pm to 2am
$3.00 beer and shot specials all night long! Gift Card Extravaganza Game. Shot Skis & more!
Tuesday, December 17th
Little Woodrow's (6th Street) - Holiday Movie Night - 7pm to midnight
It's a Christmas Miracle because Every Tuesday in December, it's MOVIE NIGHT at Little Woodrow's in Midtown!🎥☃️Who doesn't love a good Christmas Movie?!🎄 Be ready to snuggle up under our Christmas lit patio🌟, order drinks to warm you up🥃, and watch your favorite classic holiday movies on our 185" Woodytron!🎅
Wednesday, December 18th
Zilker Brewing Company - Cookie Decorating w/ Doughmestic Batches - 7pm to 9pm
The holiday season is a in full swing and what better way to take a load off than with a cold beer and some cookies. Join us for our annual Holiday Cookie Decorating Class. This year our class is hosted by the ladies of Doughmestic Batches, a local cookie boutique that specializes in homemade, hand decorated cookies! Tickets are just $20 and includes a pint, cookies and new mad cookie decorating skills. *Kids are welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on bringing a little one.*
Wright Bros. Brew - Cousin Eddie's Christmas Bash - 8pm to 11pm
Nobody parties as hard as Cousin Eddie. Except us. It's Christmas -- we're all in misery. Come drown your sorrows in Keg Nog, Shitter's Full Hot Chocolate, and ABSURD beer specials. Christmas Vacation at 8:30 in the event space. Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where's the Tylenol?
Thursday, December 19th
Buford's Backyard Beer Garden - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party - 6pm to midnight
Bring your ugly Christmas sweater to Buford's. There will be a live DJ and a prize for the ugliest sweater.
The Rose Room and Wonder Bar - Naughty Santa/Ugly Sweater Party - 9pm to 2am
Get ready to get in the holiday spirit with two Christmas parties in one night! The Rose Room will have a Naughty Santa Party while Wonder Bar hosts an Ugly Sweater Party🎄 Get dressed in your Christmas best and get in on the fun!
Friday, December 20th
Black Sheep Lodge - 2nd Annual Margarita-Karaoke Xmas Party - 5pm to 11:45pm
We are throwing our Office party again! The Committee to Plan Parties warmly invites you to a Margarita-Karaoke- Christmas. If you love 'The Office' then mark your calendars! We are throwing an Office themed Christmas Party and want you to come. We will have karaoke around 9 pm and of course lots of drink specials!
Featured drinks: Orange-Vod-Juiceka, Frozen Margaritas, Frozen Nog-a-Sake, One of Everything, Scotch & Splenda, 7&7 (& 7 maraschino cherries), Plus more Office themed shot specials
*Best Dressed Contest - Dress up as your favorite Office character and the top 5 best dressed will get to play Yankee Swap with our grand prizes!
*Paper Airplane Contest
Karaoke in the Annex will be from 9pm-close. There will be a Toys for Tots donation box set up all night. We'll be handing out SWAG bags and guests will have a chance to receive a Sheepie Award throughout the night. Fair warning, ladies: Benjamin Franklin will be making an appearance. For more infö email email@example.com
Corner Bar, Revelry Kitchen + Bar & Revelry on The Boulevard - Santa’s Sleigh Ride (Party Bus Tour) - 7pm to midnight
Santa's Sleigh Ride (Don we now our Red apparel)
$40 tix on EventBrite Gets you 1 complimentary drink at each of our 3 locations: Corner Bar, Revelry Kitchen + Bar & Revelry on The Boulevard. Beginning with cocktail hour at Revelry Blvd on N. Lamar where we can enjoy appetizers and dinner from 7-9pm.
Then we will board the sleigh ride down to Corner Bar where we will be greeted by DJ Kid Gorilla on the 1's and 2's and delicious holiday cocktails. We will party and dance for an hour and a half.
Then board the sleigh again to head to east side where we will be greeted by a uplifting NOLA style brass band that will be playing into the night. Everyone can eat, drink and enjoy 6th street.
Saturday, December 21st
Little Woodrow's (6th St) - Whiskey Fest + Santa Paws - 2pm to 6pm
Does Whiskey make Santa frisky?🎅 How 'bout you? Come on over to Little Woodrow's in Midtown Saturday, December 21st, to sample over 60 Bourbons and Whiskeys!🥃 $20 per person - Proceeds benefit Toys for Tots and will be the final day we will be accepting toy donations!🧸Toy donations get you $2 Karbach!🍺 WAIT, IT GETS BETTER!➡️ Bring your pup for some doggie pics with Santa Paws from 3:30-6:30 pm as we will have a photographer on site capturing your doggos Christmas cheer!🐶🎅📸
Sunday, December 22nd
Barrel O’ Fun at Alamo Drafthouse Mueller - The Office Holiday Bingo Party - 7pm to 10pm
It’s our first ever TV Bingo Party, and we’re celebrating the holidays with some of our favorite holiday episodes of THE OFFICE! What’s a TV Bingo Party, you ask? Well, it’s a party where we watch TV and also play Bingo! We’ll have four fan-favorite episodes of a beloved classic TV show, and we’ll have custom Bingo cards made for each episode.
As the show is on, we’ll watch for special moments or lines of dialogue, and when they happen on screen, we’ll dab our Bingo card. After getting five squares in a row (including the free center “That’s What She Said” square), yell out Bingo and race your card up to the emcee leading the night. At the end of each episode, players who get a Bingo will be entered into a competitive game of skill on stage, and the winner will receive prizes and eternal glory.
This event is 100% free, so come on out and join us for some Dunderball, a little bit of Benihana, and plenty of Belsnickel.
Wednesday, December 25th - Christmas Day
B.D. Riley's Irish Pub Downtown - Live Music w/ Joe Gee AND The Split - 3pm to 10pm
Merry Christmas! We're open and we've got live music with Joe Gee at 3pm and The Split starts at 7pm.
Little Woodrow's (6th St) - A Very Die Hard Christmas - 8pm to 11pm
Christmas Movie or not we are enjoying this movie on Christmas Day! Movie starts at 8 pm, $3.50 Christmas Ales and free Christmas cookies!
Saturday, December 28th
Stubb's - 2nd Annual Holiday Jam Bo Ree w/ Flyjack - 9pm
Flyjack with Josh Pearson, and Purple Bee Players
Doors: 9:00 pm, Age: All ages. Price: $10 Early Bird General Admission / $12 Advance General Admission / $15 Day of Show General Admission plus applicable fees