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Holiday Stroll

Saturday, December 1

Kick off the holiday season in downtown Austin at the annual Holiday Stroll.


Thanks to this year's sponsors:






Kickstart your holiday season at the Downtown Austin Alliance’s Holiday Stroll on Saturday, December 1 along Congress Avenue between 9th and 11th streets. Join us from 5:00 to 10:00 pm for a night of holiday cheer in downtown Austin, including the annual KUT Austin & KUTX 98.9 Holiday Sing-Along and the lighting of the downtown tree. 


5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Holiday Stroll along Congress Avenue (an extra hour of fun this year!)


6:00 PM

KUT & KUTX Holiday Sing-Along
with John Aielli & Elizabeth McQueen on the Capitol Stage


7:00 PM

Downtown Tree Lighting 


Live Music


Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus

courtesy of Dell Children's Ascension

Holiday Market
featuring local artisans 

Local Food Vendors


FREE Kids' Winter Playland

courtesy of Spectrum News
A Snow Pit
Balloon Twisters
Airbrush Tattoos
Holiday Coloring Station
Live ice sculpture by Amazing Ice Designs
Live mural by SprATX
Aerial dancing by Ascent Aerial Productions
Line dancing with NunaMaana


Support our neighbors in need by bringing non-perishable food or cash donations to the Central Texas Food Bank tent near 1000 Congress. With one in six Central Texans facing hunger, your contributions help provide hope for the holidays.

Holiday Stroll 2016



presented by




Staff Contact:
Mandi Thomas


Event Production
Veronica Castelo 

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Christian PR
Lia Truitt



Photo credit: Erika RichCorey Mendez, and Michael Knox