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Austin Downtown Holiday Sing-Along & Stroll 2023

Sing-Along &
Stroll 2023

Saturday, December 2, 5pm – 9pm

Join KUT, KUTX & the Downtown Austin Alliance for our 29th Annual Tree Lighting, Sing-Along and Stroll. Let’s ring in the holidays together. This free family-friendly event is on Congress Avenue between 9th and 11th streets. Featuring artisan vendors, food trucks, photos with Santa and more, the Holiday Stroll is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season.

Main Stage Schedule

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Kwanzaa Tribute by KAZI
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: KUT, KUTX Sing-Along
7:00 pm – 7:10 pm: Capitol Tree Lighting, the crowd
sings “O Christmas Tree”
7:15 pm – 9:00 pm: Tomar & the FC’s perform

Getting Here

There is street parking located around Congress Ave.
or free parking at the following garages located just a few short blocks from the event:

Capitol Visitors Parking Garage | 1201 San Jacinto Blvd.
State Parking Garage R | 1706 San Jacinto Blvd.

We encourage attendees to take different modes of transportation if possible:

Capital Metro: Plan your transit trip
Bird Scooters: Use promo code MOVABILITY in the Bird app to get your first ride free (up to $5)
Bring your bike: Bike parking is available on-site
Lyft: Ride with Lyft

Event street closure is set to begin at 9:00 am on Saturday, December 2 on Congress Ave. between 9th and 11th Streets. All streets are to reopen at 11:59 pm on December 2nd.

For more details, contact the Austin Center for Events (ACE) at (512)974-1000 or TransportationSpecialEvents

Photo Opportunities

Take the magic of the Holiday Sing-Along & Stroll with you and capture family memories at our free photo stations throughout the event!

Photos with Santa
Candy Cane Lane
Polar Express Bus
Coca-Cola Airstream Trailer

Kids’ Zone

Fun for kids from 1 to 92, the Kids’ Zone has interactive experiences for the whole family to enjoy.

Cookie Decorating Station
Ornament Decorating Station
Interactive Musical Tree
Sing-along Crank Boxes
Glowing Star benches

Peppermint Alley

New for 2023, we’re bringing the alley off 10th Street near Old Bakery & Artisan Emporium to life with our Peppermint Alley experience! Check out live performances, get your groove on and enjoy a sweet or savory treat while you’re there.

No Comply Skate Ramp
Lighting Dance Wall
S’mores Station
Interactive Graffiti Wall
Performance by DJ Kay Cali

Keep Austin Bright

Join us as we light up the city and officially kick off the holiday season. To help honor the 29th Annual Holiday Stroll, we are asking downtown properties, buildings, and businesses to keep their lights on for the evening of December 2nd.

Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB) will be collecting donations on-site at Holiday Stroll. Be sure to stop by their tent during the event to drop off your donations!

2023 Holiday Celebrations presented by

Downtown Austin Alliance KUT News and KUTX98.9

Tree Lighting Partner:


The Downtown Austin Alliance thanks our sponsors:


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