HOLIDAY EVENTS

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Open Daily

The best film, food and drink all in one seat, complete with special events and activities just for families each month!

14028 N US Hwy 183, 512-861-7171

1911 Aldrich St., 512-572-1245

320 E. 6th St., 512-861-7020

5701 W. Slaughter Ln, 512-871-7060

1120 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-861-7040

2700 W. Anderson Ln., 512-861-7030

www.drafthouse.com/family

I’ll Be Home For The Holidays

A Christmas Affair

Nov. 21 – 24

An Austin tradition sponsored by Junior League supports projects and programs in Central Texas. This year’s A Christmas Affair features more than 230 unique merchants from across the country. “Market Days” runs Nov. 21 (noon to 8 p.m.), Nov. 22 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), Nov 23 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.), and Nov 24 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  “Twas The Night Before Christmas Dinner With Santa” takes place Nov. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. “A Season of Giving Lunch With Santa” takes place Nov. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. Get your tickets at www.AChristmasAffair.com

Palmer Events Center

900 Barton Springs Rd.

www.achristmasaffair.com

Gaylord Texan Resort

Nov. 15 – Jan. 5

Don’t miss all of the fun holiday events and activities offered at Gaylord Texan Resort. There’s no better way to celebrate the season than experiencing Lone Star Christmas in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Snow tubing, ice skating, gingerbread house making, breakfast with Charlie Brown, and more.

1501 Gaylord Tr., Grapevine, TX

817-778-1000

www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/ice-lone-star-christmas/

Home for the Holidays in Elgin

Dec. 7 Home for the Holidays and Hot Cocoa Stroll

Dec. 12 Sip Shop

Dec. 14 Art of Giving and Photos with Santa

Enjoy the Hot Cocoa Stroll, pictures with Santa, shopping, and more in historic Downtown Elgin. Stay late and watch the lighted Christmas Parade on Main Street, hosted by the Elgin Fire Department. Then visit the Live Nativity in Veterans’ Memorial Park performed by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Located 19 miles east of Austin on Hwy. 290.

Downtown  Elgin

512-281-5724

www.elgintx.com

Noche Navidena

Dec. 6,  5 to 9 p.m.

Free entertainment and fun for the entire family. Lots of giveaways! Christmas-themed activities and free photos with Santa.

2233 W. North Loop, Austin

www.univision.net

Pavoton

Nov. 21

 

Univision is sponsoring this fun family event. There will be food, music, entertainment, and 400 turkeys wil be given away!

1144 Airport Blvd., Austin

512-252-8500

www.univision.net

Playland Skate Center

Nov. 25 – 28, Dec. 20 – Jan. 6

(Closed Christmas Eve and Day)

Playland provides family-oriented entertainment that entices customers to enjoy our affordable, safe skating environment. With extended hours during the holidays, this venue offers the finest in skating entertainment with an impressive light show, fog machine, and state-of-the-art sound system playing a wide variety of music. Austin’s largest skating facility is 27,500 sq. ft.

8822 McCann Dr.

512-452-1901

www.playlandskatecenter.net

Santa’s Coming to PlayMazing

(formerly Catch Air)

Nov. 29th

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Round Rock

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Anderson Mill

Santa will be visiting for photo opportunities for a fun meet and greet with the kiddos! We’ll have some other special holiday things happening at both locations. This is included in the price of admission.

Anderson Mill – 13450 N. Hwy 183, Suite 107 – 512-697-8800

Round Rock – 1401 S. IH 35 Hwy #130 – 737-444-2992

www.playmazing.fun

Sugar and Spice Ranch

Nov. 1 – Dec. 15

Experience what it’s like to own your own horses and ranch for the weekend with your family! Book your family for one or their two- or three-day weekend packages. Their all-inclusive packages include lodging, all meals and snacks, tack, horses, lessons, and more. Everyone gets to bunk together as a group in their beautiful bunk room.

884 Rikki Dr., Bandera, TX

830-260-8487

www.texashorsecamps.com

HOLIDAY CAMPS

Be Merry & Bright At Jump! Gymnastics

Nov. 25 – 26, Dec. 30 – 31, Jan. 2, 3, 6, 7

Jump! Gymnastics is proud to admit that we go the extra mile to keep your children safe. We take the time to research the latest and best ways to cater to your little’s emotional needs.

Ages 3 – 10

2117 W. Anderson Ln., Austin – 512-593-6226

6800 West Gate Blvd., Austin – 512-593-6226

www.jump-austin.com

Code Galaxy Winter Camps

(formerly Launch Code)

Dec. 23, 26, 27, 30, Jan. 2 – 3

Code Galaxy (formerly Launch Code After School) is offering Winter Break Day Camps in Robotics, App Development, Hacking,

Minecraft, and Junior Coding! Check out camp descriptions online at  thecodegalaxy.com/camps/winter-camp

Ages 5 – 14

3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. Bldg. D-Ste 130

807 Rio Grande St., Austin

512-337-6624

www.thecodegalaxy.com

Cordovan Art School’s Fall & Winter Art Camps

Nov. 25 – 27, Dec. and Jan. vary depending on location. Check website

Cordovan is celebrating 10 years of creating artists! Our faculty of skilled artists and educators inspires creativity in painting, drawing, 3D art, watercolor, and other media. Enroll in a camp today!

Ages 5 – 12

200 Buttercup Creek Blvd., #122, Cedar Park – 512-284-9874

3810 Gattis School Rd., #108, Round Rock – 512-275-4040

8108 Mesa Dr., #B-102, Austin – 737-300-1200

816 S. Main St., Georgetown – 512-275-4040

www.cordovanartschool.com

Country Home Learning Centers Winter Program

Open during public school holidays except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Throughout the holiday season, Country Home provides planned field trips for its school-age students.

Ages 5 – 13

6900 Escarpment Blvd., Austin

512-288-8220,

13120 US Hwy 183 N, Austin

512-331-1441

www.countryhomelearningcenter.com

Fantastic Magic Camp

Dec. 30 to Jan. 3

Every day at Fantastic Magic Camp is filled with fun, adventure and discoveries. We open every weekday at Journey IFC at 8:00 am for the arrival of campers, and the program starts at 9:00 am sharp. Each day includes classes in magic, juggling, puppetry, and other variety arts, as well as a live magic show by some of Austin’s best professional magicians. Our day ends at 4:00 pm, and pick up time is 4:00 – 4:30, but for those who wish to stay longer we offer an optional “Rehearsal Time,” running from 4:00 – 6:00, where campers can practice what they have learned that day with assistance and supervision from our counselors and staff.

Ages: 5-12

7500 Woodrow Ave, Austin 

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/N4CC2tstDq8

www.magiccamp.com

KidsActing

Nov. 25 – 27

Annie

Dec. 23, 24, 26, 27

Sound of Music

 Dec. 30 – Jan 3

Wizard of Oz

When school is OUT, KidsActing is IN with fun-filled camps to satisfy any kid. Sing, dance, act, play theatre games, paint faces and have a blast with crafts and the performing arts.

Ages 5 – 12

Center Theatre Stage, 2826 Real St., Austin

512-836-5437

www.kidsactingstudio.com

Rio Vista Farm Winter Break Camp

Session I: Dec. 26, 27, 28

Session II: Jan. 2, 3, 4

Instruction in English riding lessons and horse care. Campers leave with a respect for the hard work, dedication and fun involved in working with horses. With van service from Westlake Hills, Rio Vista is located 10 miles from downtown Austin. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $250 plus  van fee.

Ages 7 – 16

10000 Fallwell Ln., Del Valle

512-247-2303

www.riovistafarm.net

Stepping Stone Schools – At The Movies

Dec. 23 – Jan. 3

This Winter Break we will be investigating the many types of movies as well as the history of Cinema.  Each day, the children will discover a different type of movie through a variety of cooking, art, science and math & literacy activities.  From animation and westerns to musicals and silent film, the campers will discover what makes each genre unique as well as the similarities all types of cinema share.  Join us this Winter Break at The Brainery tm as we take this trip into one of the most diverse and exciting forms of entertainment!

Ages 5 – 13

Locations may vary. Families can talk to their campus principal for more information.

512-459-0258

www.steppingstoneschool.com

Switch Willo Holiday Camp

Dec. 26 to Jan. 1

Teaching all skill levels with daily riding instruction, horse care lessons, proper barn safety and etiquette, horse shows, arts and crafts. The camp culminates with a horse show and ribbon ceremony so parents can see what their children have learned and accomplished. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with an option to extend to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ages 6 – 13

4829 Switch Willo, Austin

512-920-0554

www.switchwillostable.com

YMCA of Austin Holiday Camp – Amazing Race: Winter Edition

Dec. 23, 26, 27

Jan. 2, 3

7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Join us this winter break from Hays all the way to Round Rock on this AMAZING RACE: WINTER EDITION! From team building to minute to win it, your camper will “race” around the world’s mountain ranges engaging in different challenges facilitated by our amazing staff who will be the tour guides throughout this adventure!

Ages 6 – 13

Locations in Hays, South Austin, East Austin, North Austin, and Manor

512-236-9622

www.austinymca.org/programs/

SUMMER 2020 CAMPS

Camp Half-Blood Summer 2020

Step into the world of Percy Jackson and the Rick Riordan Presents series! Demigods ages 9 – 18 are welcome to come train to become heroes in Summer 2020. Registration opens November 16th.

Ages 9 – 18

5214 Burleson Rd., Austin

www.between-the-pages.org/camp

 

 

Camp Heart O’ Hills (girls only) and Camp Stewart (boys only)

Separate locations for boys and girls with the same dates and rates. Located on the Guadalupe River near Kerrville. Family-style dining, great food. Character building, worldwide enrollment, friendly! Instruction-oriented, 40+ fun activities. Family owned, operated. We grow kids better!

Ages 6 – 16

2430 Highway 39, Hunt, TX – 830-238-4650 – girls

612 FM 1340, Hunt, TX – 830-238-4670 – boys

www.hohcamp.com

www.campstewart.com

 

Marine Military Academy

Make the most of your son’s summer and enroll him in our four-week summer camp! At MMA Summer Camp he’ll be in constant motion. Every day, he’ll participate in challenging and exciting outdoor activities that build discipline, teamwork, and confidence

Ages 11 – 18

320 Iwo Jima Blvd., Harlingen, TX

956-423-6006

www.mma-tx.org

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