Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
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
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.
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
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.
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
Univision is sponsoring this fun family event. There will be food, music, entertainment, and 400 turkeys wil be given away!
1144 Airport Blvd., Austin
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.
Santa’s Coming to PlayMazing
(formerly Catch Air)
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
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
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
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
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
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
13120 US Hwy 183 N, Austin
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.
7500 Woodrow Ave, Austin
YouTube video: https://youtu.be/N4CC2tstDq8
Nov. 25 – 27
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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