CAMP DOUBLECREEK                                          Dec 20, 21, 27, 28                                                                                                                                      

Camp Doublecreek is Austin’s best day camp, featuring a variety of activities like swimming, archery, horseback riding, rockwall and more. We make sure every camper goes home knowing that someone believes in them. There will be one day camps:

Dec 20 Joe Ray Day Ages 4-12

Dec 21 DC Soccer Camp, Ages 8-14

Dec 27 Winter Dance Camp, Ages 4-12

Dec 28 Advanced Riding Camp, Ages 10-14

We also have spring break camp March 14-18.

Camp Jump!                                        Dec 20-22, Dec 28-30, Jan 3-4                                                                                                                     

Winter break could be filled with gymnastics, arts and crafts, yoga, sports skills and so much more! Camp Jump! is an action-packed, imaginative, four-time award-winning experience. Come see why.

COUNTRY HOME LEARNING CENTERS                                        


Country Home’s extremely popular Holiday Camp includes all of our regular activities, our Kids’ Choice Special Interest Clubs, and special field trips to a wide variety of exciting local destinations. Our Holiday Camp students will have many opportunities to grow—intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. Above all, we want each child to have lots of happy, adventure-filled days surrounded by friends!

Open to all school-aged children during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Breaks except for 11/25, 11/26, 12/24, 12/25 and 1/1.

IDEA LAB                        Nov 22–24, Dec 20–23, Dec 27–31, Jan 3–4

Join us for our awesome STEM camps (voted Best STEM Camps in Austin by the readers of Austin Family magazine) while school is out of session. You can sign up for just one or two days or all of them! Each day will have unique activities for each age group (5-7 years old and 8-12 years old).


THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS                                                                                                             

Established in 1968 by tennis legend John Newcombe, the Tennis Ranch has evolved into one of the premier tennis destinations in the world. All skill levels are welcome. or email

NEWK’S OUTBACK COLORADO SKI TRIP                                                Dec 17–24, $1350 all inclusive

Join us for a week of fun, great food and new friends. Skiing, snowboarding, sledding and more. All ages welcome.

RIO VISTA FARM WINTER BREAK CAMP                                                 

Dec 20-23, First Session

Dec 27-30, Second Session

With 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. Rio Vista is located 10 miles from downtown Austin. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ages 7-16. 512-247-2303


Rock-About is the longest-running rock climbing outfit based out of the Central Texas area offering courses for beginners, experienced climbers, groups and Boy and Girl Scout troops

Our guides provide a safe environment in which you can experience hiking, sightseeing, camping, and best of all, climbing. Each guide has years of experience both as a climber and a guide to ensure that you have a fun, memorable experience.

STEPPING STONE SCHOOL WINTER BREAK      Dec 20–Jan 4                                       

Winter Break is just around the corner…do you know what your child will be doing? This winter break, we will delve into the immersive world of Lego® where “Everything is Awesome.” Students will use Lego® bricks to learn about the variety of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) concepts and use daily “Challenge Builds” to expand their imaginations and problem-solving skills. In addition, campers will take part in our exceptional Joy and Mindfulness curriculum, as well as embarking on virtual field journeys over the course of the camp. Kindergarten-5th Grade. Locations throughout Austin metro area.


YMCA WINTER WONDERLAND!   Dec 20-23, Dec 27-30, Jan 3-4

Windows will glisten with glittering snowflakes and sparkling ice crystal ornaments, as frosty snowmen and hot-chocolate-sipping students celebrate the magic of the winter season. Wintery science, fake snow and icy art curriculum will be accompanied by theme-related stories and books, including “When This World Was New” by Danilo Figueredo, “Sneezy the Snowman” by Maureen Wright, and the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale “The Snow Queen.” Multiple locations in Travis and Hays counties. More Winter Break information and online registration is available at


CAMP HEART O’ HILLS (girls only)                                                       Overnight Camp                     

Located on the Guadalupe River near Kerrville, our friendly staff teaches over 40 fun, character-building activities to kids from around the world. Family-owned and operated, our camps have separate locations for boys and girls with the same dates and rates. Enjoy family-style dining and great food. We grow kids better!

CAMP STEWART (boys only)                                                                     Overnight Camp                   

Located on the Guadalupe River near Kerrville, our friendly staff teaches over 40 fun, character-building activities to kids from around the world. Family-owned and operated, our camps have separate locations for boys and girls with the same dates and rates. Enjoy family-style dining and great food. We grow kids better!


Nov 26-Jan 9                                                                                   

Visit Waco’s Cameron Park Zoo’s Wild Lights. A quarter of a million lights will brighten your walk through the zoo and Santa will be visiting until December 22. Tickets on sale now.  254-750-8415

SUGAR AND SPICE RANCH  – BANDERA                       

Nov 1-Dec 15                                                                                   

Two and three-day family weekends available. Experience what it is like to own your own horses and ranch for the weekend with your family! Our special family sessions run from September through December and are all-inclusive (lodging, all meals and snacks, tack, horses, lessons, etc.). Everyone gets to bunk together as a group in our beautiful bunk room.


Nov 17–21

Join us for the event of the season. Market Days plus children’s events including photos with Santa, petting zoo, meeting reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and Ice Princesses. Virtual parties available as well. Palmer Events Center.



Nov 22-26

Extended skating sessions available. Great activity for all ages! Check out our website for more details.

Santa’s Skate Shop                   

Dec 11, 1-6 p.m., Dec 12, 12-5 p.m.

Admission includes roller skate rental and take your own digital photo with Santa. We charge for all kids, whether they skate or not. Non-skating adults and children under 3 are no charge.

Winter Break Skate

Dec 20 – Jan 3                                                                                 

Extended skating sessions available. Great activity for all ages. Check out our website for more details.

New Year’s Eve Balloon Drop

Dec 31, 4 p.m.                                                                                   

Come skate from 12-6 p.m. with a family-friendly balloon drop. Admission includes roller skate rental.


Nov 30, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.                                                                   

The store is open with all of the Christmas merchandise in the clothing and furniture stores ~ lots of decorations!   It’s very festive and fun for everyone, not just the thrift store shopper. This benefits Round Rock Serving Center. Volunteer opportunities available.
1099 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-244-2431

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