Now in its 44th year, A Christmas Affair is a five-day holiday market that hosts more than 200 retail merchants from across the country and attracts more than 25,000 patrons.  The theme, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” celebrates Christmas spent with loved ones.  A Christmas Affair will be held at Palmer Events Center located at 900 Barton Springs Road.  Shopping space has expanded this year to include upstairs loft space for the Thursday and Friday market.  Also new, the Hometown Food Court will offer food trucks and a place to relax.  The Saturday market will even feature an outdoor Home Team Tailgate, where a 24-foot LED screen will be showing the most exciting college games, including the Texas Longhorns.  You don’t have to decide between shopping and College Game Day—you can do both!


The Junior League of Austin uses funds from every ticket purchased at A Christmas Affair to carry forth its mission of developing the potential of women and improving the Austin community by providing essential funding and volunteer hours to programs such as Coats for Kids, Food in Tummies, Kids in Cool Shoes, and over 30 local community non-profits.


In addition to the extremely popular holiday gift market, the Junior League invites attendees to enhance their A Christmas Affair experience by attending one or more special events.  All events require a separate ticket and prices vary depending on the event.  Event tickets include entrance to the holiday market.


Market tickets are $15 per person per day, and include a shuttle ride to and from Barton Creek Mall.  The holiday market is open on the following days and times:

  • Thursday, Nov. 21, 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 22, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


All market days and special events are open to the public.  Tickets are on sale now at

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