It’s that time of year, when kids write letters to Santa, families gather to celebrate and snow falls all around. Well, it probably won’t snow in Austin, but we have no problem getting in the holiday spirit with our own, very Austin-y traditions. One of our longest running traditions is the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, which celebrates its 38th season this year! The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is an 8-day holiday shopping event, complete with live music and other Christmas fun.
The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar will be open from 11 am – 11 pm from December 17 – 24 at the Palmer Events Center. Admission is $7 for a single day pass and kids 12 and under are free.
In addition to shopping, there’s live music! The music lineup this year includes emerging artists and local legends, performing live on stage at 12, 3:30 and 8 pm everyday. Be sure to head to the full bar before checking out a few of Austin’s best local musicians like Ray Wylie Hubbard, Alpha Rev and one of our favorites, Band of Heathens.
Just to give you a heads up at the awesomeness you will experience, here is a video from the Band of Heathens’ ACL Live performance:
There is no other way to enjoy a perfect Austin holiday than by visiting the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. Locals and tourists dub the Bazaar as the go-to shopping destination during the holidays for gifts. Stocking stuffers to statement pieces, you’ll find it all at the Bazaar. You can shop, listen to great live music, peruse goods from more than 160 artists and enjoy food and drinks. Think of it as an art fair and a music festival. It’s totally Austin and totally the best place to not only find the unique gift you’re looking for, but to also have a great time doing it!
Check out the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar website for more info.