Austin Events December 2011

Austin Events and Festivals for December 2011

Austin Events December 2011 - Check out all the holiday-oriented events and terrific live performances to keep your warm and entertained in Austin this December.





December 2011 Highlights in Austin

There are a number of annual holiday oriented events including:

  • The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
  • The German-Texan Heritage Society's Christmas Market
  • The lighting of the Zilker Holiday Tree in Zilker Park
  • Ballet Austin performances of The Nutcracker
  • Numerous Christmas concerts and shows
  • Also be sure to check out the 2011 Christmas Austin page.

Other notable concerts and live performances in the Austin area for December 2011 include:

  • Willie Nelson
  • Wilco
  • Aaron Neville
  • Kenny Rogers
  • John Waters
  • Tori Amos
  • The Wailers
  • Carolyn Wonderland and Guy Forsyth
  • Robert Earl Keen
  • The BoDeans
  • Fastball
  • Hayes Carll
  • Disney's Beauty and the Beast
  • Charlie Robison
  • Will Sexton Band
  • The Rankin Twins
  • Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison
  • Asleep at the Wheel
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • John Williams


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December Events and Festivals 2011 - Austin Texas

Also be sure to check out the 2011 Christmas Austin page.

Madrigal Dinner UT
November 29-30 + December 1, 2012
Texas Union Ballroom - UT

December 1, 2011
First Thursday (South Congress AVE)
First Thursday Buda (Buda)
Whisky Festival (Opal Divine's S. Congress - Penn Field)
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
The Transition of Doodle Pequeno (Oscar G. Brockett Theatre)
Naomi Shihab Nye and Joseph Skibell Reading (University of Texas)
Grateful Dead Tribute Night: Featuring Deadeye (The Parish)
The Devil Makes Three w/ Brown Bird (Stubb's)
Kenny Rogers (Paramount Theatre)
Wilco w/ Nick Lowe (ACL Live at the Moody Theater)



December 2, 2011
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
U.S. Marshals Service Live Jewelry Auction (Austin Convention Center)
The Transition of Doodle Pequeno (Oscar G. Brockett Theatre)
Alpha Rev - Rock Solid House Party (La Zona Rosa)
MyNameIsJohnMichael (Stubb's)
UT Symphony Orchestra (Bates Recital Hall)
Dance Repertory Theatre - "Fall For Dance" (B. Iden Payne Theatre)
John Waters' Christmas (Parmount Theatre)
John Bonamassa (ACL Live at the Moody Theater)
Austin Toros vs. Tulsa 66ers (Cedar Park Center)



December 3, 2011
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
U.S. Marshals Service Live Jewelry Auction (Austin Convention Center)
Budafest (Buda)
Wheatsville Arts Festival (Wheatsville Co-op)
Asian Holiday Bazaar (Asian American Cultural Center)
Holiday Gift Market (Kyle, Texas)
The Nutcracker - Ballet Austin (Long Center)
The Transition of Doodle Pequeno (Oscar G. Brockett Theatre)
Dance Repertory Theatre - "Fall For Dance" (B. Iden Payne Theatre)
The BoDeans + Fastball (Antone's)
Will Hoge w/ Rob Baird + Reed Turner (Stubb's)



December 4, 2011
Zilker Christmas Tree Lighting (Zilker Park)
Gospel Lunch - Bells of Joy (Stubb's)
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
Wheatsville Arts Festival (Wheatsville Co-op)
Budafest (Buda)
The Nutcracker - Ballet Austin (Long Center)
Christmas Market (German-Texan Heritage Society)
Zilker Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony (Zilker Park)
Cake (Stubb's)
The National + Local Natives (Austin Music Hall)
Treasured Stories by Eric Carle (Paramount Theatre)
An Afternoon with Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson (Stateside at the Paramount)
An Evening with Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson (Stateside at the Paramount)
Yo Gabba Gabba Live! (Cedar Park Center)
Mayehm + Keep of Kalessin + Hate + Abigail Williams (Emo's East)
Lady Antebellum w/ Josh Kelly and Eden's Edge (Bell County Expo Center - Belton, TX)



December 5, 2011
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
Conspirare Christmas (Long Center)
Zilker Tree Holiday Festival (formerly Trail of Lights) (Zilker Park)
HolidayFest 2011 (substitute for Trail of Lights) (Zilker Park)



December 6, 2011
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
Zilker Tree Holiday Festival (formerly Trail of Lights) (Zilker Park)
Handel's Messiah - Austin Symphony Orchestra (Riverbend Centre)
Texas Men's Basketball - UT vs. UT Arlington (Frank Erwin Center)
Pet Night with Santa (Highland Mall)
The Moth On the Road (Paramount Theatre)
The Wailers w/ Duane Stephenson and Dub Gideon (Antone's)
Mushroomhead + One Eyed Doll + Headcrusher + Human Factors Lab + Tenafly Viper (Emo's East)
HolidayFest 2011 (substitute for Trail of Lights) (Zilker Park)



December 7, 2011
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
Zilker Tree Holiday Festival (formerly Trail of Lights) (Zilker Park)
The Running Event 2011 (Austin Convention Center)
Austin Toros vs. Tulsa 66ers (Cedar Park Center)
HolidayFest 2011 (substitute for Trail of Lights) (Zilker Park)



December 8, 2011
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
Zilker Tree Holiday Festival (formerly Trail of Lights) (Zilker Park)
The Running Event 2011 (Austin Convention Center)
Mary Mary w/ Committed (ACL Live at the Moody Theater)
Mr. Gnome + The Baker Family (Emo's)
HolidayFest 2011 (substitute for Trail of Lights) (Zilker Park)



December 9, 2011
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
The Nutcracker - Ballet Austin (Long Center)
Zilker Tree Holiday Festival (formerly Trail of Lights) (Zilker Park)
The Running Event 2011 (Austin Convention Center)
Digitalism w/ Data Romance (The Parish)
Texas Stars vs. Charlotte Checkers - Sing for Santa Night (Cedar Park Center)
HolidayFest 2011 (substitute for Trail of Lights) (Zilker Park)



December 10, 2011
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
The Nutcracker - Ballet Austin (Long Center)
Zilker Tree Holiday Festival (formerly Trail of Lights) (Zilker Park)
The Running Event 2011 (Austin Convention Center)
Coats for Kids - Junior League of Austin (Palmer Events Center)
Knights of Columbus Christmas Parade (Pflugerville)
Cherrywood Art Fair (Maplewood Elementary)
Holiday Gift Market (Kyle, Texas)
Texas Women's Basketball - UT vs. Michigan State (Frank Erwin Center)
Texas Men's Basketball - UT vs. Texas State (Frank Erwin Center)
Paul Thorn (Antone's)
David Ramirez and His Band w/ Wild Child (Stubb's)
Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot (La Zona Rosa)
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison Holiday Show (Paramount Theatre)
Korpiklaani + Arkona + Polkadot Cadaver + Forged In Flame (Emo's)
Scratch Acid + When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth (Emo's East)
Texas Stars vs. Oklahoma City Barons - Sing for Santa Night (Cedar Park Center)
HolidayFest 2011 (substitute for Trail of Lights) (Zilker Park)



December 11, 2011
Gospel Brunch - The Durdens (Stubb's)
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
The Nutcracker - Ballet Austin (Long Center)
Zilker Tree Holiday Festival (formerly Trail of Lights) (Zilker Park)
Cherrywood Art Fair (Maplewood Elementary)
Austin Civic Orchestra Holiday Concert (Bates Recital Hall)
Black Tusk + Monstro + Kyng (Emo's)
HolidayFest 2011 (substitute for Trail of Lights) (Zilker Park)



December 12, 2011
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)



December 13, 2011
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
Christmas Sing-Along - Austin Symphony Orchestra (Riverbend Centre)
Texas Men's Basketball - UT vs. Nicholls State (Frank Erwin Center)
Trampled by Turtles w/ William Elliot Whitmore (The Parish)
Christmas with Aaron Neville (ACL Live at the Moody Theater)



December 14, 2011
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar (Palmer Events Center)
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
Buda Trail of Lights (Buda)
Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Bass Concert Hall)
Texas Women's Basketball - UT vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Frank Erwin Center)



December 15, 2011
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar (Palmer Events Center)
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
Buda Trail of Lights (Buda)
Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Bass Concert Hall)
Austin Toros vs. Texas Legends (Cedar Park Center)



December 16, 2011
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar (Palmer Events Center)
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
Buda Trail of Lights (Buda)
The Nutcracker - Ballet Austin (Long Center)
Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Bass Concert Hall)
Sounds Under Radio (Stubb's)
Austin Toros vs. Rio Grande Valley Vipers (Cedar Park Center)



December 17, 2011
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar (Palmer Events Center)
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
The Nutcracker - Ballet Austin (Long Center)
Saxet Gun Show (Travis County Expo Center)
Holiday Gift Market (Kyle, Texas)
Buda Trail of Lights (Buda)
Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Bass Concert Hall)
Texas Men's Basketball - UT vs. Temple (Frank Erwin Center)
Texas Women's Basketball - UT vs. North Texas (Frank Erwin Center)
Charlie Robison + Will Sexton Band + The Rankin Twins (Antone's)
Snake Skin Prison presents "A Very Metal Christmas" (The Parish)
Asleep at the Wheel - "Santa Loves to Boogie" (Paramount Theatre)
Texas Stars vs. Rochester Americans (Cedar Park Center)
Robert Earl Keen - Ready for Confetti from the Fam-o-lee (ACL Live at the Moody Theater)



December 18, 2011
Gospel Brunch - Warrior Gospel Band (Stubb's)
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar (Palmer Events Center)
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
Buda Trail of Lights (Buda)
The Nutcracker - Ballet Austin (Long Center)
Saxet Gun Show (Travis County Expo Center)
Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Bass Concert Hall)
Austin Toros vs. Texas Legends (Cedar Park Center)



December 19, 2011
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar (Palmer Events Center)
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
Buda Trail of Lights (Buda)
Black Cobra + Zoroaster + The Body (Emo's)



December 20, 2011
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar (Palmer Events Center)
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
Buda Trail of Lights (Buda)
Texas Women's Basketball - UT vs. Grambling State (Frank Erwin Center)



December 21, 2011
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar (Palmer Events Center)
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
Buda Trail of Lights (Buda)
The Nutcracker - Ballet Austin (Long Center)
Carolyn Wonderland and Guy Forsyth - Holidays by Candlelight (Long Center)
Tori Amos (Bass Concert Hall)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour 2011 - 2 Shows (Frank Erwin Center)



December 22, 2011
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar (Palmer Events Center)
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
The Nutcracker - Ballet Austin (Long Center)
Carolyn Wonderland and Guy Forsyth - Holidays by Candlelight (Long Center)



December 23, 2011
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar (Palmer Events Center)
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)
The Nutcracker - Ballet Austin (Long Center)
Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! (Frank Erwin Center)



December 24, 2011
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar (Palmer Events Center)
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Marchesa Hall & Theatre @ Lincoln Village)



December 25, 2011
Gospel Brunch - Silvertones (Stubb's)



December 26, 2011



December 27, 2011
Texas Stars vs. San Antonio Rampage (Cedar Park Center)



December 28, 2011
Mannheim Steamroller (Long Center)
Texas Women's Basketball - UT vs. Delaware State (Frank Erwin Center)
French Quarter Christmas Featuring Better Than Ezra w/ Cowboy Mouth (ACL Live at the Moody Theater)



December 29, 2011
Shen Yun (Long Center)
Austin Toros vs. Springfield Armor (Cedar Park Center)
Quintron + Mind Spiders + Manatees (Emo's)



December 30, 2011
Shen Yun (Long Center)
The Music of John Williams (Palmer Events Center)
Willie Nelson and Friends Family New Year (ACL Live at the Moody Theater)
Austin Toros vs. Springfield Armor (Cedar Park Center)
Killdozer + Rituals (Emo's)



December 31, 2011
Austin's New Year (ANY) (Auditorium Shores)
The Music of John Williams (Palmer Events Center)
Texas Men's Basketball - UT vs. Rice (Frank Erwin Center)
Hayes Carll (La Zona Rosa)
Willie Nelson and Friends Family New Year (ACL Live at the Moody Theater)
The Black Angels + Wooden Shjips + Ume (Emo's East)





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