What's Poppin', Austin? Ep. 5: Winter Break in Austin, Texas

We’ve found more pop-up bars in the ATX and Allison gives bad advice to minors, what’s new? 

This week’s episode of What’s Poppin’, Austin? features some more fun things to do in Austin around Christmas time and winter break. 

Whether you’ve got kids, you’re single and looking to mingle, or you just want to have some winter fun in Texas - this is your episode.

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This week’s What’s Poppin’, Austin? Featured Events:

Winter Skating Rink in Marble Falls 

Get into the holiday spirit at the Winter Skating Rink in Marble Falls at Lakeside Park! Presented by Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department, the ice rink will feature ice skating, fun activities such as snow days, and opportunities for private parties.

It’s a good idea to book your tickets in advance! Pre-sale tickets are $10, while day-of are $12. After you skate, make a night of it and explore the Walkway of Lights, get some Christmas shopping off your list, and get dinner in Downtown Marble Falls.

When: Now through January 1st

Time: 5–10 p.m. (weather permitting) The rink will close at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day!


305 Buena Vista Dr,

Marble Falls, TX 78654

Visit their website for more info.

Naughty Noel at The Cavalier

Party like it’s 1999 at The Cavalier’s Nostalgic Noel holiday cocktail popup going on from December 11th through the 30th. Enjoy this epic celebration of 90s-and-00s-themed toys and cartoons in cocktail form. 

Opening party is December 11th from 7 p.m. – midnight and located at: 2400 Webberville Rd, Austin TX

Visit their website for more info.

Lights & Delights at Dreamland

Dreamland, the one-of-a-kind outdoor entertainment, recreation and arts venue located in Dripping Springs, Texas, invites visitors to experience a winter wonderland in Dripping Springs. 

There will be seasonal activities ranging from a limited-time ice skating rink to “Dreamland’s Lights & Delights,” their first-ever holiday light display. The events are great for adults and kids alike to enjoy outdoor activities during the cooler weather in the Texas Hill Country and get in the holiday spirit.

Located at: 2770 W Hwy 290, Dripping Springs, TX

Visit their website for more info.

Austin Trail of Lights

Experience the 57th annual Austin Trail of Lights at Zilker Park now through December 31st. The annual event in Zilker Park celebrates the unique spirit and people that make Austin the place we love to call home. 

The 57th annual Austin Trail of Lights will return to the city’s iconic Zilker Park in 2021 as a drive-thru event. Secure your vehicle passes here.

Visit the Trail of LIghts website to reserve your ticket now.

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