GREATER AUSTIN IN EVERY SEASON
activities run the gambit of Celtic culture, including music, dance, athletic competitions,
history, animals and artisans.
Formula 1 United State Grand PrixTM
Circuit of the Americas, Austin • 866-801-6975 • www.circuitoftheamericas.com
Cheer on your favorite drivers in an action-packed race. The indescribable energy and
anticipation brings fans from all over the world. The three-day event attracted over
265,000 in its 2012 debut.
ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot
Zilker Park, Austin • 512-479-8805 • www.thundercloud.com/index.php/trot
Every Thanksgiving Day for the past 20 years, the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot five-mile race
has helped to raise more than a million dollars for local charities. This unique running event has
something for everyone, including a chip-timed five-mile run, a one-mile walk, and a Kids K.
Photo Courtesy of Circuit of the Americas TM
Zilker Tree Lighting Ceremony
Zilker Park, Austin • www.austintexas.gov/zilkerholidaytree
It’s just not the holidays until you twirl under the Zilker Tree! Come to Zilker Park every night
in December and watch the spectacle of the lights of the Zilker Tree, which stands 155 feet
tall and is composed of 39 streamers that hold more than 3, 300 lights. A double star at
the top of the tree measures 10 feet from point to point.
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Austin • 512-477-1605 • www.armadillobazaar.com
Celebrating its 38th season in 2013, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is an Austin tradition
with an incredible selection of original work made right here in Austin by some 160 artists
and artisans – from affordable gifts to high-end art. It’s the city’s favorite shopping party,
complete with live music and a full bar. Gift givers, art collectors and music lovers can grab
a beer, dance a bit and have fun while they shop.
North Pole Flyer
Cedar Park • 512-477-8468 • www.austinsteamtrain.org
The Austin Steam Train Association helps Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus celebrate Christmas
aboard the North Pole Flyer (Most weekends in December). This 2- to 2-1/2 hour round-trip holiday celebration train ride is sure to please young and old alike as they experience
the train's own Christmas story.