activities run the gambit of Celtic culture, including music, dance, athletic competitions,
history, animals and artisans.
Formula 1 United States Grand PrixTM
Circuit of the Americas, Austin • 512-301-6600 • 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 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.
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Austin • 512-477-1605 • www.armadillobazaar.com
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 starting in late November continuing through 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.
Trail of Lights
Zilker Park, Austin • www.austintrailoflights.org
Featuring lights, lights, lights and a Christmas village sure to warm anyone's heart, the
annual tradition of walking through Zilker Park and seeing the culmination of a month’s work
by the city putting up breathtaking lights and scenery, the Trail of Lights is an event not to
be missed. A festival like atmosphere with music, food, entertainment, and Austin silliness
abound. Corporate sponsorships allow this event to continue and Austinites to enjoy a
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 lights on 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.
GREATER AUSTIN IN EVERY SEASON