Beat the holiday rush at these rousing Austin parties

It’s all holidays from here on out for the Austin social scene. Here are some of the top party picks for the coming weeks. See you there!


Dec. 2: Lights of Love for Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas. Browning Hangar in Mueller.

Dec. 2: A Very Special Celebration for Special Olympics Texas. 1804 Rutherford Lane.


Dec. 2: Gusto Studio’s Concert & Well Aware Benefit. 2309 Thornton Road.

Dec. 3: Sims Foundation Heart of the City. Emos.


Dec. 3: Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair. Byrne-Reed House.

Dec. 4: Dancing with the Stars Austin for Center for Child Protection. Hilton Austin.

Dec. 5: Conspirare Christmas. Long Center.

Dec. 6: Austin Food and Wine Alliance Culinary Grant Awards. The Carillon.


Dec. 6: Messiah: An Austin Symphony Christmas Tradition. Hyde Park Baptist Church.


Dec. 8: Honoring Bettie Meshack Mann. Russell Lee Elementary.

Dec. 8: Wexel Art One Night Pop Up Show: Gareth Maguire and Bob Schneider. 11715 Bee Cave Road.

Dec. 8: Holiday Party, Opening Reception & Art Sale. Mexic-Arte Museum.

Dec. 9: Trail of Lights Preview Party. Zilker Park.


Dec. 11: Austin Film Awards Holiday Party. The Backyard.

Dec. 12: UT Community Leadership Awards Ceremony. Carver Museum and Cultural Center.

Dec. 10: Black Ball for Black Fret. Paramount Theatre.

Dec. 20: 130th Anniversary Celebration. Driskill Hotel.

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