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Jingle All the Way: Navigating Austin's Holiday Markets

Updated: Dec 1, 2023

'Tis the season to embrace the joy of giving and receiving, and what better way to kick off the festivities than by exploring Austin's vibrant holiday markets? From unique handcrafted treasures to mouthwatering treats, these markets are a treasure trove of holiday cheer.


1. Trail of Lights Market

Start your holiday market journey at the iconic Trail of Lights Market. Nestled amidst the displays of lights and festive decorations, this market showcases an array of local artisans and vendors. Discover one-of-a-kind ornaments, handmade gifts, and festive treats, all while taking in the glow of Austin's beloved Trail of Lights.


2. Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

For a truly Texan holiday experience, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is a can't-miss destination. This Austin tradition brings together over 160 contemporary artists and makers, offering a diverse selection of fine art, handmade crafts, and live music. The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar has something for everyone.


3. Blue Genie Art Bazaar

Step into a world of creativity at the Blue Genie Art Bazaar, where over 200 regional artists come together to showcase their work. This market is renowned for its eclectic mix of handmade gifts, ranging from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and textiles. Support local artists and find the perfect holiday presents at this Austin favorite.


4. German-Texan Heritage Society Christmas Market

Transport yourself to a European winter wonderland at the German-Texan Heritage Society Christmas Market. This market, inspired by German traditions, features festive decorations, live music, and plenty of authentic German treats. Stroll through charming booths offering handcrafted ornaments and specialty goods.


5. A Christmas Affair by the Junior League of Austin

Delve into the cosmic holiday-themed A Christmas Affair hosted by the Junior League of Austin. With over 200 merchants, this annual event is a holiday shopping extravaganza featuring a wide array of gifts, decorations, and gourmet treats. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere and find unique treasures while supporting a great cause.


6. Community First! Village Market

Experience the heartwarming Community First! Village Market, where holiday spirit meets social impact. This market, hosted by Mobile Loaves & Fishes, showcases the work of artists who have experienced homelessness. Explore unique handmade gifts, enjoy local food, and contribute to a cause that does so much to support our community.


7. Cherrywood Art Fair

Round off your holiday market exploration with a visit to the Cherrywood Art Fair. Celebrating its 20th year, this fair brings together local artists, live music, and delectable food to create a festive environment. Browse through a curated selection of art, crafts, and vintage finds, and enjoy the lively atmosphere that makes the Cherrywood Art Fair a beloved community tradition.


As the holiday season unfolds, Austin's holiday markets offer a unique and festive way to celebrate with loved ones, pick a few of your favorites and enjoy! Happy Holidays from Austin Portfolio Real Estate.

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