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Sounds of the Season: A Guide to Festive Performances in Austin

Get ready to immerse yourself in the festive spirit, Austin! This December, our city is set to become a holiday hotspot with an incredible lineup of performances that cater to every musical taste. Whether you're into rock 'n' roll Christmas vibes or the enchanting allure of mariachi, there's something special for everyone.

Feel the spirit of Christmas with JD McPherson at Antone's as he marks the fifth anniversary of his "Socks" collection. Brace yourself for the title track's cautionary tale and other yuletide rockers like "Hey Skinny Santa" and "Santa’s Got a Mean Machine." Due to high demand, an extra show on Dec. 6 has been added. Tickets are $30.

Join the retro Austin holiday extravaganza at the Continental Club, featuring Me Nd Adam, TC Superstar, THEBROSFRESH, Lady Dan, and Ellis Bullard. All proceeds benefit Casa Marianella, a local nonprofit aiding displaced immigrants. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Celebrate the holidays with Carrie Rodriguez and Lesly Reynaga at the State Theatre. Enjoy a fusion of original songs, ranchera classics, and cherished villancicos in both Español and Inglés. Tickets range from $30 to $50.

Experience the free holiday ball at the Mohawk, featuring DJs, karaoke, ornament decorating, and a gingerbread house competition. It's also the release party for Resound's compilation, "A Very Homie Holiday." Entry is free, with $5 raffle tickets benefiting Free Lunch ATX.

Embark on a psychedelic Christmas adventure with Nolan Potter at Hotel Vegas. Tickets are $20.

Celebrate a Blue Christmas at Antone’s with a tribute to electric guitar greats. Tickets are $12.

Experience the drama and romance of mariachi music with Mariachi Sol De Mexico De Jose Hernandez at ACL Live. Tickets start at $29.

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with Pentatonix at the Moody Center. Tickets start at $59.50.

Indulge in an extra naughty holiday experience with A Drag Queen Christmas at ACL Live. Tickets start at $42.50.

These are just a few highlights of the diverse holiday shows happening in Austin this December. From blues tributes to mariachi magic, there's a festive performance for every music lover in the vibrant Austin scene. Grab your tickets and make this holiday season one to remember!

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