Guide to Holiday Fun from an Austin Independent Living Community
The Ultimate Guide to Getting in the Holiday Spirit with Austin Happenings
It’s the most wonderful time of the year–the holiday season! Luckily, there are many ways to get in the holiday spirit in and around Austin. Grab your friends and family and make the most of these extraordinary ways to spend some quality time together. Who knows, maybe you’ll start a new tradition, whether it be attending a tree lighting or buying a gift from a local holiday market. Keep reading for awesome activity ideas in and around Austin, put together by the friendly team at The Continental, an independent senior living community in Austin! Please note, if you’re looking to attend any of these events, check for any cancellations or changes before you head to your destination.
Is it really the holiday season without twinkling, magical lights? There’s just something about holiday lights that brings joy inside and lets us feel like a kid again. There are so many incredible light displays to see throughout Austin to give you that warm, fuzzy feeling. Here are a few:
Trail of lights in Zilker Park: stroll through the beautiful lights
Zilker Tree Lighting: watch the 150-foot-tall tree light up with 3,300+ lights
Peppermint Parkway: a drive-through holiday event with ziplining and go-karting as well
Santa’s Ranch Light show: drive by 100 displays and over one million lights
Luminations: stroll through a botanical oasis covered in lights at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Sit back and enjoy a holiday show or movie for a relaxing holiday activity idea. Watch twists on classics and beautiful performances. Holiday shows are an excellent idea for family fun! Here are a few shows to consider:
Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker
ZACH Theater’s A Christmas Carol
ZACH Theatere’s Rockin’ Holiday Concert
Paramount Theater Holiday Movie Showings
Get excited for these fantastic events! There’s nothing like enjoying and engaging in holiday activities with friends and family.
Ice-Skating on the Plaza: on the roof of Whole Foods Market on South Lamar
Teddy Bear Teas and Gingerbread Village: donate a teddy bear for nonprofits and enjoy caroling, tea and storytime with Santa
Tuba Christmas: enjoy tuba players’ serenade on the steps of the state capitol
There are endless opportunities to make the most of the holiday season in Austin this year, and these are just a few! At The Continental, a top assisted living community in Austin, we encourage residents to take full advantage of our provided transportation and soak in these fun holiday activities.
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The leaves are falling, and it’s time to whip out those cozy sweaters, dust off your favorite decorations, and of course, get your taste buds ready for a delightful feast.
Our dining team is top-notch at crafting seasonal meals with fresh produce that our residents love. We know cooking and baking is a hobby for many that can be enjoyed with friends and family, especially during the fall and winter seasons.
For those such occasions, we’ve rounded up some lip-smacking recipes that will not only warm your heart, but fill your kitchen with the irresistible scents of the season. So grab your aprons and let’s dive into these scrumptious meals that will make the season even more delicious:https://ow.ly/Zl8V50QbLMy
As the Thanksgiving festivities wrap up, we at Sunshine Retirement Living want to extend our deepest gratitude to each and every one of our families and team members. Your efforts and presence have made this Thanksgiving exceptionally special for our senior residents across all our Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care communities.
This holiday season holds profound significance for our seniors, offering a time for reflection, gratitude, and cherished connections. The warmth and joy shared during these celebrations play a big role in enhancing their well-being and happiness.
A special shout out of appreciation goes out to the incredible chefs in our communities. Your culinary talents transformed traditional Thanksgiving meals into extraordinary feasts, delighting the taste buds of residents and families. The love and care poured into each dish did not go unnoticed and greatly contributed to the festive spirit!
To our team members, are immensely grateful for your support, love, and dedication. It's because of you that our residents experience the true essence of Thanksgiving – a sense of belonging, love, and shared happiness. Thank you for being a part of our Sunshine family and for making this Thanksgiving a memorable one for all.