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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Fruits and veggies are the way to go in any season, and the best way to obtain them is to garden. Did you know gardening is an essential part of our evolution? Over 23,000 years ago, our early ancestors began planting and growing food. They gave up their nomadic lifestyle, and these humans laid down roots that signified the beginning of civilization.
This is the kind of hobby that fulfills every need. There are so many things you can plant, watch grow, and enjoy in a recipe!
Have you ever planted a garden? What was your favorite thing to grow?
Summer means warmer temperatures! Even though spending time in the sun is great, there are also a bunch of indoor activities you can do to keep cool. Here are some of our favorite things to do: - Watch a movie or TV series - Read a book - Learn a new recipe - Make arts and crafts
The possibilities are endless, whether you're inside or outdoors!