The annual Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown Stroll is a FREE, family-friendly event that celebrates the arrival of the holiday season and the joy it brings.
The evening starts at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015, when crowds gather on the south steps of the Capitol to sing the songs of the season during KUTX 98.9 “Eklektikos” host John Aielli’s Holiday Sing Along.
As the clock strikes 7 p.m., the countdown to the lighting of the Capitol tree begins, featuring a programmed light show at the top and bottom of every hour, set to holiday songs of local Austin musicians.
From 7 to 9 p.m. Congress Ave. will be abuzz with holiday cheer during the Downtown Stroll. Join us to hear live music from the Invincible Czars, Bob Appel, and The Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Other fun activities include a special holiday Farmers’ Market with SFC, the Austin Bike Zoo, photos with Santa, an outdoor film screening, a performance from St. Edward’s University Ballet Folklorico and more! Shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums will also be open late and will feature special activities and offers.
If you can, please support fellow members of the community by bringing non-perishable food or cash donations to the Capitol Christmas tree for the Capital Area Food Bank.
The Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown Stroll attracts more than 20,000 attendees each year, so you are encouraged to bike or use public transportation. However, if you do need to drive, there are plenty of parking options too. Bus and bike, park and ride, take the rail or all of the above.
6:00 – 7:00 PM KUT & KUTX Holiday Sing-Along with John Aielli – Capitol
7:00 PM Lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree – 11th & Congress
7:00 – 9:00 PM Downtown Stroll – Congress from 9th-11th
5:00 – 9:00 PM Airstream Photos with Santa – 11th & Congress
7:00 – 9:00 PM Live Music with The Invincible Czars – 11th & Congress
6:00 – 9:00 PM Austin Bike Zoo – Congress from 9th-11th
6:15 – 9:00 PM Outdoor Film Screening: Born & Bread – Old Bakery
6:00 – 9:00 PM SFC Farmers’ Market – Congress from 10th-11th
7:30 – 8:30 PM St. Edward’s University Ballet Folklórico – South Capitol Steps
5:00 – 9:00 PM Live Music from ASPVA & Bob Appel – 9th & Congress