Spend Christmas in Austin during a time when the already vibrant town comes even more alive with holiday decorations and festivities. From a full event calendar at downtown venues to the beautiful rolling hills and quaint charming towns of the surrounding Hill Country, there is much to love about an Austin Christmas. Our Christmas rentals in Austin offer the square footage and welcoming touches that you would want in a home away for the holidays, with plenty of space for the whole family. Browse our Christmas rentals in Austin and begin envisioning a Texas style Christmas for this year!
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Our Austin vacation properties offer much to love about spending Christmas in a new location. Most of these accommodations are full private homes, so the family can still create treasured memories together under one roof. Whether you prefer your holidays low key or packed with activities, you will easily be able to enjoy all there is to offer throughout your holiday in Austin!
Features of Our Austin Holiday Rentals
Spending Christmas away from home can still be a cozy, memorable experience when staying in our Austin holiday rentals. These accommodations offer the warmth and personal touches of home while at the same time offering the perks of life on vacation. Within most of these accommodations, you will find a spacious great room perfect for gathering together on Christmas. From the well-furnished living room, open presents together on Christmas morning next to flickering flames in the fireplace, available in select rentals. Christmas can still be filled with favorite tastes of home, whether it is waking up to freshly baked cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning or gathering around the table for an evening feast. Our Christmas rentals in Austin boast full kitchens, complete with full sized appliances, cookware, tableware, and spacious countertops for preparing ingredients alongside each other. You will also be able to enjoy holiday meals at some of Austin’s best restaurants within close proximity if desired!
Tuck the kids away in bed while the adults finish last-minute gift wrapping late into the night. Our Christmas rentals in Austin make it easy to do so, with bedrooms that are tucked privately away from the main living area. It is easy for everyone to get a good night’s rest and wake up in the morning refreshed and ready to enjoy the holiday to the fullest within the comfortable bedrooms these rentals provide. While Santa fills the stockings, the rest of the family will enjoy a good night’s sleep from the comfortable beds covered in high quality linens. Most of our Austin vacation homes also boast multiple bathrooms, offering plenty of space and privacy for the whole family.
One of the many great things about spending Christmas in Austin is that temperatures are still warm enough during the day to appreciate a wide range of outdoor activities. During the evenings, temperatures dip into the 40s, providing that crisp Christmas feel. Spend sunny Austin December days enjoying weather in the 60s from your Austin vacation rental. The majority of our Christmas rentals in Austin offer a private outdoor space in which to barbecue, spend time together, and snap some holiday photos.
Christmas Activities in Austin
The city of Austin comes alive with millions of lights during the holiday season. Whether strolling through the park under trees draped with twinkling lights or sipping a festive drink at one of Austin’s best bars, there are so many ways to make the most of Christmas in Austin.
Get in the festive spirit by taking a stroll through Zilker Park, where trees, tunnels, and displays are all aglow along the Trail of Lights. Santa’s Ranch is another favorite destination for viewing the many colorful lights and displays that set the town aglow during the holiday season. Taking a ride on the North Pole Flyer is a favorite activity for families, creating an experience reminiscent of The Polar Express. This vintage train ride brings passengers through the scenic Hill Country surrounding Austin. While the scenery outdoors is enchanting, excitement also happens onboard with a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves.
If you have yet to finish your holiday shopping, there are many opportunities to do so in some of Austin’s best shopping venues. Aside from the usual boutiques and malls that make Austin shopping so great, you will also find a variety of pop-up markets that offer the chance for giving something unique. Stop by the German-Texan Christmas Market or the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar for unique finds.
If you are used to a white Christmas, experience a taste of the cold from the rooftop of Whole Foods. During the Christmas season, the rooftop is filled with ice to create an unforgettable ice skating experience above the city.