Traditional snowy scenes are not missed as Austin provides magical holiday merriment with ideal temperatures, festive spirit, live music and a myriad of local activities. At our Hotel, larger-than-life décor, holiday gastronomic treats and the annual Ice Rodeo event offer a unique twist on traditional winter experiences.
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Austin Holiday Experiences

  • Two dancers performing ballet with back up dancers behind them in a red and blue scene.
    Ballet Austin’s "The Nutcracker"

    From festive sets to colourful costumes, Ballet Austin’s annual production of The Nutcracker is one of Austin’s favourite holiday traditions, featuring hundreds of dancers and live accompaniment by the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

  • A shining sign that reads "Trail of Lights".
    Trail of Lights

    Started in 1965 as a small gathering known as "Yule Fest," Trail of Lights has grown into a holiday extravaganza with more than 40 displays, two million lights and family-friendly activities that create countless memories.

  • A blue lit Christmas tree in front of a capital building at night.
    Capitol Tree and Holiday Stroll

    Celebrate the season with free, family-friendly activities, ranging from a holiday shopping passport and downtown window and light displays to festive pop-ups and the signature 45-foot Capitol Christmas tree.

  • Shelves of cowboy boots of varying colours including black, brown and beige.
    Holiday Shopping

    From SoCo’s quirky boutiques to 2nd Street’s upscale options, Austin’s distinctive shopping districts make it easy to find "uniquely Austin" gifts and souvenirs for those you love.

  • Two guests run together along a tree-lined path
    Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail

    Take advantage of sunny days and cooler temperatures to explore the Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail behind the Hotel. Complimentary trail maps are available in The Spa.

  • A white sign with a large tree and the sun behind it that reads "Barton Springs"
    Barton Springs Pool

    This spring-fed swimming hole maintains an average water temperature of 68 – 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20 – 21 degrees Celsius), making it a year-round spot for aquatic adventures. Don’t miss the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day, a tradition for nearly four decades.

On-Property Activities

A man and woman iceskating.

Ice Rodeo

Saddle up for Ice Rodeo, one of Austin’s most luxurious and holiday traditions. The immersive experience features an open-air skating rink overlooking Lady Bird Lake, luxe “cabins” for gathering with friends and family and over-the-top holiday decor, from a 30-foot (9-metre) Christmas tree to a Texas-sized gingerbread installation in our Hotel’s lobby.
A small girl in a red dress sitting with a large teddy bear at a table with tea and small desserts.

Teddy Bear Brunch

December 3 & 17
The most anticipated event of the season returns more whimsical than ever. Each brunch will feature a lavish spread of festive food and drink, visits with Santa and playful teddy bear decor that will delight the imaginations of kids of all ages. Guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped teddy bear or children’s toy as a donation to a local non-profit. For reservations, please call +1 (512) 478-4500. USD 90 per adult and USD 50 per child.
A colourful afternoon tea set.

Holiday A-Tea-X

The famous afternoon tea service, A-Tea-X, will return this holiday season with a festive flair. Available in the Hotel’s stylish bar, Live Oak, this ornamented offering includes flavored hot teas, tea-inspired cocktails, and an impressive display of holiday treats.
A large bone in pork chop on herbs next to a glass of wine.

Holiday Dining

Celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s with family and friends in Ciclo and our elegant Four Seasons Ballroom, complete with expansive buffets of traditional favourites and holiday-inspired dishes.
A woman lies on a spa table with four hot stones laid on her back

Festive Spa Treatments

Those looking to experience the ultimate in winter skincare rejuvenation and relaxation can indulge in seasonal features including the Peppermint Bliss Cocoon Wrap, Cosmic Winter Revival Ritual Facial and Snowflake Serenity Massage.
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Winter Escape

Saddle up for Ice Rodeo, our winter wonderland, with 25% off our Room Rate and a welcome amenity.

  • Valid for Selected Dates Between Dec 3 2023 – Jan 7 2024
    Offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.
  • Reservation must be made at least 3 days in advance


  • 25% off our Room Rate
  • Winter welcome amenity
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