December in the District Returns Downtown Austin

Nothing says holiday fun like a stroll downtown past the beautiful window displays. 2ND Street District is dialing up the merriment this year with the return of “December in the District.” This month-long celebration includes the two festive events you won’t want to miss. 

Holiday Window Walk 

Starting on December 2, the storefronts of district businesses will transform into decorative holiday scenes! St. Edward’s University students will activate their imaginations and design skills for their chance to win $4,500 worth of scholarships. Participating stores include Austin General Store, Austin Rocks, Luxe Apothetique, and Sneaker Politics.

Vote for your favorite display on the 2ND Street District Facebook page. Everyone who votes will be automatically entered to win a W Austin raffle package featuring bottle service for 10 in the Living Room Bar and massages at AWAY Spa for 2. 

Santa Lounge & Market 

On December 7, the Santa Lounge & Market at W Austin will be open from 1–5 p.m. Enjoy taking printed photos with Santa and listening to holiday carols from local groups and solo artists while sipping holiday cocktails, browsing the local holiday pop-up shops, and giving back to a local charity. The first 150 guests to donate a toy to Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin will receive a drink ticket for one free cocktail. Participating stores will include Beam Organics, Sikara, Toy Joy along with the Toy Joy Kids Zone, Luxe Apothetique, Bonobos, and more. This is the coziest and most fabulous way to get your shopping done!

Support local businesses and make lasting memories while you’re at it.