Kristy Owen - 2/391 - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX

Kristy Owen

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I am a realtor here in Austin, and clients are always asking for suggestions on what to do around town. So, I thought I would blog about my experiences, recommendations and what you have to do before you can call yourself a true Austinite.

Welcome to this year’s 12 Days of Austin Christmas

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Vintage Market Days returns to Dripping Springs for our Holiday Event! Make plans now to scoop up unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your Christmas list! Spend your weekend shopping over 200 booths and vendors from all over the country while enjoying live music and gourmet food trucks. One ticket gets you in the entire weekend so make plans now to bring the kids for photos with Santa on Saturday from 3-5. 

Grab your friends and family, and come do your Holiday shopping! Don’t miss “Home for the Holidays”, December 7 – 9, 2018 at Dripping Springs Ranch Park Indoor Event Center!

Today’s winner will receive two tickets and $50 in shopping credit to Vintage Market Days.

Here’s how to enter:

1. Fill out steps one and two on our Heyo Contest Page.

2. Visit today’s post on Instagram to double your chances of winning.

If you’re Austin business is interested in sponsoring
a giveaway, email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com

Welcome to this year’s 12 Days of Austin Christmas

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The Escape Game is the newest (and possibly best in our opinion) interactive game in Austin. Participants work their way through complex puzzles and multiple challenges in hopes of “escaping” the room in under an hour.

You and the rest of your team will be led into a room and given some brief instructions. After receiving your mission objectives, the clock starts counting down from 60 minutes…time to start looking for clues and solving puzzles to ultimately complete your goal and escape! These games are not easy, so get ready for a challenge! You’ll need to practice exceptional communication, critical problem solving skills, and a dose of creativity if you want to escape in time.

Today’s winner will receive four tickets to the game of your choice from The Escape Game Austin.

If you need a Christmas present for the person who has EVERYTHING. This is it. It’s one of our favorite things to do with friends!  You can score a deal on a gift card (each good for a single game). Customers get 20% off + free shipping with code “Austin365” now – End of the Year

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Here’s how to enter:

1. Fill out steps one and two on our Heyo Contest Page.

2. Visit today’s post on Instagram to double your chances of winning.

If you’re Austin business is interested in sponsoring
a giveaway, email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com

We are offering three different options when it comes to Holiday Brunch Cruises. 

The Brunch Boat with Buddy the Elf

First we passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gumdrops, and then we cruised Lady Bird Lake!

Once again we’ve teamed up with 365 Things Austin, Capital Cruises and many of our other local businesses friends for our second annual season of…
The Brunch Boat with Buddy the Elf!

Join us for this tradition that makes us smile, smiling’s our favorite!

EVENT OVERVIEW

During this two hour, all inclusive, boat cruise we’ll sip on specialty seasonal cocktails, enjoy food from favorite local restaurants and dance to holiday music spun by our resident DJ on the boat’s upper deck.  In addition you’ll get to…

  • Hang out and take pictures with our Buddy the Elf impersonator, you may even see Jovie, Santa or a Narwhal on Board!
  • Compete in our Elf Challenges
  • Indulge in “Buddy’s Sundae Funday” Station
  • Pose for a Photo at our Mistletoe Photo Booth 
  • Participate in one of our Give Back Opportunities with Austin Pets Alive & other local charities!
  • Join the Costume Contest

We elves try to stick to the SEVEN main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, syrup, VIA 313 Pizza, Breakfast Tacos, Chips & Salsa

All of this for only $49pp (including food & beverage)!  

Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny-muggin, get your tickets for The Brunch Boat with Buddy the Elf before we sell out!

***SON OF A NUTCRACKER THERE ARE A LOT OF DETAILS***

Non-alcoholic Beverages Included

*We cannot accommodate food allergies, but guests are welcome to BYOFood & Beverage (no glass, please) 

Drag Queen Caroling Cruise

The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear…& that’s exactly what we’ll be doing on the Deep Eddy Vodka Drag Queen Caroling Cruise!

Grab your family and friends, throw on some holiday attire and join us as we “double-deck the halls”!  It’s the perfect way to see our beautiful city with locals and visitors while sharing Holiday cheer with all Austinites!

This two-hour ride on Capital Cruises double decker boat on Lady Bird Lake featuresperformances and sing-a-longs of Holiday favorites with our Drag Queen, the feisty and fabulous Colleen Deforrester.  We’ll have our resident DJ alongside her mixing holiday beats.  Colleen will perform a few numbers on her own and we’ll all join in with her for other holiday favorites.  We’ll have caroling songbooks for those that don’t remember the lyrics!

On Board We’ll Also Feature…

Happy Noon Year Cruise

A Special Golden Oldies theme with retro music spun by our resident DJ and festive decorations on the boat!

  • Champagne Toast at NOON! 
  • Open Bar with Local Favorite Cocktails and Beer
  • Special Three Course VIA 313 Holiday Buffet
  • Non-Alcohlic Beverages from Waterloo Sparkling Water & High Brew Coffee
  • A Photo Booth!
  • Costume Contest!  Festive Gold Attire Encouraged, it can be as casual, funky, festive or fancy as you’d like!  

Welcome to this year’s 12 Days of Austin Christmas

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Of all the adventures we’ve been on in Austin, Zip-lining is definitely one of our favorites. It’s an absolutely incredible experience, and also ends up being a pretty great workout.

One of the zip-lines is the longest in Texas, and you reach speeds up to 60 miles an hour. It’s such a rush! This is a great gift idea; awesome thing to do with out of town guests, or just a fun date!

In the event you don’t win today’s prize, they’re currently having a holiday sale with 30% off all gift certificates. They don’t expire and have no blackout dates. Call or order online using the code: HOLIDAY18.

Today’s winner will receive a Lake Travis Zipline Adventure for 4 people.

Here’s how to enter:

1. Fill out steps one and two on our Heyo Contest Page.

2. Visit today’s post on Instagram to double your chances of winning.

If you’re Austin business is interested in sponsoring a giveaway, email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com

Welcome to this year’s 12 Days of Austin Christmas

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One of our favorite taco joints in town wants to spoil you and your homies. 

Today’s winner will receive a Taco Party for ten from One Taco. Winner will receive a $150 gift card to treat their friends to a taco party.

Here’s how to enter:

1. Fill out steps one and two on our Heyo Contest Page.

2. Visit today’s post on Instagram to double your chances of winning.

If you’re Austin business is interested in sponsoring a giveaway, email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com

Welcome to this year’s 12 Days of Austin Christmas

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If we could do everything in Outdoor Voices, we would. It is the most amazing, comfortable, flattering gear for doing things. We are busting with excitement that we get to giveaway a kit so a lucky winner can try out the brand for themselves! 

Today’s winner will receive an Outdoor Voices Kit

Here’s how to enter:

1. Fill out steps one and two on our Heyo Contest Page.

2. Visit today’s post on Instagram to double your chances of winning.

If you’re Austin business is interested in sponsoring a giveaway, email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com

Tonight is the night! Christmas kicks off in Austin with the lighting of our famous Zilker tree. There’ll be lots of music before and after the big event, holiday food, and local entertainment. Take the kids to this big moment and teach them how to spin under the tree.

Here’s the music lineup:

When: Today, November 25th

Time: 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Location:
Zilker Holiday Tree
2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

Welcome to this year’s 12 Days of Austin Christmas

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Circuit of The Americas (COTA) Winter Wonderland is back! The 2nd annual Winter Wonderland will transport guests of all ages to a world of wonder, offering a completely new, immersive and captivating experience with the world famous Chinese Lantern Festival.

In addition to the Chinese Lantern Festival, guests will get to experience the largest outdoor ice skating rink in Texas as well as festive favorites like the H-E-B Tunnel of Lights, Singing Trees, Santa’s Workshop, and the Petting Zoo. Families can continue enjoying the festival with additional holiday happenings including the Vendor Village, Pizza Hut Express Train Rides, Santa Portraits, Camel Rides, and much more!

Tickets are on sale now.

Today’s winner will receive four passes to Circuit of the America’s Winter Wonderland

Here’s how to enter:

1. Fill out steps one and two on our Heyo Contest Page.

2. Visit today’s post on Instagram to double your chances of winning.

If you’re Austin business is interested in sponsoring a giveaway, email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com

We’re excited to announce this year’s 12 Days of Austin Christmas, launching today. For 12 days we will be giving away prizes from local businesses each day! All of these prizes are a great representation of some awesome things that our city has to offer, and they’re also the gifts we’ll be buying for our own friends and families this year!

Here are the details:

  • Each day around 11am, we’ll post a new giveaway on the blog and our social channels.
  • This year, there will be two ways to enter the contest daily. One via our Heyo Contest page, and another via our daily contest Instagram post. Make sure you’re following us on the following channels to be sure you catch the announcements each day:

INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | NEWSLETTER 

  • Each contest will run for 24 hours, and a winner will be chosen at random at the completion of each contest.
  • YOU MUST CLAIM YOUR PRIZE WITHIN 24 HOURS OR WE WILL PICK A NEW WINNER.
  • Once we receive confirmation from a winner, we will announce it in the comments of the Instagram post, and we’ll update THIS page with the winner’s names and/or handles below:

Winter Wonderland — Marisol G.
Outdoor Voices — Tiffany F. 
One Taco — Alejandro M.
Lake Travis Zipline — Madeline H.
The Escape Game — J Kan
Vintage Market Days — Heidi R.
Springfree Trampoline — Mimi L.
Domain — Madi F.
Zero Gravity Institute — Chelsea T.
Austin Spurs — Ashley B. 

 

Thank you as always for following 365 Things Austin, and GOOD LUCK!

If your Austin business is interested in sponsoring a giveaway, please email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com

First we passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gumdrops, and then we cruised Lady Bird Lake!

Once again we’ve teamed up with Austin Tour CompanyCapital Cruises and many of our other local businesses friends for our second annual season of…
The Brunch Boat with Buddy the Elf!

 

Join us for this holiday tradition that makes us smile, smiling’s our favorite! 

EVENT OVERVIEW

During this two hour boat cruise we’ll sip on specialty seasonal cocktails, enjoy food from favorite local restaurants and dance to holiday music spun by our resident DJ on the boat’s upper deck.  In addition you’ll get to…

-Hang out and take pictures with our Buddy the Elf impersonator, you may even see Jovie, Santa or a Narwhal on Board!

-Compete in our Elf Relay Challenges

-Indulge in “Buddy’s Sundae Funday” Station 

-Pose for a Photo at our Mistletoe Photo Booth powered by My Event Is the Bomb

-Participate in one of our Give Back Opportunities with Austin Pets Alive!

-Join the Costume Contest

We elves try to stick to the SEVEN main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, syrup, VIA 313 PizzaBreakfast TacosChips & Salsa

All of this for only $49pp!  

Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny-muggin, get your tickets for The Brunch Boat with Buddy the Elf before we sell out!