Throughout the month of December you can have a fabulous day or night out of the house and support our local businesses, get bites to eat, and warm yourself up with seasonal cocktails! It’s December in the District and there are two ways to get in the spirit this year. 

Starting on Friday, November 27th, guests can watch the storefronts transform into decorative holiday scenes during the tenth annual Holiday Window Walk. 

St. Edward’s University students will activate their imaginations and design skills for a chance to win $6,500 worth of scholarships on behalf of the 2ND Street District. All installations will be viewable from the sidewalk where guests can stroll at their own pace, and keep a safe distance.

Visitors can cast their vote on the 2ND Street District Facebook page beginning Tuesday, December 1st through Wednesday, December 16th at midnight for which store they think deserves a prize for the best holiday window display. The first-place winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship, second place will win a $2,000 scholarship, third will win $1,000, and $500 will be given to the student who wins the public vote. Anyone who votes will be entered to win a $250 Visa Gift Card.

And new this year, The Holiday Passport is a fun and easy way to explore and shop the best local spots. Beginning November 28th, you can download your very own passport and then create your own adventure. Discover new places while visiting various locations and collecting stamps. Participants who collect a certain number are eligible to win prize packages and the grand prize is a New Year’s Eve Downtown Austin Staycation, which includes a two-night stay at The W Hotel, spa treatments from AWAY Spa, a gift certificate to dine at TRACE, and a backstage tour of ACL Live. 

Whether you’re visiting the holiday windows, getting your passport stamped, or grabbing some food and drink, it’s gonna be a great way to make the holidays special in a year when we really need some extra twinkle! 

2ND Street District has guests covered with parking validation in AMLI garages. Customers can now receive a 2-hour parking validation good for any time they visit the district with a purchase from a 2SD restaurant or retailer. 

For more information and a full list of 2SD tenants, click here.