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Your Austin, TX November Guide: Events, Festivals, and More

Nov 10, 2023

Austin is alive with vibrant colors this November as we gear up for the holiday season!


Check out this exciting lineup of events that will make your month memorable:


Mozart’s Light Show


November 9th, 2023 - January 6th, 2024


Indulge in a warm cup of hot chocolate at Mozart's Coffee Roasters and enjoy the captivating nightly lights show, perfectly synchronized with lively music. This event runs from November through January, giving you plenty of time to check this off your holiday checklist.

Texas Book Festival


November 11th, 2023 - November 12th, 2023


The Texas Book Festival, held on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol, has transformed into a leading national literary gathering featuring approximately 250 authors annually. Engage with fellow book enthusiasts to partake in readings, panel conversations, author signings, culinary showcases, live musical performances, regional cuisine, young adult authors, children's entertainment, and additional activities.

A Christmas Affair


November 15th, 2023 - November 19th, 2023


Taking place at the Palmer Event Center and online, A Christmas Affair is a festive five-day holiday market that serves as a fundraiser for The Junior League of Austin. This yearly occasion welcomes over 200 retail vendors and participation from more than 25,000 visitors.

Miracle on 5th Street


November 16th, 2023 - December 27th, 2023


With a fully decked-out holiday-themed pop-up bar, you can expect a boozy- I mean magical experience like no other. As one of Austin's adult traditions, it's a delightful display of holiday spirit, featuring fantastic decorations, lights, and cheerful festivities within the multitude of bars on 5th Street.


ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot


Thanksgiving November 23rd, 2023


Benefitting Caritas of Austin, the 31st ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is the largest 5-mile run in Texas. Not only is this event a great way to celebrate fitness in your life, but it’s something you can feel good about being a part of, considering that all proceeds go towards a non-profit that aims to prevent homelessness in Austin. What better way to give thanks this season than by giving back?!


Peppermint Parkway


November 24th, 2023 - December 30th, 2023


Get into the holiday spirit by embarking on a magical journey through Peppermint Parkway. This unique drive-through experience features stunning light displays, enchanting decorations, and a festive atmosphere. It's a wonderful way to create holiday memories with your loved ones without leaving the comfort of your car.


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