Kick off your holiday season with KUT and KUTX at our annual Sing-Along and Tree Lighting, followed by the Downtown Austin Alliance’s Holiday Stroll.
The carols begin at 6 p.m. when crowds gather on the south steps of the Capitol to sing songs of the season, led by KUTX 98.9 music hosts John Aielli and Elizabeth McQueen. Rusty on the lyrics to “The Twelve Days of Christmas”? We’ve got you covered with complimentary keepsake songbooks.
At 7 p.m., we’ll countdown to the lighting of the downtown holiday tree at 11th St. and Congress Ave. After the tree lighting, stroll Congress Avenue between 9th and 11th streets for shopping, and free live music and entertainment for all ages.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
5 p.m. Holiday stroll begins
6 p.m. Holiday Sing-Along with John Aielli and Elizabeth McQueen
7 p.m. Holiday stroll continues until 10 p.m.
The Downtown Austin Alliance’s Holiday Stroll has something for everyone including photos with Santa, a petting zoo, live ice sculpture, holiday arts and crafts, local food trucks, artisan vendors and more. Plus, enjoy a full night of live music performances. Visit the Downtown Austin Alliance for announcements and additional details on the 25th Anniversary of Holiday Stroll.
Be sure to stop by the Central Texas Food Bank tent to donate, pick up T-shirts and holiday cards, and learn more about getting involved in the fight against hunger.
KUT and KUTX thank the following sponsors for helping make the Sing-Along possible: The Fairmont Hotel, Fara Coffee, Collectic Home, Whole Earth Provision Company, Maudie’s Tex-Mex, Helen Ragsdale, DDS, Diamonds Direct and Central Texas Food Bank.
Free Parking is available in the Capitol Visitor's Parking Garage located at 1201 San Jacinto Blvd. (immediately east of the Capitol).