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Join Us at the Holiday Sing-Along and Tree Lighting at the Capitol on Dec. 5

Kick off the season at the Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll, Saturday, December 5, with KUT, KUTX and the Downtown Austin Alliance.

This free all-ages event begins at 6 p.m. on the south steps of the Capitol with KUTX’s John Aielli leading the crowd in singing songs of the season. Rusty on the lyrics? We’ll be passing out free commemorative songbooks.

A few minutes before 7 p.m. we’ll count down to the lighting of the Capitol tree, followed by a downtown stroll on Congress Avenue where shops, restaurants, galleries and museums will be open late and feature special activities, such as photos with Santa, live music, a special holiday Farmers’ Market with Sustainable Food Center and much more.

Support members of our community by bringing non-perishable food or cash donations to the Capitol Christmas tree for the Capital Area Food Bank.

The Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown Stroll attracts a large crowd each year, so consider riding your bike or using public transportation. If you do drive, there are plenty of parking options, including garage and metered parking.

  • 6 p.m. Sing-Along on the south steps of the Capitol
  • 7 p.m. Light the Capitol Christmas tree
  • 7-9 p.m. Congress Avenue stroll

Special thanks to our sponsors: Bark ‘n Purr Pet Center, The Capital Area Food Bank, Concordia University, Eckert Insurance Group, 2nd Street District, TreeHouse Home Improvement Store and Whole Earth Provision Company.