The jolly old elf is making a stop in Austin’s downtown shopping and dining destination, the 2ND Street District, on Saturday, December 2. The Santa Lounge is back for another year, offering a festive holiday party for families inside 3TEN at ACL Live. Children can play around in Toy Joy’s Kid Zone, snack on seasonal baked goods provided by Yummi Joy and Jo’s Coffee Downtown and pose for professional prints with Santa Claus for $5. Admission to the Santa Lounge is free and is open to all from 12 – 5 p.m. Take note that the first 50 guests will get free drink tickets, provided by ACL Live.

Inside Santa Lounge, you’ll also find a variety of of 2ND Street District pop-up shops offering exclusive holiday specials, including Saint Bernard, League of Rebels Menswear, Sikara & Co Jewelry, Rocket Electrics, and Eliza Page.

Browse the 2ND Street District Window Walk

While you’re downtown, you can stroll through the 2ND Street District’s 7th Annual Holiday Window Walk where storefronts feature festive holiday art installations created by local students from St. Edward’s University. Windows are on display from November 27 – December 14. Participating stores include the following: League of Rebels, Prize, ModCloth, Esperos Soho, Hemline, Authentic Smiles, and Toy Joy.

Also, mark your calendar for the 2ND Street Social on Thursday, December 14 where you can enjoy free drinks & bites while you shop from 5 to 8 p.m.

For more info about Santa Lounge and other events in the area, please visit the 2ND Street District website and Facebook page.

*Cover photo by Zappy Springs