Here in Austin, we’re pretty devoted to our holiday traditions — spinning under the Zilker Tree, watching the Chuy’s Parade, strolling through the Trail of Lights — and shopping at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar has been one of our city’s longest running art & music festivals, providing a very fun authentic Austin shopping experience. You’ll find a huge assortment of fine art and crafts, a great music lineup, delicious food, and cold beer, too. The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is open Thursday, Dec.13 through Monday, Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily at the Palmer Events Center, and kids 12 & under are free!

The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is actually like two events in one: an art fair and a music festival. The Armadillo stage showcases some of Austin’s most popular musical talent, with live performances throughout the afternoon and evening from such artists as Dale Watson, Shinyribs, Tomar and the FCs, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and so many more. Check out the full music schedule here.

Lots of local music like Dale Watson. Photo by Jennifer Ramos.

You can browse an amazing array of handmade items from 175+ artists offering a variety of upscale art, handmade gifts, heirloom pieces and even stocking stuffers. Check out the full list of artists here.


Photo credit: Jennifer Ramos

–> Tickets: Admission is $10 for a single day pass. Kids 12 and under FREE! Season Passes are $50 and can be purchased online, in advance before December 12th. You can click here to purchase your tickets online. Parking is available at the Palmer Events Center Garage for $8.

For more info, you can visit the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar website and Facebook page.

–> Giveaway: Enter below for the chance to win a 4-pack of admission tickets for any night of the Armadillo Bazaar. Good luck!

This giveaway is now closed, and winner has been notified by email. Thanks to all who entered!