http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXsLx4ijOEc To celebrate the season, weve created a music video with a little help from Esther's Follies, Austin's favorite satirical comedy troupe. Check it out! Here are 12 more Austin picks to get in the spirit of things:
  1. Stroll through charming, bustling neighborhoods and laugh with the locals while enjoying the37th Street lights.
  2. Keep warm in front of a fireplace while sipping on cocktails and holiday brews on Rainey Street.
  3. Glide into holiday cheer with ice skating on the roof of theWhole Foodsflagship store.
  4. Enjoy a delicious, winter season brunch or dinner complete with elegant, holiday decor at Austin's most historic hotel,The Driskill.
  5. Be inspired through dance at Ballet Austin's holiday performances ofThe Nutcracker.
  6. Sip distinctiveholiday cocktailsin the decorated Lobby Lounge bar at The Four Seasons.
  7. Walk through a 1.25-mile light show at Zilker Park's Trail of Lights.
  8. Grab your favorite holiday cookies, cakes and pies from The University of Texas area's most delectable bakery,Quack's.
  9. Learn how to make traditional holiday dishes with cooking classes atSilver Whisk.
  10. Treat yourself to breakfast, brunch or even a late-night snack withKerbey Lane'sfamous gingerbread pancakes.
  11. Twirl to twinkling lights on Austin's biggest ice rink atHoliday Lights & Iceat Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa.
  12. Warm up with hot cider and kettle corn from food stands beneath Zilker Park's 155-foot-tallHoliday Tree. Don't forget to look up as you spin in the middle for a light show that's sure to take you back to your childhood.
For more fun Austin holiday events, check out our Holiday page, or tell us about your favorites at@VisitAustinTX or #TrueAustin. Contributed by Kristen Pankratz, ACVB Fall Marketing Intern