Chuys Christmas Parade
Do you need a kick-start to get into the holiday spirit? I recommend you and the family head down to Congress Avenue at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 29for the free Chuys Children Giving to Children Christmas Parade. An Austin tradition, the parade was established by Chuy's restaurants in 1989 and includes floats, marching bands, kids dance teams, classic cars and large inflatable characters, all with the stately Texas Capitol as a backdrop. The event is a great way to teach your kids about the importance of giving to those less fortunate as all parade attendees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy (or several) to donate to Operation Blue Santa. At a designated time, the parade pauses and Santas helpers will collect the gifts from the children along the route for the charity. The parade goes south on Congress Avenue from 11th street (just south of the Capitol) to Cesar Chavez (just north of Lady Bird Lake bridge) and lasts about an hour. Hope to see you there!