It's the most wonderful time of the year and time for a new rendition of one of Austin's favorite old holiday traditions, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. Taking over the Palmer Events Center for 6 days, from December 17-23, 2022, stop by do some holiday shopping or just come and kick back by the stage.

Shoppers at Steve Kreichbaum booth at Armadillo Christmas Bazaar in austin texas
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. Credit Jennifer M Ramos.

Shop for the perfect gift while enjoying live local music and sips from the full bar onsite. This year's Bazaar features an amazing selection of distinctive gifts; from statement-making collectible fine art to distinctive and modestly-priced stocking stuffers. Visitors can explore an amazing array of handmade items from nearly 175 local and national artists. As always, the music lineup does not disappoint with three live performances daily. Countdown to the big day with a lineup full of Austin musicians like Ruthie Foster, Gina Chavez, Tomar and the FCs, and more.

The event is held December 17-23 from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Palmer Events Center and is $12 for a single day pass. Kids 12 and under are free. Paid parking is available in the Palmer Events Center parking garage.

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