Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
8212 Barton Club Drive
Austin, Texas 78735

Holiday Activities in Austin

Experience everything the holidays have to offer
Stories by the fireplace at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

Holiday in the Hills 2022: Winter of Nostalgia & Warmth

Spending the holiday season in Austin's Hill Country? From Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus to adventures on our light trail – there's plenty of holiday fun for the whole family at the Omni. Make magical memories as you celebrate the holiday season at our Hill Country resort. Start planning your Austin, Texas holiday vacation now.  Book now



Holiday in the Hills Light Trail

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Daily in December | Starts at Lady Bird Lawn

Experience the beauty of the Texas Hill Country infused with sparkling lights and holiday cheer. Our lighted holiday trail is open daily from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.. End your walk down the trail with a family-friendly game of glow-in-the-dark miniature golf at Santa's Magical Toy Shop. Weather permitting.

Barton Creek holiday shop

Holiday in the Hills Snowdown

December 1 – 31 | Lady Bird Lawn
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.
Fridays, 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Experience a magical production of lights and a flurry of snowflakes on Lady Bird Lawn as you celebrate the wonderment of the season. This experience is ideal for a "snowy" Texas photo op by the sparkling tree and fire pits. Share your photo with us on Instagram by tagging @OmniBartonCreek and using #AtTheOmni. Weather permitting

Holiday in the Hills snow on Lady Bird Lawn

Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | December 10, 17 & 24 | Texas Spice

Indulge in a festive meal sprinkled with a bit of holiday magic. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus as you snap a candid photo at our brunch event. Seating available first come, first served. No dining reservations required.

Santa smiling

Whiskey & Wood Burning

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Saturdays

Create your own bespoke memento. Select from coasters, a photo frame, keepsake box and more at our wood burning class. In this instructor-led class, you'll use stencils or freehand designs to make your own unique piece and sample a variety of smoked whiskeys. Children may participate in wood burning if accompanied by an adult. $35 per person

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Holiday Cinema & S'mores

6:15 p.m. | Fridays and Saturdays

Celebrate the season with holiday movies and glowing lawn games on the light trail. Upgrade your experience and reserve a cabana complete with hot chocolate, a s'mroes charcuterie themed to the movie and a blanket to take home. Reservations required, make your reservation on ResortPass. $150 per person

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Caroling & Cocktails

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. | Fridays
10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. | Saturdays

Get into the holiday spirit as you sing along to holiday favorites performed by local Austin musicians.

Holiday Themed Cocktail

Stirring Up Nostalgia

Daily | Velvet Joe's

Experience hot chocolate elevated with chef-curated gourmet options like house-made marshmallows, spirits or espresso. Price varies

Hot Chocolate

Build Your Own Holiday Stuffed Animal

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Saturdays

Grab a mug of hot chocolate at Velvet Joe's, then join us inside to build your own holiday stuffed animal.

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Toy Bear

Gingerbread Workshop

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Wednesday – Saturday

Get creative with this workshop led by our activities team. Decorate your own gingerbread house to take home. $35 per guest

Book Activity

Gingerbread House

Give Back

Toys for Tots
November 23 – December 13 |Velvet Joe's Coffee House
Share the joy by dropping a toy under the tree in Velvet Joe's Coffee House. We are an official drop-off location for Toys for Tots.

Golf Fore Good
Daily | Resort Golf Courses
There's never been a better time to brush up on your golf game. Turn your scorecard in at the pro shop and for every birdie or eagle scored on the course, we will donate meals for a family of four to Central Texas Food Bank. Score a hole-in-one and we will donate 20 meals in your name.

Making Spirits Bright
Daily |Velvet Joe's Coffee House
Join us in making spirit bright. Stop by the front desk to donate to Central Texas Food Bank, or purchase a hot chocolate at Velvet Joe's and we will donate a meal in addition to the meal we donate for every stay at the resort.

Food Bank