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

Spending the holiday season in Austin's Hill Country? From Stories with Cowboy Santa 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. 

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Holiday in the Hills 2021

Holiday in the Hills Light Trail
5 – 9 p.m. | December 1 – January 3 | 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 – 9 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.

Holiday in the Hills Snowdown
December 1 – 31 | Lady Bird Lawn
Thursdays, 6 p.m.
Fridays, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Saturdays, 6 p.m. and 7 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. Share your photo with us on Instagram by tagging @OmniBartonCreek and using #AtTheOmni. Weather permitting.

Cowboy Santa Stories from the Northpole
4 – 6 p.m. | December 4, 11, 18 and 24 | Lady Bird Lawn
Gather around the fire pits on Lady Bird Lawn for a down-home holiday experience with Cowboy Santa at this family-friendly holiday story experience. Space is first come, first served. Don't forget to bring a smartphone to capture candid photos with Santa.

Caroling and Cocktails
4 – 6 p.m. | December 3, 10 and 17 | Resort Lobby
Get in the holiday spirit with a handcrafted holiday cocktail from Jim Bob's Lobby lounge and caroling performed by local Austin musicians.

Mrs. Claus Tuck-ins
7 – 9 p.m. | December 18
Experience the magic of the holiday season with Mrs. Claus tuck-ins. This experience includes a special appearance by Mrs. Claus at your room, a reading of a book and a special surprise from Santa. Email to arrange your Mrs. Claus tuck-in. $125 per child and $50 per additional child

Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop
1– 2 p.m. | December 4, 11, 18 and 24 | Holiday Activity Room
Get creative at this workshop led by our activities and culinary team. Registration is required, email to RSVP. $35 per guest

Gin'gerbread Cocktail Class
2 - 4 p.m.| December 11 and 18 | Blind Salamander Kitchen & Bar
Inspired by the flavors of the holiday season, our spiced gin cocktail class is the perfect activity to fill your glass. RSVP is required, email to sign up. Ages 21+. $95++ per guest

Letters to Santa
December 1 – 24 | Resort Lobby
Pick up a kit at the concierge desk and send your letter to Santa faster than a reindeer can fly via our magical mailbox.

Golf Fore Good
Daily | December 1 – 31 | Resort golf courses
There's never been a better time to brush up on your 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.

Winter Wonderland Game Room
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | December 1 – 31 | Various locations
Escape the cold and warm up with friendly competition in the Winder Wonderland game room with air hockey, arcade games, Pop-A-Shot and more. Or watch a classic holiday movie on our big screen tv.

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