The most wonderful time of the year is finally here! It’s the holiday season, and we’re ready for the festivities to begin. Round Rock is magical this time of year, and you can feel the Christmas spirit throughout the city. Although things are a little different this year, there are still plenty of holiday happenings for you to enjoy. Celebrate new and old traditions with our Go Round Rock seasonal guide. We can’t wait to see you Rockin’ around Round Rock!
Spend the Season at Kalahari
Give your family the ultimate present with a stay at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Round Rock! Kalahari just opened on November 12th, and it is the perfect destination for a holiday getaway. The massive resort has a 223,000 square foot Indoor Water Park and a Tom Foolery Adventure Park with plenty of family fun!
See the Downtown Holiday Lights
Get a glimpse of our enchanting light display in downtown Round Rock. Our Main Street twinkles with brilliant lights and every corner is decorated with Christmas decor. Stroll down our historic downtown and get in the holiday spirit this season!
Watch a Festive Film
The Blue Starlite Drive-In theater is featuring Christmas classics like Home Alone, Elf, and Christmas Vacation! This theater offers a unique way to enjoy family movie night. If you’re looking for a different viewing experience, the Cinemark Theatre has a private viewing option so you can host a holiday movie screening night with your Christmas crew!
Get a Gift at the Downtowner Gallery
This holiday season, the Downtowner Gallery will be offering an exhibit curated for gift-giving, with nearly 90 small pieces, made by local artists, that are easy to ship to friends or toss into a stocking at home. Among the artwork: palm-of-hand cactus gardens that fit in a bottle cap to paintings on adorably-sized canvases, whimsical little sculptures and ceramics, illustrations, and digital collage. Exhibit dates: Nov 24 – Jan 15. For more info, click here.
Watch a Virtual Production of “A Christmas Carol”
Don’t be a Scrooge, and make sure to watch the Christmas Carol this year! The Sam Bass Community Theatre is offering a virtual production of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol.” This holiday favorite is a must-see for the whole family! For more information on this virtual event, click here.
Tell your wish list to Santa!
Santa is flying from the North Pole to Round Rock and will be at a couple of locations this Christmas season! He will be at the Premium Outlets and the Bass Pro Shop now through December 24th. Book your appointment for a festive photo-op and meet-and-greet and make the season memorable. Santa photo reservations are available on the Premium Outlets and Bass Pro websites- book your visit today!
Enjoy Hot Chocolate and Holiday Candy!
Tis’ the season to enjoy holiday treats! Sip on a warm cup of hot cocoa or coffee from our local coffee shops or savor a homemade Christmas cookie. We have plenty of bakeries with scrumptious seasonal sweets!
Cross Off Your Christmas List
Looking for the perfect gift? Cross off your Christmas list at one of our specialty stores or retail outlets. If you’re looking for a present for a loved one or you want to treat yourself, our stores are stuffed with gifts galore!
Give Back this Season!
If you are looking to give back this season, Round Rock has plenty of ways you can donate resources and time! Our Round Rock Police will be hosting their 42nd annual Blue Santa Christmas Drive this year, where they collect toys and food for thousands of families in need. Additionally, the Round Rock Serving Center has a variety of volunteer and donation opportunities during this time.
We hope you make merry memories here in Round Rock! If you are looking for accommodations during your seasonal stay, you can find our hotel directory here. See you soon!
*Our hotels, stores, restaurants, and facilities are taking precautions to ensure that you have a safe seasonal stay in Round Rock. Please visit individual websites beforehand to see their health and safety protocols. *