Austin Holiday Party Hotspots for 2019
As the year draws to a close, the season of holiday gatherings rolls around with its twinkling lights and festive treats. Office holiday parties and corporate year-end events give us a chance to celebrate our victories with colleagues, acknowledge our personal and professional growth over the past 12 months, and look forward to the fresh year just up ahead.
Around Austin, there are plenty of gorgeous venues perfect for December events, from lush, pastoral lawns to hallowed halls where music legends roam. Read on to take a peek at a few favorite holiday party hotspots.
Right in the thick of it stands Fairmont Austin, one of Austin’s newest and most exciting luxury hotel offerings. With nearly 140,000 square feet of meeting and function space, this grand dame of the downtown scene is fully customizable to fit the size and scope of your holiday gathering in the beating heart of Austin’s central corridor. What’s more, guests can stay onsite overnight in Fairmont Austin’s perfectly-appointed guest rooms.
This iconic Austin venue isn’t one to be forgotten. Smack in the middle of the bustling 2nd Street district downtown, this legendary venue is the very space where Austin City Limits tapings are held. Complete with a world-class (not to mention famous) stage and concert floor, state of the art sound and A/V capabilities, multiple event levels for a sense of flow, open-air music porch, private art gallery, and gracious mezzanine, this fully customizable hotspot is always a crowd pleaser.
Over on the much-buzzed-about eastside, Fair Market is a tried and true event venue with a huge, warm industrial indoor space and abundant outdoor options as well. Its newly installed festoon lighting outside gives everything a warm glow well into the evening, and its minimalist architecture makes for a fantastic blank-space venue, perfect for blending into any theme or motif you choose.
Star Hill Ranch
In this unique (not to mention beautiful) venue, it feels as though you’ve got an entire small town to yourself. Every building from the main hall down to the vintage saloon bar invokes a warm, fuzzy feeling of character and charm. For those looking to make their holiday celebration into a full-scale experience, it’s the perfect place to create a holiday activation tour, with something new to wow the crowd at every stop along the way!
If you’re looking for a sweet country venue with good juju to boot, Green Pastures is just the spot. Dating back to 1946, this 23-acre venue has hosted lavish parties, wedding receptions, and grand occasions for many of Austin’s oldest families, governors, celebrities, visiting ambassadors, and other dignitaries. Although the Civil Rights Act wouldn’t become law for a couple of decades, causing Austin’s restaurants to desegregate, this gathering spot welcomed everyone who entered from the moment it opened its doors in 1946. Lush and gorgeous, Green Pastures embodies the art of connection and celebration.