Thanksgiving & Holiday Events Austin

There is never a lack of events and happening during the holiday season in Austin. Fairmont Austin always delivers a full lineup of food, events, and activities to make it a memorable holiday season.

Fairmont Austin announced today a festive lineup of specials, offerings, and events to get in the holiday spirit this year. Hotel guests and locals alike are invited to kick off the holiday season with a memorable Thanksgiving meal with Fairmont Austin’s ‘Thanksgiving To-Go’ or a Thanksgiving Buffet option.


Whether choosing to give thanks with loved ones in the coziness of their own home or with a boundless buffet with all the fixings, guests celebrating Thanksgiving with Fairmont Austin can leave the cooking to the hotel’s renowned team of chefs.

  • Thanksgiving To-Go

    • Step away from the kitchen and leave the dishes to Fairmont Austin. Focus on celebrating with friends and family while enjoying Thanksgiving classics, like turkey, pumpkin pie and refreshing additions.

    • Guests can order now through November 21 to pick up a meal for 4 people ($199) or 8 people ($379) on November 23, 2022 from 8:00am – 6:00 pm to reheat on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Thanksgiving Buffet

    • Savor a lavish Thanksgiving buffet spread with loved ones while leaving the cooking up to Fairmont Austin. Expect traditional holiday dishes along with special offerings like Oak Smoked Prime Rib plus an array of tempting desserts. Enjoy live music and the elegant ambience of the hotel’s 7th floor Parkview room.

    • On Thursday, November 24 guests can select from a 3:00pm or 5:00pm seating and make their reservation on OpenTable. $130 per person; Children ages 5 – 12 years old $65; Children under 5 years old are free.

Winter Holiday Activities

  • Holiday Lounge & Light Show

    • To add to the coziness of the season, Fairmont Austin is transforming its popular 7th floor into an Après-Ski lounge, complete with a dazzling light show, luxe igloos, festive fire pits, cozy cabanas, and a holiday food and beverage menu.

    • Dates & Time: Available December 2 – December 30 from 6:00 -10:00pm

    • Admission:

      • General Admission (non-hotel guests): $10

      •  Holiday Light Show Igloo: $150 (maximum party of 6)

      • Holiday Light Show Cabana: $100 (maximum party of 6)

      • Holiday Light Show Fire Pit: $75 (maximum party of 6)

      • $5 discounted self-parking for event attendees

  • Tree Lighting Event Benefiting Dell Children’s Medical Center

    • Fairmont Austin’s annual Tree Lighting will invite guests to enjoy cookies, apple cider, and snap a photo with St. Nick, all while benefiting Dell Children’s Medical Center. Fairmont Austin will unveil its ‘North Pole Nook’ for children to write letters to Santa, plus attendees can also listen to the songs of the season with carolers.

    • Date & Times: Saturday, December 3 from 5:00 – 8:00pm in Fulton, on the Lobby Level

    • Admission: Santa photos will be available with a $10 donation to Dell Children’s Medical Center from 6:00- 8:00pm

  • Adult Gingerbread House Workshop

    • Grab your pals or make it a date night as you hone your creative skills by building and decorating gingerbread house while indulging in bites and lively libations. Fairmont Austin’s Pastry Chefs will be ready to help guests bring visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads to life! Snag a drink in Fulton, Fairmont Austin’s lobby bar, before or after the class to make a night out of it.

    • Dates & Time: Monday, December 5, 12 and 19 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

    • Admission: $89 per person

  • Kid’s Brunch Buffet with Santa

    • Treat the kids to brunch and holiday cookie decorating as St. Nick reads ’Twas The Night Before Christmas. Adults can also enjoy bar options.

    • Dates & Time: Sunday, December 11 & Saturday, December 17 from 10:00am -12:00pm in Palm Park

    • Admission: $65 adult; 5-12 years old are 50% off; Kids under 5 are free

  • Room 725 Champagne & Caviar

    • Toast the holidays in style at the glamorous Room 725 Champagne & Caviar lounge, the perfect prelude or finale to the evening’s celebrations. Featuring a selection of caviar, exquisite Champagne, and a menu of Pre-Embargo Cigars and set in the hotel’s premier semi-private lounge, Room 725 Champagne & Caviar is Austin’s newest destination for all things elegance.

    • Dates & Time: Fridays & Saturdays, 6:00 -11:00 p.m.

  • New Year’s Eve Celebration

    • Say hello to 2023 at the hotel’s vibrant New Year’s Eve Party and take in the view of a midnight fireworks display on Lady Bird Lake.

    • Ticketed event includes access to the hotel’s 7th floor venues – Rules & Regs, the Pool Deck “ice lounge” and Pam Court’s Nordic Apres Ski themed setting.

    • Dates & Time: Saturday, December 31 starting at 9:00pm

    • Admission: Tickets will start at $125 and are bookable on

Magical Stays

Santa Suite at Fairmont Austin | Santa's Favorite Holiday Retreat

  • Santa Suite

    • Enjoy the Santa Suite, St. Nick’s luxe home away from the North Pole where he kicks off his boots while in Austin! This family-friendly package features: a two-night stay in a festively decorated One-Bedroom Grand Suite with a king-sized bed and a sofa bed complete with holiday ambience for a cozy visit. A $100 food and beverage credit will also be available to elevate your very merry visit.

    • To Book: Visit and use promo code PDBF or contact the hotel directly via email or

  • Take The Elevator Home

    • Eat, drink, be merry and take the elevator home this holiday season. Includes complimentary self-parking for one vehicle and breakfast for two in Revue.

    • To Book: Visit and use promo code PTEH

Eva Rogers

Eva Rogers, a proud Texan and contributor for TexasTasty, infuses her writing with a deep passion for the Lone Star State. With roots in the vast plains of West Texas, Eva treasures the unique fusion of tradition and innovation that embodies the Texan spirit. Through her articles, she celebrates the diverse tapestry of Texas, exploring everything from its vibrant urban centers to its tranquil rural landscapes.