Type: Family Friendly, Outdoor Activities - Winter
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa invites merrymakers to start the holiday season with festive fun the whole family can enjoy. With the resort's Eighth Annual Gingerbread Competition and Sixth Annual Holiday Lights & Ice, families will be creating memories that will last throughout the holidays and years to come - both benefiting Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas. This year's gingerbread competition features a classic "Winter Wonderland" theme. From spun sugar snowflakes, candy icicles or powdered snow-covered trees, every gingerbread house will be adorned with ornate, wintery decorations. Gingerbread enthusiasts interested in cooking up their best creations are encouraged to submit an entry form to win grand prizes. With a portion of proceeds benefitting Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas, the Holiday Lights & Ice event features a 4,000 square foot ice rink and a special "Winter Wonderland on Ice" kick-off production on Dec. 18 by Ice Couture, starring international dancers, show skaters and Austin's very own Chaparral Ice Skaters. Local Austinites, resort guests and Barton Creek Country Club members are invited to skate on the resort's indoor ice rink overlooking scenic hill country views and a display of twinkling lights. Holiday-inspired treats and hot beverages will be served along with ornament and gingerbread cookie decorating in Santa's Workshop.
8212 Barton Club Drive
Austin, TX 78735
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Holiday Attractions: "The grand opening performance begins Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at The Pavilion, and the first public skating session with Santa Claus follows at 7:00 p.m."
Best for Holiday Attractions Because: It's hard to find ice skating in Texas, and the Omni provides it and other winter holiday fun for hotel guests and the public alike.