(Austin, TX) — The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is an 11 day fine art shopping destination featuring national and local award-winning artists, with live music and two full bars in a festive, lively atmosphere. In its 42nd season, this annual tradition and cultural icon is one of Austin’s longest running art and music festivals attracting around 40,000 shoppers each year. It all adds up to a fun authentic Austin experience.

Find an exciting variety of upscale art, handmade gifts, heirloom pieces and stocking stuffers for everyone on your list from over 160 carefully curated artists. The Armadillo makes holiday shopping fun in an upbeat, family friendly environment. This is the place to find gifts from the heart, build an art collection year by year, personally meet the artists and commission custom pieces.

Enjoy at least three bands per day on the Armadillo stage with set times for any lifestyle. Featured musicians include emerging stars, local legends and Grammy winners. Armadillo’s intimate stage allows you to experience Texas music all-stars in a rare holiday setting surrounded by friends and family. Our last years lineup included: Albert and Gage, Marcia Ball, Asleep at the Wheel, Beto and the Fairlanes, Charlie Belle, Gina Chavez, Suzanna Choffel, DURAWA, The Eggmen, Ruthie Foster, John Fullbright, Eliza Gilkyson, Emily Gimble, Terri Hendrix, Warren Hood, Shelley King, Bill Kirchen, Jai Malano, Jimmy LaFave, Los Coast, Uncle Lucius, Mary Hattersley’s Blazing Bows, Clay McClinton, Carson McHone, The Peterson Brothers, Sarah Pierce, Quiet Company, Alpha Rev, The Rocketboys, Shinyribs, Jackie Venson, Dale Watson, Carolyn Wonderland and Ray Wylie Hubbard.

Producer Anne Johnson has spent every Christmas Eve of her life at the Armadillo. “It wouldn’t seem like Christmas to me without it,” she says. “…and that’s not unusual. What’s great about the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is that you have many families attending for decades now, yet it’s a perfect holiday shopping event for visitors and tourists as well. It is one of the few ‘old Austin’ traditions that has survived the influx of festivals and the city’s rapid growth – and remained strong. People really appreciate the culture and history,” she says. “Plus, everyone loves a good party.”

Tickets are $8 for a single-day pass; available at the door, or in advance beginning September 29. For best value, purchase a season pass, which allows entry throughout the duration of the 11-day Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. Free admission for children 12 and under.

Media Contact: Motley Crew Media for Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Nicole Shiro / 512.740.6665
Amy S. Layton / 512.695.0799

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