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Starting to spread holiday joy and cheer? Us too, and it’s never been easier than at the annual favorite Armadillo Christmas Bazaar show in Austin from December 16th through December 24th. This yearly show brings a novel element of holiday excitement to Austin with its alluring showcase of statement-making holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. The show’s array of commodities is comprised of collectible fine art, distinguished gifts, artisan crafts, and more. The show’s selection shines the spotlight on “160 locally and nationally acclaimed artists, including 11 dynamic newcomers” according to the Armadillo team.

But wait, there’s more. Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is also hosting a music festival to accompany the gift show. It makes sense in the musically-inclined city, doesn’t it? Musicians from Central Texas are bringing their glittering talents to the show, and at minimum, three bands per day will take the stage and roughly 28 musicians total; including Ruthie Foster, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Carolyn Wonderland, Shiny Ribs, and Mayeux and Broussard, will make an appearance to entertain shoppers. From singer-songwriters, rock n' rollers, western swingers to gospel/soul harmonizers and country music outlaws, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar show has something for everyone.

Beginning December 16th until December 24th, the event takes place at the Palmer Events Center and is open from 11am-11pm daily. For more information about the event visit