Located in the in the heart of the Medical Center, this San Antonio mainstay has been offering a wide range of specialty food items since 1999. If you are vegetarian, skip the Tofurky and nosh on a veggie plate brimming with baked apples, fennel, purple sweet potato, and farro. They did it to us, too. Go early for scrambled farm eggs, brioche French toast and sticky buns. If you find yourself in any of these situations, here is a list of what you can depend on being open on Christmas Day in Alamo City.
Finish the meal with an eggnog tart topped with a praline-like combo of salted caramel and candied pecans. Claus, enjoying delicious Christmas cookies and , listening to the Christmas Story, and spending quality time with loved ones along the way. On the menu: pumpkin seed mole crusted lamb, Boursin mashed potatoes, build-your-own-paella, and chocolate-hazelnut crème brûlée. The focuses on Middle Eastern produce, spices, halal meats, prepared dishes, and baked goods from a wide range of cuisines including Mediterranean, Iranian, Pakistani, and Indian, and well as some Eastern European items as well. Find all info on their. Expect dishes like a parsnip veloute; New York strip steak with a Yukon potato tart, sautéed asparagus, and crispy tobacco onions; and a peppermint cheesecake with a vanilla bean anglaise.
Open regular hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A new menu category is the caramel desserts, which includes the Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie, Salted Caramel Cinnamon Pull-Aparts, and the Salted Caramel Double Chocolate Chip Brownie. Another feel-good holiday classic that made it onto our must-see list is A Christmas Carol, a musical based on that Dickens story about crotchety old Ebeneezer Scrooge that we all know so well. There are several specials going on right now if you would like to try them out. Everyone loves tamales at Christmas, but unless you have a very large family, we suggest you avoid any impromptu tamaladas. The W Hotel may be known for its hip, contemporary vibe, but the Christmas Day menu is all about time-honored flavors. In addition to its comfort classics, 24 Diner is serving up a special lamb shank dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Or you can dine with relatives, assuming they live close by and you are lucky enough to share both culinary tastes and political leanings. Although many of the restaurants and bars will be closed on Christmas Day, a stroll through the area if the weather is nice is a fun Christmas Day activity, where you and your loved ones can enjoy the twinkling holiday lights. A unique meal, to say the least! Motown meets the HoHoHolidays in this family celebration at , creating an infectious spirit that has everyone dancing in the aisles. There are other ways to help the organization and its residents, including monetary donations, volunteering, and donating single items for their holiday drive. And no Christmas buffet is complete without dessert, so stop by to enjoy one—or two along with your meal! The restaurant promises a few special treats for the big day as well. Take the 37th Street Christmas spectacle for example, our 1. The intimate dining room in the stately Hotel Ella is perfect for a holiday dinner à deux.
After all, boozy drinks, southern-inspired cuisine, and a picturesque setting are the stuff Christmas dreams are made of. Open regular hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. . Check out these diverse offerings for Christmas Day brunch, dinner and more. Time: 10am-10pm Cost: Varies As is tradition, all Alamo Drafthouse locations will be open on Christmas Day.
Time: Varies per location Cost: Varies On the menu: Sometimes all you need on Christmas is some Southern comfort. But remember in A Christmas Story, when all Ralphie Parker wanted was a Red Ryder B. However, since it is arguably the biggest national holiday of the year, your options may be a bit limited. The entire space has been transformed into the Who-Tel Bar, a scene right out of How the Grinch Stole Christmas with themed libations, food, and entertainment. Guests will find food trucks, hot cocoa stands, beer, and other holiday-inspired beverages at Winter Wonderland. A la carte pricing 7 a. Okay, this is not technically a restaurant, but all Austin locations serve food, and you get to watch a movie while you eat! If you find yourself in search of sustenance on Dec.
Start out the morning with chocolate gingerbread doughnuts, smoked salmon rillete, pastrami hash, or a juicy tavern steak with crispy fries and a bordelaise. Buy locally-made treasures at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar The 2011 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. This downtown hot spot is open all day and all night for holiday diners. A soup or salad course is followed by hefty mains like pork shank, rib-eye, or turkey. And second, both of them pale in comparison to hot chocolate in terms of glorious deliciousness. And if your sweet tooth is somehow still in high gear after that, Trace is even offering house-made ginger snaps and hot chocolate kits to go sold separately.
The casual restaurant in the Sheraton near the Texas State Capitol usually features easy everyday fare like chicken quesadillas, Angus burgers, and smoked wings, but executive chef Lonny Hout is pulling out all the stops for Noel. Guests can enjoy holiday dishes with a Latin flare. The eatery offers a host of gluten-free options, as well. Admittedly, that last statement is biased. Chinatown North and Chinatown Westlake will serve Christmas Day dim sum brunch from 11 am - 2:30 pm. From live performances to charity and real Christmas trees to fake snow, every one of these fifteen seasonal activities is guaranteed to grant you a wonderful Christmas in Austin.
If you ask us, cooking on Christmas Day is for fools. Entertainment throughout the Winter Wonderland includes a variety of performances featuring Austin school district ensembles and local artists. Seriously, do not miss this. Chinese restaurants are a holiday tradition for many. Barbecue pork at Ho Ho Chinese B. Bonus: Check out the Westlake location for new vegetarian and gluten-free carts.
Special showings include an Elf movie party at the Ritz on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day the full schedule goes live on December 17. Take in some beautiful gingerbread houses Photo courtesy Four Seasons Austin The Four Seasons delights visitors every year by showcasing a beautiful array of gingerbread houses, sometimes with different themes. You can also go ice skating or have the chance to ride on a camel like the Three Wise Men. Walk through the Zilker Trail of Lights The 2015 Austin Trail of Lights. San Antonio's trademark River Walk is open every day of the year, and 24 hours a day.