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Events at Lake Austin Spa Resort

In addition to the daily activities at Lake Austin Spa Resort, we offer special programs and events to enlighten, entertain and excite. These outstanding programs are offered exclusively to overnight guests with no additional fees.

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12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY CHEER

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A MEMORABLE SERIES OF HOLIDAY EVENTS THAT WILL FILL YOUR HEART WITH HAPPINESS

December 20, 2018 – January 1, 2019

Give yourself the gift of time this holiday season to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect. Our peaceful lakeside getaway will inspire you to reflect on the meaning of the season with experiences dedicated to fostering and re-energizing your mind, body and spirit. On the calming shores of Lake Austin surrounded by the beautiful Texas Hill Country, our holiday activities are not to be missed, yet always remembered. Around the Tree special events include:  Polar Bear Express Water Activities, Cocoa Cruises, S’mores at the Fire pit, Live Dance and Live Music performances, Winter Cocktail Making, Ginger Bread Houses, a New Year’s Casino Night & Celebration, and much more…

 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

 

Polar Bear Express | Polar Bear Plunge!

You will feel refreshed and invigorated after a quick cryotherapy dip in Lake Austin!

 

Canyon Springs Hike

Hiking in the Texas Hill Country at Lake Austin Spa Resort

Through the canyon to the natural rock pool, this is a gorgeous Hill Country hike. A few steep inclines and declines, it may get muddy during the wet season, but it is worth every step.

 

Mindful Meditation

Explore and practice ways to be mindful and present while relaxing and restoring body, mind and soul.

 

Around the Tree | Winter Cocktail Making 

It’s fizzy, it’s happy and it’s refreshing!  We will share ideas to add cheer to all of your gatherings.  Fill with ice and shake vigorously.  It will make you want to raise your glass to the holidays!

 

Starry Night Star Gazing with Astronomer Michael Brewster 

How will the planets line up? Join Michael for an informative and entertaining look at the stars above.

You will view celestial objects through Michael’s large telescope.  What objects you see depends on the time of the year, the phase of the Moon, and what planets are visible.  Michael will introduce the starry skies so that when you return home you can look up and better understand what you see.

 

Friday, December 21, 2018

 

Polar Bear Paddle | Kayak & Coffee

 

Polar Bear Express | Cocoa Cruise

Daily Boat Cruise at Lake Austin Spa Resort

 

Holiday Bingo with Prizes

 

Meditation for Total Relaxation

Meditation at Lake Austin

Meditation is one of the most powerful ways to allow our body to rest and recover. Learn and experience techniques for complete relaxation.

 

Fun at the Firepit  |  Live Music with Mike Eiras and S’more’s at the Firepit 

Sit by the fire with s'mores and friends

Mike has been playing music most of his life. He has played both solo and in bands from Florida to Alabama to Texas and points in between. He’s a singer-songwriter whose range includes classic and new rock, heavy metal, alternative, and rock with a splash of country.

 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

 

Polar Bear Express | Boat and Hike

You might not find a partridge in a pear tree; however, you might see turkey, heron, warblers, and more on this scenic birding cruise.

 

Comfort Cooking Demo

 

Meditative Arts | Tibetan Bowl Sound Bathing

Join Jan Blevins for a transformative experience using Tibetan and crystal singing bowls to guide you into a deep state of relaxation and healing.

 

Sundown Wine Cruise (additional fee)

 

Creative Arts | Gratitude Collage

Explore the connection between health, well-being and art making.  After a brief show and tell for inspiration, and an introduction to the different styles of collage, participants learn to create their own collages as a means of creative expression.   They will combine these visual elements onto a 5×7 substrate (background) suitable for framing or gifting as an expression of gratitude.  This class is suitable for beginner as well as advanced creatives.

 

Sunday, December 23, 2018

 

Polar Bear Pedal or Paddle | Group Lake Outing 

 

Tai Chi | Meditative Motion

 Tai Chi at Lake Austin Spa Resort

Experience this Eastern martial art introductory practice that connects the mind to the slow, gentle movements designed to enhance balance, stability, standing strength and inner calmness. Originally developed for self-defense and described as meditation in motion, T’ai Chi has evolved into a graceful form of mindful exercise that’s now used around the globe to calm the mind and strengthen the body.

 

Live Jazz Lunch with Cameron Riggs

 

Monday, December 24, 2018

 

Garden to Table Cooking Demo

 

Candlelight Yoga & Meditation

 

Around the Tree | Holiday Movie Night 

Special dessert and popcorn, of course!

 

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

 

Polar Bear Express | Polar Bear Plunge!

You will feel refreshed and invigorated after a quick cryotherapy dip in Lake Austin!

 

Strum | Yin Yoga with Live Classical Guitar with Guest Musician Tony Morris

Strum Yin Yoga with Tony Morris

Even this Live Music Capitol of the World town turns it down a notch when the sun is setting – and so will you in this soulful live music experience. Our local musician and meditation expert will strum and guide you on a deep, meditative journey that will engage the heart and stir the consciousness to a deeper level of peace and relaxation.

 

Holiday Dinner | Live Classical Guitar with Tony Morris | Coffee Bar

Inspiration on Canvas | Artist Jean Schuler

 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

 

Polar Bear Express | Polar Bear Paddle

 

Country Nature Hike

Immerse yourself in the Texas Hill Country that overlooks the gleaming waters of Lake Austin on our Nature Hikes & Walks to increase your physical and mental health.

 

Comfort Cooking Demo

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Creative Arts | Framed Sentiments

In this paper crafting class you will create a three dimensional framed piece of artwork with a sentiment that speaks to you. You will learn to make paper roses, die cut, emboss and punch.The finished product is a beautiful framed piece of art suitable for display in your home or as a gift for someone special. Materials and supplies provided.

 

Around the Tree  | Less Stress, More Joy with Life Coach Brenda Young

 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

 

Canyon Springs Hike

hiking steiner ranch

Through the canyon to the natural rock pool, this is a gorgeous Hill Country hike. A few steep inclines and declines, it may get muddy during the wet season, but it is worth every step.

 

Mindful Meditation

Explore and practice ways to be mindful and present while relaxing and restoring body, mind and soul.

 

Polar Bear Express | Twilight Pedal &  Paddle

 

Starry Night Star Gazing | Astronomer Michael Brewster

How will the planets line up? Join Michael for an informative and entertaining look at the stars above.

You will view celestial objects through Michael’s large telescope.  What objects you see depends on the time of the year, the phase of the Moon, and what planets are visible.  Michael will introduce the starry skies so that when you return home you can look up and better understand what you see.

 

Friday, December 28, 2018

 

Polar Bear Express | Cocoa Cruise

 

Just for Fun | Intro to Mah Jong

 

Sound Celebration | Live Drumming with Special Guest Solomon Masala

 

Around the Tree | Winter Cocktail Making

Strawberry Cocktail

 

Around the Tree | Live Music and S’mores at the Firepit featuring Special Guest Musician Garret Johnson

Saturday, December 29, 2018

 

Polar Bear Express | Boat and Hike

You might not find a Partridge in a pear tree; however, you might see turkey, heron, warblers, and more on this scenic birding cruise.

 

Comfort Cooking Demo

Lake Austin Spa Resort Reunions image 5

 

Meditative Arts | Tibetan Bowl Sound Bathing

Join Jan Blevins for a transformative experience using Tibetan and crystal singing bowls to guide you into a deep state of relaxation and healing.

 

Sundown Wine Cruise (additional fee)

 

Around the Tree | Creative Arts | Gratitude Collage

Explore the connection between health, well-being and art making.  After a brief show and tell for inspiration, and an introduction to the different styles of collage, participants learn to create their own collages as a means of creative expression.   They will combine these visual elements onto a 5×7 substrate (background) suitable for framing or gifting as an expression of gratitude.  This class is suitable for beginner as well as advanced creatives.

 

Relaxing Acoustic Guitar Meditation 

Even this Live Music Capitol of the World town turns it down a notch when the sun is setting – and so will you in this soulful live music experience. Our local musician and meditation expert will strum and guide you on a deep, meditative journey that will engage the heart and stir the consciousness to a deeper level of peace and relaxation.

 

Austin Artist Series: Soothing Sounds Live Dinner Music with Sapphire Kieft 

Sapphire at Lake Austin Spa Resort

 

Sunday, December 30, 2018

 

Polar Bear Express | Kayak Outing

Kayak Lake Austin

 

Tai Chi | Meditative Motion

Experience this Eastern martial art introductory practice that connects the mind to the slow, gentle movements designed to enhance balance, stability, standing strength and inner calmness. Originally developed for self-defense and described as meditation in motion, T’ai Chi has evolved into a graceful form of mindful exercise that’s now used around the globe to calm the mind and strengthen the body.

 

Live Jazz Lunch with Cameron Riggs

 

Monday, December 31, 2018

 

QiGong | Chinese Yoga

 

Polar Bear Express | Polar Bear Plunge!

You will feel refreshed and invigorated after a quick cryotherapy dip in Lake Austin!

 

Bluffs Scenic Hike

Miles and miles of Hill Country and Lake Austin views! This hike, overlooking the west, gives you an idea of the gorgeous expanse of beauty that Texas has to offer!

 

New Year’s Eve Celebratory Dinner

 

Dessert and Coffee Bar

 

New Year’s Eve Party and Casino Knights

Glitz and glamour will come alive at Lake Austin Spa Resort on New Year’s Eve as we celebrate the arrival of the New Year with Las Vegas style games.

Play Blackjack, Craps, and Roulette, Poker in our cozy and sophisticated New Year’s lounge!  Ring in the New Year with drawings for fabulous prizes as you enjoy a delectable buffet of desserts and a curated list of wines selected for the evening.

 

About Casino Knights:

Each guest, upon arrival, receives 20,000 in chips, so everybody is a High Roller!  The Casino is open for three hours with live music, prizes, and toasts!   Standard Las Vegas rules apply at all the games and our dealers are accustomed to dealing to both experienced and inexperienced players and will teach the games to everyone.  What better way to learn to play these games than in a non-intimidating, party environment in which you have nothing to lose!

 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

 

Happy New Year!