Transportation & Parking

Palmer Events Center is located at 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704.
Parking at Palmer Events Center is extremely limited and is not included with the purchase of any A Christmas Affair ticket. We recommend that guests carpool or ride share with Lyft, the official ride share partner of A Christmas Affair! The Palmer Parking Garage will quickly fill to capacity especially on Thursday, November 21st, and Friday, November 22nd. If space is available in the Palmer Parking Garage, there is an $8 per-vehicle fee to park. The garage can be accessed by either the Riverside or Barton Springs entrance. 
Pro Tip: If there is traffic on Barton Springs Road, try the Riverside entrance! 
Parking is strictly prohibited in the neighborhoods surrounding Palmer Events Center.
SHUTTLE SCHEDULE
Barton Creek Mall
Complimentary parking is available at Barton Creek Mall (2901 S. Capital of Texas Highway) across from Abuelo’s in what used to be the Sear’s parking lot beginning Thursday, November 21st, through Sunday, November 24th. Thanks to our sponsor Capitol Chevrolet, we offer a complimentary shuttle between Barton Creek Mall and Palmer Events Center at the following times:
  • Thursday, November 21st: 8am-9pm
  • Friday, November 22nd: 9am-9pm
  • Saturday, November 23rd: 7:30am-8pm
  • Sunday, November 24th: 8am-4:45pm
Barton Creek shuttles stop running one hour after the A Christmas Affair market closes. If you plan to attend an evening party, please note that you will not be able to ride a shuttle back to Barton Creek. Shuttles pick up and drop off at the south circle drive of Palmer Events Center located on Barton Springs Road. 
ZACH Theatre
Complimentary parking is available at ZACH Theatre (202 S. Lamar) on Thursday, November 21st, and Friday, November 22nd only. There are only sixty spots available in this lot so it will quickly fill to capacity. Thanks to our sponsor Capitol Chevrolet, we offer a complimentary shuttle between ZACH Theatre and Palmer Events Center at the following times:
  • Thursday, November 21st: 8:30am-4pm
  • Friday, November 22nd: 9:30am-4pm
All ZACH Theatre shuttles stop running at 4pmAll vehicles must be out of the ZACH Theatre parking lot by this time. Shuttles pick up and drop off at the south circle drive of Palmer Events Center located on Barton Springs Road. 
OTHER PARKING OPTIONS
Complimentary parking is available at the Austin Energy building located at 721 Barton Springs Road on Saturday, November 23rd, and Sunday, November 24th only. This lot is a quick walk to Palmer Events Center. No shuttles will run between the Austin Energy Building and Palmer Events Center. 
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