I booked our flights to Austin for the week before Christmas for my husband and myself to go visit with our daughter and her husband. They live just outside the army base in Killeen and aren't able to come east for the holidays.
We'll be doing short day trips the first few days (as our sil will have to work), but hope to spend the last couple of days & nights with them in downtown Austin before flying home the day before Christmas Eve. So I'll be checking out this forum for ideas off what to see and do and in finding a good hotel room.
I've always gotten great advice from these travel boards and look forward to 'chatting' with you all.