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December 2018 brings Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, Coats for Kids, 2018 New Year’s Pops, and more to the Palmer Events Center

December 1, 2018

Austin, Texas – The holidays are here and for the PEC (Palmer Events Center) there is no slowing down! Eleven different events will keep the facility busy throughout the month of December.

Among the consumer shows that are part of the PEC schedule in December are the Junior League of Austin’s 2018 Coats for Kids event on December 8 – expected attendance is around 8,000. For more information, go to In addition, the 43rd annual Armadillo Christmas Bazaar returns to the Palmer Events Center on December 13 and will run through December 24. Live music, art, and liquid refreshment are the staples of this Austin institution – for more details, go to

The Austin Symphony Orchestra will present its 2018 New Year’s Pops concert at the Palmer Events Center on December 29 and December 30. This year’s show is “Ella & Louis”. Byron Stripling and Carmen Bradford’s chemistry lights up the stage as they take you on a journey through the most famous duets and solos recorded by two of jazz’s greatest legends. Byron and Carmen are a musical reincarnation of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Featuring hits of the Great American Songbook, they recreate one of the most memorable collaborations in music history while entertaining and capturing everyone’s heart along the way. Bring your favorite food dish and enjoy this concert in a cabaret-style setting. For more information, go to

Other events at the Palmer Events Center in December include the Small Business Expo 2018 on December 6 (; Texas Weddings, LTD.’s 2018 December Exhibitor Meeting on December 12 (; and the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy’s 2018 TSBPA Swearing-In Ceremony on December 1 (

Over 80 percent of the scheduled events in December represent repeat business – reinforcing the Palmer Events Center’s reputation as a dynamic meetings facility.

Looking ahead to January, twelve total events are booked at the Palmer Events Center. Nearly 3 million people have attended 1,000+ events at the 131,000-square foot Palmer Events Center since it opened in 2002. Events at both the Convention Center and the Palmer Events Center and their websites can be accessed at