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Special Guests Teri McMinn ("Pam"), Ed Guinn ("Truck Driver) and Allen Danziger ("Jerry") from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Michael Hargrove ("Candyman") from Candyman (2021)

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december 2 & 3, 2023

palmer events center, austin

HORROR FOR THE HOLIDAYS Art & Gift Bazaar is especially made for horror fans and features hordes of vendors selling horror, gothic and dark merchandise. Art, home decor, clothing, jewelry, accessories, collectibles, gifts and more. You're bound to find the perfect gift for that horror junkie, goth, weirdo fiend of yours this holiday season — including  yourself. Horror For The Holidays is the biggest holiday-themed horror market in Austin and celebrates it's 9th year this 2023. It has been a grass-roots event from the beginning that has grown to epic proportions and we thank our vendors and guests for making this event such a success!

And if the killer shopping wasn't enough, we've added tons of creeptastic, and family friendly, attractions to make it the best holiday horror weekend in town. Scroll down for all of the info or click on the categories below for a quick jump to that section.


2019 Winner of the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin award:

Shopping — "Best Nightmare in time for Christmas!"



The market has been curated for the ultimate creepy holiday bazaar around. Our horde of vendors sell horror, gothic and dark-related merchandise. Most of our vendors are Texas-based — with many from right here in Austin. Thank you in advance for supporting your local artists and small businesses!




You better watch out! You better not cry! Evil Santa is coming to town! This is Evil Santa. Straight from the bowels of Christmas Hell to walk among the living during this creepy holiday weekend. Get the ultimate holiday card pictures taken with the Evil one. Take the perfect picture with your fiends and family to display on your mantle. A great addition to your family Neckronomicon.

It takes an evil village to bring Evil Santa back from the dead. We are proud to have these amazingly talented teams make it happen:

EVIL SANTA  Ready to slay in his finest — provided by the award-winning, HAWGFLY PRODUCTIONS.

SANTA'S LAIR  Sponsored and conjured up by local, stellar haunted attraction, HOUSE OF TORMENT.

PHOTOS  Professional photographer, Andrew Gamble.


PRINT: $20 (8X10)

Digital pics will be posted in the days after the event on an online gallery. You'll be able to scroll through the gallery to find your pic and download a hi-res image. Prints will be made on-site.

Prices subject to change for 2023