It’s finally the most wonderful time of the year! Whether you’re waiting until the first of December to start playing holiday music, or you busted out the Bublé the second it dipped below fifty degrees, it’s officially time to start prepping for the holidays.
The end of the year is a beautiful time to enjoy with loved ones and look back on the past year with gratitude. Overnight guests and holiday parties are occurrences to look forward to… until it’s time to get the house ready for visitors. Deep cleaning in preparation to host can be daunting and stressful, especially with little ones or pets running around. But don’t fret yet – Westlake HCS Austin is here to help your home look its Sunday best. We offer a variety of services to get your home guest-ready.
Holiday Cleaning Services
Why worry about dirty windows when you can let window washing experts handle it? We clean both the inside and the outside, making any window sparkle and shine. There’s no need to climb on ladders to get to hard to reach windows, we can do it for you! You’ll be able to spot neighborhood carolers before they ring the doorbell with perfectly clean windows.
Interior and Exterior Painting
One way to ensure a white Christmas is to paint your walls! And if you don’t get to it before January, there’s no better way to prime yourself for the New Year than with a fresh coat of paint. We offer a free, one hour color consultation before every house painting service, and there’s no deposit required.
Deck & Patio Area Cleaning
You might not be thinking about cleaning your deck or patio area during the winter, but preventative care is the best way to protect your investment and also impress your guests. A neglected exterior makes even the cleanest interior look bad. Plus, for those of you lucky enough to have a fire pit, having your patio area clean is a must! Our deck and patio area power washing services refresh your entire yard, and we’ll even wash all of your outdoor furniture at no additional charge.
Tile & Grout Cleaning
Sometimes you don’t notice how badly your tile and grout looks until you look at them through a guest’s eyes. Yet, there’s no need to shell out for new tiles when you can restore yours to look brand new with expert tile and grout cleaning. We renew porcelain, ceramic, cement, marble, stone, slate, or any other type or tile with specific cleaning solutions. Then, we add a specially formulated sealant to prevent water and spills from absorbing into the tile and causing discoloration going forward.
In order to make the best first impression, your house has to look good from head to toe when guests arrive. If your roof is dirty or moldy, that’s simply not possible. No matter if your roof is shingle, asphalt, tile, metal, wood, or slate, we know exactly how to make it look its best. Plus, a clean roof also cuts down on your home’s cooling costs, which will come in handy after holiday shopping.
Save yourself some time and stress and book your service with us today! And while we’re hard at work, spend some time celebrating out on the town and show visitors what Austin’s all about! Or treat the family to some special bonding time. Our list of family friendly happenings are a guide to festive fun, perfect for getting in the holiday spirit and enjoying time with your loved ones.
Local, Family-Friendly Holiday Events
Austin Trail of Lights
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Austin’s largest holiday tradition has been the site of lifelong family memories for 55 years. Go wander at the 2 million beautiful, bright lights strung across Zilker park for the Annual Austin Trail of Lights, participate in holiday events and interactive displays, eat at Austin’s famous food trucks, and watch local musical talent this year at the festival. The annual Tree lighting ceremony will take place December 1st, and the infamous Fun Run (when you can don a costume for a 5K) is scheduled for December 7th.
When: Dec. 10 – Dec. 23
Where: Zilker Park
ZACH Theatre Presents: “A Christmas Carol”
ZACH Theatre has been home to countless, well-loved productions over the years, but none has been more popular than “A Christmas Carol.” It’s a rock-and-roll take on the Dickens’ original, bringing new life to a classic tale. Fun for families with kids 6 and up, this adaptation is as heart-warming as it is spectacular.
When: Nov. 20 – Dec. 29, various showtimes
Where: ZACH Theatre
Cherrywood Art Fair
Support local arts at the Cherrywood Art Fair this year. Put on by a nonprofit dedicated to support the arts, art educator, and artist mentorship, this event benefits the eastside art scene. Over 200 artisans will feature their work, there will be live music, food trucks, and plenty of kid’s activities. And it’s totally free!
When: Dec. 7 – Dec. 8
Where: Maplewood Elementary, E. 38 1/2 St. & Maplewood Ave.
Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown Stroll
To kick off the holiday season, the Downtown Austin Alliance and KUTX are hosting a Holiday Stroll down Congress, starting at the Capitol. There will be live music and caroling in anticipation of the official tree lighting. All-ages and free, this event will have artisans, vendors, performances, a special holiday Farmers’ Market, and even photos with Santa.
When: Dec. 5 @ 6 p.m.
Where: Texas State Capitol
Ice Skating On The Plaza at Whole Foods
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Ice skating is on every kid’s winter-weather wishlist. This year, it’s easy to make your children’s dreams come true at the Whole Foods ice skating rink for only $10. Out of town guests will marvel at the Flagship Whole Foods, and their kids will love gliding along the ice.
When: Nov. 23 – Jan. 21, 10 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Where: Whole Foods Lamar