What's Happening In December at the Y


Give Joy, Hope, Health & More This Season

As a member of the YMCA, you know that you are part of a dedicated community invested in health for all: spirit, mind and body.

In this festive season, generosity takes many forms. It’s in the way you welcome new faces to our shared fitness spaces. It’s alive in the encouragement you offer when you see someone working hard to achieve their goals.

When you visit the YMCA this month, you’ll see ornaments displayed in the lobby with opportunities to positively impact your YMCA community. Give hope & joy this season by providing art supplies for a child, by keeping seniors healthy & connected, or by creating safe spaces for youngsters to learn and grow.

We asked YMCA staff to recommend their favorite books to give as gifts to expand your thinking this year. Here are their top picks.

And if you’re inspired by the Y’s mission to strengthen communities and promote healthy living, you can give the gift of health with a YMCA gift certificate good for membership or programs. Show your friends and family the difference it makes when you’re a member at more than just a gym. Above all, your YMCA community wishes you all the best this holiday season.

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Here’s What’s Happening at the YMCA This Month


Note Our Upcoming Holiday Hours


To give our staff some well-earned time off for the holidays, please note our special hours of operation this month and next.

  • Friday, December 24: Open 8AM-3PM
  • Saturday, December 25: Closed
  • Sunday, December 26: Closed
  • Friday, December 31: Open 8AM-3PM
  • Saturday, January 1: Closed

December Blood Drives

The bloodmobile will make stops at YMCA of Austin locations throughout the month of December. Find a date and time that works best for you, and make an appointment to donate. Give the gift of life!

Work With Us!youth development leader


As one of Austin’s largest employers, you’ll find rewarding opportunities at every stage of your career when you work with the Y. We’re hiring Afterschool Youth Development Leaders, Personal Trainers, Dance Instructors, Lifeguards and more. View a list of current openings here.

For Youth & Family

Winter Holiday Camps


Looking for a safe, engaging and fun space for your child to spend the holiday break? Extend-A-Care YMCA offers enriching, themed camps this winter break. Registration closes December 7, so sign up today!

Family Winter Camps

Join YMCA Camp Moody for our family winter camp this Holiday Season. With everything from archery and canoeing to our zip line, you’re sure to have the time of your life at Camp Moody this winter.

Youth Programsfamily on a hike


The winter youth sports season is just around the corner! Basketball leagues for kids ages 4-14 start in January, and registration is open now. Youth sports at the Y are a great way to connect with your kids when you volunteer as a coach!

Early Learning Readiness is a FREE program for families with children ages 2-4 years old. Youngsters play to learn while developing physical, verbal and social skills they need to start school ready to succeed. Meanwhile, parents gain access to tools that facilitate family bonds and boost children’s development. Enrollment is open now for the January 24 - May 9 session!

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