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November 2019

Santa’s Wonderland

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until December 24, 2019

Bass Pro Shop, 200 Bass Pro Dr
Round Rock, 78665
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Free

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Austin-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities including fun crafts and games. Features include rustic Christmas cabins, holiday characters and live elves set amongst a dazzling backdrop of snow-covered hills and illuminated Christmas trees. The Santa’s Wonderland Christmas village offers remote control trucks, laser/ foam toy arcade, Lincoln…

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Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FREE

We’re serving a traditional, hot, home-cooked Thanksgiving meal, “Just like your grandma used to make!”  Join us for an afternoon fellowship with your families, friends, and friends of friends.  Everyone is invited and all are welcome!

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Chisholm Trail Day

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive
Austin, 78754
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$6 – $8

Our annual celebration of all things cowboy! Pioneer Farms lies on what was once part of the Chisholm Trail, a historic cattle driving route. Experience this rich history with mini tours of the Chisholm Trail with a Texas pioneer. Spend time listening to cowboy balladeers, watch a beer brewing demonstration, be wow’d by roping tricks and more! All of this for regular priced admission! Chisholm Trail Tours will be held every hour beginning at 10:30. Tours begin at the General…

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9th Annual Children in Nature’s Workshop

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, 1165 Angelina St
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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Free

The 9th Annual Children in Nature's Workshop will be hosted at George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center on November 23 from 12PM-4PM. CINW seeks to share the sincerity of nature with the community at large, promote a healthy lifestyle, and creative expression. Our main cornerstones within our foundation are teaching Children, Families and Women and Men through Physical Health, Moral Health, Mental Health, Spiritual Health and Financial Health within physical and ongoing online workshops. Activities include kids yoga,…

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Fort Night Blanket Drive

November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Free

We are going to transform the Ana Lark Center into a giant blanket fort, wherein all blankets brought will be donated and delivered to the homeless. Other winter gear and food items you'd like to donate are welcome too! THINGS TO BRING -Blankets! -Your favorite GAMES to play -BYOB -Snacks -An instrument, if you want to jam -Enthusiasm and imagination Family friendly event!!!

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Christmas Vacation Movie Night

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rosewood, 1209 Rosewood Avenue, Austin, Texas 78702, United State
Austin, 78702
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Free

Join us on the lawn for Christmas Vacation on November 29th! We'll have drinks, Hotdogs, Nachos, Movie Candy, and Popcorn for sale at our outdoor bar along with s'mores by the fire.

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December 2019

Start-Up Kid’s Market

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St.
Austin, 78701
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Free

Come out and support Austin’s young entrepreneurs at the Start-Up Kid’s Club Market, where students from across the city debut their businesses! With a wide assortment of booths, you won’t leave empty handed. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the wonderful things our future business leaders are creating, making, and selling! Live music and food will be available so bring your appetite. Parking is available on site. Have a student interested in setting up their business at Start-Up Kid’s Club Market? We…

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Landmarks at Night

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

The Landmarks public art collection is accessible 24/7 and many of the works are beautifully lit in the evening. Sculptures that spark thoughtful and dynamic conversation under the bright sun suddenly become quiet and contemplative, twinkling under the night sky. Join Landmarks on Sunday, 1 December at 5 p.m. at the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center (WCP) rooftop for an extended walking tour. The tour will begin with a viewing of the hour-long light sequence at James Turrell’s Skyspace The Color Inside and conclude at Ben Rubins' And That's The…

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Coats for Kids drive hosted by Council Member Paige Ellis

December 3 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Circle C Community Center, 7817 La Crosse Ave
Austin, 78739
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Free

Austin City Council Member Paige Ellis (District 8) is hosting a Coats for Kids event on December 3. Coats for Kids, a partnership between the Junior League of Austin, Jack Brown Cleaners, KVET, and KVUE, will  provide over 30,000 warm winter coats to Central Texas Children in need. Please bring new or gently used coats to the Circle C Community Center (7817 La Crosse Ave, Austin TX 78739) anytime between 3pm and 7pm. The program has a particular need for…

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Annual Tower Lighting

December 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Free

Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 3 for one of Mueller’s most beloved traditions, the 14th Annual Tower Lighting. This free, family-friendly event will feature: ⭐️ Music from Northeast Early College High School-Austin Soul Train Drumline and Nash Hernandez Orchestra ⭐️ Cookies and prizes from H-E-B ⭐️ Coffee from Starbucks ⭐️ Treats and giveaways from LaMadeleine French Cafe And Bakery and Colleen's Kitchen and Mueller Austin ⭐️Photobooth from TapSnap Event Schedule: - 5:30pm: Event begins with treats, music and giveaways…

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To Infuse Some Sparkle Into the Holiday Season, Waterloo Sparkling Water Crew is Giving Away Free Cans of Their Sparkling Water

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Free

Waterloo, the Austin-based sparkling water that packs a flavor-forward punch into every can, is offering complimentary custom mocktails at the Night Lights Preview of Zilker Park’s Trail of Lights on December 6. They hope to add a little extra sparkle to the holidays and help consumers feel a bit bubblier through the colder months. Waterloo will also give away cans of free sparkling water from December 10th through December 23rd at Zilker Park’s Trail of Lights.

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Austin Trail of Lights “Night Lights” Preview Party

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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$85

The annual Night Lights Preview Party is an exclusive event opening the Austin Trail of Lights holiday season. On Friday, December 6th, Night Lights will have local headline performers, bites from local restaurants, a beer and wine open bar, cocktail tastings, and complimentary Ferris Wheel and Carousel rides. Tickets are limited and on sale now. The proceeds will directly benefit the Trail of Lights Foundation.

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The 2nd Annual Breakfast with the Grinch

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Venue Atx, 516 East 6th St
Austin,
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$15

Back again and up to no good, Grinch RETURNS for the 2nd Annual Breakfast with the Grinch! Bring your family to the Grinch's lair Saturday, December 7th for a true Whoville experience! There will be tons of activites for your little ones including a petting zoo, face painting, balloon animals, hot cocoa bar, holiday craft stations, snow fall, pictures with the Grinch, and so much more! As before, this AMAZING event will be benefiting Partnerships for Children! Proceeds will help supply their Rainbow Room…

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Brunch With Santa

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Hill Country Indoor, 13875 Bee Cave Parkway
Bee Cave, 78738
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$15

Join us on Saturday, December 7th, for a morning of food, fun and festivities! Brunch with Santa at Hill Country Indoor includes a delicious meal, photo opportunities with Santa, mimosa add-ons for adults, Tiff’s Treats cookie decorating and crafts for kids! This family-friendly event will leave you feeling jolly all season long! Sign up early – tickets will sell out!

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Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Byrne-Reed House, 1410 Rio Grande Street
Austin, 78701 United States
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Free

Humanities Texas will host its 11th ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR at the historic Byrne-Reed House on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Twenty-four noteworthy authors will visit with the public and sign copies of their latest books, which Humanities Texas will offer for purchase at a discounted price. Available titles include works of fiction and nonfiction, with selections for both adult and youth readers. This year's authors include: S. C. Gwynne • Oscar Cásares • Karen…

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Navideño Artisan Mercado©

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Old Bakery and Emporium, 1006 Congress Ave, 512 964-9806
Austin, 78747-3999 United States
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Free

This holiday season the Artisan Mercado©, an outside marketplace for Latino-themed art and arts and crafts, offers handcrafted items made by local artisans and artists during three shopping opportunities in  December. Attend the Navideño Artisan Mercado© from 10 a.m - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 and 21 at the Old Bakery and Emporium, 1006 Congress. The artisans and artists will also set up shop on Sunday, Dec. 22 at the HOPE Farmers Market  at the Saltillo Plaza, 412 Comal.…

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Christmas Tree Event!

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Austin, TX United States + Google Map
Free

Be part of the annual Christmas Tree Event! A Toy Drive Event for Operation Blue Santa. Open to the public in general with free community resources information, raffles, games, music, and entertainment for the whole family.  You will have the opportunity to take pictures with Blue Santa and Mrs. Claus,  Mickey and Minnie Mouse and other characters. We will raffle laptops, tablets, bikes, toys and much more.

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Santa Lounge & Market

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
W Austin, 200 Lavaca St
Austin, 78701
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Free

On Saturday, December 7, Austinites are invited to celebrate the holidays with 2ND Street District at Santa Lounge & Market at W Austin. From 1 to 5 p.m. guests can enjoy holiday carols from local groups and solo artists while sipping holiday cocktails, browsing the local holiday pop-up shops, and giving back to a local charity. New this year, 2ND Street District is partnering with Boys & Girls Club of Austin. The first 100 guests to bring one toy to…

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A Charlie Brown Christmas – 5:00 PM Performance

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Stateside at the Paramount, 713 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$22 – $37

Join the Austin Chamber Music Center for a live concert of all of your favorite tunes from this holiday classic! Celebrate the season with the original Charlie Brown music of Vince Guaraldi featuring pianist Michelle Schumann, bassist Utah Hamrick, drummer Scott Laningham, and special guests—plus, the chance to meet Snoopy in the lobby! Bring your family to this Austin tradition and get in the holiday spirit!

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Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd
Austin,
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$15 – $75

The Austin Trail of Lights 8th annual Fun Run, presented by St. David’s HealthCare, is a 2.1 mile course beginning at the iconic Zilker Holiday Tree. Be one of the first to see the Austin Trail of Lights by running, jogging, or walking the untimed Fun Run course. Thousands of festive Fun Runners sporting holiday costumes will run through the grounds of the Trail of Lights, ending at the Finish Line Festival celebration, which features a DJ dance party, Ferris…

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A Charlie Brown Christmas – 8:00 PM Performance

December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Stateside at the Paramount, 713 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$22 – $37

Join the Austin Chamber Music Center for a live concert of all of your favorite tunes from this holiday classic! Celebrate the season with the original Charlie Brown music of Vince Guaraldi featuring pianist Michelle Schumann, bassist Utah Hamrick, drummer Scott Laningham, and special guests—plus, the chance to meet Snoopy in the lobby! Bring your family to this Austin tradition and get in the holiday spirit!

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In-School Collaborative Concert

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
McCallum Fine Arts Academy, 5600 Sunshine Dr.
Austin, 78756
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Free

FREE! Hear what our In-School Program students from the McCallum and Lamar Fine Arts Academies have been working on this semester. ACMC’s In-School program provides numerous opportunities for students to grow musically within AISD and other area schools. Sunday, December 8, 2019 2 PM McCallum High School Arts Center

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Bethlehem Village

December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until December 8, 2019

First United Methodist Church Killeen, 3501 Elms Rd
Killeen, TX 76542
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Free

Come explore a living village from the time of Christ! Bethlehem Village is a walk-thru living nativity village with activities, story stations, animals, food and more, all setup like the city of Bethlehem during the time of Jesus' birth. This family event is open to the entire community and is completely FREE! The Bethlehem Village will be on December 7th & 8th (Saturday & Sunday), from 4-6 p.m., and located in Frisch Park, 3640 Cunningham Road, Killeen, TX 76542 (down…

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Holiday Light Stroll at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until January 1, 2020

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd
Cedar Creek, 78612
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Free

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa will transform into a magical forest of colors with a festive display of twinkling lights that will wind through the resort’s grounds and feature a 20-foot-tall LED animated Christmas tree.  On Friday and Saturday evenings, the resort’s culinary team will serve specialty hot cocoa and made-to-order mini doughnuts for guest to enjoy as they explore the lights display.   The “Holiday Light Stroll” will be illuminated every evening at sunset from Saturday, November…

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Holiday Light Stroll at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until January 1, 2020

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd
Cedar Creek, 78612
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Free

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa will transform into a magical forest of colors with a festive display of twinkling lights that will wind through the resort’s grounds and feature a 20-foot-tall LED animated Christmas tree.  On Friday and Saturday evenings, the resort’s culinary team will serve specialty hot cocoa and made-to-order mini doughnuts for guest to enjoy as they explore the lights display.   The “Holiday Light Stroll” will be illuminated every evening at sunset from Saturday, November…

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