- Lighting of The Driskill Tree – Tuesday, December 2 at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy choral performances and seasonal music from the Arundel Ensemble String Quartet in celebration of the annual Lighting of The Driskill Tree honoring Ben Breedlove. FREE! The Driskill, 604 Brazos St, Austin.
- Mueller Tower Lighting – Tuesday, December 2 from 6-8:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy live music from the Reagan High School band drumline, crafts, delicious holiday treats, and activities for the entire family. Texas State Representative Dawnna Dukes will help ring in the holiday season by turning on the NOEL lights atop the historic control tower. FREE! Mueller Control Tower, Berkman Dr & Tom Miller St, Austin.
- Free Cake Day at Baked by Amy’s – Wednesday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Amy’s Ice Creams’ first Bakery, Baked by Amy’s, is celebrating their first birthday with FREE cake for everyone who visits Baked by Amy’s on Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., while supplies last. Baked by Amy’s, 13265 North HWY 183 Austin.
- Teens Create Open House – Thursday, December 4 from 6-9:00 p.m. Celebrate teen night on The Contemporary Austin’s downtown roof deck. Drop in for a live DJ set, a “home movie” lounge, improv games, make-your-own buttons, a community art wall, and more throughout the museum—all inspired by the fabric house of artist Do Ho Suh. Explore the museum after hours with fun for teens by teens. FREE for teens 13–19 with a school ID. Families of teens welcome. The Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave, Austin.
- The Austin Symphony Presents Christmas in the Community: String Quartet – Friday, December 5 at Noon. Christmas in the Community is a series of twelve concerts held throughout the city of Austin featuring different ensembles of the orchestra playing familiar holiday music. Also featured on this series are members of the Austin Youth Orchestra, who will perform side-by-side with the Austin Symphony. FREE! Austin City Hall, 301 W 2nd St, Austin.
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