Thanks to KXAN for sharing our top picks for free weekday fun:
- Trail of Lights – Monday, December 8 – Friday, December 12 from 7-10:00 p.m. The Austin holiday tradition returns for its 50th year. Gate tickets are FREE Monday-Thursday; $3 on Friday, for ages 12 and up. Find parking and shuttle information here. Read pro tips for planning your trip here. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.
- The Austin Symphony Presents Christmas in the Community: Woodwind Quartet – Wednesday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. 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! Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St, Austin.
- Brown Bag Lunch – Thursday, December 11 at Noon. Join cast members of Anything Goes for a brown bag lunch. FREE! Bring your own lunch. Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe St, Austin.
- Free Noon Concert – Thursday, December 11 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear Christmas music performed by the Austin Handbell Ensemble. Family-friendly and FREE! Following the concert, a light lunch is available for a suggested donation of $5 per adult; $3 per child. Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.
- Caroling at Noon: St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Select Choir – Thursday, December 11 at Noon. The Select Choir from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, under the direction of Michael Rosensteel, is an acclaimed high school chorus with a long-standing tradition of choral excellence. The ensemble performs in a multitude of styles and genres, mostly a capella. FREE! Lunch is available for purchase following the concert. St. David’s Episcopal Church, 301 E 8th St, Austin.
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