- Night Crafters (Adult Program) – Monday, November 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. Are you a crafter? Do you wish you were a crafter? Then this program is for you. Get in the holiday spirit by making felt ornaments. Learn how to make mittens, mice, trees, and ball ornaments out of sequins, ribbons, buttons, and felt. Don’t know how to use a needle and thread? There will be plenty of craft glue to get you through. All supplies will be provided. Adults only, please. FREE! APL – Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe St, Austin.
- Free Admission to The Contemporary Austin – Tuesday, November 25; hours vary. Visit Laguna Gloria (3809 West 35th Street) and The Jones Center (700 Congress Avenue) for FREE! Click here for information on current exhibitions.
Thanksgiving Storytime – Wednesday, November 26 at 10:30 a.m. Gobble gobble, little ones. Thanksgiving is almost here. That means football, food, family, and stories. Prepare yourself for all the upcoming festivities with readings of seasonal books including Thanksgiving for Emily Ann. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.
- Santa on the Terrace – Friday, November 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Santa Claus and Buddy the Elf are coming to the Long Center! Take a break from the mall madness and experience a Winter Wonderland on the City Terrace. Sip delicious hot chocolate, enjoy some of Austin’s most delicious food trucks, and kick off the holiday season in the greatest Winter Wonderland in town. Bring the kids for a FREE photo with Santa overlooking the best view in Austin. The Long Center Terrace, 701 West Riverside Dr, Austin.
- Blue Genie Art Bazaar – Friday, November 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The annual four-week holiday shopping extravaganza returns for its 14th year. Featuring more than 200 Texas artists, the bazaar offers FREE admission and a hassle-free shopping environment. All items featured at the bazaar must be handmade and include paintings, photography, prints, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, glassworks, and more. It is one of the best places to find unique gifts with a local touch. Marchesa Hall, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin.
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