You can catch our top five picks for free weekday fun in Austin every Monday morning on KXAN! Here are some of the exciting events you should put on your calendar this week.
- H‑E‑B Feast of Sharing – Tuesday, November 22 from 4-8:00 p.m. The Feast of Sharing is the culmination of a year‑round commitment H‑E‑B makes to fighting hunger. In addition to a FREE holiday meal, you can enjoy music, arts and crafts, and kids activities‑even an appearance by Santa himself. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.
- Family Stargazing – Tuesday, November 22 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Has your family ever wanted to take a closer look at the night sky above us? Escape some of Austin’s light pollution and visit ANSC for a night of family stargazing. All ages are welcome. Your family will have the opportunity to get a closer look at the night sky using a telescope, hear star stories about the constellations, learn how to find constellations in the planetarium, and participate in other hands-on, out-of-this-world activities. FREE! Austin Nature & Science Center, 2389 Stratford Dr, Austin.
- Santa on the Terrace – Friday, November 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This Black Friday, Santa is coming to town and spreading some holiday cheer. Join him on the City Terrace and take some time out of the busiest holiday of the year to celebrate the season. Bring the kids for a FREE photo with Santa overlooking the best view in Austin (first-come, first-serve). Enjoy some holiday treats with all sorts of entertainment. Activities will be planned for the whole family, so bring everyone. FREE! Long Center Terrace, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin.
- Blue Genie Art Bazaar – Friday, November 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. This annual 4-week holiday shopping event features handmade artwork, jewelry, and gifts from more than 200 regional artists. In addition to shopping, there will be special events and activities throughout the show. Celebrating 16 years in Austin, BGAB is a family-friendly experience where shoppers can browse in a hassle-free environment with centralized checkout. Refreshments and bar available. Parking and admission are FREE! Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport Blvd, Austin.
- Holiday Model Train Show (Round Rock) – Friday, November 25 from Noon to 5:00 p.m. The Tinplate Trackers are back for their 4th annual Holiday Model Train show. The trains will be running Wednesday through Sunday each week. FREE! ArtSpace, 231 E Main St, Round Rock.
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