Welcome to the twelfth day of our 12 Days of Christmas for Austin Families! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom for your chance to win some awesome Austin prizes. Good luck!
WHAT TO DO
Take the family to see A Christmas Carol – A Rockin’ Family Musical at ZACH Theatre!
Running from November 23 – December 31, 2016 in ZACH Theatre’s Topfer Theatre, A Christmas Carol – A Rockin’ Family Musical by Charles Dickens is Austin’s newest and most rockin’ holiday tradition! Each year, ZACH’s A Christmas Carol features new hit songs and reimagined carols that create an infectious spirit that will have everyone dancing in the aisles. ZACH’s fresh and inspired adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic juxtaposes the traditional Victorian setting and costumes with a modern musical score that spans all genres. Come celebrate the season with three soulful ghosts, the Cratchit family’s boundless love, and Ebenezer Scrooge’s miraculous and joyous transformation. Recommendation: Six and up. Tickets start at $25.
WHAT TO BUY
You know what would make a great stocking stuffer? A CD of Let All The Children Boogie: A Tribute to David Bowie! Perfect for all-ages and produced locally in Austin by Spare the Rock Records, this album is dedicated to the music and artistry of David Bowie. The collection features new interpretations of Bowie’s work from a diverse group of artists including Ted Leo, Rhett Miller, Antibalas, Gina Chavez, The Honeydogs and Chastity Brown and family favorite musicians like Walter Martin, Elizabeth Mitchell, Justin Roberts, Gustafer Yellowgold, Sonia De Los Santos, and The Pop Ups plus many others, with the mission of sharing his legacy and messages with a new generation.
Let All The Children Boogie benefits It Gets Better and its mission to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. In short, It Gets Better works towards a world where all the children can boogie freely.
You can order the album online or pick up a copy locally at Waterloo Records (600A N. Lamar Blvd.) or End of an Ear (4304 Clawson Rd.).
WHERE TO GIVE
Meals on Wheels Central Texas provides meals for seniors who are homebound and disabled as well as children who live below the poverty level. In addition to making a monetary donation or volunteering your time to deliver the meals, they are having a Stuff a Subaru event that is happening until December 15th. Drop off items needed including new socks, blankets, Ensure, shampoo, soap, lotion, toothpaste, deodorant and gift cards of $20 to Target, Walmart or HEB to Central Kitchen (3227 E. 5th St.).
(1) A family four-pack of tickets to the matinee performance of A Christmas Carol on December 17, 2016 and (2) a copy of Let All the Children Boogie: A Tribute to David Bowie.