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If you’re looking for a festive holiday experience, head to The Domain for twinkling lights, carolers, complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides, and a Santa experience that will delight kids of all ages.  Don’t miss out on the holiday fun happening all season long at The Domain!

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Visit with Santa

Visit the “Beneath the Tree” Santa Photo Experience, where children sit inside a 10-foot tall drum situated under a 34-foot tall tree. Enjoy a story, share your wishlist and capture a picture to save the memory. For complete hours and to make an appointment, click here.

Complimentary Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride under the holiday lights each Friday and Saturday night from 5:30-9:30pm through December 23, 2017. Pick-up locations near California Pizza Kitchen and The Brass Tap.

 

Holiday Light Shows

Stand in awe as more than 200,000 lights and strobes dance in synchronization to holiday music! Lights shows area available nightly throughout Domain II (between Dick’s Sporting Goods & Dillard’s) each Friday evening at 6, 7 and 8pm through January 1, 2018.

Strolling Carolers

The sounds of the season come alive with performances by Austin Carolers in Domain I each Saturday night from 6:30-8:30pm. Carolers offered Saturdays through December 23, 2017.

Live Music

The Domain’s year-round live music program is updated to feature holiday music throughout the season! Don’t miss these special performances on the lawn in Domain II and on the stage near North Italia in Domain I through December 23

Domain I: Fridays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM // Saturdays, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM & 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM // Sundays, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Domain II: Saturdays, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM // Sundays, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

For more information, check the Domain’s website or follow them on Facebook.

The Domain

11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin

There are many benefits of being an Amazon Prime member, one of which is the chance to purchase exclusive tickets to an early showing of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, one of the most anticipated holiday movies!

In the brand-new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the game has changed as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they decide to play and are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, in the bodies of the avatar characters they chose (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan). What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – Jumanji plays you. To win, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…

Prime members can buy tickets for the early showing that will take place at AMC Barton Creek at 7 p.m. on December 8 – a full 12 days before the film is released on December 20, 2017. Members can purchase up to 10 tickets per showing. To learn more and purchase tickets for the special advance showing for Prime members, visit www.amazon.com/Jumanji.

Amazon Prime offers unlimited fast, free Two-Day Shipping, a variety of entertainment benefits including Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Photos, Twitch Prime and more. New customers who are not Prime members but would like to take advantage of this special event can sign up for a 30-day free trial by visiting www.amazon.com/prime

What: Exclusive Viewing of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle for Amazon Prime Members

When: Friday, December 8, 2017

Time: 7 p.m.

Where:

Regal Gateway Stadium, 9700 Stonelake Blvd., Austin

AMC Lakeline 9, 11200 Lakeline Mall Blvd., Cedar Park

AMC Barton Creek Square 14, 2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin

Regal Westgate Stadium 11, 4477 South Lamar Boulevard Austin

Regal Metropolitan Stadium 14, 901 Little Texas Lane, Austin

Note: The AMC Barton Creek Square location is rolling out the Prime ‘blue carpet’! Arrive early (5 p.m.) for an opportunity to get some of the most popular Amazon devices using Prime Now, Amazon’s one and two-hour delivery service. Members will also be able to enjoy a Jumanji themed photo booth courtesy of Prime Photos, gift bags, giveaways and more.

Cost: $11.36 adults, $8.11 children (includes fees)

Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, a hilarious and heartwarming holiday tale for all ages, opens this weekend at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater! Based on the popular chapter book, watch Junie B on stage as she struggles to take revenge on her nemesis “tattle-tale” May.

Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun. So when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves? A hilarious and endearing tale written by Allison Gregory and based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.

This one-hour show is the perfect holiday treat for the whole family. Kids may sit on carpets close to the action while grown-ups enjoy comfy new seating and beautiful ambiance in Austin’s Oldest and Dearest Theater.

Be sure to catch one of the shows, playing for the first three weekends in December only!

What: Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

When: Saturdays and Sunday, December 2-3, 9-10 & Saturday, December 16

Time: 11 am & 1 pm

Cost: $15 ages 12 and up; $10 under 12

Location: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street, Austin

Tickets are available online or at the door.

Giveaway: Enter here for a chance to win a family four pack of tickets to see Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater. The winner picks which performance to attend. All you have to do is leave a comment or fill out the form below by 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, December 1, 2017.

Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us, and Austin-area event calendars are filling up with all things festive. We’ve narrowed down what is typically a very long list of merry making events to the top 25 things to do during the holidays in Austin. Grab those calendars and start your 2017 holiday planning! Many thanks to Springfree Trampoline for sponsoring this post!

Movies in the Park: Muppet Christmas Carol

When: Saturday, November 9, 6:30-10 p.m.

Where: Ramsey Park, 4301 Rosedale Avenue, Austin

Close out the 25th Annual season with some holiday cheer! Join us at Ramsey park for a very Muppet Christmas tale. Movie begins around 6pm, but get there early to grab your spot!

Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade

When: Saturday, November 18, 11 a.m.

Where: Starts at the Capitol at 11th and Congress, moving south on Congress all the way to Cesar Chavez, ending just north of the bridge.

Enjoy giant inflatable balloons, festive holiday floats, children’s characters, marching bands, classic cars, Santa, and more at this annual parade the benefits Blue Santa. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate.

Austin Empty Bowl

When: Sunday, November 19, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Central Texas Food Bank, 6500 Metropolis Drive, Austin

Potters from all over Central Texas donate bowls of all sizes, shapes, and colors. Thirty restaurants and bakeries donate delicious soups and breads, while musicians donate their time and talent to entertain us. Then, on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, friends and families come together to purchase a bowl for $20, have it filled with soup, and enjoy the music. The bowl is yours to keep, as a reminder of those whose bowls are empty. The proceeds go to the Central Texas Food Bank to help sponsor the Kids Cafe Program and Meals on Wheels Central Texas’ Meals for Kids. Kids Cafe and Meals for Kids provide a safe, nurturing place where children receive a hot, nutritious dinner, as well as help with homework.

A Christmas Carol

When: November 22 – December 31, 2017, various times

Where: ZACH Theater, 202 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin

Austin’s most rockin’ holiday tradition returns to make merry with a new music to get the party started! ZACH’s inspired adaptation of the Dickens’ classic is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a musical score that spans all genres and eras. Motown meets the HoHoHolidays in this family celebration, creating an infectious spirit that has everyone dancing in the aisles, creating an infectious spirit that has everyone dancing in the aisles. Join the loving Cratchit family and three soulful ghosts as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a joyride to miraculous transformation, as he rediscovers his heart and love for human kindness.

Santa on the Terrace

When: Saturday, November 24, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin

This Black Friday, Santa is coming to town and spreading some holiday cheer! Join us 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! Enjoy some holiday treats with all sorts of fun entertainment. Activities will be planned for the whole family, so bring everyone. And, in true Black Friday fashion, we’ll have some of our best deals of the year available!

The North Pole Flyer

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 25 – December 17, 2017, 8:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Where: 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park

Enjoy a special 2 hour excursion on a real train that features a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, all-you-can-drink hot cocoa and a locally baked holiday cookie. Each car is decorated for the season where passengers enjoy a live reading of the North Pole Flyer book-our railroad’s own Christmas Story! Santa will spend time in each car to “check your list twice”, and pose for photographs before handing out a gift to each child to remember this special ride! Tickets start at $45.

Mozart’s Coffee Roasters Holiday Lights Display

When: November 17 – January 1

Where: Mozart’s, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin

Mozart’s annual light display takes place every hour on the hour until midnight. The show lasts fifteen minutes, but Mozart’s does get crowded, so plan to get there in advance, and consider dropping guests off since the parking lot fills up quickly (there is additional parking across the street). It’s also a lovely, centrally-located spot to enjoy the lakeside view and look for ducks

Zilker Tree Lighting Ceremony

When: Sunday, November 26, 5:30 p.m. pre-event music, 6:00 p.m. lighting

Where: Zilker Park, Barton Springs Road

Enjoy local entertainment, food, live music and more at the annual lighting of the Zilker Tree, which stands 155 feet tall and is composed of 39 streamers, each holding 81 multicolored, 25-watt bulbs – totaling 3,309 lights.

November 27 – December 31, 6 pm – 12 midnight, tree on display nightly. REMINDER – on Trail of Lights Nights the area roads will be closed as thousands visit the Trail of Lights. If you are planning to visit the Holiday Tree itself, make sure to plan around those nights.

A PRAIRIE CAROL: Charles Dickens’ Christmas Tale

When: Friday & Saturday, December 1, 2 & 8, 9, 7-11 p.m.

Where: Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, Austin

Based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, families will enjoy various scenes of Dickens’ classic tale in 1800s Texas on four nights in December. Bring the family to Pioneer Farms this holiday season for a most unusual event. Watch the village come to life with carolers and colorful characters that step out of history, not in England but in the Lone Star State. Then experience the classic Dickens tale like never before, as our actors take you into the story with an interactive theatrical presentation staged in the historic old buildings at Pioneer Farms.

Elf Academy

When: Saturday, December 2, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Where: The Domain, Amy Donovan Plaza, in between Dick’s Sporting Goods and Dillard’s

Elves in training can enjoy music, face painting, balloon twisting, crafts, games, prizes, giveaways, a Santa snack and fun photo opps!

German Christmas Market

When: Saturday, December 2, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: German-Texan Heritage Society, 507 E. 10th Street, Austin

The German-Texan Heritage Society offers shoppers hand-made, imported crafts including plenty of Christmas themed decorations such as nutcrackers and ornaments. It is a festival atmosphere with traditional German Christmas music, tables full of handcrafted items direct from the Erzgebirge region of Germany, a visit by both our historic American Santa Claus and the traditional German Sankt Nikolas with gifts for the children, a hospitality serving of Glühwein (hot spiced wine), coffee, apple cider/juice and gingerbread cookies and plenty of German style baked goodies for purchase. All purchases are Sales Tax Free on this special day.

Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown Stroll

When: Saturday, December 2, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Downtown Austin at the Texas State Capitol, Congress Avenue and 11th

Sing holiday songs on the lawn of the Capitol and then stroll along Congress Avenue.

Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells

When: December 2-16 (Saturdays and Sundays), 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Where: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street, Austin

Based on the popular chapter book, Austin Scottish Rite Theater presents Junie B on stage as she struggles to take revenge on her nemesis “tattle-tale” May. This is a hilarious and heartwarming holiday tale.

Lights of Love

When: Sunday, December 3, 4-7 p.m.

Where: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas, 1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd., Austin

Lights of Love is a festive event for children and families to experience holiday fun and the magical moment when hundreds of sparkling lights suddenly illuminate the Ronald McDonald House and its big, bright holiday tree. Many activities are planned including cookie decorating, kids’ crafts, snow slide, music, photos with Santa Claus and much more! $5 per person suggested donation | $20 per family suggested donation.

Holiday Open House at the Four Seasons

When: Monday and Tuesday, December 4 & 5, 5 p.m.

Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin

A beloved tradition, our Open Houses invite locals and visitors to ooh and ahh over the Gingerbread Village in the Lobby, all while enjoying complimentary hot apple cider and festive cookies. The talented pastry chefs behind this year’s Monopoly-inspired Village – along with special guest, Santa – will also be on hand for photo opportunities and to answer questions about the houses, which will be on display from November 21 through December 25, 2017.

12th Annual Mueller Tower Lighting

When: Tuesday, December 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Mueller Control Tower, Berkman Drive, Austin

Join the Mueller community for the 12th Annual Tower Lighting Ceremony! The Reagan High School Drumline and Boss Street Band will provide entertainment for the entire family. Free coffee, kettle corn and cookies will be available while supplies last! Food trucks will be on-site with food for purchase during the event. Free hot chocolate, hot cider and cookies will be served while supplies last! Food trucks will be on-site with food for purchase during the event. FREE!

Domain NORTHSIDE Kids: Frosted

When: Wednesday, December 6, 10 a.m. – noon

Where: Domain NORTHSIDE,

The Boogaloo Crew will guide your littles in activities and crafts that get their bodies and minds engaged. End the morning by taking home a fun photo (and a first come, first served gift bag from select Domain NORTHSIDE and Rock Rose retailers and restaurants). Guided activities begin at 10am. Space is limited. After 10am, we will begin to take walk-ups and registered guests will not be guaranteed admission.

Ballet Austin’s The Nutcraker

When: December 8-23; shows at 2 & 7:30 p.m.

Where: Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin

Austin’s favorite holiday tradition returns for its 55th year with all of the colorful characters, pomp and pageantry you adore. Journey with young Clara Silberhaus from her family’s holiday party to the confection-filled Court of the Sugar Plum Fairy, where sweets of all kinds come to life. Ballet Austin’s annual production of the world’s best-known ballet features hundreds of dancers, gorgeous sets and costumes, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s magical score. It’s the perfect way for family and friends to celebrate the season together!

Gingerbread House Workshops at the Thinkery

When: December 9-24, various times

Where: The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Avenue, Austin

These hour-long, educator-led workshops are appropriate for all ages and offer everything needed to build and decorate a charming gingerbread house. Each attendee must reserve a seat in the workshop and we recommend purchasing one Gingerbread House Kit for every 2-3 people. Cost: $5 Member Adult or Child Seat | $12 Non-Member Adult or Child Seat | $20 per Gingerbread House Kit (Every group must purchase at least one house).

Charlie Brown Christmas

When: Saturday, December 9, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Avenue, Austin

Join the Austin Chamber Music Center for a live music performance featuring all of your favorite tunes from the holiday classic – and more, including Snoopy! Bring your family to this Austin tradition and get in the holiday spirit!General Admission: $22-$37.

Holiday Family Day at The Blanton Museum of Art

When: Saturday, December 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd., Austin

Celebrate the holidays with the Blanton Museum of Art! Enjoy exploring the special exhibition and permanent collection galleries while engaging in fun conversation, and searching for creative inspiration to make festive art in our WorkLAB Studio that you can keep for yourself or give to your loved ones as a gift. Free museum admissions for children ages 12 and under; program included with admission.

Austin Trail of Lights

When: December 9-23, 7-10 p.m.

Where: Zilker Park, Barton Springs Road, Austin

Visit the Trail of Lights and take a spin under the Zilker Tree! Kids will enjoy an interactive kids’ area, photo opportunities, visit with Santa, delicious food and more. General admission is FREE on select nights, $3 for ages 12+ from December 15-17 and 20-23. Parking pass is $15-$20.

Cherrywood Art Fair

When: December 9 & 10, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where: Maplewood Elementary School, 381/2 St. & Maplewood

Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts ranging from jewelry to ceramics and more. There’s live music, an art corner for the kids, food and drinks and more! FREE Admission!

Handel’s “Messiah”

When: Tuesday, December 12, 8 p.m.

Where: Hyde Park Baptist Church, 3901 Speedway, Austin

The Austin Symphony once again presents its Christmas tradition, Handel’s Messiah, accompanied by Chorus Austin for you and your family at Hyde Park Baptist Church. This night of musical magic will comfort you through its familiarity and fill you with the joy of rediscovery. Let us begin your winter celebrations with a performance full of rejoicing!

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

When: December 14-24, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin

The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is an 11 day fine art, shopping destination featuring national and local award-winning artists, with live music and two full bars in a festive, lively atmosphere.

Looking to add a trampoline to your backyard this holiday season? Take a test jump at the Springfree Trampoline showroom, located in The Domain in Austin or at the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave . Springfree Trampolines have no springs, no hard edges, and a frame beneath the jumping surface. That’s smart engineering. Their patented safety design and tgoma’s one at a time play feature will give you peace of mind that your kids are having a safe, fun jumping experience.

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Meet Kanuk.

This little guy is a Labrador mix. He’ll be one year old on December 15th, and he’s had quite an adventurous life in the year that he’s been alive.  His mom was rescued from a high kill shelter in south Texas, and Kanuk was born in a loving foster home. At four months old, he was transported to an adopter on the east coast. At this point, Kanuk was fully mobile on all four legs, but something happened during his short time with his new family to cause his hind legs to stop working.

The adoptive family decided that they weren’t able to care for him properly, so Lucky Lab Rescue took him back and transported him back to Texas. After consulting with several veterinarians and specialists, it has been determined that he is not a candidate for surgery, but he is in physical therapy to continue to build strength in his back legs and to get him to spinal walk.

A kind animal clinic donated a wheelchair for Kanuk, and he absolutely loves going for walks in his wheels! When he’s not using his wheels, he scoots around the house or the yard by dragging his back legs. Either way, he’s fully mobile, it just takes a little additional time to get him into his wheelchair or to put some protective socks on so he doesn’t scrape up his paws.

Kanuk is so very loyal and loving to his family. He’s currently in a home with two dogs, one being a high energy puppy, two cats, two kids and a lot of traffic. He would do well in a home with other animals as he enjoys the companionship of both the other dogs and the cats. He’s curious but also cautious, but once he’s comfortable with his people and surroundings, he becomes incredibly trusting. He likes to play, hasn’t chewed up one item in our house since we’ve had him, and would be the perfect addition to a family that can spend a little extra time on him. If you’re looking for a dog who will help start a conversation, he’s the one for you! Most people we meet on our walks stop to ask about what happened to him, and I’ve since made several new acquaintances. Thanks, Kanuk!

He’s been passed up for adoption several times, and his foster family will be traveling quite a bit for the holidays, so the hope is to have him in his “furever” home by Thanksgiving. If you think you’re the right fit, please complete an application at Lucky Lab Rescue.

 

Groundwork Music Project is hosting their 7th Annual Fall Family FUNraiser on Sunday, October 22, 2017! Join this fabulous organization for an afternoon of music and fun at Cherrywood Coffeehouse.

This perennial favorite is back with the usual variety show of live music by Groundwork Music Orchestra (with students), Tameca Jones, Jon Dee Graham, and Walker Lukens. Bring the kids for face painting, balloon animals, and more.

What: Groundwork Music Project’s Fall Family FUNraiser
When: Sunday, October 22, 2017Advertisement
Time: 3-6 p.m.
Where: Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 381/2 Street, Austin
Cost: Tickets are $5 a person at the door and include entry in a raffle.
RSVP: Facebook Event Page

In honor of national Family Volunteer Day on Saturday, November 18th, bring your family to Austin Families Give Back, an event hosted by Generation SERVE (formerly Little Helping Hands)! Your family will learn about giving back to the community while sampling hands-on service activities to benefit nonprofits across Austin. This event will be free and open to the public and all
ages are welcome to attend!
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Please pre-register to attend with your family. Shifts are available between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
What: Austin Families Give Back: Family Volunteer Day 2017
When: Saturday, November 18th: shifts available between 10:30am and 4:30pm
Where: Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave St.
Cost: Free!
Visit generationserve.org/familyvolunteerday for more information and to register!

Kids and adults of all ages will be movin’ and groovin’ at the Hush Hush Music Bash, a FREE family-friendly event that will take place at The Domain. For those who can’t make it to ACL Music Festival and have FOMO (fear of missing out), Hush Hush is the perfect way to get your live music fix while preparing your kids to be future festival-goers in a smaller, more intimate setting.

From babes in strollers to teens, kids of all ages are welcome!

Fun activities include:
– Rain stick making at the Bright Horizons at Westlake booth
– Jumping on Springfree Trampolines
– Giveaways
– Cool down with Steel City Pops (available for purchase)
– Dance contest

Lineup:
3 pm: DJ Bill
3:30 pm: RIDERS AGAINST the STORM (RAS)Advertisement
4:15 pm: Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship
5 pm: Koo Koo Kanga Roo

What: Hush Hush Music Bash
Where: The Domain, Amy Donovan Plaza, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin (in front of iPic Theater)
When: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Time: 3-6 p.m.
Cost: Free!
RSVP: Facebook Event Page

Presented by: LiveMom, Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, The Domain, with music sponsored by The Austin Diagnostic Clinic and Springfree Trampoline Austin.

Back by popular demand, Rosita y Conchita is an imaginative adaptation of Erich Haeger and Eric González’s award-winning children’s book about two sisters who try to reunite on the Day of the Dead. Along the way Rosita keeps getting lost, but she miraculously finds her way to Conchita through familiar sounds and images. This touching story comes to life with live son jarocho music by Son Armado, professional actors, and puppetry. All ages will delight in the rhyming bilingual dialogue and stunning images.

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Children love to gather around on the rugs in front of the stage to watch the action in the historic Austin Scottish Rite Theater, Austin’s oldest and theater. Going through a recent renovation, parents can relax in the newly re-upholstered seating under a historically restored starlit ceiling. It’s magical!

 

What: Rosita y Conchita: A Dia de los Muertos Play in English and Spanish

Where: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street, Austin

When: Saturdays and Sundays, September 30 – October 29, 2017, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Cost: $12 adults, $8 children 2-12, under 2 are free

More information: http://scottishritetheater.org/show/rosita-y-conchita/

Giveaway: Enter here for a chance to win a family four pack of tickets to see Rosita y Conchita at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater. The winner picks which performance to attend. All you have to do is leave a comment or fill out the form below by 9:00 a.m. CST on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

A brand new KinderCare is opening in Round Rock on August 21, 2017! KinderCare Education is the nation’s largest provider of early childhood education, and local families are invited to tour their newest child-care center during the Family Party and Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, August 19th. Guests will enjoy refreshments and fun activities that will include educational games and giveaways.

KinderCare Education makes it their passion to nurture a sense of discovery, joy, and wonder in every child, every day, at every one of its nearly 1400 centers across America. KinderCare is the most accredited early childhood education provider and focuses on creating a world of learning, joy and adventure for children ages six months to twelve years. To bring these learning concepts to life, children and their parents will enjoy the following activities during the grand opening party:

  • Color a pre-printed wall mural
  • Visit a (temporary) tattoo bar
  • Showcase creativity in the chalk corner
  • Try out the all new playgroundAdvertisement
  • Cozy up with a book at the Book Nook
  • Take a guided tour with KinderCare staff

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What: KinderCare Family Party and Grand Opening Celebration
When: Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Round Rock KinderCare Learning Center, 1900 S. AW Grimes Blvd., Round Rock
Cost: Free