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Celebrate the holiday season at Hat Creek Burger in Round Rock on Friday, November 30th as they host their first-ever holiday party!

Bring the whole family and invite friends out to the Hat Creek Round Rock location for a holiday lighting party. The event will kick off at 5pm, so come hungry! Hot chocolate will be available to sip on while the countdown to the official lighting of Hat Creek’s holiday lights begins.

Additional activities includes face painters ready to paint snowmen, candy canes, Rudolf and more! At 7 p.m., Hat Creek will turn on their holiday light display transforming the restaurant into a festive winter wonderland. Come dressed decked out for the holidays!

What: Hat Creek Holiday Party

When: Friday, November 30, 2018

Time: 5 – 9 p.m.

Where: Hat Creek, 3700 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock

Cost: FREE

Additional information and to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1209124075905346/

If you’re thinking of buying a bike for your child this holiday season, stop in at woom bikes USA on Black Friday  for an open house and demo day event that will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Test out bikes for kids of all ages and help raise money that will benefit Austin Angels!

For every bike sold in the U.S., both online and in the store on November 23rd, woom will donate $10 as part of their national #woomgives campaign. Ride bikes, eat waffles, and have a great time, all for a great cause!

The event includes:

– Hot coffee from Dia’s Market starting at 9 a.m.

– Dutch stroopwafels from Stroop Club  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

– Demo rides all day for both parents and children

– Facility tour from 3-4 p.m.

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What: Black Friday at woom bikes

When: Friday, November 23, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Location: 2311 W. Rundberg Lane, Suite 100, Austin

More Information: https://us.woombikes.com/blogs/news/woomgives-on-black-friday-to-local-charity-benefiting-foster-children

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1936748869737518/

Kick off the holiday season at The Domain’s Holiday Launch Party on Saturday, November 17, 2018!

Enjoy a family-friendly holiday celebration, including:

  • Face painting
  • Balloon twisting
  • Games with prizes
  • Giveaways
  • Crafts
  • Trampoline fun with Springfree Trampoline
  • Fun afternoon snacks
  • A special performance by Mister G at 5:00 p.m.
  • … and more!

After the event, stay for the first light show of the season at 6:00 PM, when all of the lights from Dick’s Sporting Goods to Dillard’s will dance to holiday music!

What: The Domain’s Holiday Launch Party

When: Saturday, November 17, 2018

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Click here for more Information.

 

 

Looking for some indoor holiday fun for the entire family? Head to the historic Scottish Rite Theater, where the kids can sit on rugs directly in front of the stage for some live theatre action for children of all ages. Hitting the stage for three weekends only this December: Pippi Longstocking.

Its Pippi’s after-Christmas party, where all the kids in the village are welcome, and no grumpy grown-ups are allowed! Join Pippi and her friends Annika and Tommy on one of her over-the-top adventures where surprises, cream cakes and new friends are around every corner. Just in time for the holidays, this show offers live music and lots of playful action.

What: Pippi Longstocking’s After Christmas Party

Showtimes:

Saturday, December 1 at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Sunday, December 2 at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Saturday, December 8 at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Sunday December 9 at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Saturday, December 15, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

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

Cost: $15 adults, $10 children 2-12, under 2 are free; Tickets available online or at the door

Giveaway: Enter here for a chance to win a family four pack of tickets to see Pippi Longstocking’s After Christmas Party 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 Friday, November23, 2018.

Can you believe it’s almost time for Thanksgiving?! Gather your friends and family for the 30th Annual Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade, happening on Saturday, November 24, 2018, from 11 am to noon.

In addition to the giant inflatable balloons, festive floats, children’s favorite characters in costume, superheroes, marching bands and more, spectators can look forward to special guests, including the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, Santa and Mrs. Claus and 30 Elvis impersonators honoring the parade’s 30 years. Most important of all, in recognition of the parade’s anniversary, Chuy’s is inviting the greater Austin community to help them reach their goal of collecting more than 30,000 toys,encouraging all that are able to bring multiple toys to donate.

For those who have never been, towards the end of the parade, trucks stop along the parade route and kids run up to put the new, unwrapped toys into the bed of the trucks. This is an excellent opportunity to kick off a season of giving in your family while teaching kids the value and importance of taking care of those who are less fortunate.

What: Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018

Time: 11 am; parade route will take longer to get to the end of Congress Avenue, depending on where you are situated. We typically arrive an hour early to get a good spot, some coffee and maybe a treat, too, from a local coffee shop.

Parade Route: Congress Avenue from the Texas State Capitol to Cesar Chavez

Cost: In the tradition of the 30-year-old parade, it will be FREE and open to the public—and will celebrate the joy of giving by inviting spectators to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate during the procession to support Austin Police Department’s Operation Blue Santa.

More Information: www.chuysparade.com

For Austinites who cannot make it to the parade yet wish to help Chuy’s reach its goal in support of Operation Blue Santa, toy donations can be made at Chuy’s locations in Austin starting Monday, Nov. 5.  All toys collected at local Chuy’s restaurants and during the parade will be delivered by Operation Blue Santa volunteers on December 15, with hopes of brightening the holiday season for as many as 5,000 local families.

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, professional actors, and puppetry. All ages will delight in the rhyming bilingual dialogue and stunning images.

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, AustinAdvertisement
AdvertisementWhen: Saturdays and Sundays, October 6 – November 2, 2018, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Cost: $15 adults, $10 children 2-12, under 2 are free

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

On Saturday, November 17, Generation SERVE will host the 2nd annual Austin Families Give Back event at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex! Registration for Austin Families Give Back is now open.

Free and open to the public, this event allows families to come together to sample volunteer projects in support of more than 30 local nonprofit organizations. The projects are family-friendly and all ages are welcome. Shifts last just over an hour and run throughout the day.

Please pre-register your family for a shift at generationserve.org/familyvolunteerdayAdvertisement
Generation SERVE engages children in volunteerism and empowers them to make a difference in their communities through Family Volunteering, Service Learning, and Youth Leadership programs throughout the year. This large event, set-up as a service fair, is a microcosm of what Generation SERVE offers to Central Texas families nearly each day of the year. Bring your family to Austin Families Give Back to experience the joy of family volunteering and to kick off a tradition of community service!

Kids and adults of all ages: get ready to be movin’ and groovin’ at the 5th annual Hush Hush Music Bash! This  FREE, family-friendly event will take place at The Domain on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 2-6 pm.

For those who can’t make it to Austin City Limits Music Festival and have FOMO (fear of missing out), Hush Hush Music Bash 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.

This year’s fantastic lineup includes performances by:

El Tule (2-2:45 p.m.)

Ms. Kat’s Music & Movement (3-3:45 p.m.)

Riders Against the Storm (4-4:45 p.m.)

Tim Kubart (5-6 p.m.)

In addition to live music, there will be lots of fun activities for little ones of all ages, including:

– Mini hockey with Chaparral Ice
– Jumping on a Springfree Trampoline with Springfree Trampoline AustinAdvertisement
– Cookie decorating for the kids with Baked by Amy’s
– Face painting and a photo booth, courtesy of Capital Pediatric Group
– Test out a bike with woomBikesUSA
– Handmade Egg Shakers at the Mi Casa Es Tu Casa booth
– Free KIND Snacks (while supplies last)
– Practice martial arts with Palacios ATA Martial Arts
– Giveaways and much more!

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to set up in the plaza and enjoy the music and activities. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. The event will take place in Amy Donovan Plaza, located between Dick’s Sporting Goods and Dillard’s.

What: Hush Hush Music Bash
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 2-6 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Hush Hush Music Bash is presented by LiveMom, Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, The Domain, with music sponsored by Springfree Trampoline Austin.

Giveaway: Register to win a VIP Bag filled with swag and some treats, too! We’re giving away 50 VIP swag bags, and all you have to do is register on the form below for your chance to win. Winners will be notified by Wednesday, October 3, 2018. The bags will only be available for pickup during Hush Hush Music Bash on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 2-5 pm. The bags can not be held for pickup or mailed to the winner.

Hear ye! Hear ye! Directly from Sherwood Forest Faire, Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws are stirring up mischief this summer at Austin Scottish Rite Theater. Come see Robin, Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, Little John, and all the rest outwit the Sheriff of Nottingham in the original adventure story of Merry Olde England. With live music by Alan A Dale accompanying the fantastic Sherwood Forest Faire players, this is action-packed fun for the whole family!

Sherwood Forest Faire, now in its ninth year, is a popular Texas destination. This production, especially written and produced for Austin Scottish Rite Theater’s young audiences, provides a rare opportunity for families to experience the characters of Sherwood Forest Faire indoors in a convenient Austin space.

Enjoy the historic Austin Scottish Rite Theater, built in 1871 with its newly restored comfy seats and a gorgeously restored starry ceiling! Kids get the best seats in the house—on carpets close to the action. Open seating for all. Free show parking as available with metered street parking also nearby. Tickets available online and at the door.

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

Tickets: Available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3527404 until one hour before show time, and then sold at the door. $12 general 12 and up; $8 children under 12; under 2 years freeAdvertisement

Showtimes:

Saturday, August 25 – noon & 2:00 p.m.Advertisement
Sunday, August 26 – noon & 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 31 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday,  September 1 – noon, 2:00 & 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 2 – 10:00 a.m. & noon

More Information: http://scottishritetheater.org/show/the-legends-of-robin-hood/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/austin.scottish.rite.theater/

Giveaway: Win a family four pack of tickets to see The Legends of Robin Hood at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater! Complete the form below by 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. One winner will be selected and contacted by email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the email to claim the prize. If no response is received within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen. The tickets are non-transferable and hold no cash value.

With summer just around the corner, we’re at the height of outside activity time, and what better way to kick off summer festivities than with a Springfree Trampoline!

 

Adding a Springfree Trampoline to our backyard a couple of years ago was one of the best things we could have done; not only does it get the kids outside and active, but it also is a fun way for parents to jump away some weight as well.

Limited time offer! Save up to $448! Get a FREE FlexrHoop and FlexrStep when you buy a trampoline. Plus add delivery & installation for $149*! (reg. $299). Offer ends May 28, 2018.

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Take a test jump this weekend at the Austin Springfree Trampoline store!

Where: 3220 Amy Donovan Plaza, #116, Austin

Memorial Weekend Hours: Friday 10AM–8PM, Saturday 10AM–8PM, Sunday 12–6PM, Monday 10AM – 8PM.

Contact: (512) 900-4341