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Triple Z Threadz loves pets more than people so they are hosting the real Santa Claus in their shop today  for pet photos! Bring your phones/cameras to take pictures of your furry friends with Santa and a festive backdrop! Triple Z knows how to throw a party – so of course there will be holiday drinks & snacks for you to enjoy! 

Want to skip the line? Come to Triple Z early & shop!! With a Triple Z receipt you can skip the line & get a Polaroid pic to take with you!

When: today, December 14th

Time: 6pm-8pm

Location:
Triple Z Threadz 
1606 South Congress Ave. 
Austin, Texas 78704

Let the fun continue for our 12 Days of Austin Christmas! Day nine’s winner will receive four tickets to the game of your choice from The Escape Game Austin.

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The Escape Game is the newest (and possibly best in our opinion) interactive game in Austin. Participants work their way through complex puzzles and multiple challenges in hopes of “escaping” the room in under an hour.

You and the rest of your team will be led into a room and given some brief instructions. After receiving your mission objectives, the clock starts counting down from 60 minutes…time to start looking for clues and solving puzzles to ultimately complete your goal and escape! These games are not easy, so get ready for a challenge! You’ll need to practice exceptional communication, critical problem solving skills, and a dose of creativity if you want to escape in time.

Today’s winner will receive four tickets to the game of your choice from The Escape Game Austin.

If you need a Christmas present for the person who has EVERYTHING. This is it. It’s one of our favorite things to do with friends!

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Here’s how to enter:

1. Fill out steps one and two on our Heyo Contest Page.

2. Visit today’s post on Instagram to double your chances of winning.

If you’re Austin business is interested in sponsoring
a giveaway, email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com

Looking for Friday night plans? Look no more! Join atxGALS for a must-see end of year event highlighting the work of emerging female artists in Austin. Benefiting Girls Empowerment Network &SAFE (a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace) 

This event will include:

When: today, December 8th

Time: 6pm-11pm

Location:
Wanderlust Studio 
206 East 4th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Welcome to this year’s 12 Days of Austin Christmas

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Circuit of The Americas (COTA) has a new holiday tradition and festival with—get this—a million lights, camel rides, and hot air balloon rides! The holidays in Austin just keep getting better and better. Winter Wonderland will run from December 1 – 30, open daily from 6 -10 p.m., and 6 – 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Tickets are on sale now.

Like we said, a million lights will illuminate the Circuit’s Grand Plaza, which will also include Santa’s workshop, a petting zoo, a human snow globe, holiday movies on the lawn, a walking light trail, and the the Tunnel of Lights! Guests can also purchase tickets for additional offering like the hot air balloon float up to 100-feet high, Santa’s train ride for kids, a giant skating rink, camel rides, carnival rides for both children and adults, and souvenir photos with Santa. Families who donate a book to the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program at Winter Wonderland will receive one complimentary ride on the COTA Express. Guests can also hear their favorite stories read daily by Mrs. Claus at Reading Hour in the Grand Plaza. And the adults can enjoy a frosty beverage and friendly games in the Bud Light Friends Chalet after walking the .8 mile Circuit of Lights.

Entertainment throughout the Winter Wonderland will include performances by Austin school district ensembles and local artists. Plus there will be food trucks, hot cocoa stands, and other holiday-inspired beverages at Winter Wonderland. Last, but not least, you can do your holiday shopping at Go! Games—a giant pop-up shop featuring games, toys, and books—and the charming Bavarian Village with local vendors selling handcrafted goods in an enchanted setting.

Today’s winner will receive four passes to Circuit of the America’s Winter Wonderland

Here’s how to enter:

1. Fill out steps one and two on our Heyo Contest Page.

2. Visit today’s post on Instagram to double your chances of winning.

If you’re Austin business is interested in sponsoring a giveaway, email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com

Shopping and sipping cocktails. That’s when I make my best decisions. 

Today, WeWork Domain will transform into a magical, winter wonderland where Austinites can sip and shop for the holiday season.  

The holiday popup shop will include local handmade goods, retail shops at the Domain, and gifts made by WeWork members. While shopping, attendees will be treated to treats and drinks by Austin Eastciders, Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen, and Karbach Brewing Company.

WhatWeWork Holiday Popup Shop

When: December 7, 3-8 p.m.

Where: WeWork Domain (11801 Domain Blvd, 3rd Floor)

Who:

  • WeWork
  • Wknd Press
  • OH! Fox
  • Limbo Jewelry
  • Ash Grove Studio
  • Humble Goods
  • Honest Mary’s
  • Justin Glowczwski Creations
  • The Body Shop
  • Kittsona
  • Maggie Louise Confections
  • Sugarfina
  • SUAVS Shoes
  • Wanderlife Creamer
  • Blenders + Bowls
  • Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen
  • Austin Eastciders
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Shine Holiday Decoration

Welcome to this year’s 12 Days of Austin Christmas

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If I could do everything in Outdoor Voices, I would. It is the most amazing, comfortable, flattering gear for doing things. I am busting with excitement that we get to giveaway a kit so a lucky winner can try out the brand for themselves! 

Today’s winner will receive an Outdoor Voices Kit

Here’s how to enter:

1. Fill out steps one and two on our Heyo Contest Page.

2. Visit today’s post on Instagram to double your chances of winning.

If you’re Austin business is interested in sponsoring a giveaway, email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com

Welcome to this year’s 12 Days of Austin Christmas

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If you follow along on Instagram, you know that I’m a diehard fan of MMH, more formally known as McGuire Moorman Hospitality, and known by food-obsessed people like me as the group behind Austin restaurants like June’s, Jeffrey’s, Elizabeth Street Café, Josephine House, Perla’s, Clark’s, and Lamberts. Whenever I walk into one of their places for the first time, I get the same feeling: It’s like they’ve hired Hollywood production designers to crawl inside our collective mind and create the restaurants we all aspire to hang out in. They’re dreamy and cinematic, but thankfully totally real and right here in Austin. Every detail from the appetizers to the server uniforms and the candles in the bathroom are perfectly thought out.

Today’s winner will receive a $100 Clark’s Oyster Bar Gift Card + $100 ByGeorge Gift Card. 

 

Here’s how to enter:

1. Fill out steps one and two on our Heyo Contest Page.

2. Visit today’s post on Instagram to double your chances of winning.

If you’re Austin business is interested in sponsoring a giveaway, email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com

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.

When: today, December 5th

Time: 5:30pm-7:30 

Location:
 Mueller Control Tower
Berkman Drive
Austin, Texas

 Kick off the holidays tonight at the Four Seasons Hotel, a place that really knows how to do Christmas. The kids will love the famous Gingerbread Village.

There will be hot apple cider, cookies, photos with Santa, and the opportunity to meet the talented pastry chefs behind the village.

The Holiday Open House takes place in the lobby and is complimentary for locals and visitors.

When: tonight and tomorrow 

Time: 5pm-6pm 

Welcome to this year’s 12 Days of Austin Christmas

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Of all the adventures we’ve been on in Austin, Zip-lining is definitely one of our favorites. It’s an absolutely incredible experience, and also ends up being a pretty great workout.

One of the zip-lines is the longest in Texas, and you reach speeds up to 60 miles an hour. It’s such a rush! This is a great gift idea; awesome thing to do with out of town guests, or just a fun date!

In the event you don’t win today’s prize, they’re currently having a holiday sale with 30% off all gift certificates. They don’t expire and have no blackout dates. Call or order online using the code: HOLIDAY17.

Today’s winner will receive a Lake Travis Zipline Adventure for 4 people.

Here’s how to enter:

1. Fill out steps one and two on our Heyo Contest Page.

2. Visit today’s post on Instagram to double your chances of winning.

If you’re Austin business is interested in sponsoring a giveaway, email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com