Favor is giving away $100 for use on any Favor orders in Austin!

Need a personal delivery assistant this holiday season? Almost as fast as Santa, Favor will get anything you need delivered today!

If you’re not familiar with FAVOR here is a blog post we did with a run down of how it works.

https://favordelivery.com

Here’s how to enter:

•   SHARE this post & like their business Facebook page.

•   We’ll pick a winner using random.org tomorrow before we announce the next giveaway. YOU MUST CLAIM YOUR PRIZE WITHIN 48 HOURS OR WE’LL PICK A NEW WINNER. Winners will be announced in the comments section of today’s post on Facebook AND in this blog post 12 Days of Austin Christmas Winners.

You can also follow us on facebooktwitterpinterest and instagram at 365ThingsAustin to keep up with other happenings around Austin!

If you’re interested in sponsoring a post or giveaway email us!

My favorite place to shamelessly belt my heart out, Ego’s is having a tacky sweater party today. The party is getting started early (3 pm) so you have all day to sing your favorite karaoke tunes. They’ll have prizes at 6 pm & midnight.

If you don’t have anything to do on Christmas, they’re hosting a Christmas Potluck starting at 3 pm.

For those that have not been to Ego’s, it’s one of those hidden gems Austin has. It hasn’t changed much over they years and its always a blast!

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When: today, December 22nd

Time: 3 pm – midnight

Location:
Ego’s
510 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704

 

 

Today is the second annual Dreidel Tournament! Players or all age are welcome to come out and join the holiday fun.

They’ll have a craft station where you can make your own repurposed dreidel out of an egg carton.

Admission: free

When: today, December 21st

Time: 1 pm

Phone: 512-974-7400

Location:
Recycled Reads Bookstore
5335 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78756

http://library.austintexas.gov/event/dreidel-tournament-65326

If you’ve driven down South First lately, you’ve probably seen the Bill Murray mural out in front of Criquet Shirt’s store front/office. Inside the store you’ll find high-quality golf shirts that look as good off the course as they do on it.

If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for the man in your life, they’re offering 25% off  through the weekend when you use the code 365Austin. Orders over $125 will get free expedited shipping to insure they arrive in time for Christmas.

We’re giving away TWO of their awesome shirts (your choice of golf or button-down) to two lucky winners. Just follow Criquet Shirts on Facebook and/or Instagram by Monday morning to be eligible to win.

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www.CriquetShirts.com

The past few years, I helped deliver presents with Operation Blue Santa, and it’s always one of the most amazing experiences. The joy on the kids faces when you drop off the presents is unmatched and proves that it really is better to give than receive. Here’s a rundown of how it works.

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Today is delivery day for Operation Blue Santa, and they need all the help that they can get. Basically, you get to go around and deliver presents and make peoples’ days.  When you show up, the folks at Blue Santa will load your vehicle with as many presents as you wish to deliver, and then off you go to make the families’ days.

Post delivery, you’re invited for BBQ and live music as a thank you!

I can’t think of a better or a more rewarding way to spend a Saturday morning!  Events like this help restore my faith in humanity and the good in people.

When: today, December 20th

Start time: 8:00am

Location:
Operation Blue Santa Warehouse
4101 S. Industrial Drive

Or:

12425 Lamplight Village
404 Ralph Ablnedo
812 Springdale Road

http://www.bluesanta.org/

These sandwiches are truly legendary. If you only try one place that I blog on this year, make it this place. I’d never even heard of a Monte Cristo before I tried one at this trailer, but after my first visit I was hooked.

It’s tough to describe just how perfect and delicious this sandwich tastes. It consists of smoked ham and turkey with cheddar and provolone cheese, a homemade cherry fig jelly (that was made that morning) to dip it in, and homemade chips to keep it company. Trust me, it’s the kind of thing that dreams are made of. I wake up in the middle of the night and its all I can think about; yep that good.

Eric, the Chef, is awesome. You can tell how passionate he is about good food and service, and it shows. Follow them on facebook to keep up with their latest happenings.

Today’s winner will receive a Hey! You Gonna Eat or What? $100 Gift Card.

Phone: 512-296-3547

Location:
 South Congress & Gibson
 1318 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704

And 1720 Barton Springs Road Austin, Texas 78704

www.heyyougonnaeatorwhat.com/

Here’s how to enter:

•   SHARE this post & like their business Facebook page.

•   We’ll pick a winner using random.org tomorrow before we announce the next giveaway. YOU MUST CLAIM YOUR PRIZE WITHIN 48 HOURS OR WE’LL PICK A NEW WINNER. Winners will be announced in the comments section of today’s post on Facebook AND in this blog post 12 Days of Austin Christmas Winners.

You can also follow us on facebooktwitterpinterest and instagram at 365ThingsAustin to keep up with other happenings around Austin!

If you’re interested in sponsoring a post or giveaway email us!

A horse drawn carriage ride sounds perfectly Christmas-y, so I absolutely love that the Domain is offering these free rides.

I think it’s such a fun, random and romantic thing to do after dinner at the Domain, and it’s definitely something that kids will enjoy.

Santa will also be at the Domain through Christmas Eve to pose for pictures.

When: Friday & Saturday night

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cost: Free, tips accepted.

Location:
The Domain
In front of Dillards and Macy’s
11410 Century Oaks Terrace
Austin, Texas 78758

http://www.simon.com/mall/the-domain/stream/holidays-at-the-domain-2157103

 

Casino Night at The Goodnight

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Mardi Gras Mascarade at BlackFinn

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Bob Schneider’s New Year’s Eve Party at The Paramount

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Austin’s New Year at Butler Park

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Fire & Ice New Year’s Eve at Top Golf
New Year’s Eve at Cheer Up Charlie’s
Totally 80′s Bash at Austin Roller Rink
New Year’s Eve at The Continental Club
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Olivia’s
Sauce New Year’s Eve Blowout at Speakeasy
New Year’s Eve at Spider House Ballroom
The Sword at Emo’s
New Year’s Eve at The Mohawk
J. Black’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
New Year’s Eve Smoke Out at Banger’s
New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Driskill
New Year’s Eve at Hotel San Jose
Broken Spoke’s New Year’s Eve Dance Party
Light Up The Night at The W
New Year’s Eve at The Four Seasons
New Year’s Eve at The Russian House
Groupo Fantasma at The Belmont
New Year’s Eve at The Parish
New Year’s Eve at The ABGB
New Year’s Eve at The Highball
New Year’s Eve at Midnight Cowboy

Last month we celebrated the Launch of Drizly in Austin and it’s amazing. It’s the first alcohol delivery service and we can’t get enough!

Here’s a quick rundown of the Awesomeness.

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We had a lot of questions, and here’s what we learned:

  1. There’s no up-charge on the Beer/Wine/Liquor you order, only a delivery charge issued by the liquor store, just five bucks in Austin.
  2. They carry over 2,000 products, so the variety is similar to what you’d find in your neighborhood shop. Mixers, ice, etc. are also available.
  3. Your beverages will arrive at your door 20-40 minutes after you place your order. Yep, that quick!
  4. The minimum order for Austin is $20.
  5. Use the code “12 days” to receive your first delivery FREE.

To get started, just click the appropriate link below to download the app, or place your order directly on Drizly.com

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Today we’re giving away a $50 Drizly Gift Card.

www.drizly.com 

Here are the ground rules:

•   SHARE this post, TAG who you’d share the prize with & like their business Facebook page.

•   We will pick a winner using random.org tomorrow before we announce the next giveaway. YOU MUST CLAIM  YOUR PRIZE WITHIN 48 HOURS OR WE’LL PICK A NEW WINNER. Winners will be announced in the comments section of today’s post on Facebook.

You can also follow us on facebooktwitterpinterest or instagram at 365ThingsAustin to keep up with more happenings around Austin!

If you’re interested in sponsoring a post or giveaway email us!

If you are looking for a fun way to get some last minute shopping done, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar may be just what you are looking to do.

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The bazaar was originally started to give local musicians a warm, dry place to play during the Christmas season. But the live music combined with the Christmas market was hugely popular. It was only scheduled for two days that first year, but because of the overwhelming success, they extended it right up until Christmas Eve. In the following years, the attendance doubled, and today most of us can’t remember Christmas without it. This is something you must experience in Austin.

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This is a great place to go finish your last minute shopping with friends. The full bar, live music and countless crazy Christmas knickknacks make for a fun evening for everyone.

When: today – December 24th

Time: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Admission:
$7
Children 12 and under always free

Location:
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.armadillobazaar.com/

Photo Credit: Armadillo Bazaar Facebook Page : Jennifer M. Ramos