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2nd Street District’s Holiday Window Walk

November 23 - December 8
2nd Street District, 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701

Starting November 23, visitors can watch the storefronts of 2ND Street District as businesses transform into festive holiday scenes during the eighth annual Holiday Window Walk. St. Edward’s University students will put their design skills to the test for their chance to win $6,500 worth of scholarships on behalf of the 2ND Street District. Participating stores include Hemline, League of Rebels, Austin Rocks, Toy Joy, Authentic Smiles, Austin General Store, and Luxe Apothetique. Whether heading to 2SD for delicious eats or holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday on November 24 and beyond, visitors can enjoy the festive installations, all while supporting the Austin community. The

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9:00 am

Ready, Set Plant! Richmond Tributary Watershed

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join TreeFolks for a planting at the Richmond Tributary Watershed Buyout. We’ll be planting 750 seedlings, so be ready to get your hands dirty! Location and parking information will be sent the day prior to the event.

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Ready, Set, Plant! At Richmond Tributary

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join TreeFolks for a planting at the Richmond Tributary. We’ll be planting 750 seedlings, so be ready to get your hands dirty! This event is in partnership with the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department and Keep Austin Beautiful’s Adopt-A-Creek program. Location and parking information will be sent the day prior to the event. To sign up for the event, https://www.treefolks.org/volunteer-with-trees-2/

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Neighborwoods 200 Tree Giveaway

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
H-E-B Rundberg, 9414 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753 United States
Free

In partnership with the City of Austin, TreeFolks gives away free trees Austin Residents and Austin Energy Electricity customers through our NeighborWoods program! Our second giveaway of the season will be at H-E-B Rundberg (9414 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753) from 9 am to 12 pm. The event first come, first serve and we will distribute one tree per person in attendance with a Photo I.D or Austin Energy Electricity Bill as proof of residency. Trees are subject to availability, we plan to bring: Dwarf Mulberry “Keifer” Pear Retama Burr Oak Western Soapberry Live Oak

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Santa on the Terrace at The Long Center

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W Riverside Dr.
Austin, TX 78704 United States
Free

The Long Center presents Santa on the Terrace, Saturday, December 1, on the H-E-B Terrace. Santa is coming to town a little early this year—don’t miss your chance to see him! Join us on the H-E-B Terrace with friends and family to celebrate the season, and get a FREE picture with Santa in front of the best downtown view in Austin. Enjoy holiday treats and activities the whole family as we welcome our bearded friend from the North Pole. Pictures are on a first-come first-serve basis. Being in line is no guarantee of getting your picture taken. This event is weather

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10:00 am

Advanced Tree Identification Hike

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury St.
Austin, TX 78703
Free

On December 1st, we’re hosting a FREE Advanced Tree Identification Hike for identifying difficult trees species from 10 am to 1 pm at Pease Park. This hike will be lead by Neil Kaufman, the Sustainability Coordinator for Housing and Dining at the University of Texas, in partnership with the UT Office of Sustainability and the City of Austin. Neil will discuss identifying difficult tree species and what to look for in leaf-off identification, while our Education Coordinator, Collin McMichael explains the basics of urban forest stewardship. Feel free to attend whether you want to brush up on your tree knowledge

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Cookies & Castles

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
st. luke unived methodist church, 1306 W Lynn Street
AUSTIN, TX 78703 United States
$20 - $50

Decorate a gingerbread man (cookie) or prebuilt gingerbread house (castle) with us. We will provide all of the icing, candy, and decorations and you can display your creation during the holidays, mess free! All proceeds go to Dell Children's Blood and Cancer Center. Tickets and more information available on our website: austin.tridelta.org/cookies--castles

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11:00 am

Austin Art of Ice Cream Experience

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Dec 30, 2018

Austin Art of Ice Cream Experience, 3208 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704

THE ART OF ICE CREAM EXPERIENCE IS COMING TO AUSTIN! AN INSTAGRAMMERS DREAM, THE ART OF ICE CREAM HAS BEEN DELIGHTING GUESTS OF ALL AGES WITH ITS COLOR, TEXTURE AND INTERACTIVE ENGAGEMENT. GUESTS CAN EXPLORE ROOMS THEMED AROUND LOVED ICE CREAM TREATS LIKE THE BANANA SPLIT ROOM, POPSICLE PARADISE AND NEAPOLITAN BEACH WHILE CAPTURING COVETED INSTAGRAM PHOTOS AGAINST THE VIVID BACKDROPS.  THE EXPERIENCE ALSO INCLUDES ICE CREAM AND FROZEN TREAT SAMPLES ALONG THE WAY. THE ART OF ICE CREAM EXPERIENCE AUSTIN IS OPEN WEDNESDAY – MONDAY AND CLOSED TUESDAYS. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE 11 A.M. – 8 P.M.

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Pippi Longstocking’s After Christmas Party

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Dec 15, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Dec 15, 2018

Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street
Austin, TX 78701 United States
$10.00 - $15.00

You're invited! 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!

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Austin Startup Holiday Market

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Native Hostel, 807 East 4th Street
Austin, TX 78702

Join us Saturday, December 1st, 2018 for the Austin Startup Holiday Market! A merry band of holiday hooligans are creating the best bazaar this side of the Mississippi for technology companies with gifts to bear. So come all ye faithful down to Native Hostel with your tacky, candy cane sweaters and winter sleigh to rock around our Christmas tree. We'll have music, themed cocktails, and all the goods you can handle! Featuring 20+ local startups bringing items such as apothecary, apparel, accessories, home goods, kids gifts, tasty treats and more. This year, give the gift of local Austin startups! Interested

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The Austin Flea at Fall Creek Vineyards

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
FAll Creek Vineyards, 18059 Fm 1826
Driftwood, TX 78619 United States
Free

We’re excited to take the Austin Flea to this beautiful Hill Country venue – Fall Creek Vineyards (18059A FM 1826, Driftwood) on Saturday, December 1st from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.!  The Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin's most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for The Holidays or any occasion including jewelry, bath/body products, vintage, original artwork, paper goods, textiles and so much more!  Entrance to the event is Free and open to all ages!   Handmade. Vintage. Local. Featured Artists Include:  Nashville Neverland, Dazedpainting, Austin Kefir Microbrewery, Studio109, Knotted Up, Goldie, Sam Wish, ATX Botanicals, The Beautiful

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The Market at South Congress Hotel with Boyd’s of Texas

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Congress Hotel, 1603 South Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
Free

Join South Congress Hotel on Saturday, December 1st from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as they introduce The Market, a monthly pop-up in the award-winning Lobby Bar at the South Congress Hotel. One Saturday a month, the pop-up invites a local artisan + vendor to showcase their work to the South Congress community. This month’s partner features Boyd’s of Texas’ line of handmade perfumes, soaps and oils. This event is free and open to the public, with food + beverage available for purchase. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/672426896485189/.

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12:30 pm

Giant Chess

December 1 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Austin, 78701 United States
Free

Come play chess in the park with our large sized set. Appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Volunteers on hand that can help beginners.

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1:00 pm

Pippi Longstocking’s After Christmas Party

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Dec 15, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Dec 15, 2018

Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street
Austin, TX 78701 United States
$10.00 - $15.00

You're invited! 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!

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Lost Pines Christmas

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Dec 23, 2018

Downtown Bastrop, 904 Main Street
Bastrop, 78602 United States
Free

Escape to Bastrop, an original Texas town with a fresh approach to life, to enjoy a true Lost Pines Christmas! Celebrate the holiday season in Historic Downtown Bastrop. From an old-fashioned Main Street Christmas to a dazzling night-time holiday parade, food and wine events, and activities for the entire family, you’ll love how Bastrop shares the season during this month-long holiday event. Downtown merchants offer extended shopping hours throughout the holiday season. Kick off the holiday season at a Lighting Party on Nov. 24. Come out to Fisherman’s Park at dusk to visit Santa, enjoy hot cocoa and enjoy the

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SUAVS Holiday Pop-Up

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nina Berenato Jewelry, 3200 Palm Way, #152
Austin, TX 78758 United States
Free

Come shop local footwear company, SUAVS, inside Nina Berenato Jewelry at The Domain on Saturday, December 1st. WHEN: Saturday December 1st, 1-5pm WHERE: 3200 Palm Way #152 DETAILS: - Shoe Decorating Contest - Holiday Cocktails from Austonian Whiskey - Exclusive SUAVS deals from 1pm-5pm.

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2:00 pm

Mermaid Swimming with AquaMermaid

December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Learn to swim in a real mermaid tail with AquaMermaid, the world's largest mermaid swimming school! Mermaiding is the trendiest new activity for mermaids and mermen that is the perfect combination of fantasy and fitness! Learn to swim while wearing a real mermaid tail! Stay active and fulfil your mermaid dreams! Book your mermaid birthday or bachelorette party with AquaMermaid! Join our mermaid pod membership for progressive weekly lessons to stay fit and learn advanced mermaid moves! If you're just looking to dip your toes into the mermaid world, our one time trial classes are for you!  

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5:00 pm

Holiday Stroll

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701 United States
Free

Kickstart your holiday season at the Downtown Austin Alliance’s Holiday Stroll on Saturday, December 1 along Congress Avenue between 9th and 11th streets. Join us from 5:00 to 10:00 pm for a free, family-friendly holiday celebration in downtown Austin, including: KUT & KUTX Holiday Sing-Along with John Aielli and Elizabeth McQueen, Lighting of the downtown tree, Photos with Santa, Kids' area with snow pit, balloon artists, airbrush tattoos, and more, Plus, food, shopping, and activities for the whole family! Enjoy live music by DJ Girlfriend, the Austin Children's Choir, Shy Beast and the Superfonicos. This year's headliner will be announced on November 18th so stay

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6:00 pm

Wild Game Dinner with Garrison Brothers and Chef Brand

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Garrison Brothers Distillery, 1827 Hye-Albert Rd.
Hye, TX 78635 United States
$150.00

Join Garrison Brothers and Chef John Brand of Hotel Emma on Saturday, December 1st from 6 to 10 p.m. for the Wild Game Dinner, a five-course meal prepared by Chef Brand and served in the Barrel Barn at the Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye, Texas. Each course will feature seasonal wild game paired with the distillery's award-winning small batch bourbon. Featured dishes include popcorn quail croutons and bacon on spinach salad, Carolina gold rice porridge with field egg, juniper and poppyseed venison with pickled blueberry and celery, and more. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will benefit

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