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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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The Infinite Monkey Theorem Hosts Wine & Shop Weekend at Domain NORTHSIDE

December 7 - December 9
Domain Northside, 3211 Palm Way
Austin, 78758
Free

From Friday, Dec 7th to Sunday, Dec 9th, The Infinite Monkey Theorem is upping the shopping ante by gifting their award-winning canned wine at various Domain NORTHSIDE retailers, while supplies last. When visiting The Frye Company, Nina Berenato Jewelry, Chocolaterie Tessa, Ace Tailors, or Limbo Jewelry/LIP SERVICE XO, shoppers will receive a wine passport to embark on their own self-guided wine tour featuring a different wine varietal at each location. Upon venturing to all five Wine & Shop retailers, wine connoisseurs will unlock a 15% discount at The Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery located at 121 Pickle Rd #110, Austin,

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The Nutcracker

December 8
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An event every day that begins at 6:00am, repeating until Dec 23, 2018

The Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W Riverside Dr.
Austin, TX 78704 United States
$15 - $89

Your favorite way to celebrate the season returns for its 56th year! Ballet Austin’s annual production of The Nutcracker never disappoints, with hundreds of dancers, beautiful sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s delicious score performed live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. From a festive holiday party to an exotic court of sweets, watch as our young heroine, Clara, faces her fears, rescues her prince, and dreams big during the journey of a lifetime! Make memories to last a lifetime when you share this special holiday tradition with family and friends!

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8:00 am

SantaCon 2018

December 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rainey Street, Rainey Street
Austin, TX 78701 United States
$20

Grab Your Santa Suit and Jingle All the Way -- to Rainey Street! Join us at SantaCon on Saturday, December 8 for a merry Santa-themed pub crawl benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas! Complete with food and drink specials, festive Reindeer Games and friendly team competition, amazing prizes, and plenty of opportunities to network and socialize, SantaCon promises to be a jolly afternoon that supports children in our community! Dressed in Santa Suits and other Christmas-themed attire, SantaCon revelers (ages 21+) convene for a great time to benefit a great cause. All proceeds from the event go to

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Coats for Kids Distribution Day

December 8 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78704 United States
Free

On December 8, 2018, The Junior League of Austin will hold the 32nd annual Coats for Kids Distribution Day. Together with our longstanding partners —Jack Brown Cleaners, KVET, and KVUE — the Junior League of Austin will provide over 35,000 warm winter coats to Central Texas Children in need. As families arrive on Distribution Day, bilingual volunteers greet and review documents for verification of economic need. Each family is then escorted by a volunteer through racks of sorted coats. Each child that attends is able to select a coat which suits their needs, body type and personality. Every child deserves

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10:00 am

Cherrywood Art Fair

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on Dec 9, 2018 at 10:00am

Maplewood Elementary School, E. 38 1/2 St. & Maplewood Ave
Austin, TX
Free

Chula League’s Cherrywood Art Fair is an art filled two-day event showcasing local artists, live music, kids activities and great food in a free, family-friendly environment. Since its 2002 inception, the Fair has served as a destination for discerning holiday shoppers seeking unique, hand-crafted items from Texas artists and makers. Proceeds benefit Little Artist BIG ARTIST, our free afterschool arts mentorship program in six East Austin elementary schools. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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10:30 am

TRACE Hosts a Naughty or Nice Brunch on Dec. 8

December 8 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
TRACE Austin, 200 Lavaca Street
Austin, TX 78701 United States
Free to Attend

As the holidays approach, the naughty or nice test goes into full effect. TRACE will host a Naughty or Nice brunch with specialty cocktails and bites starting at 10:30 a.m. Guests can shop local vendors and take pictures with Santa at 2nd Street Santa Lounge & Market in the Living Room from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

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11:00 am

Austin Art of Ice Cream Experience

December 8 @ 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 8 @ 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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Holiday Garden Party

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Great Outdoors, 2730 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704 United States
Free

Join us for our last Garden Party of the year! We will have so much going on: 🤶🎅 will be here for photos! 🎀Jeanette Dyer & Melodie Yargeau will be here to decorate wreaths - bring your own items or use ours! 🐕 Austin Animal Center 🐈 will be here with a friendly pup and free pet tag engravings! 🌰DIY Decoration Stand - with all the glitter and glue your heart could desire! 🎶 Live music! And who could forget!?🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 Saturday 8 December, 11am - 4/5pm This event is free and open to the public!

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Brunch at The Hightower

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until Feb 23, 2019

The Hightower, 1209 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

$8 build your own Bloody Mary bar included with a 7 oz miller high life Bar includes different hot sauces & pickled vegetables, bacon, beef jerky & cheese Mimosa are $3 and prickly pear mimosa for $4 Brunch hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 2:30 pm. 

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12:00 pm

SIP, SNACK, SHOP! El Gaucho Winery’s Holiday Fiesta Pop-Up

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Gaucho Winery, 21301 Kathy Ln
Austin, TX 78669 United States
Free

We’ve gathered together our favorite artisan’s and neighbors for an afternoon of shopping and live music by Michael Samuels! Our holiday pop up shop will include unique finds, foodie favorites, hand crafted apparel, leather goods and more. Find something for everyone on your shopping list from retailers such as My Chocolate Kit, Evelyn Jaymes, Shavanthe, Colours In your Life, Color Street Nails, Shop Cosette, Little Hollow and more! Each shop will donate to our live auction benefiting http://www.helpinghandspicewood.org/ Of course, El Gaucho wines and selections from our bistro menu will be available for purchase. For more information visit https://elgauchowinery.com

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12:30 pm

Giant Chess

December 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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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2nd Street District’s Santa Lounge & Market

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The W Hotel, 200 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
Free

On Saturday, December 8 from 1 – 5 p.m. visitors can enjoy photos with Santa and holiday music from KP and The Boom Boom and Drew Davis at W Austin while sipping holiday cocktails and browsing the local Holiday Pop-Up Shops. This event will offer guests first-class retail options for all their holiday shopping needs. Participating stores include Sikara & Co., ESPEROS, Austin General Store, Luxe Apothetique, ModCloth, Nina Berenato Jewelry, Sara Reichardt Designs, and Tina Reddy Jewelry. The first guests will receive a complimentary holiday cocktail. Learn more and RSVP here.

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1:30 pm

Acupuncture + Singing Bowl Stress Relief Workshop

December 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Jan 19, 2019

Meditation Bar, 8108 Mesa Drive Suite B103
Austin, TX 78759 United States
$40

Join us for this unique & interactive workshop exploring a wide range of stress relief techniques that will leave you fully prepared for the holiday season and beyond! Do you ever find yourself overly anxious or worrying unnecessarily? Do you wish you had better tools to manage the challenges you encounter? The holidays can be a particularly challenging time for some people, with busier schedules and heightened interpersonal/family dynamics. This workshop will give you specific tools to better deal with those difficult situations, whether that's with work, or around the Thanksgiving dinner table. In this class, you will get to:

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2:00 pm

Mermaid Swimming with AquaMermaid

December 8 @ 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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3:00 pm

Just Me HOLIDAZE Art On Tap Pop Up Market at Flying Man

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flying Man Brewing Co, 2400 Patterson Industrial Dr
Austin, TX 78660 United States

Just Me HOLIDAZE Art On Tap Pop-Up Market @ Flying Man Brewing Co. Saturday, December 8, 2018 3-8pm Great Craft Beer & Holiday Shopping, you can't go wrong! What You'll Enjoy!: Handpicked Small Business Owners (Artists, Creators, Independent Sales Reps. & Vintage Vendors) bringing you their very best for a great price! Shop for men, women, & children's apparel, bags, jewelry, home decor, accessories, art, bath & body, and more (Henna & Tarot)! Amazing Local Craft Beer Food will be available Participating Artists & Vendors: Just Me-Handmade & Special Finds Jewelry & Accessories, Handmade Small Batch Gemstone Soap, Palo Santo,

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5:00 pm

101X Sleigh Bell Cinema presents Elf

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701
Free

Ho Ho Ho, happy Chrismakwannakah to all! Whatever holiday you celebrate – or not celebrate – this holiday season, 101X will be there to deck your halls for our first ever Sleigh Bell Cinema! The people have spoken! Join us at Republic Square on December 8th for the only 100% FREE showing of Elf!

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5:30 pm

Community First! Village of Lights

December 8 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Road
Austin, TX 78724 United States
Free

This FREE holiday event boasts more than 250,000 Christmas lights choreographed to holiday music, and is one of the biggest Christmas light displays in Central Texas! Santa will make an early visit and be available for family photos. Plus, the Community First Village Advent Market offers unique, handcrafted gifts made by formerly homeless craftsmen and artisans. You can also enjoy a free holiday themed movie at the Community Cinema (Dec. 8 – A Christmas Story) and concessions for purchase from the Community Grille.

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