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    Indulge in a hot-chocolate bar, decorate sugar cookies and create a one-of-a-kind ornament for your tree. Then, let the kiddos prance off some holiday wiggles in the indoor bouncy houses.

    PLUS, get a professional photo with the real Santa for your mantel! This photo-op will be FREE of charge and STRESS FREE because we’ll not only text you when it’s time to take your photo with Santa, but we’ll also email the digital photo to you! No 2-hour lines, just fun!

    Best of all, we’ll have our elves stationed every step of the way to help you have an enjoyable kickoff to the most wonderful time of the year!

      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


      – Shoe Decorating Contest

      – Holiday Cocktails from Austonian Whiskey

      – Exclusive SUAVS deals from 1pm-5pm.

      First off, I want to thank the City of Austin for providing so many free opportunities for Austinites to enjoy the holiday season! They have free events all over town. For a complete list of the events visit:

      Starting tonight through December 20th there will be a variety of holiday performers providing entertainment at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. The entertainment will change throughout the night and include everything from dancers, musicians, storytellers, choirs, comedians, theatre troupes and more.

      If you haven’t visited the Zilker Holiday tree, this is a great opportunity to kill two birds with one stone and see both the tree and take in the entertainment in one night.

      It’s going to be a chilly night out there tonight — in the 30’s — so bundle up!

      For a complete line up of the shows, visit:

      2301 Barton Springs Road
      Austin, Texas

      I absolutely love the holidays! I want to mention everything going on around town, but I just can’t. However, one of my favorite holiday traditions is seeing The Polar Express. I am just devastated that Bob Bullock is not playing it this year, but the Alamo Drafthouse is having a free showing today and again on Tuesday, so you Polar Express fans, check that out.