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    Get a head start on your holiday shopping with handmade items from local Austin artists. Find one of a kind gifts from our featured makers such as hand-lettered ornaments, prints, holiday cards, jewelry, housemade honey and mustards from Vista Brewing, festive confections and more. All items are made right here in Austin, TX.

    Friday, December 6th
    5:30 – 7:30pm

    Live music by Shawn Pander

    Happy hour specials with Treaty Oak Distilling

    FREE and open to the public
    Complimentary self-parking with validated ticket

    Featured Vendors:

    Maggie Louise Confections
    Handcrafted confections combining nostalgic flavors, modern design, and meaningful bespoke details.

    Sikara & Co
    Handmade jewelry inspired from travel around the world.

    Vista Brewing
    Driftwood based brewery and farm featuring housemade honey, mustard, pickled veggies, and barrel-aged brews.

    Kat Schober
    Local artist and illustrator featuring hand-lettered ornaments and prints, including custom lettered items.

    Treaty Oak Distilling
    Distillery, brewery, and winery in Dripping Springs featuring holiday-inspired cocktails.

      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!

      Barton Creek is officially kicking off the holiday season tonight. An evening at Barton Creek is the perfect way to get you in the holiday mood. They have a skate rink, s’mores, Christmas lights, and the whole atmosphere will put you in the holiday spirit.

      Tonight they are having their 5th Annual Gingerbread House and Tree Lighting ceremony. The holiday shop is so fun to get lost in Christmas cheer. They will also have hot chocolate, games, and the gingerbread houses on display. There will be prizes announced for first, second and third place in each age group for the gingerbread houses. At 7:00 p.m., they light the Christmas tree!

      Now go be Merry!

      When: today, November 28th

      Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

      Barton Creek Resort & Spa
      8212 Barton Club Drive
      Austin, Texas 78735