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    Celebrate with Diamonds Direct from Friday, December 6, to Sunday, December 8, at its biggest event of the season. Come in to the Austin location to enjoy a special 20 percent savings off virtually everything in the showroom. Thinking of popping the question soon or searching high and low for the piece of your dreams? Diamonds Direct has you covered.

    Don’t miss out on a designer reception at the showroom with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments on December 6 from 6-7:30 pm and December 7 from 2-3:30 pm. But hurry in, because this exclusive offer is for three days only.

    Friday, December 6, 10 am-8 pm
    Saturday, December 7, 10 am-8 pm
    Sunday, December 8, 12-6 pm

    Diamonds Direct
    11104 Domain Dr.

      Join Circle Brewing Co. on Saturday, November 30th for Small Business Saturday! Shop local vendors, drink beer, listen to music, and get in the holiday spirit all while supporting local artisans and independent craft beer.

      In celebration of Small Business Saturday, the Texas Craft Brewers Guild has designed limited glassware to promote exploring Texas beer. Pick up one of these limited edition souvenir glasses designed by Austin-based artist, Alana Louise, at the taproom on the 30th. The glass celebrates the beautiful landscape of Texas and $1 from each glass supports the Texas Craft Brewers Guild. Each glass is $10 and includes one pour on us.

      Vendors include:
      – Amy Rosalyn
      – Busy Bébés
      – Grace Chomick Illustrations
      – Gudd Designs
      – Patchy Keen
      – Simple Compositions

      Music from:
      – Bruce Sinatra
      – The Jolly Jankin String Band

      Food from Carabao Express.

        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.

          With holiday shopping in full force our November Sip & Shop is the perfect time to get into the holiday spirit with a cocktail or two! This month we are proud to have an event made up of all women owned businesses. Shop local from these badass brands:

          The Sage Soul
          Prickly Pear Art
          Kerr Street Candle Co.
          NVMBR DCMBR Jewelry
          Succulents by Reeve

          Live Music
          Food from Gobble Gobble Food Truck

          Happy sipping & shopping!

          This event will be outside weather permitting otherwise it will be moved indoors!

          21 & Up.

            Join us at Icenhauer’s for a lovely fall evening full of sipping & shopping from a few of our favorite local brands:

            Jennifer Lovena Textiles
            Hey Girl Earrings
            87 ATX
            Fox & Brie
            Maysa Bogheiri Art

            Live Music
            Gobble Gobble

            21 & up

              This fall, make a minimum $50 contribution to support the fight against cancer, benefit your community and get discounts on your holiday shopping!

              The American Cancer Society of Central Texas’ Holiday Shopping Card is a unique program that brings together local merchants, restaurants, media, and supporters to help raise funds to fight cancer.

              Purchase a 2018 Holiday Shopping card for $50 starting now through Nov. 4 and use the card October 25-Nov. 4 to get a 20% discount at participating restaurants throughout Austin. Cards can be purchased online at or at participating retailers.

              Your $50 contribution will go toward the American Cancer Society to help save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer! This year’s Holiday Shopping Card campaign is presented by Texas Oncology.

              Thank you for your support!

              If you’re looking for a festive holiday experience, head to The Domain for twinkling lights, carolers, complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides, and a Santa experience that will delight kids of all ages.  Don’t miss out on the holiday fun happening all season long at The Domain!


              Visit with Santa

              Visit the “Beneath the Tree” Santa Photo Experience, where children sit inside a 10-foot tall drum situated under a 34-foot tall tree. Enjoy a story, share your wishlist and capture a picture to save the memory. For complete hours and to make an appointment, click here.

              Complimentary Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

              Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride under the holiday lights each Friday and Saturday night from 5:30-9:30pm through December 23, 2017. Pick-up locations near California Pizza Kitchen and The Brass Tap.


              Holiday Light Shows

              Stand in awe as more than 200,000 lights and strobes dance in synchronization to holiday music! Lights shows area available nightly throughout Domain II (between Dick’s Sporting Goods & Dillard’s) each Friday evening at 6, 7 and 8pm through January 1, 2018.

              Strolling Carolers

              The sounds of the season come alive with performances by Austin Carolers in Domain I each Saturday night from 6:30-8:30pm. Carolers offered Saturdays through December 23, 2017.

              Live Music

              The Domain’s year-round live music program is updated to feature holiday music throughout the season! Don’t miss these special performances on the lawn in Domain II and on the stage near North Italia in Domain I through December 23

              Domain I: Fridays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM // Saturdays, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM & 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM // Sundays, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

              Domain II: Saturdays, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM // Sundays, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

              For more information, check the Domain’s website or follow them on Facebook.

              The Domain

              11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin

              Welcome to the eighth day of our 12 Days of Christmas for Austin Families! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom for your chance to win some awesome Austin prizes. Good luck!

              WHAT TO DO
              Art. Gifts. Music. The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar Returns for 2016!

              The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is an 11-day upscale shopping destination featuring national and local award-winning artists, with live music and two full bars in a festive, lively atmosphere. This annual tradition and cultural icon is one of Austin’s longest running art and music festivals attracting around 40,000 shoppers each year. It all adds up to a fun, authentic Austin experience.

              Find an exciting variety of upscale art, handmade gifts, heirloom pieces and stocking stuffers for everyone on your list from over 160 carefully curated artists. Enjoy at least three bands per day on the Armadillo stage. You’ll find shoppers dancing merrily in the aisles with gifts in one hand and a cold beer in the other. A full list of this year’s artists and musicians available at

              When: December 14-24, 2016, from 10 am – 10 pm daily
              Where: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin


              WHAT TO BUY
              Has your child been playing drums on the kitchen pots and pans since they were a toddler? It may be time to sign them up at School of Rock Austin, a haven for aspiring musicians who love rock n’ roll! They have been a fixture in Austin that has served crowds of aspiring young rockers since 2005. They believe live performance is the most fun and effective way to teach an instrument, which is why they get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible. More than just a solo act, School of Rock Austin teaches kids to play alone and as part of a team. Students are not only learning an instrument—they’re making friends, building confidence, and becoming better people.

              Give the gift of rock with the Rock 101 Program! Focused on making the first steps of a young student’s journey both fun and successful, Rock 101 will put the focus of instruction on the one instrument that students have chosen to study, with concepts put in context so students understand how the principles they learn are applied to real music. Using some of the world’s most famous songs and infusing fun into every chord, Rock 101 allows Austin students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

              WHERE TO GIVE
              Operation Blue Santa is an effort by the Austin Police Department to provide toys and food for families in need during the Holiday Season. Through generous contributions made by the public and local businesses who support the program, they provide families with a full holiday meal and toys for each child up to the age of 14. How can you help?

              • Become Santa’s Helper and deliver the toys and food on delivery day (December 17, 2016).
              • Make a donation online here.
              • Adopt a family here.
              • Donate new, unwrapped toys.

              One month of Rock 101 gift certificate, valued at $300 and a family four-pack of single-day passes to Armadillo Christmas Bazaar.

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