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    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!

      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!

      If your vision of a fairytale holiday setting includes carolers decked out in festive garb, thousands of twinkling lights synchronized to holiday music, a Santa set up that will make the kids’ eyes dance in delight, all with horse drawn carriage rides, you’re in luck! The Domain in Austin has this very set up for the 2016 holiday season.

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      Visit with Santa

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      Kids of all ages will enjoy the ‘Beneath the Tree’ Santa experience, set up in Domain II across from iPic Theaters and The Brass Tap. Families can visit Santa inside a nearly 18-foot-diameter toy drum positioned directly underneath a 40-foot Christmas tree. Once inside, visitors are struck by the tree’s 135 strobe lights and 27,200 LED miniature shimmering lamps visible through the toy drum’s 10-foot clear ceiling. Learn more here.

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      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, 2016. Pick-up locations near California Pizza Kitchen and The Brass Tap.

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      Elf Academy Event

      Don’t miss The Domain’s Elf Academy, a family celebration of the holidays and all-things-elf on Saturday, December 3rd from 3-5pm in Domain II. The free fun includes:
      • Face painters
      • Games with prizes
      • Photo opportunities
      • Eelf ID station
      • Giveaways
      • Letters to Santa
      • Balloon twisting

      Elf training is certified and recognized with an Elf Academy Diploma…and an afternoon snack!

      Note: due to the rainy conditions expected on Saturday, Elf Academy activities will be moved into Domain II stores, where children can stay warm and dry. Each participating store will be marked with a balloon column and we’ll have helpers on hand to guide you.

      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) at 6, 7 and 8pm through January 1, 2017.

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      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 Saturday, November 26 through Saturday, December 17.

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      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. Friday, November 25 – Friday, December 23.

      Fridays, 6-9pm

      Saturdays, 2-5 pm & 6-9 pm

      Sundays, 2-5pm

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

      The Domain

      11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin