2014 Holiday Events

  Enjoy the BEST of holiday events, time with family and friends, festivals, and all that brings you JOY in Austin, Texas this winter!   Nov 22nd The Domain’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting The Domain http://www.simon.com/mall/the-domain/stream/the-domain-lighting-of-the-great-tree-1395568 Nov. 23rd Austin Food & Wine Alliance presents the 4th Annual Wine & Swine Pig Roast Star Hill Ranch – 15000 Hamilton Pool Road http://austinfoodwinealliance.org/wine-swine/ Nov. 19th – Nov. 23rd Junior League’s A Christmas Affair Palmer Events Center jlaustin.org Nov. 27th Gruene Turkey Trot Gruene http://www.comalcopsforkids.org/ Nov. 28th – Dec. 24th Blue Genie Art Bazaar Marchesa Hall & Theatre bluegenieartbazaar.com Nov. 29th Chuy’s Christmas Parade Congress Avenue www.chuysparade.com Nov. 26th – Nov.28th ZACH Theatre presents A Christmas Carol: A Rockin’ New Musical ZACH Theatre http://www.zachtheatre.org/node/1129/ Nov. 28th – Nov. 30th The Long Center presents Elf: The Musical The Long Center for the Performing Arts http://thelongcenter.org/event/elf/ Nov. 30th Reindeer Run 5K and Fun Run Old Settlers Park, Round Rock http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&Calendar_type=0&recordid=27313 Nov. 19th – 23rd “Christmas in the City” Presented by the Junior League of Austin, A Christmas Affair 2014 Palmer Events Center, Austin www.jlaustin.org Nov. 20th, 6pm The Hill Country Galleria’s 8th Annual Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival Hill Country Galleria, Bee Cave www.hillcountrygalleria.com/event/2145430135 Nov. 28th – Dec. 24th, 10am Blue Genie Art Bazaar Marchesa Hall and Theatre, Austin www.bluegenieartbazaar.com Nov. 29th, 11am Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade Congress Ave www.chuysparade.com Nov. 29th – Jan. 4th, 10am – 9pm Whole Foods Market Ice Skating on the Plaza http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/lamar/ Nov. 29th – Dec. 31st, 6pm Emily Ann Theatre & Gardens Holiday Trail of Lights The Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley www.emilyann.org/tol.cfm Nov. 30th , 6pm Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Zilker Park, Austin https://austintexas.gov/zilkerholidaytree Dec. 6th, 10am Christmas on Mercer Street in Dripping Springs Mercer St, Dripping Springs www.cityofdrippingsprings.com/default.aspx?name=city.mercer_christmas Dec. 6th & 7th, 10:00am Budafest (Arts & Crafts Show) Downtown Buda www.budafest.org Dec. 6th, 14th & 20th, 12-4pm Snow Day! Real Snow at the Hill Country Galleria Hill Country Galleria, Austin www.hillcountrygalleria.com/eventscalendar Dec. 6th, 4pm A Snow Spectacular! Benefitting Children Fighting Cancer and Their Families Twin Creeks Country Club, Cedar Park www.battle4acure.org/events Dec. 6th, 5pm Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in Leander City Hall, Leander www.leandertx.gov/parksrec/page/christmas-parade-and-tree-lighting Dec. 6th, 7pm Zilker Trail of Lights Fun Run (5k) Zilker Park, Austin http://austintrailoflights.org Dec. 6th – 23rd Ballet Austin Presents: “The Nutcracker” The Long Center, Austin http://thelongcenter.org/event/nutcracker/ Dec. 7th – 21st, 6pm Austin Trail of Lights Zilker Park, Austin http://austintrailoflights.org/ Dec. 13th, 5pm Winter’s Eve on the Square in Wimberley Wimberley Square www.wimberley.org/events Dec. 13th – 14th, 6pm – 9pm Luminations at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Lady Birth Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin www.wildflower.org/luminations Dec. 14st, 7am 17th Annual Jingle Bell 5K and Kids’ K Benefiting MADD The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks...

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O Christmas Tree! Get Out To The Farm and Find A Tree!

O Christmas Tree!  Get Out To The Farm and Find A Tree!

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it is open season for Christmas Trees!  If you are looking to purchase a live tree this year, here are some spots around town to consider: Elgin Christmas Tree Farm 120 Nature’s Way Elgin, TX Opening Friday, November 29, 2013 10:00 am-5:30 pm (Mon-Wed) 10:00 am – 8:30 pm (Thurs & Fri) 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Saturday More information at http://www.elginchristmastreefarm.com. Evergreen Tree Farm 242 Monkey Road Elgin, TX Opening Friday, November 29, 2013 at 10 am 12:00 pm – dark (Mon-Fri) 10:00 am – dark Saturday 12:00 pm – dark Sunday More information at http://www.evergreen-farms.com Austin Optimist Club San Gabriel & North Lamar (2813 San Gabriel) Opening Friday, November 29, 2013 1pm-5pm (Mon-Fri)  9am – 9pm (Sat & Sun) More information at http://www.austinoptimistclub.org Montana Fresh Two Austin Locations: St. Louis Catholic Church (7601 N Burnet Rd) Zinger Hardware (400 N. Lamar) 11am – 9 pm (Mon-Fri)  9am – 9pm (Sat & Sun) More information at http://montanafresh.net McIntire’s Garden Center – Georgetown 303 Leander Rd, Georgetown, TX 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (Mon-Sat) 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (Sun) More information at http://mcintiresgarden.com Round Rock Gardens 901 Sam Bass Rd Round Rock, TX 9:00 am -7:00 pm (Mon-Thurs) 8:00 am – 8:00 pm (Fri & Sat) 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Sun) Papa Noel Six Austin Locations: – Lakeline Blvd & Lake Creek Pkwy (512-799-9929) – 7806 North Loop 360 (512-784-9933) – 1905 South Loop 360 (512-784-9818) – 6420 US Hwy 290 West (512-784-9894) – 3595 RR 620 South (512-784-9990) – Mopac & 2222 (512-799-9905) More information...

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Fun ideas for your Thanksgiving Week in Austin!

Here are 5 fun ways to spend Thanksgiving in Austin, TX! 23rd Annual Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot: Thursday, November 28, 2013 What better way to start a day of eating off than with a 5 mile or 1 mile run?? The Turkey Trot starts at the Long Center and benefits the Caritas of Austin. Last year almost 20,000 people participated. The Turkey Trot is a great way to start the day! Operation Turkey: Thursday, November 28, 2013 Looking for an opportunity to give back to this community we call home? The Austin-based Operation Turkey is always looking for additional volunteers to help prepare & distribute Turkey meals on Thanksgiving Day. Children are welcome to help as well. What an awesome way to spend your day. Turkey Dinner & A Movie at Alamo Drafthouse: Thursday, November 28, 2013 The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz is featuring Lord of the Rings Trilogy Hobbit Feast on Thanksgiving Day. Before you do the math, that’s 12 hours of movies with special themed breakfast, lunch & dinner! If you miss the on on turkey day, they are repeating it on December 1 – get your tickets now. Thanksgiving at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines: Thursday, November 28, 2013 Start a new family tradition and head to the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines for their annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet. The Thanksgiving Buffet dishes up holiday favorites such as roasted turkey and cornbread stuffing, along with nontraditional-but-tasty fare such as Dr Pepper-glazed ham and slow-roasted prime rib, as well as many other irresistible sides.The best part is you’ll get to enjoy all of the Thanksgiving delights with your loved ones while leaving the cooking and cleaning to them. For reservations, call 512-308-4860. The whole Thanksgiving week has amazing plans in store for you – check here for all the family events. Thanksgiving Brunch at Lakeway Resort and Spa: Thursday, November 28, 2013 Enjoy a traditional Holiday meal while overlooking the gorgeous Lake Travis at the Lakeway Resort and Spa. Set in the beautiful Vistas Ballroom there will be live music and a Petting Zoo for the kids. And, take advantage of The Kid Zone the next day, for parents who want to get a jump on holiday shopping. The Kid Zone offers games, movies, and activities for children 2 -15. Call 512.261.7350 for more information one more special event for the weekend….. Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, November 30, 2013 Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the Breakfast with Santa event at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. After indulging in a wonderful breakfast spread, you’ll join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a meet-and-greet as well as photographs. While you...

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