Nothing says holidays in Austin like scouring aisles and aisles of local art, crafts, and – thank God – beer. All while surrounded by tunes from one of many musical acts performing this year. Don't worry; Post Office reps will be on the premises to spare you from lugging all that holiday cheer home. Dec. 16-24, 11am-11pm. $7.
Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.
Social Cycling Austin presents Bikin' Betties, a weekly, beginner-friendly, all-ladies bike ride that ends with drink specials and fun activities (karaoke, mini-golf, outdoor movies, etc.) Along the way, bond with other two-wheelin' ladies. Join the Facebook group for ride details. Mondays, 8pm.
Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? More than 200 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums. Every day through Dec. 24, 10am-10pm. Free.
The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/222-7303
It's not exactly a winter wonderland 'round these parts, but you can at least skate around the ice rink with 200,000 lights to help you get in the mood. Go online for package deals and VIP pricing. Through Jan. 4. $25 ($20, kids).
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, 8212 Barton Club Dr., 512/329-4000
Wander the path through the trees and past the community lighted exhibits to the Yule log and free hot chocolate. Every evening, Nov. 29-Dec. 31. Free.
The EmilyAnn Theatre, 1101 FM 2325, Wimberley, 512/847-6969