Don't miss your opportunity to enroll in Austin Community College's free adult college preparation course. Free.
Not sure if you should be thanking or cursing Obama and his new health insurance plan? Get your questions answered and maybe even get yourself signed up. Go online for times and locations. Free.
The doors swing open at 11am here, where you can gather in the Pope Room and enjoy family-style Italian and great service.
Celebrate Italian-style with this abbondanza buffet of house specialties. 11am-3pm.
offers a menu full of Cantonese treats from 4 to 10pm on Christmas.
China Cafe, 13729 Research #695, 512/331-7747
Catch the dim sum cart as it glides by like Santa's sleigh full of surprises from 11am to 2:30pm.
Chinatown, 3407 Greystone, 512/343-9307
Enjoy a Christmas five-course prix fixe dinner menu paired with spectacular sommelier-selected wines. 3-7:30pm. $125 per person; $60 for children.
Your esteemed public library system offers yet another service to the community: adult computer classes covering everything from the basics to finding a job online. Classes are held in various languages, with some requiring registration beforehand. Call or go online for a complete schedule and additional details. Free.
Yep, The Den is always there for us on holidays.
will be open for what some say is the best roast duck in town, in addition to the usual favorites. 11am-9pm.
This meticulous sushi spot will be open from 5 to 10:30pm on Christmas Day.
This locally-owned Brazilian steak house boasts a relaxed, fine-dining atmosphere and the only Brazilian wine list in town. Call for reservations.
Learn about the biggest, smallest, meanest, and cutest mammals on earth using the museum's interactive exhibits. Through March 23.
always serves up their generous Cantonese-style specialties on holidays. 11am-9:30pm.
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This local coffee shop has been stepping up its holiday-light game for years. Every hour on the hour the lights and music explode with the spirit of the holidays. Through Dec. 31, 6-11pm. Free.
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. 6. $23 ($17, kids).
Omni Barton Creek, 8212 Barton Club Dr.
Don't have a job or have an understanding boss? Take some time to get in a quick ride and a bite to eat along the way. Wednesdays, 11:45am.
See your holiday repast prepared tableside here, with a full dinner menu available from 11am to 9pm.
will be serving your nontraditional Asian favorites from 11am to 9:30pm.
Korean Grill, 10901 N. Lamar, 512/339-0234
Open on Christmas, this Portland, Ore.-based chain offers daily menus drawn from a fresh list of seafood flown in from around the globe. Call ahead for a holiday reservation.
McCormick & Schmick's, 11600 Century Oaks Terr., #100, 512/836-0500
Regulars and newcomers alike will be glad to have this rich miso soup on a cold holiday.
The beef- and chicken-based broths here are flavorful and rich. For holiday beef-lovers, try the Pho Tái Nam, featuring rare eye of round steak, well-cooked flank, and fatty brisket.
Pho Danh, 11220 N. Lamar Blvd., 512/837-7800
Is it soup yet? This pho is aromatic and delicious. Don't forget to try the char-grilled meats on vermicelli or rice until 4pm on Christmas Day.
Pho Saigon, 10901 N. Lamar Ste. A-108, 512/821-1022
Santa's tired of waiting for global warming to catch up at the North Pole. He's spending most of his pre-Christmastime on the 12 acres surrounded by the 1.5 million lights of Santa's Ranch. Why not join him? Through Jan. 4, 6-10pm. $28 per car ($56 for a season pass).
9561 N. I-35, New Braunfels (two miles south of Tanger Outlet Mall)
Expect the usual menu plus a fancy chef’s special from 9am to 4pm for brunch; and 5 to 11pm for dinner.
Snack Bar, 1224 S. Congress, 512/445-2626
Enjoy a holiday buffet with five stations and complimentary champagne. 11:30am-4:30pm. $44 per person; $20 for children.
Come grab some fresh fish on Christmas Day from 11am-10pm.
Sushi Japon, 6801 N. I-35, 512/323-6663
invites you to celebrate with dim sum service from 5-10pm.
has you covered for lunch with their regular menu between 10:30am and 3pm.
TC Noodle House, 10901 N. Lamar Ste. B-203, 512/873-8235
It's first come, first served for a limited menu at both locations from 10:30am to 10pm.
Leave Santa at home, as you and yours are covered with a prix fixe four-course repast from 11am to 9pm. $75 per person.
TRIO always gets it right with a groan-worthy spread that features something for everyone. 11am-3pm in the ballroom; until 8pm in TRIO. $80 per person; $28 for children.
Bring your mat and a desire to get your Vinyasa flowed right. Every weekday, 8am. Free.
The Carver is the first museum in the nation to feature a permanent exhibit honoring Juneteenth. Up all year round, the museum's core exhibit is dedicated to the history and evolution of Juneteenth, told through a combination of visual and interactive activities. Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm. Free.