Santa's tired of waiting for global warming to catch up at the North Pole. He's spending most of his pre-Christmastime among the 1.5 million lights of Santa's Ranch. Why not join him? Through Dec. 30, 6-10pm. $24 per car.
9561 N. I-35, New Braunfels (two miles south of Tanger Outlet Mall)
Check out all the canine resources, games, contests, and workshops. Friendly dogs with current vaccinations should be leashed before arriving. A portion of the proceeds will benefit German Shepherd Rescue of Central Texas. noon-4pm. $5 (free, kids).
Celebrate America's veterans with all the pomp and circumstance that's to be expected from such a respectable lineage. The parade starts at 9am followed by a ceremony on the Capitol steps at 11am. 9am.
Share the warmth and donate new or gently used blankets, towels, and pillows to five area nonprofits – including Austin Children's Shelter and SafePlace – via city newcomers Sleep Experts. Through Thanksgiving.
Sleep Experts locations or the Girl Scouts of Central Texas