Ring in the new year with the city-sponsored Austin's New Year. The event is alcohol-free and family-friendly, and there's tell of a grand fireworks finale. 5-10:30pm.
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.
This local coffee shop has been stepping up its holiday light game for years. Every hour the lights and music explode with the spirit of the holidays. Through Jan. 1, 6pm-12mid. Free.
Wait, there's nothing going on this New Year's? Pish posh, of course there is; you're just in the wrong place. Check out our champagne riddled listings at austinchronicle.com/nye
Bring your mat and a desire to get your Vinyasa flowed right. Every weekday, 8am. Free.
Oh, tenenbaum. If you're not a curbside customer, don't forget you can recycle your Christmas tree at one of these locations around town before Jan. 12.
Austin Community Landfill, 9900 Giles; Williamson County Landfill & Recycling Center, 600 Landfill Rd
The all-volunteer nonprofit works to get books in the hands of inmates all year round, but it needs extra help during the holiday season. Make a financial donation online, or give your time be helping fill packages in 2013.