Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? Thousands of original works from more than 200 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums.
The holiday show queers wait all year for returns with yer kookiest hosts Rebecca Havemeyer and Stanley Roy Williamson. Prepare for the dazzle. Expect the absurd with special guests Mitzi Meyers, Lindsey Taylor, Russell Reed, and Silky Shoemaker!
Wed.-Sat., Dec. 20-23, 7:30pm. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Come watch the choo-choos in this holiday display and inspire the next generation to keep this historic hobby alive and well. You might even be allowed to sit behind the controls if you're kind enough to the tip jar.
Wed.-Sun., through Dec. 31 (except holidays), noon-5pm. Donations appreciated.
You'll come for the amazing light displays (2 million lights along the 2.1 mile stroll through Zilker Park), but stay for the food trucks, live entertainment, and interactive activities. A tradition since 1965.
A new Austin holiday tradition. Millions of lights will illuminate the Circuit of the Americas track with a little bit of something for everyone: a skating rink, petting zoo, human snow globe, movies on the lawn, a tunnel of lights in addition to the Circuit of Lights track walk, a vendor village, and more.
Every day through Dec. 30, 6-10pm (Fridays and Saturdays, 6-11pm). $16 (children 5 and under free).
Join in the annual census of our avian friends. Many events are kid- and beginner-friendly as birders fan out across Texas and the Western Hemisphere in the largest citizen science project in the world.
Make an edible house as a family or pay a little extra to make sure everyone has a home to ingest later. Explore the museum as your creation dries and finish with a photo of you and your dessert abode.
We're not implying that Amy Simmons is a secret vampire or anything like that, but everyone who donates at a We Are Blood location or mobile drive in December will receive a voucher for a free pint of Amy’s Ice Cream. Suggestion: Get you a taste of that cold, creamy, public good!
Follow the evolution of the gaming industry from the Seventies to the present day with a focus on the local scene from Richard Garriott's Ultima series to John Romero's Doom to the developers making waves on today's gaming platforms.
Daily through March 18, 2018. Museum admission: $13 ($9, kids).
ACC's talented teacher Louisa Spaventa is once again teaching her rad queer writing class covering stories by and about the LGBTQ-mmunity. Spring 2018 at the Highland Campus, Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30-3pm. Sign up online!
Indulge in Nikki DaVaughn's and Cuppy Garcia's luscious and lavish New Year's Eve party. Dance til ya drop, (free) bubbly toast as the clock strikes midnight, and sweets for your sweet(tooth) while they last.
Charles MacInerney teaches classes all over town but also offers private instruction and hosts retreats. Once a month for 18 years, he has also hosted Full Moon Yoga – a free outdoor yoga class. Go online for location and time details.
Calling all Central Texas (queer/trans/gender diverse) high schoolers. PFLAG's essay contest returns! Write 500 to 1,000 words on: What challenges LGBTQ+ high school students face in romantic relationships. First place takes $500 cash (second = $200, third = $100).