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    Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic

    Join Mickey Mouse, Donald and Goofy, Snow White, the Toy Story gang, and more as 25 of your favorite Disney characters take the stage to bring all the classic Disney moments to life. Children one and older must have a ticket to enter and no costumes for people 14 years and older.
    Sat., Dec. 23, noon, 3pm, and 6pm. $20-55.  
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      Blue Genie Art Bazaar

      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.
      Daily Nov. 24-Dec. 24, 10am-10pm
      Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport
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      Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

      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.
      Dec. 14-24, 11am-10pm. $8, free for children 12 and under.
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      Tinplate Trackers Train Club

      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.
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      Trail of Lights

      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.
      Every day through Sat., Dec. 23, 7-10pm. Free.  
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      Winter Wonderland

      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).  
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      Kids

      12 Rooms of Christmas

      Each room at the farm will have a different game for children.
      Sat., Dec. 23, 10am-5pm
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      Civics 101

      ACC Closed for Winter Break

      All Austin Community Colleges will be closed for winter break until Thu., January 4 at 8am when offices re-open. Spring registration remains open and students can apply and/or register online.
      Closed Dec. 23-Jan. 3
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      Arabic Christmas Bazaar

      Shop for unique gifts (on sale!) and enjoy complimentary coffee and bellydance performances.
      Sat., Dec. 23, 10am-7pm
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      The Gay Place

      Austin Naked Yoga for Gay Men

      A hatha meeting flow yoga class for all levels. Despite the name, all are welcome.
      Saturdays, 10:30-11:45am and Tuesdays, 8-9:15pm. Through Nov. 21.. $10 and up.
      ToddPilates & Barre, 9029 Research Blvd #200
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      Out of Town

      Christmas Bird Counts

      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.
      Thu., Dec. 14-Fri., Jan. 5
      Various locations
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      Out of Town

      Der Singende Weihnachtsbaum (The Singing Christmas Tree)

      The German tradition of song rings out from a 30-foot metal structure decorated in tinsel, lights, and choir.
      Fri.-Sat., Dec. 22-23, 6:30pm. Free.
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      Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic

      All your favorite Disney characters unite to re-create beloved scenes from the classic films.
      Sat., Dec. 23, noon, 3pm, 6pm. $20-55.
      Frank Erwin Center
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      Frontier Christmas Celebration

      Celebrate the holidays like they did back in the 19th century.
      Sat., Dec. 23, 10am-5pm
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      Gingerbread Workshops

      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.
      Through Dec. 24, 10:30am. $25-42.
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      Out of Town

      History in Lights

      Stroll the grounds to see the old mission bathed in lights, one of the most beautiful sights of the holiday season.
      Through Sun., Dec. 31, 6-10pm. $3.
      Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site, Goliad
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      Ice Cream for Blood

      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 Creams. Suggestion: Get you a taste of that cold, creamy, public good!
      Through Dec. 31
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      KissMas Party

      Dress up as your favorite Kiss member, but don't worry about the face paint, as professionals will be on hand to make you look like a badass as you rock the night away.
      Sat., Dec. 23, 10pm  
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      The Gay Place

      Middle School Dance Party: Merry Holidays

      All Mariah (and GirlFriend) want for Christmas is you. Whatever your holiday poison, MSDP is here to help you celebrate. Expect tunes from the ghost of pop music's past.
      Sat., Dec. 23, 9pm. Free.  
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      Civics 101

      Nominations Open for Austin Women’s Hall of Fame 2018

      Austin's Commission for Women is currently taking nominations for Austin Women’s Hall of Fame. "Each year, the commission recognizes women who've made significant contributions to Austin/Travis County by breaking barriers for women, working to better the lives of women and girls, or through other forms of public or community service."
      Nominations accepted through Jan. 31
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      The Gay Place

      Papi's Last Playhouse: Parodies

      Mad Max Morrison, Zane Zena, Aurora Hart, and more are giving Papi a proper send-off! And get excited for 2018 when Papi and Chique-Fil-Atio join forces.
      Sat., Dec. 23, 10pm. $5.  
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      Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming

      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).  
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      The Gay Place

      Rebecca & Stanley Roy Present: Have You Seen My Christmuss?!?

      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.  
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      Civics 101

      Safe Baby Academy

      Learn how to keep your baby safe. For expectant families, parents, and caregivers of kids under 12 months. Register online or call the EMS Safety Hotline
      Sat., Dec. 23, 9am. Free.  
      CommUnity Care Clinic, 2901 Montopolis Dr.
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      Kids

      Steve for the Holidays

      Audience members help guide this holiday journey starring Steve the poodle. Who knows where the antics will end?
      Saturdays, through Dec. 30, 10-11am. $5.
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      Kids

      The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

      C.S. Lewis' classic fantasy of good vs. evil in the mystical land of Narnia. For kids 5 and up.
      Sept. 14-Feb. 10. Tickets start at $16.
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      Out of Town

      Trains at the Mayborn Museum

      This is your chance to play with the model train that you didn’t get for Christmas along with seeing other exhibits.
      Through Dec. 31. $8.
      Waco
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      Trill Azz Christmas Party & Toy Drive

      Join Kirko Bangz, Killa Kyleon, and a surprise celebrity DJ on the eve of Christmas Eve. Toys benefit the Dell Children's Medical Center.
      Sat., Dec. 23. $15 (with a toy).
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      Out of Town

      Trout Stocking in America

      Get out there and try your luck in catching some of the 305,525 rainbow trout released into waters around the state. There are “no fee” locations for access to the Guadalupe River below Canyon Reservoir, one of the best spots to catch trout in America.
      Through March
      Various location
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      Kids

      Visit With Santa

      Bring the kids and the pets and get up close with the big guy. Activities are planned for the kids and wine for the moms will be served outside on the terrace while waiting your turn.
      Thu.-Sun., through Dec. 24, 12-8pm. Free or purchase photo package.
      Anderson Terrace Event Venue, 11505 Anderson Mill Rd

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