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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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    Austin Spurs

    The Spurs host Season of Giving night Friday with special holiday-themed jerseys and a silent auction benefiting United Way of Williamson County. Vs. Rio Grande Valley: Fri., Dec. 15, 7:30pm. Vs. Canton: Sun., Dec. 17, 2pm. Vs. the Agua Caliente Clippers:
    Thu., Dec. 21, 7:30pm. $6-34.  
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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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    The Gay Place

    ToyBOX: Toys for Tots

    Chique Fil-Atio turning that jeer to cheer with a fab lineup (including Honey St. Claire, Holli Lolli, and Caleb De Casper) and toy drive. Bring something shiny, new, and unwrapped for a kid in need, and BYOLiquor for you.
    Fri., Dec. 15, 9pm. $5 cover, $3 with donation.  
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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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    The Gay Place

    ACC Honors English: Queer Writing

    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!
    Nov. 9-Dec. 31  
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    Civics 101

    Be a Giver, Raise a Tito’s

    Text “TITOSHOLIDAY” to 81181, select the charity of your choice – such as ASPCA and Operation Homefront, and Tito’s will donate $1 for every text received (up to $150,000). No vodka necessary.
    Now through Jan. 3
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    City of Austin Announces New Public Art Opportunity for Colony Park District Park

    Professional visual artists are invited to apply to create a permanent public artwork for Colony Park.
    Deadline Jan. 4  
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    The Gay Place

    Delicious! An NYE Dance Party

    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.
    Sun., Dec. 31, 9pm. $5 suggested donation.  
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    Downtown Ghost Tours

    offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life.
    Fri.-Sat., 8pm
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    Emancipet Free Days

    This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org to find out.
    Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.