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  • KUT/KUTX & Downtown Austin Alliance Present the Sing-Along & Holiday Stroll

    Join KUT, KUTX & the Downtown Austin Alliance for their 29th Annual Tree Lighting, Sing-Along and Stroll. Let’s ring in the holidays together. This free family-friendly event is on Congress Avenue between 9th and 11th streets and features artisan vendors, food trucks, photos with Santa and more. The Holiday Stroll is the perfect way to kick of your holiday season!
    Sat. Dec. 2, 5pm-9pm  
    Downtown Austin
  • Graham Reynolds Ruins the Holidays

    Don't miss composer and bandleader Graham Reynolds as he burns down the house with his raucous, minor key versions of your holiday favorites along with several special guests! Tickets on sale now.
    Dec. 8-9  
    Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center
  • Community


    Austin Trail of Lights

    Austin's beloved tradition returns for its 58th year, featuring more than 2 million lights illuminating the park, 90 lighted holiday trees, and more than 70 other holiday displays and lighted tunnels.
    Through Dec. 23  
  • Community


    Free Monday Tango

    A delightful night of dance starts with an intro to authentic Argentine tango (no experience or partner needed) with Gustavo Simplis, and continues with two hours of social dancing with DJ G.
    Mondays, 6:30-10pm  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Olamaie & Little Ola's: Festive Breakfast Packs

    This holiday season, the folks behind Olamaie and Little Ola’s want to ease your meal planning with the Family Breakfast Box. This packaged bounty of goodness includes six biscuits (with honey butter and apple butter), six cinnamon rolls, Southern breakfast casserole, and hot chocolate (or, if you prefer, virgin eggnog). This will feed about ten people and, tell you what, they'll love it. Note: Use the Toast Tab platform at either website and pick up the pack on 12/23 or 12/24.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)

    AFS & the Contemporary Present: Pioneering feminist filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha gives a voice to Vietnamese women in a repressive patriarchy. Presented as part of a series complementing the Contemporary's exhibit "In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and You Were Full of Joy."
    Mon., Dec. 12, 7pm  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Tito’s Vodka for Dog People: Distillery Dogs

    This is a 25-piece art collection featuring vibrant artwork created by local and national artists – Judy Paul, John Walker, Joel Ganucheau, Jeff Skele, Hope Perkins, and more – inspired by the many distillery dogs rescued over the years, the paintings now on display at the Long Center.
    Through Dec. 30. Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Tokyo Godfathers (2004)

    World of Animation: An animated tale of three homeless people who discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve.
    Dec. 9-14; find showtimes online  
  • Music

    Wild Bill's Honky Tonk Holidaze

    If you fed a supercomputer A Charlie Brown Christmas, every South Park holiday special, footage of Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight screenings, and the New Testament, then blew copious bong hits into the circuitry, it’d churn out a script with half the humorous heart of Honky Tonk Holidaze. The 11-year running musical, written/directed by Wild Bill Ogden and performed by a cast of Austin musicians, tells the story of a divorced, magic dust-addicted Santa trying to save Christmas from Krampus, cops, and atheist children. Tacky holiday outfits encouraged.
    Mon., Dec. 12, 7pm
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