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for Wed., Dec. 1
  • A Very Merry Christmas

    Join Wonders in the Dark for a very special celebration of the Holiday season, with music performances from Tu, Luke Bellet, and others. Bring your friends and enjoy music, drinks, hot chocolate from Creature Coffee, and a night of Christmas joy.
    Sat. Dec. 11, 7pm-11pm  
    Peached Social House
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    Austin Trail of Lights

    The drive-through format for the trail means the fam can take in the magic of the beautiful light displays while you play holiday tunes and enjoy Christmas cookies.
    Nov. 27-Dec. 31, select dates  
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    Blue Genie Art Bazaar

    Austin's fave shopping destination for the holidays returns with online ordering with pickup or shipping, in-store shopping, and virtual and personal shopping. It is the place to find unique jewelry, art, home goods, and gifts.
    Nov. 19-Dec. 23, 10am-10pm; Dec. 24, 10am-6pm. Free entry.  
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    2022 Hill Country Ride for AIDS Registration Launch

    A one-two celebration honoring World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), plus the Hill Country Ride for AIDS’ first in-person season since 2019. To enter the event, a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within 72 hours of the event is required for all participants ages 12 and older. In lieu of a negative test, attendees may volunteer their proof of vaccination with the final vaccine dated at least 14 days prior to the event.
    Wed., Dec. 1, 6:30-9pm. Free entry.  
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    A Christmas Carol

    This Dickens classic is returning to the Topfer stage at ZACH for the seventh year, with exciting new songs and new cast members in addition to returning favorites under the direction of director Dave Steakley. (Most importantly, Marc Pouhé is back as Scrooge!) Musical direction by Allen Robertson puts some rockin' wheels under this holiday vehicle and the whole joyous spectacle brings the sin-and-redemption, the ghosts and the glories, the tiny and the Tim, until the much-awaited new year gets here.
    Through Jan. 2. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:30 & 7:30pm. $25 and up.  
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Divina: Noche Drag Latinx

    Hostess Tatiana Cholula and special guests serve an evening of Latinx queerness.
    Wed., Dec. 1, 9-11pm  
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    Georgetown Square Lights

    Mayor Josh Schroeder and Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell will flip the switch on the beautiful holiday lights around the historic square. Stay for shopping, dining, and photos with Santa in the courthouse in exchange for an unwrapped toy, wrapping paper, or monetary donation, benefiting the Brown Santa program.
    Ceremony: Fri., Nov. 26, 5:30pm; square lit through Jan. 1. Free.  
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    Hanukkah at Agudas Achim

    Congregation Agudas Achim offers a variety of fun and exciting experiences for all ages throughout the eight-day festival of lights, with virtual and in-person options. Latkes are available for pickup Nov. 29 or Dec. 3, just place the order by Nov. 24 or 28.
    Nov. 28-Dec. 6  
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    High Noon Talk

    On Dec. 7, 1941, after serving breakfast and turning his attention to laundry services aboard USS West Virginia, the ship’s Cook Third Class Doris “Dorie” Miller heard the alarm calling sailors to battle stations. For his heroic actions that followed, Miller was later awarded the Navy Cross, the third highest naval award for combat gallantry. At this special event, hear from historian Michael Parrish, who painstakingly reconstructed Miller’s inspiring actions and offers for the first time a full biography of Miller placed in the larger context of African American service in the United States military and the beginnings of the civil rights movement.
    Wed., Dec. 1, noon  
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    HOME Cookin' for the Holidays

    Tune in for a livestream by nonprofit Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers (HOME) to see a virtual who's who of Austin musicians performing their best tunes and sharing their fave holiday recipes. The lineup is incredible, and all funds raised go toward supporting the folks who've been entertaining us for decades.
    Wed., Dec. 1, 7-9pm. Donations encouraged.  
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    Peppermint Parkway

    The holiday tradition at COTA is back and bigger than ever, with tons of fun for the family to be enjoyed from the car or at Peppermint Plaza. There's a mile of immersive displays, millions of lights, dancing elves, and race fans will enjoy taking a lap around the F1 track.
    Nov. 26-Dec. 26  
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    Arts & Culture

    World AIDS Day Book Launch & Celebration

    Join UT-Austin’s Karma Chávez in celebrating the release of Chávez’s new book, The Borders of AIDS: Race, Quarantine, and Resistance. Reading by Chávez, plus an interview with poet, writer, and activist María Limón.
    Wed., Dec. 1, 6:30-8:30pm. Free (RSVP required).  
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