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  • Lone Star Nursery Travelling Plant Show

    Step right up & get your garden questions answered! Lone Star Nursery is an organic grower that delivers to your door. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to shop with them in person. Dozens of prizes given away, at this eclectic plant sale. Fall annuals, perennials, medicinals, houseplants, succulents & more! Food & beverages + live entertainment for the whole family!
    Sat. Oct. 23, 12pm-4pm  
    Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co.
  • Hogeye Festival

    Come out to The 34th annual Hogeye festival held in historic downtown Elgin. The event is free and there will be live music, BBQ cook-off, carnival rides, kids activities, vendors, delicious food, shopping, and so much more. Fun for everyone!
    Sat. Oct. 23  
    Downtown Elgin
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    Luminations at LBJ Wildflower Center

    In a year that could use some sparkle, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is bringing back a beloved winter tradition. It's a strollable Hill Country experience where thousands of luminarias light the way. For the first time ever, Luminations will wind through the Texas Arboretum among glowing oaks and the light-splashed forts of Fortlandia, a collection of forts custom-designed and built by local architects, designers, and artists.
    Through Jan. 3. Members only on Mondays; closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 & Jan. 1  
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    Winter Wanderland

    Snow close, yet snow far out! Austin Motel is decked out for the holidays with a neon rainbow, and they're serving up hot chocolate (with optional peppermint schnapps), a Sugar Plum cocktail, and La Colombe coffee. Snacks include Reindeer Chow and hot pretzels.
    Through Jan. 3. Free, but RSVP.  
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    New Year's Guide

    2020 Uncaged New Year's Bash

    New Year’s Eve at the HighBall has evolved for the times. The Alamo virtual team has re-created the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, the Highball, karaoke rooms, and theatres into a virtual 8-bit experience. On NYE, you'll be transformed into an 8-bit avatar, enter the virtual party space, and explore rooms full of entertainment and surprises. The party is also a tribute to all-time fave cinematic hero Nicolas Cage and includes a screening of Mandy, and the interactive quest, photo booths, and video installations will all pay tribute to the king. There's so much more in store: magicians, game rooms, tarot, even personalized poems from Typewriter Rodeo.
    Thu., Dec. 31, 8pm. $25 and up.  
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    Austin Trail of Lights

    Austin's 56th annual holiday tradition returns to Zilker Park as a drive-through event this year and runs two additional weeks. As you drive through the trail illuminated by more than 2 million lights, tune in via your car radio for holiday music, highlights, and history. This year guests can choose a ticket type based on their preferred date and time, with prices ranging from $25-35 per vehicle for GA or a $60 per vehicle "Dash Pass" which includes early entry and festive refreshments.
    Through Jan. 3 (except New Year's Day). GA, $25-35 per vehicle; Dash Pass, $60 per vehicle.  
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    Austin's New Year

    The city of Austin’s official New Year’s Eve celebration will be virtual in 2020. Presented by the Austin Convention Center, the special will feature prerecorded performances from eight local bands recorded at iconic local venues across the city including Saxon Pub, the Continental Club, Cheer Up Charlies, Antone's, and Mohawk.
    Thu., Dec. 31  
    Virtual
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    Downtown Holiday Stroll

    This year, the hallmark event is more than just one evening; it's a month of free activities and holiday happenings. Visit the 45-foot-tall holiday tree by the Capitol, catch a movie at Paramount or the new Blue Starlite, and download or pick up a holiday passport to guide your way and collect stamps as you experience all that Downtown Austin has to offer.
    Through Dec. 31  
    Downtown Austin
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    Fat Bottom Cabaret: Brown South

    Kick off the new year with this thoroughly queer and “curvrageous” evening celebrating BIPOC drag and burlesque performers, hosted by Nikki DaVaughn. Performances by Lady Lola LeStrange and Chola Magnolia, plus special guests Tulla Moore, Jeez Loueez, and more.
    Thu., Dec. 31, 7-8:30pm. $5-20.  
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    Mozart's 2020 COVID-Cautious Christmas Light Show

    Sip a delicious hot bevvie and see the beautiful light show by the lake. Reservations required.
    Through Jan. 6, 6pm-12mid. $10 per table for one-hour show.  
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    NYE Fireworks at Doc's

    One of the best socially distanced options to ring in 2021 is a drive-in movie, and Doc's is offering a fireworks show after every screening. Choose from Sing, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Goonies, or The Great Gatsby. They've also got $2 Champagne plus brisket chili, Frito pie, burgers, vegan wings, and more.
    Thu., Dec. 31, 6pm, 9:20pm, 9:30pm  
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    Winter Well-Being Toolkit

    The stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic could make this winter and holiday season tougher than usual. Integral Care recently launched a Winter Well-Being Toolkit, a compilation of ideas to boost mental health, fight the winter blues, stay safely connected and celebrate the season in new ways. Topics include ideas to make gatherings special, tips for fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder, steps for improving happiness, ways to get moving and elevate your mood, and mindfulness activities. Plus, check out their YouTube channel for a winter mental health forum video.
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    Austin FC Season Membership Deposits

    Austin's Major League Soccer team, Austin FC, is officially taking deposits for 2021 season memberships. Your deposit will reserve your spot in line, which means the earlier you purchase your membership, the earlier you're eligible to select your seats for the season.
    Ongoing. $50.  
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    YWCA Greater Austin Warmline

    Call 512/548-9922 for support amidst the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-8pm; Fridays, 9-5pm; Saturdays, noon-4pm  
    Citywide

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