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    Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting

    Take part in the 52nd lighting of the iconic tree. The tree is 155 feet tall and is composed of 39 streamers, each holding 81 multicolored, 25-watt bulbs with a grand total of 3,309 lights. At the top of the tree, a double star measures 10 feet from point to point. Open to the public through Dec. 31.
    Sun., Nov. 25, 5:30pm. Free.  
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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.
      Nov. 23-Dec. 24. Daily, 10am-10pm. Free.
      Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport
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      Mozart's Light Show

      Check out the holiday lights and get you a home-baked Bavarian treat, while local musicians play tunes on the grand piano.
      Through Jan. 2. Free.
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      Winter Wonderland at The Circuit

      The racetrack transforms into something resembling the North Pole with the largest outdoor skating rink in Texas, the Tunnel of Lights, and Santa's Workshop; plus live music, carnival rides, a petting zoo, and Chinese Lantern Festival.
      Through Dec. 30. $16,.  
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      Bars vs. Guitars

      Local MCs and guitar slingers battle for superiority, bragging rights, and a trophy.
      Sun., Nov. 25, 9pm. Free.
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      City-Wide Garage Sale

      It's like a hundred garage sales in one. Maybe not quite as cheap.
      Sat.-Sun., Nov. 24-25. $7, adults; 12 and under, free.
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      Coats for Kids

      The Junior League of Austin will distribute over 30,000 coats at the annual Coats for Kids Distribution Day event. If you've got a coat to donate, you can drop it off at any Jack Brown Dry Cleaners. Monetary donations can be made online at www.jlaustin.org.
      Sat., Dec. 8, 8am-3pm. Free.
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      First Choice ER Toys for Tots

      Drop off new, unwrapped gifts for children ages 0-12 at any First Choice ER location in the Austin and Pflugerville areas. (They're open 24/7.)
      Nov. 12-Dec. 9. Free.
      Various locations
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      Full Beaver Moon Witches' Market

      Local witches peddle their wares at this recurring full moon gathering. There will be an altar set up for those who wish to bring an offering or petition to burn.
      Sun., Nov. 25, 7pm-12mid. Free.  
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      Holiday Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Banks

      US Storage Centers has partnered with Move for Hunger to be a designated drop-off point in the community. Until the end of December, they will be collecting food items to donate to local food banks.
      Oct. 26-Dec. 28. Free.
      201 W. Stassney
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      Holiday Model Train Exhibit

      Take a timeout from your holiday shopping and join Tinplate Trackers for an afternoon. The trains run through a variety of scenes, including a snow village and a circus. There's also a tiny roller coaster and wind turbines. The kids can run their own train for 10 minutes at a time for a donation of $5.
      Through Dec. 29. Wed.-Sun., noon-5pm. Free admission.
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      Holiday Window Walk

      Starting on Nov. 23, visitors can watch the storefronts of 2nd Street District as businesses transform into festive holiday scenes created by St. Edward's University students. Participating stores include Hemline, League of Rebels, Austin Rocks, Toy Joy, Authentic Smiles, Austin General Store, and Luxe Apothetique. Cast your vote for the best one through the 2nd Street District Facebook page, and the winner will be announced on Sat., Dec. 8.
      Nov. 23-Dec. 7. Free.  
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      Miracle on 5th Street

      The Roosevelt Room & the Eleanor have teamed up for this second annual holiday pop-up bar, transforming the space to look like a classic family living room on Christmas morning. There's also a ski lodge on the dance floor and a mountain summit on the mezzanine. Snag a special holiday drink and explore.
      Through Dec. 29  
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      Museum Store Sunday

      Pick up a passport at any of the eight Austin museum stores (see website for a list). Get the passport stamped at three or more stops, and you'll be entered in a random drawing for a museum prize package that includes museum memberships and assorted merchandise.
      Sun., Nov. 25, 1-5pm. Free.  
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      Renegade Craft

      Renegade Craft returns on Small Business Saturday (and Sunday!) with a weekend of contemporary handmade goods featuring the country’s foremost voices in craft and design. Shop vendors and have a cocktail to tunes curated by Waterloo DJs.
      Sat.-Sun., Nov. 24-25, 11am-5pm. Free.  
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      Saddle Up: Texas Ranching Tradition

      This exhibition, produced by Joe Vitone and Lori Najvar, honors hardworking ranch families from Jeff Davis and Lavaca Counties, as they wrangle livestock, battle weather, and study markets to stay on the rugged landscape they love.
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      Shop and Give: Blood Drive at Barton Creek Square Mall

      We Are Blood hosts this blood drive during the week of Thanksgiving. Anyone who donates, or attempts to donate, will receive a free Alamo Drafthouse movie pass.
      Tue.-Sun., Nov. 20-25. Free.
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      Shop and Give: Blood Drive at Lakeline Mall

      We Are Blood hosts this blood drive during the week of Thanksgiving. Anyone who donates, or attempts to donate, will receive a free Alamo Drafthouse movie pass.
      Tue.-Sun., Nov. 20-25. Free.
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      Sunday Makers' Market

      Local artisans bring the goods for your shopping needs and team with a different charity each month at this handcraft market.
      Last Sunday of every month, 11am. Free.
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      Toys for Tots at Moviehouse & Eatery

      Help out Toys for Tots this holiday season by bringing an unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more to either Austin Moviehouse location. Each donation earns you a raffle ticket for a chance to win free movies for a year.
      Through Dec. 12  
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      Uncommon Flea

      The backyard transforms into a vintage marketplace.
      Last Sunday of the month. Free.  
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      Yacht Rock Sundays

      Soft rock, delicious cocktails, and leisurely yard games.
      Sundays, 3-7pm. Free with RSVP.  

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