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    Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting

    Take part in the 53rd lighting of the iconic tree. The tree is 155 feet tall and is composed of 39 streamers, each holding 81 multicolored, 25-watt bulbs for 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 New Year's Day.
    Sun., Dec. 1, 5:30pm  
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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.
      Through Dec. 24, 10am-10pm (open 10am-6pm on Dec. 24). Free admission.  
      Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport
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      A Holiday Happening at the Carpenter Hotel

      Ring in the holiday season, Carpenter style, at this fam-friendly celebration featuring games, drinks, snacks, a holiday market, and tunes by DJ Honky Tonk Amnesia. Enjoy cookie decorating, a cider workshop, a cranberry sauce cookoff, and s'mores before heading over to the 53rd annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting.
      Sun., Dec. 1, 2-6pm. Free.  
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      Bears & Bedtime Toy Drive

      Stop by your nearest Mattress Firm to donate new, unwrapped teddy bears, stuffed animals, and other bedtime toys for foster youth in the Austin community.
      Through Dec. 16
      Austin-area Mattress Firm stores
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      Black FURiday at AAC

      Austin Animal Center will be waiving adoption fees November 29 through December 1. All animals currently living at the shelter will be eligible for waived fee adoptions.
      Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Fri., 9am-6pm; Sat.-Sun., 11am-7pm
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      Blood Drive at Barton Creek Square Mall

      Anyone who donates or attempts to donate at this blood drive hosted by We Are Blood will receive a free Alamo Drafthouse movie pass.
      Through Dec. 26 (see online for specific dates & times)  
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      City-Wide Vintage Sale

      Formerly known as City-Wide Garage Sale, it's like a hundred garage, uh, we mean vintage sales in one.
      Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. $7; ages 12 & under, free.  
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      Eberly Sunset Sessions Finale

      Feat. Kalu James (of Kalu & the Electric Joint) as the opener and a secret headliner to be announced the morning of this "Best of Austin" award-winning show. Benefits SIMS Foundation.
      Sun., Dec. 1, 6-10pm. GA $43; $100 VIP.
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      Empress Bazaar: Minx + Muse 2 Year(ish) Anniversary Celebration

      Minx + Muse is celebrating with an afternoon of mini-workshops and performances showcasing their myriad of classes (esoeroticism, striptease, pole, and more), as well as a craft bazaar featuring local artists & artisans. Ages 18+ to attend.
      Sun., Dec. 1, 3-7pm. Free.  
      Minx + Muse, 605-B W. 37th
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      Glossier Pop-Up

      Shop the cult internet makeup brand's complete product line IRL.
      Through Dec. 8 (except Thanksgiving). 11am-7pm
      Glossier Austin, 2000 S. Congress
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      Holiday Hemp Market

      The holidays are about to get a whole lot greener with Austin-based CBD brand Fine Healing Goods' inaugural holiday market. Shop CBD-infused goods such as custom lipstick & lip gloss, or enjoy activities like acupuncture, aura readings, and more.
      Sun., Dec. 1, 11am-4pm. Free GA; $25 VIP.  
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      Holiday Light Stroll at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

      A festive display of over 3,000 twinkling lights winds through the resort’s grounds and features a 20-foot-tall LED animated Christmas tree. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the resort’s culinary team will serve specialty hot cocoa and made-to-order mini doughnuts.
      Nov. 30-Jan. 1. Free with on-site paid parking ($8-15).
      Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd., Cedar Creek
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      Mozart's Light Show

      Check out the holiday lights and get you a freshly baked German treat while local musicians play tunes on the grand piano.
      Nov. 21-Jan. 5, 6pm-12mid, except Christmas Eve (closes 10pm); closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Free.  
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      Poketo Holiday Pop-up Shop

      Shop the L.A.-based lifestyle brand's signature stationery, apparel, and accessories collections.
      Through Dec. 15. 10am-6pm. Free.  
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      Pound 4 Pound Pet Food Drive

      Every holiday season, Tomlinson’s Feed hosts Austin’s largest pet food drive in support of local animal rescues and shelters. It's easy to give: Every bag of pet food donated through Christmas Eve will be doubled by pet food suppliers, pound for pound. (Their goal this year is 160,000 pounds of pet food.) More of an internet shopper? Just donate online.
      Through Dec. 24  
      Austin-area Tomlinson's Feed stores
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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. 30-Dec. 1, 11am-5pm. Free.  
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      Small Business Saturday Scavenger Hunt

      Get started at Lick Mueller or Lamar Union to pick up a free clue card, then follow the instructions to find all the stops at participating neighborhood small businesses for a chance to win a big basket full of goodies.
      Fri.-Sun., Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Free.  
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      The Austin Flea at Jester King Craft Brewery

      Shop local handmade items and vintage wares, including jewelry, bath & body products, artwork, and more.
      Sun., Dec. 1, noon-5pm. Free.  
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      Wrung What You Brung

      Get down with some fresh beets as KOOP Radio takes over the stage at HOPE Farmers Market to play your records.
      First Sundays, 11am-3pm. Free.
      Hope Farmers Market, 412 Comal

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