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    Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll

    Ring in the holiday season with live music, a special night market, the lighting of the Capitol tree, and pics with Santa.
    Sat., Dec. 7, 5pm. 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.
      Through Dec. 24, 10am-10pm (open 10am-6pm on Dec. 24). Free admission.  
      Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport
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      Capital Area Halal Festival

      Celebrate the cultural and culinary diversity of Austin's Muslim community with local vendors and artisans offering authentic cuisines, arts & crafts, and more. This Saturday is the time to join in breaking roti/khubz/ekmek/naan with your neighbors at a family-friendly event.
      Sat., Dec. 7, noon-5pm. Free.  
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      Cherrywood Art Fair

      Creative weekend fun for everyone? We reckon so, what with dozens of artists and artisans, live music, performance art, food trucks, and plenty of interactive kids' activities.
      Sat.-Sun., Dec. 7-8, 10am-5pm. Free.  
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      SantaCon

      Dress like a Claus for this convention of Santas (ages 21 & up) featuring "Reindeer Games," drink specials, and merry-making for a good cause. All proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas.
      Sat., Dec. 7, 2-6pm. $20+.  
      Rainey Street District
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      Snow Ball: Project Transitions Runway

      Sidle up for Project Transitions’ annual fashion fundraiser with hawt lewks from local designers and some of yer faves from Project Runway. Stay for the bites and cash bar. Funds raised will help people living with HIV receive lifesaving support via housing, medications, and end-of-life care.
      Sat., Dec. 7, 6-9pm. $42-125.  
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      29th Street Holiday Market

      More than 24 local artists will be showcasing the best in their media, including this year’s featured artist, Conrad Mertjes, whose love of nature influences his work.
      Sat., Dec. 7, 9:30am-4pm  
      Lamar Senior Activity Center, 2874 Shoal Crest
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      Art From the Streets Show & Sale

      This annual show and sale features works of art from artists experiencing homelessness. Meet the artists, hear their stories, and leave with a painting. 95% of artwork sales goes directly to the artists.
      Sat.-Sun., Dec. 7-8, 11am-5pm. $5 suggested donation.  
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      ATX Vegans Holiday Party & Market

      Shop plant-based products in time for the holidaze. Pets are welcome, plus live music and vegan food vendors.
      Sat., Dec. 7, noon-4pm. Free (RSVP required).  
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      Austin Scavenger Hunt: Capitol Sights & Downtown Gems

      Gather your team and explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges.
      365 days a year, 7am-10pm. $11.  
      1100 Congress
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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 Fret Ball

      Find out which local musicians will receive the coveted Black Fret grants with over $1 million awarded to date. Nominees include A. Sinclair, Altamesa, Beat Root Revival, Black Pumas, Cari Hutson & Good Company, and many more. Expect performances from many of the nominees. Open to members only, so hop on that website and become one!
      Sat., Dec. 7, 6-10pm
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      Byrd & Street Mistletoe Jam

      This is an annual holiday music fundraiser benefiting Partnerships for Children's Heart Gallery of Central Texas. Local musicians come together to play music and help raise money and awareness for all the children in Central Texas waiting for forever families. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to help fulfill holiday wishes for children in the care of CPS in Central Texas.
      Sat., Dec. 7, 6:30-9pm. $25.  
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      Christmas on the Prairie

      Experience Christmas in Old Texas with caroling hayrides, ornament crafts for all ages, food & festivities, and more.
      Saturday, Dec. 7 & 14, 1-5pm. Adults, $8; ages 3-17, $6; ages 65 & up, $6; ages 2 & 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. See website for volunteer registration.
      Sat., Dec. 7, 8am-3pm  
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      Community First! Village of Lights

      More than 250,000 lights choreographed to holiday music will dazzle spectators at one of the biggest Christmas light displays in Central Texas. Hit up the Advent Market for gifts made by formerly homeless artists and makers who live at the Village.
      Fri.-Sat., Dec. 6-7 and 13-14, 5:30-9pm. Free.  
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      Cooks and Crafters Holiday Market

      Shop for the holidays with local craft people and culinary artists.
      Sat., Dec. 7, 10am-3pm. Free.  
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      December AWC Speaker Series in the Black Lodge

      Guests from the Austin Wellness Collaborative will be presenting topics of their expertise followed by live music. See Facebook for schedule.
      Sat., Dec. 7, 7-9pm. Free.  
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      Ed Crowell: Barton Creek

      The author presents his book about what lies beyond Barton Creek's more familiar end – the forty-odd miles that tumble and twist across private lands, eventually feeding the Colorado River.
      Sat., Dec. 7, 3pm  
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      Full Circle Holiday Market

      There will be vintage clothing, jewelry, art, records, apothecary and much more. There will also be a New Orleans-style brunch by Bacchus and Brown.
      Sat., Dec. 7, noon-6pm. Free.  
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      Georgetown Christmas Stroll

      The festive, fam-friendly event will include a holiday parade, a s'mores station, cookies with the Grinch, a snow slide, and more than 150 arts & crafts booths. On Saturday, kiddos can take a photo with Santa.
      Fri.-Sat., Dec. 6-7. Free.  
      116 W. Eighth St., Georgetown
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      German-Texan Heritage Society Christmas Market

      A festive atmosphere with traditional German Christmas treats and glühwein (hot spiced wine), imported Christmas decorations direct from the Erzgebirge region of Germany, and a visit from St. Nick!
      Sat., Dec. 7, 10am-5:30pm  
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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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      Hill Country Holiday Village

      Walk the decorated walkways and shop for gifts and goods from holiday vendors. Carolers and local dance and choir groups perform, and guests will have the chance to take photos with St. Nick at Santa's Workshop.
      Select dates through Dec. 24  
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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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      Holiday Pet Portraits: Allandale

      Tomlinson's Feed is teaming up with Mumford Pet Photos for its second annual pet portraits with a Texas Winter Wonderland theme. Proceeds will be donated to Tomlinson's Feed's Pound 4 Pound Food Donation Drive. All reservations are first-come, first photograph basis within the event window.
      Sat., Dec. 7, 10am-2pm. $10 per pet (reservations required).  
      Tomlinson's Feed, 5716 Burnet Rd.
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      Holiday Window Walk

      Starting on Dec. 2, visitors can watch the storefronts of the 2nd Street District as businesses transform into festive holiday scenes created by St. Edward's University students. Participating stores include Austin General Store, Austin Rocks Texas, Luxe Apothetique, and Sneaker Politics Austin. Cast your vote for the best one through the 2nd Street District Facebook page, and the winner will be announced on Dec. 9.
      Dec. 2-8. Free.
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      Hotel San José Holiday Market

      Local makers include Maize Bakery, FairlessWorks, Geode Design Studio, Hey Moon Ceramics, and more.
      Sat., Dec. 7, noon-5pm  
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      Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair

      S. C. Gwynne, Oscar Cásares, Karen Olsson, H. W. Brands, and Norma Elia Cantú are just a few of the authors who will be autographing books for purchase at a discounted rate. Coffee and treats will be available if your blood sugar gets low from all the literary star power. Proceeds will benefit Texas libraries.
      Sat., Dec. 7, 10am-1pm. Free.  
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      LeadSled Santa

      Off-beat holiday fun for the whole family, including a vintage car & motorcycle show, beer, live rock bands, and a photo with LeadSled Santa (extra $10). Proceeds to benefit Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.
      Sat., Dec. 7, noon-5pm. $5 at gate.  
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      Luminations

      The Wildflower Center is lighting up the gardens with thousands of luminarias and bringing plentiful aerial dance performances from Blue Lapis Light, live music, and festive fun to make this a tradition to remember.
      Dec. 5-8, 12-15, 6-10pm. $18; ages 4 & under, free.  
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      Money Moves and Mindsets

      Shauntavia Ward of EleMINT Skin, Emily Ng of No Good Tattoo, and Christie Zangrili of Moontower Rentals share their approaches toward business growth and expansion.
      Sat., Dec. 7, 10am-noon. Free, but RSVP.  
      Capital One Cafe, 106 E. Sixth #106
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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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      Navideño Artisan Mercado

      For that unique Christmas gift, choose from Mexican, Colombian, and African dresses, handbags, and crafts; Honduran and Texan paintings, prints, and mixed media; and locally crafted wares.
      Sat., Dec. 7 & 21, 10am-3pm: Old Bakery & Emporium, 1006 Congress. Sun., Dec. 22, 11am-3pm: HOPE Farmers Market, 412 Comal. Free.  
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      Pancakes & Pictures With Buddy the Elf

      Eat some flapjacks and snap a photo with Buddy.
      Sat., Dec. 7, 10am-noon. Free.
      Hearth & Soul, 2727 Exposition
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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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      Saint John's UMC Alternative Gift Market

      This annual market benefits local and international charities and provides holiday shopping opportunities for unique gifts. The market also offers solutions for holiday meals with frozen casseroles and pies and a traditional bake sale.
      Sat.-Sun., Dec. 7-8, noon-3pm. Free.
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      Santa Lounge & Market

      Sip on holiday cocktails and browse the local holiday pop-up shops, including Toy Joy and Luxe Apothetique. First 100 guests to bring one toy to donate to Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin will receive a drink ticket for a cocktail.
      Sat., Dec. 7, 1-5pm. Free.
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      SoCo Select Farmers & Makers Market

      Because you like it local, because you like it good.
      Saturdays, 11am-5pm
      1511 S. Congress
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      SPON Day & Holiday Market

      Jester King releases its annual three year blend of spontaneously fermented beer and celebrates the holiday season with a makers market. Bonus: This year the brewery is offering free holiday photos with their goats from 3-5pm!
      Sat., Dec. 7, noon-10pm. Free.  
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      Texas Holiday Market

      Artisan makers from around the Lone Star State sling their leather goods, ceramics, caramels, and more. Plus holiday cocktails, festive tunes, and classic holiday films.
      Sat., Dec. 7, 2-6pm. Free.  
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      UpWest Cabin Pop-up

      Guests will step inside the UpWest Cabin's tiny cabin to unwind with an on-site "relaxation experience" and the chance to shop the brand's new line of comfort wear and home goods.
      Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden: Sat., Dec. 7, 8:30am-7pm. The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace: Sun., Dec. 8, noon-6pm  
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      We Are Blood: Platelet Step-Up Campaign

      Platelet donors have the chance to receive up to six Alamo Drafthouse movie passes through the end of the month. First donation = one pass; second = two passes; and third = three passes. To schedule a platelet donation, call 512/206-1266 or visit www.weareblood.org.
      Through Dec. 31  
      Austin-area We Are Blood Donor Centers
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      Winter Waterland Gala

      A seated dinner, complimentary drinks, live & silent auctions, an awards ceremony, and more celebrating Well Aware's 10 years of helping ensure clean water in East Africa.
      Sat., Dec. 7, 6-10pm. $200.  
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      Workday at Blunn Creek Nature Preserve

      Assist the Blunn Creek Partnership with its ecological restoration of the preserve by cutting and stacking ligustrum.
      Sat., Dec. 7, 8:30am-noon. Free.  
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      Wreathmaking Class

      Sip a glass of bubbly and enjoy small bites as you get creative and make your own wreath. (Ticket includes materials and refreshments.)
      Sat., Dec. 7, 1-3:30pm. $100.  
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