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    Austin Trail of Lights

    The Austin Trail of Lights has been an Austin tradition since 1965! Holiday light displays line a 2-mile trail through the park, and there are food trucks, live entertainment, and interactive activities. General admission is free seven out of the 14 nights; ages 12 & under are always free of charge (on most weekend nights admission is $5).
    Dec. 10-23. $5 GA; premium, $20+.  
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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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    La Pastorela

    La Pastorela – a tradition since the 16th century, the annual yuletide play that's been performed all over Mexico and Latinoamerica – is adapted and directed by Teatro Vivo founder Rupert Reyes. This year, Clemencia Zapata returns as music director of the story of shepherds on a pilgrimage that pits them against angels and demons who test their strength and faith along the way.
    Through Dec. 22. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $6-21.  
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    Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

    Nothing says holidays in Austin like scouring aisles and aisles of local art, crafts, and self-care products. But there's live music. And beer. Find the complete artist list and music lineup here.
    Dec. 13-24. Daily, 11am-10pm; Christmas Eve, 11am-8pm. $10-50; ages 12 & under, free.  
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    Art Spark Texas Holiday Art and Gift Show

    Unique artwork and gifts from Texas artists, including cards, jewelry, prints, original final art, clothing, books, ceramics, glass, and more.
    Through Dec. 23. Tuesdays-Saturdays; Mon., Dec. 23, 10am-6pm  
    AGE of Central Texas, 3707 Home Ln. #101
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    Basic Computer Class

    Adults are invited to improve their computer skills, ranging from how to use a mouse and keyboard to an introduction to the internet. No prerequisites.
    Third Thursday of every month, 7-8:30pm. Through Feb. 20. Free.  
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    Chanukah Pregame

    Chabad Young Professionals Austin hosts this happy hour.
    Thu., Dec. 19, 6-8pm  
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    Eastside Pop-up Nights "Holiday Market"

    Drinking, dancing, and holiday shopping under the Texas night sky. (Enter through Volstead.)
    Thu., Dec. 19, 7pm-1am. Free.  
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    Get Lit

    Kitty Cohen's Hanukkah-themed pop-up bar includes special decorations and holiday-inspired cocktails, such as Latke Punch.
    Dec. 18-30
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    Hemp Tours at the Venue

    Take a walk through hemp history, explore unique local hemp retailers, and win prizes at this interactive hemp education experience.
    Thu., Dec. 19, 7-10pm. Free.
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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 Pop-up Shop at the Arboretum

    Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts crafted by 80-plus local Texas artists curated by Artus Co. in collaboration with Pump Project and Almost Real Things.
    Through Dec. 24.. Free.  
    10000 Research #118
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    How to Flourish Financially

    Kate Herrmann of Money Positive will discuss financial resiliency.
    Thu., Dec. 19, 6:30-8:30pm. Free, but RSVP.  
    Capital One Cafe, 106 E. Sixth #106
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    Mini Holiday Flea at Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden

    Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts at this market featuring local handmade items and vintage wares.
    Thu., Dec. 19, 4-8pm. Free.  
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    Motown: The Sound of Young America

    In celebration of the 60th anniversary of Motown Records, this exhibit is the first major museum exhibition to embrace all facets – music, culture, and politics – of the Sixties' biggest sounds.
    Through Jan. 26, 2020. Included with admission.  
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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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    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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    Tamale Thursdays

    Enjoy tequila alongside samplings of Cool Beans Eatery co-founder and chef Priscilla Jerez's (aka Tortilla Mami's) tamales while shopping Frida Friday ATX's sister trailer, Corazón Sagrado Collective.
    Through Dec. 26. Thursdays, 5-9pm  
    Corazón Sagrado Collective, 916 Springdale
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    The South Pole at Geraldine's

    A holiday pop-up complete with a snow machine, igloo lounges, an artisan market, holiday-themed cocktail menu, appearance by Southern Santa, and, of course, the return of Geraldine’s annual Motown Christmas performance.
    Tue.-Sat., Dec. 17-21, 6-9pm  
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    Third Thursdays at Rock Rose

    Shop, dine, and take in some live music.
    Third Thursday of every month, 6pm. Through Feb. 20. Free.
    Rock Rose, 11420 Rock Rose Ave. #100
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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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