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General Events for Sat., Dec. 21
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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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    A Very Scary Xmas

    Finally, a holiday party for those who prefer little horns on their Yule log. This "unholiest holiday party in Austin" will feature music, holiday horror movies, paranormal teams, live zombie actors, food, vendors, a haunted backyard, and more. Scare Texas will be collecting winter gear to hand out to those experiencing homelessness, so make sure to bring your gently used hoodies, gloves, blankets, and other winter gear.
    Sat., Dec. 21, 7pm-2am. $8; $10 (day of).  
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    Caminar (To Walk) Exhibit

    Part of Oakwood Chapel's exhibit honoring Tejanos buried in Oakwood Cemetery, the event features Danza Azteca's Blessings of the Four Corners ceremony and dance, followed by a processional walk and screening of Nohbords’ short "Solsticio."
    Sat., Dec. 21, 2pm. Free.  
    Oakwood Cemetery Chapel, 1601 Navasota
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    Frida Friday ATX Holiday Mercado and Pachanga

    All you late holiday shoppers, join Las Ofrendas for their last market of the year with over 25 rotating vendors each day, DJs, and lots of epic seasonal goodness. On Saturday, play Grandma Steven's (fam-friendly) Lotería, and more more more. Kids and furbabies welcome.
    Dec. 20-21. Friday, 6-10pm; Saturday, 11am-3pm. Free.  
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    Handmake Your Holidays

    A DIY twist on a holiday market: Craft brings in some of its teachers and favorite local artisans, and rather than purchasing their handmade wares, you make your own with their help! RSVP in advance ($10) and you'll receive a $15 credit to use at the market.
    Sat., Dec. 21, 11am-3pm. Free; $10 advance RSVP.  
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