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    Eagle Nest Webcam

    The eagle cam is back after being dark for nearly two years, and the pair of eagles are building their nest in preparation of the eggs sometime in December or January. Watch their progress from home.
    Through early spring. Free.  
    Online via JBS Wetland Center, Seagoville
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    Elf the Musical

    Based on the holiday movie, Buddy journeys to New York City to find his birth father and discover his: true identity.
    Dec. 4-20. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. Livestreaming Saturdays, 7:30pm. $15.  
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    Holidazze at the Honey Farm

    Tour the farm and sample foods sweetened with honey while enjoying holiday music and a glass of: locally made mead.
    Sat., Dec. 5, noon-4pm  
    BeeWeaver, Navasota
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    John Fairey Gardens Open House

    Take a docent-led tour of the garden of more than 3,000 plants designed by a former Texas A&M: professor of architecture.
    Saturdays through Dec. 12, 9, 10 & 11am (closed Nov. 28). $15.  
    Hempstead
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    Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights

    The holiday season kicks off with Christmas in the Park in Natchitoches and continues through the fireworks on New Year’s Eve around eastern Louisiana.
    Through Dec. 31  
    Alexandria-Pineville, Minden, Monroe-West Monroe, Natchitoches & Shreveport-Bossier
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    Marriott Marquis Houston's Texas Winter Lights

    An interactive walk-through or float-under light experience at the hotel’s iconic Texas-shaped lazy river, which will be surrounded by a mile worth of sparkling lights, complete with stunning views of the downtown Houston skyline.
    Through Jan. 3, 5-10pm. $5-15; hotel packages starting at $143.  
    Marriott Marquis, 1777 Walker St., Houston
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    Old Jail Exhibit

    The historic site makes for a fascinating tour of the four rooms and five cells of the town’s fourth: jailhouse.
    Sat., Dec. 5, 10am-3pm. $2.  
    Pioneer Museum, Fredericksburg
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    Take a (Virtual) Day Trip Around the World

    Learn something new, visit museums around the world, and explore the hidden mysteries of life at the website with enough cool stuff to outlast any pandemic.
    Any day, anytime  
    Online
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    Texas Furniture Makers Show

    Handcrafted furniture pieces become works of art at the annual showing of local and regional woodworkers.
    Tue.-Sat., 10am-4pm, through Dec. 18. Free.  
    Kerrville
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    Tour the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s online exhibitions or take a virtual tour of Renzi, Bayou Bend, or the museum.
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    Twisted Christmas

    Krampus arrives for some of the darker Christmas traditions with live music, a bar, cafe, and vendors.
    Dec. 18-19. Fri.-Sat., 6-11pm  
    Smithville
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    Walkway of Lights

    The 30-year tradition continues with thousands of lights and more than 350 sculptures illuminating Lakeside Park.
    Through Jan. 2, 6-10pm. free.  
    Marble Falls
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    Wild Texas Film Tour

    In ordinary times, filmmaker and conservationist Ben Masters would be traveling the state sharing wildlife, adventure, and conservation stories, but this year the film festival has gone online. The short and feature films showcase the Scottish Highlands, the Texas ocelot, Buffalo Bayou, paddlefish, swift fox, and several other topics that will appeal to a wide variety of audiences.
    Through Dec. 31. Free, but donations appreciated.  
    Online via www.wildfilmtour.com

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