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for Fri., Dec. 16
  • Western Wonderland

    The City of Dripping Springs is bringing the sparkle this holiday season! Western Wonderland consists of an ice rink, holiday trail of lights, and weekend holiday markets. They will also be hosting special events and appreciation days throughout the month. Complete details, including hours, ticket sales, and an event calendar are available online.
    Dec. 8 - Jan. 7  
    Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center
  • Austin Cares Concert - Featuring The Doobie Brothers

    Great seats available for the 2024 Austin Cares Concert featuring The Doobie Brothers. Help C4AC support 3 Austin charities: HAAM, Superhero Kids, and Step Onward Foundation. Buy your tickets today or buy them for someone else as a great Christmas gift!
    Sun. Jan. 28, 8pm-10:30pm  
    Moody Center
  • Arts


    Peter Grosz

    This guy? He plays himself on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and he was the driver in those Sonic commercials – but only for 18 years, so you might not have seen them.
    Fri., Dec. 16, 10pm. $20.
  • Music

    Texas Gentlemen, Croy & the Boys

    The Texas Gentlemen have spent a good chunk of life on the road with big-name acts – think George Strait, Leon Bridges, Kris Kristofferson. Between tour dates with Ryan Bingham, the Dallas country collective hits Sagebrush for an increasingly rare turn as headliners. The Gentlemen made their name as a nimble backing band, but the band’s high-octane, electric compositions move to center stage effortlessly. Their ability to master and rein tones across genre makes for an eclectic show, landing them squarely in the category of chaotic good. Local trash-talkin’ country crooners Croy & the Boys join the Gentlemen.
    Fri., Dec. 16, 9pm
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    All Is Calm

    This musical drama, scripted by Peter Rothstein, relives a poignant moment in history when Allied and German forces laid down their arms to celebrate the Christmas holiday together during the first World War in 1914. Directed by Dave Anderson for Trinity Street Players.
    Dec. 14-18. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2 & 7:30pm
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Austin Art Garage: Holiday Happy Hour

    Best Bet: Escape those madding mundane crowds and celebrate the holiday season at this powerhouse of creativity on South Lamar. Mingle with local artists and shop the bright venue's curated selection of original artwork and prints (all under $100) while sampling delicious beverages from Field Trip Spirits.
    Fri., Dec. 16, 6-8pm
  • Community


    Austin Trail of Lights

    Austin's beloved tradition returns for its 58th year, featuring more than 2 million lights illuminating the park, 90 lighted holiday trees, and more than 70 other holiday displays and lighted tunnels.
    Through Dec. 23  
  • Arts


    La Pastorela

    This year’s interactive production of La Pastorela – in which audiences will have a chance to participate in a dance, song, spoken word performance, or to create a work of visual art – will be unlike any you've seen before.
    Through Dec. 18. Thu.-Fri., 7pm; Sat., 2 & 7pm; Sun., 2pm. $20.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Loro: HolidayTakeout package

    Nigh on perfect for anyone craving easy, last-minute meals to enjoy this Christmas, LORO's takeout package combines traditional Texas barbecue with Asian influences with a smoked beef prime rib (with coffee-and-beef jus) and delicious sides. Sides? Like only Loro can do 'em: butternut squash & sweet onion soup with brown-buttered apples; kale & Asian pear salad; honey & miso-glazed carrots; confit marble potatoes. All of this will serve 4-6 people. Note: Order now through Dec. 20, for pick up on Dec. 23 & 24.
  • Food

    Food Events

    Olamaie & Little Ola's: Festive Breakfast Packs

    This holiday season, the folks behind Olamaie and Little Ola’s want to ease your meal planning with the Family Breakfast Box. This packaged bounty of goodness includes six biscuits (with honey butter and apple butter), six cinnamon rolls, Southern breakfast casserole, and hot chocolate (or, if you prefer, virgin eggnog). This will feed about ten people and, tell you what, they'll love it. Note: Use the Toast Tab platform at either website and pick up the pack on 12/23 or 12/24.
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Panoramic Voices: Fas & Las

    Ring in your holiday season right with this family-friendly concert of expertly arranged classics, singalong selections, and a holiday craft market featuring local artists and festive (free!) refreshments.
    Fri., Dec. 16, 6:30pm. $10-25.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Salt & Time: Holiday Preorders

    Go ahead, mix it up this holiday season with a stuffed lamb shoulder (with dates & pistachios) from these acclaimed magisters of meat. The festive dish makes an impressive center to any celebration – and the stuffing is gluten-free. Note: This is just one of many options available for pre-order, to be picked up on Dec. 21, 22, 23, 30, or 31.
  • Arts


    The Gulf

    Street Corner Arts presents Audrey Cefaly's Lammy award-winning Southern drama. Natalie Garcia and Kelsey Mazak star, directed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia.
    Through Dec. 17. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $25.  
  • Qmmunity

    Arts & Culture

    The Shabooming

    Museum of Human Achievement, Terror Pigeon, and Shaboom (Silky Shoemaker, Lex Vaughn, and Paul Soileau) present an adaptation of the novel by Stephen Drag King: The Shabooming. This Yuletide horror features Khattie Q, Angelica Mcauley, Matt Hislope, Adrienne Sneed, Y2K, Thor Harris, Beth Schindler, and Thomas Graves, plus magic by Andie Flores, Jay Roff-Garcia, Tori Reynolds, and more. "Oh Come/ Oh Come/ Sweet Austin Town/ and Hark! The Hotel Herald sings/ of hallways strangely patterned round a tide of blood that's glistening!"
    Dec. 15-17. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7pm. $25-35.  
  • Arts


    The Watchmaker's Song

    Inspired in part by the original tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by German Romantic-era author E.T.A. Hoffmann, this story centers on Clara, a quiet, kind, thoughtful young woman, in her journey of empowerment and self-discovery. Presented as an immersive theatrical show by Austin's own Ventana Ballet.
    Thu.-Sat., Dec. 15-17, 6:30 & 8:30pm. $40-60.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Tito’s Vodka for Dog People: Distillery Dogs

    This is a 25-piece art collection featuring vibrant artwork created by local and national artists – Judy Paul, John Walker, Joel Ganucheau, Jeff Skele, Hope Perkins, and more – inspired by the many distillery dogs rescued over the years, the paintings now on display at the Long Center.
    Through Dec. 30. Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm
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