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  • The Man Who Wanted to be Santa Claus

    The Man Who Wanted to be Santa Claus is a delightful show set in a small town sheriff's office. The characters in the show weave a little romance in along with a mystery to solve. It is a heartwarming family friendly show that will put you in the Christmas Spirit. You don't want to miss this show!
    Dec. 2-12  
    Navasota Theatre Alliance
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    Austin Trail of Lights

    The drive-through format for the trail means the fam can take in the magic of the beautiful light displays while you play holiday tunes and enjoy Christmas cookies.
    Nov. 27-Dec. 31, select dates  
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      Blue Genie Art Bazaar

      Austin's fave shopping destination for the holidays returns with online ordering with pickup or shipping, in-store shopping, and virtual and personal shopping. It is the place to find unique jewelry, art, home goods, and gifts.
      Nov. 19-Dec. 23, 10am-10pm; Dec. 24, 10am-6pm. Free entry.  
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      Georgetown Square Lights

      The "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas" is merry and bright for the season, lit with tens of thousands of bulbs. Shop the square for a perfect gift and warm up with some hot cocoa as you take in the sights.
      Through Jan. 1. Free.  
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      Hanukkah at Agudas Achim

      Congregation Agudas Achim offers a variety of fun and exciting experiences for all ages throughout the eight-day festival of lights, with virtual and in-person options. Latkes are available for pickup Nov. 29 or Dec. 3, just place the order by Nov. 24 or 28.
      Nov. 28-Dec. 6  
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      Odd Pop Market

      A market designed to highlight the spooky, witchy, spiritual, alien, and macabre local artists and artisans.
      Mon., Nov. 29, 5-9pm. Free.  
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      Peppermint Parkway

      The holiday tradition at COTA is back and bigger than ever, with tons of fun for the family to be enjoyed from the car or at Peppermint Plaza. There's a mile of immersive displays, millions of lights, dancing elves, and race fans will enjoy taking a lap around the F1 track.
      Nov. 26-Dec. 26  
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      We Are Blood Thanksgiving Mall Drives

      Donating blood at the mall is a great way to give back as you do some holiday shopping, so check the schedule and make an appointment at one of three mobile drives.
      Nov. 23-29 (except Thanksgiving Day)  
      Barton Creek Square Mall, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S.; Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park; Arboretum, 10000 Research #103
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      "Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer"

      Known for her paintings and married to a famous photographer, this is the first exhibition that explores: O’Keeffe’s connection to photography.
      Sun., Oct. 17-Jan. 23, 2022  
      Museum Fine Arts, Houston
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      Austin Scavenger Hunt

      Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
      Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
      Online and at home
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      Casa Marianella Seeks Donations

      They're open 9am-10pm daily (1-10pm Wednesdays) to receive monetary and other donations for its shelter and service center for immigrants and asylum seekers.
      Nov. 29-Jan. 1  
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      City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

      Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
       
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      Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating

      Skate on real ice to help raise money for the Heritage School and cystic fibrosis research.
      Nov. 26-Jan. 2  
      Fredericksburg
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      Escape the Box

      Take a journey through time exploring the hidden clues of Austin with Escape the Box, an outdoor guided tour, scavenger hunt, and escape game all in one! It entertains groups of 2-6 at $75 per group. The box features a number of puzzles and clues that can all be found in wonderful Austin neighborhoods along with discounts to participating businesses.
      Ongoing; see website for scheduled pickup times. $75.  
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      Esquina Tango Outdoor Classes

      Esquina Tango has a full calendar of socially distanced, donation-based outdoor classes like samba, salsa aerobics, and of course, tango. Check out the full calendar online.
      Ongoing  
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      Every Dog Is Lovable

      Submit a photo of and story about your dapper doggo for a chance to have your pet featured in the book Every Dog Is Lovable. Qualifiers will get a custom session with Dog Days Photography, and proceeds go to local nonprofit Hound Rescue.
      Nov. 26-March 18. $10 donation.  
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      Forts & Foes

      New players are always welcome at this friendly Dungeons & Dragons sesh.
      Mondays, 7-10pm. Free.  
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      Keep Austin Rooted

      Gifting a tree through Treefolks is a fun way to surprise a friend or family member with a present that could last a lifetime, while beautifying and benefiting the community. Donors can opt for preset donation tiers of $30 (10 trees), $75 (25 trees), $150 (50 trees), or an amount of their choice.
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      Kundalini & Meditation

      A traditional kundalini class, including powerful breath work, asanas, mudras (hand gestures), mantras (chanting), and meditation to bring forth transformation, full physical body and emotional body awareness, and purification.
      Mondays, 10am. $22.  
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      Lightscape

      The mile-long walking trail of lights creates an enchanted garden of monumental light displays.
      Nov. 19-Jan. 2. $18-25.  
      San Antonio
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      Marquise Salon Suites Toys for Tots Drop-Off

      The salon celebrates its first anniversary by partnering with the Marines to collect new, unwrapped toys for children in need.
      Through Dec. 6. Mon., 10am-3pm; Tue.-Sat., 11am-5pm  
      Marquise Salon Suites, 7010 Hwy. 71 W. #150
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      Miracle on Fifth Street

      Austin's fave Christmas cocktail pop-up is back with a dizzying menu of creative concoctions. Grab a Dasher Pass to skip the outside line, and to-go orders can be taken online. A portion of proceeds from to-go sales will go to Austin Pets Alive! and the Austin Children's Shelter.
      Nov. 19-Dec. 28  
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      Music Open Mic

      Bring your acoustic and showcase your best original songs or old classics.
      Mondays, 8-10pm  
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      Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

      Have you wanted to learn about blacksmithing, archery, candlemaking, or knitting? The historic Pioneer Farms offers courses in all these and more. Check the calendar and sign up today to learn a fun new skill.
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      Project Connect Virtual Open House

      The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan.
      Online
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      Somatic Release Yoga

      These trauma-sensitive, inclusive classes provide you with alternative tools to release stress, heal trauma, reconnect to your life, and improve nervous system resilience.
      Mondays, 6:30-8pm. $22.  
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      Starry Starry Nights

      Take an evening stroll among the glittering lighting displays in Badu Park. Come back on Sat., Dec. 11,: to play in the snow.
      Nov. 26-Dec. 31  
      Llano
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      Stronger Austin Virtual Classes

      Stronger Austin offers a wide variety of free virtual fitness classes, from cardio to Zumba, and you're bound to find one that fits your schedule amongst their daily offerings.
      Ongoing. Free.  
      Online via Zoom
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      Texas State Women's Basketball

      Vs. Arlington Baptist.
      Mon., Nov. 29, 7pm  
      Strahan Arena at the University Events Center, 106 Charles Austin Dr., San Marcos
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      The Trains at NorthPark

      Benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, the longstanding tradition features the most elaborate miniature toy train exhibit in Texas, with trains rolling along 1,300 feet of track on a journey across America.
      Nov. 13-Jan. 2. $5-10.  
      NorthPark Center, Dallas
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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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      Trivia With Get It Gals

      "Best of Austin" winners Get It Gals are back with tons of trivia nights planned for y'all, with several based on TV programs you may have binged over the last year for some reason. Stay tuned on their socials because they are all over the place.
      Various locations
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      Virtual APL Book Clubs

      Austin Public Library has a variety of virtual book clubs covering all ages and interests, like a mother/daughter club, tween fantasy, true crime, classics, and more. Check out their website or Eventbrite for details and crack those books!
      Ongoing  
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      Virtual Livestreamed Workouts

      Check the schedule for a huge selection of livestreamed workouts and ballet classes taught by Ballet Austin instructors.
      Ongoing. Up to $12.50 per class.  
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      YBP Volunteer Workshop

      Volunteer to work on refurbishing bikes for Yellow Bike Project's donation stream and learn bike mechanic skills for your knowledge base or for your “Earn-a-Bike” checklist. Check the reservation schedule for available times.
      Second & fourth Tuesdays and every other Monday, 6-9pm  
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      YMCA Early Learning Readiness Program

      A free community program for qualifying low-income families that focuses on preparing children ages 2-4 for school, while providing their caregivers with the tools to facilitate their child’s development. Classes are offered twice a week in English and Spanish and last one hour.
      English: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am. Spanish: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am.. Free.  
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