HOLIDAY TODO LIST
November & December regional events
NOV. 27 DEC. 30
AUSTIN TRAIL OF LIGHTS ZILKER PARK
CAPITOL TREE LIGHTING TEXAS CAPITOL
‘ELF ON THE SHELF’ HEB EVENT CENTER
The Austin Trail of Lights returns as a drive-thru event for its 57th year. This year’s spectacle will feature more than 2 million holiday lights throughout the park spanning 90 holiday trees, lighted tunnels and more than 70 other displays. 7 p.m. $30-$40 (per car). Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin. www.austintrailoights.org (Courtesy Austin Trail of Lights)
A Christmas Musical will come to the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park this holiday season. The music tells the tale of Santa’s elves. Mills Entertainment will put on the show with an original score and dozens of holiday costumes. 6 p.m. $29.95 and up. H-E-B Event Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park.
The 45-foot Christmas tree at the Capitol will be lit on Dec. 4. The event starts with a sing along at 6 p.m. The lighting will take place at 7 p.m. In the past, the Downtown Austin Alliance has hosted a stroll ahead of the event. However, this year they will host several events throughout December instead. Free. Congress Avenue. www.downtownholidaystroll.com (Courtesy Downtown Austin Alliance)
www.elfontheshelfmusical.com (Courtesy Mills Entertainment)
NOVEMBER THROUGHNOV. 28 DONATE TOYS
ticketing system in which attendees had to reserve tables. This year will continue with the ticketing process. The show features light shows choreographed to music. 6 p.m. daily. $20 (four-person table), $30 (six-person table). Pastries and hot chocolate can be purchased before or at the event. Mozart’s Coee Roasters, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin. www.mozartscoee.com 19 THROUGHDEC. 28 DRINK TO THE SEASON The Eleanor will open for its annual Miracle on 5th Street event. The pop-up cocktail bar features holiday-themed drinks and wall-to-wall Christmas decor. The menu includes eleven cocktails and four shots, including classic drinks with a
twist. Costs and times vary. The Eleanor 307 W. Fifth St., Austin. 512-494-4094. www.miracleon5thst.com 19 THROUGHDEC. 24 SHOP LOCAL The Blue Genie Art Bazaar will return for the upcoming holiday season. The event, held at 6100 Airport Blvd., Austin, features local artists selling a range of gifts from ceramics to toys. Last year the event, which has been running since 2001, launched an online store to address COVID-19 safety concerns. This year, shoppers can purchase items online and have them shipped or pick them up at the storefront, or shop in person. 10 a.m. daily. Free entrance. Cost of items vary. 6100 Airport Blvd, 512-222-7303
Bluegenieartbazaar.com 24 THOUGH JAN. 2 CAROLWITH YOUR CREW Zach Theatre will perform its adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The show merges modern music with the Victorian score. $25 and up. Times vary. Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin. 512-476-0541. www.zachtheatre.org 26 THROUGHDEC.26 DRIVETHRU THE SEASON The Circuit of The Americas will host Peppermint Parkway, a 1-mile drive featuring millions of holiday lights synced to seasonal classics, for its second year. This year the event includes a interactive rockette-style dance performance and
Donate to Austin Police Department’s Operation Blue Santa through the Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade. Monetary donations can be made online. New, unwrapped toys can be donated at any Chuy’s location. The annual parade has been canceled for 2021.
www.bluesanta.org THROUGH JAN. 6 SEE A LIGHT SHOW
Mozart’s Coee Roasters will host its annual light show. In past years, the event has been free to attend and open to all. Last year, organizers changed to a
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