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    Blood Over Texas

    It's horror for the holidays at this market specializing in all things dark and delightful for the Krampus krowd.
    Sat.-Sun. Nov. 27-28  
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    City-Wide Vintage Sale

    Support small local businesses and shop for vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, and more.
    Sat.-Sun., Jan. 15-16; Feb. 26-27; May 21-22. Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. $7; children under 12, free.  
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    Grand Menorah Lighting

    Feast on delicious latkes and sufganiyot and enjoy music from the Tamim Choir.
    Sun., Nov. 28, 4:30pm  
    Chabad Campus Plaza, 3500 Hyridge
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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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    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.
    Through Dec. 30  
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    Reuse Market Days

    Celebrate Small Business Saturday and be kind to Mother Earth with a weekend of shopping local reuse artists for unique gifts and stocking stuffers.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 27-28, 10am-4pm  
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    Uncommon Flea

    Uncommon Objects' big backyard is transformed into a dynamic marketplace for all things vintage, found and made. Come join the fun and feast on the bargains!
    Last Sundays, 10am-3pm  
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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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    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.
    Select dates through Dec. 31  
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    Barton Creek Farmers Market

    A great selection of local farmers bringing fabulous pastured meats, eggs, dairy, vegetables, and fruits, plus prepared-food vendors, artisans, bakers, and of course, live music.
    Sundays, 9am-1pm. Free.  
    4805 Hwy. 290 W., Sunset Valley (Kohl's parking lot)
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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.
    Through Dec. 23, 10am-10pm; Dec. 24, 10am-6pm. Free entry.  
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    Celebrate STEM-giving

    Come for a serving of STEM during T'giving break and explore 50+ interactive exhibits, see a 3-D movie, and check out the Science Store.
    Nov. 22-28; closed Nov. 25  
    Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Ln., Johnson City
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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.
     
    Online
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    Donate Blood, Get Free Pizza

    To give thanks for blood and platelet donors over Thanksgiving weekend, We Are Blood is giving vouchers for a personal pepperoni or cheese pizza from Pinthouse with purchase of any other pie from the menu (and they're all amazing).
    Nov. 24-28  
    We Are Blood donor centers
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    Drop In & Create

    Looking for a hands-on art experience for all ages? The Contemporary brings out special art activities so the whole family can dig into the art, ideas, and materials seen in the exhibits.
    Sundays, noon-2pm
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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.  
    Online
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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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    Green Friday Sale

    At this unique sale, discounts on plants, decor, craft items, and more are offered to customers who bring in difficult-to-recycle items like batteries, Styrofoam, or paint, or canned goods for Central Texas Food Bank.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 26-28. Free.  
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    Grounded by Fareground: Free Yoga

    Free yoga with mats, towels, and water provided every Sunday, enhanced by a sound bath every other week.
    Sundays. Through Dec. 12. Free.  
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    Out of Town

    Homestead Fair

    Get a taste of country living with the craft demonstrations, food booths, shopping, agriculture: demonstrations, and music.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 26-28  
    Waco
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    Hypno-Energy & Sound Healing

    A Zen, joyful, and relaxing class with varying focus topics each week.
    Sundays, 6pm. $22.  
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    Ice Skating at Dreamland

    Don't miss your chance to skate! The rink will close soon.
    Through Jan. 4  
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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.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Out of Town

    Lightscape

    The mile-long walking trail of lights creates an enchanted garden of monumental light displays.
    Through 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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    Motiv Fitness x Austin Eastciders

    Try a free fitness class with Motiv then quench your thirst with a complimentary half-pint of cider.
    Sun., Nov. 21 & 28, 11am-noon  
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    Museum Store Sunday

    Take advantage of seasonal prices and help support local art, science, and history institutions while scoring some unique gifts.
    Sun., Nov. 28  
    Various locations
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    NFL at the Cavalier

    The Cavalier is your fave non-sports bar to watch sports. There's plenty of TVs, it's dog-friendly, parking is free, and there's $5 frozens and burgs during the game.
    Thursdays & Sundays. Free.  
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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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    Shop the Block

    An entire block of vendors and live music downtown.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 27-28  
    Sixth & Congress
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    Out of Town

    Starry Starry Nights

    Walk through the lighting displays in Badu Park along the Llano River for a new Christmas memory.
    Through 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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    Sunday Satsang Meditation

    Commune with others and sit in silence to absorb the rich words of wisdom from teachers around the world.
    Sundays, 11am. $22.  
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    Sunday Tarot

    Join Carly for a 15-minute reading with the deck of your choice.
    Sundays, 6-8pm  
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    Texas Renaissance Festival

    Look for themed weekends throughout the festival’s eight-week run as the party includes new shows and games.
    Sat. & Sun., through Nov. 28  
    Todd Mission
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    Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration

    Find local gifts at the artisan market and enjoy kids' games, live music, bingo, trivia, drive-in movies, food, and of course, cold Twisted X beers. Dripping Springs Helping Hands Inc. will have a donation box on-site to collect nonperishable food for local families in need.
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 26-28. Free.  
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    The Front Market Holiday Series

    An outdoor market with a new lineup of 30+ vendors each weekend, with rotating brunch menus and DJ sets to boot. Weekend one's theme is Art Date, with a lovely lineup of women and queer artists. Weekend two is Sustain Local in honor of National Small Business Weekend. The third will be Cozy Season, including a tamale pop-up and holiday vendors. The final installment is Santa, Baby, and will feature decadent brunch and two days of drag.
    Saturdays & Sundays, Nov. 27-Dec. 12. By donation.  
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    Out of Town

    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 Book Clubs

    With Austin being in Stage 5 of the COVID-19 guidelines, it's a great time to hit the books and connect online. Austin Public Library has a variety of virtual book clubs and storytimes covering all ages and interests, and a library card provides access to electronic and hard copies of all kinds of materials.
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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.  
Ongoing

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