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Austin Texas Holiday Events for The Next 2 Weeks

Christmas is literally around the corner and if you’re struggling with finding things to do in the ATX area then you’re in luck! This article is packed with a wide variety of fun things to do in the Austin area.

Holiday light viewings

Emily Ann Theatre Trail of Lights. 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Through Dec. 28. Donations accepted. Emily Ann Theatre, 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org

Austin Trail of Lights. Zilker Park turns into a lighted trail. 7-10 p.m. Through Dec. 23 in Zilker Park. Free Sunday-Wednesday; $5 other nights; children younger than 12 are free. austintrailoflights.org

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Luminations. See the Wildflower Center lined with luminarias. 6-10 p.m. Sunday. $18, free children younger than 5. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Holiday Light Stroll. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa provides a free festive trail. At sunset, through Jan. 1. 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, Lost Pines. hyatt.com

Food events

Four Seasons Gingerbread Village. The gingerbread village is open for viewing. Four Seasons Austin, 98 San Jacinto Blvd. fourseasons.com/austin

Thinkery Gingerbread Workshops. Classic. 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Dec. 22-23, Dec. 24 (except no 1:30 p.m.). $5 per person, plus $20 per house kit. Seriously Sweet Structures for ages 8 and up. 2 p.m. Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Dec. 22-23. $5, plus $30 per house kit. Candy Chemistry. For ages 7 and up. 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Dec. 22-24. $5, plus $30 per house kit. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Teddy Bear Teas. Bring a new teddy bear to donate to local nonprofits. Hear Santa read ”’ Twas the Night Before Christmas” while enjoying tea and caroling. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. While there, check out the Gingerbread Village. Four Seasons Hotel Austin, 98 San Jacinto Blvd. Make your reservation, 512-685-8300; fourseasons.com/austin.

Cookies for Caring. Pick up a tin filled with cookies from around the city. $50 per tin. Benefits Statesman Season for Caring. 1 p.m. Sunday, Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St. driskillhotel.com

Santa spottings

Pictures with Santa. Through Dec. 24, Barton Creek Square, Domain, Lakeline Mall, Round Rock Premium Outlets. Reserve your time slot ahead of time at simonsanta.com.

Hill Country Galleria Santa’s Workshop. Santa will be available for photo-ops noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; 4-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4-8 p.m. Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 23; noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 24. Free, but pictures available for a fee. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. hillcountrygalleria.com

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s. Free photos with Santa and activities. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and weekdays through Dec. 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Bass Pro Shops Round Rock, 200 Bass Pro Drive, Round Rock; Cabela’s Buda, 15570 S. Interstate 35, Buda. basspro.com/shop/en/santas-wonderland

A Magical Evening Cookie Decorating With Santa. Hosted by Brungot Farms. 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $40 for one child and one adult. Camp Twin Lakes YMCA Dining Hall in Cedar Park. brungotfarms.com

Storytime with Santa. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. $2 per child. Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. austintexas.gov

Santa Visits Playmazing. Santa plus holiday crafts and more. 6 p.m. Friday. 13450 U.S. 183. playmazing.com

Source – Austin 360

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