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Austin Monday, December 3 Events

Zilker Park Christmas Tree
Each year, the lighting of the Zilker Park Christmas Tree and the Trail of Lights signify the beginning of the holiday season in Austin. The 155-foot "Moonlight Tower" tree, made up of more than 3,000 lights, has illuminated the winter skyline since 1967. The tree remains lit until New Year's Eve. Event ID:12/31

Whole Foods Market Ice Rink
Even in Texas, it wouldn’t be the holiday season without ice skating on the Whole Foods Market Ice Rink. Location: Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. 10am-9pm. Event ID:12/30

Gingerbread House workshop
Austin Children’s Museum hosts a Gingerbread House workshop. Location: Austin Children’s Museum. $28 per house for Members; $33 per house for non-members. Take-home kits: $23. Event ID:12/22.

The Santaland Diaries
The comedy tells the real-life story of Sedaris' tour of duty as the elf Crumpet, and what it takes to juggle tots and tottering Santas during a painfully festive time of the year. A laugh 'til you cry evening of merrily subversive entertainment to delight adult audiences. Location: Zachary Scott Theatre. Call 512-476-0541 for more info. Event ID: 1/6/08.

Rockin' Christmas Party
Rockin’ Christmas Party turns fourteen this year reigning as one of the longest-running Austin traditions of all time. Bigger, brighter and merrier than ever our award-winning cast sure knows how to put the Christmas spirit in your heart – and your booty! – as they shake, rattle and roll down Santa Claus Lane. Location: Zachary Scott Theatre. Call 512-476-0541 for more info. Event ID:12/30

Live From the Plaza
Enjoy free live music from local musicians at noon each Friday. Concerts are held outdoors at the steps of Austin City Hall. Event ID:12/14

Rehearsing the American Dream: Arthur Miller's Critical Theater
The American playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) articulated an unparalleled engagement with his historical moment through such plays as Death of a Salesman and The Crucible. The exhibition uses Miller's plays to explore conscience in its theatrical expression: as an intertwined and interdependent political and emotional life. Event ID:1/08

Bat Watching
The 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that live beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge take flight in a mass exodus each night at dusk. Located at Congress Ave. & Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78704.

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