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First Night Austin 2008
First Night Austin is a public celebration of the arts that revives the ancient tradition of marking the passage of time with art, ritual, and festivity. It is a family-friendly, affordable, and alcohol free New Year's Eve festival. Join us on December 31st to build upon the new tradition for Austin that celebrates the culturally rich and artistically diverse place we call home. Location: Downtown Austin.

Austin Symphony Holiday Pops featuring "Simply Sinatra" with Steve Lippia
Steve Lippia has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists and has quickly established his place among the finest interpreters of "standards" and traditional pop music in the nation. Location: Palmer Events Center. Call 512-476-6064 for more info. Event ID:12/31

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

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.

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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