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Trail of Lights
From December 9-23, a mile-long stretch of Zilker Park is transformed into a wonderland of lights. Location: Zilker Park. Event ID:12/23

Luminations: A Winter Celebration
Get away from the holiday hustle and bustle! Celebrate the holiday season through the joy of song, the glow of candlelight, and the laughter of children at Luminations: A Winter Celebration. Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Call 512-232-0100 for more info. Event ID:12/9

Christmas at the Carillon
Conspirare celebrates the holiday season with its critically acclaimed series, Christmas at the Carillon. Come hear what everyone has been talking about: this innovative and provocative concert series which has inspired countless listeners and sparked conversations long after the last note has sounded. Event ID:12/11

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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