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The Nutcracker. Artistic Director Stephen Mills choreographs Ballet Austin’s 46th annual production of The Nutcracker. The time-honored show pairs classic dance with a performance by the Austin Symphony Orchestra of Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Clara and friends captivate audiences with an evening of magic in the Land of Sweets. Location: Long Center for Performing Art. Event ID: 12/23

Conspirare’s 17th annual season. The second series of the Conspirare season is the annual “Christmas at the Carillon.” Enjoy six performances, with a 23-voice ensemble, instrumentalists and Special Guest Artist Eliza Gilkyson. Event ID: 12/10

Trail of Lights and ZIlker Christmas Tree. Month-long festival begins weekend after Thanksgiving with lighting of the Zilker Tree. The pedestrian Trail of Lights transforms a mile-long stretch of Zilker Park into a wonderland of lights from Dec. 15-23. Event ID: 12/31

Christmas Belles, a holiday comedy. Christmas in the Lone Star State - but the Futrelle sisters are not exactly in a festive mood. Throw in a kidney-stone passing Santa, vengeful sheep, an Elvis impersonator, and a long-kept family secret and you've got "joy to the world" in true Texas fashion. The Austin premier of the southern comedy farce. Location: The City Theatre. Event ID: 12/21

Ice Skating on the Plaza at Whole Foods Market. Location: Whole Foods Market Downtown - 6th and Lamar. Event ID: 1/11/09

Johnson City’s “Lights Spectacular” and Holiday Events. Stop by historic Johnson City to view more than a million twinkling lights along the Texas Hill Country Regional Lighting Trail. Hayrides, carriage rides and crafts fairs take place throughout the season, and visitors can take in the festive “Lighted Hooves & Wheels” parade on Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m., rain or shine.  On Dec. 20, celebrate Christmas at former President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s boyhood home. Event ID: 1/1/09

The Santaland Diaries. Sedaris’ 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. Event ID: 1/11/09

The People's Gallery at City Hall
The 2008 exhibition of the People's Gallery at City Hall features over 100 artworks on loan from Austin artists, galleries and museums. Location: City Hall, 301 W. Second Street. Call 512-974-9313 for more info. Event ID:1/30/09

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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