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Upcoming things to do in Austin!

A Christmas Affair
November 18 - 22, 2015
Palmer Event Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

A Christmas Affair hosts approximately 200-vendors in a themed shopping extravaganza which includes parties, children's events, a private shopping brunch, and the season's biggest celebrity, Santa Details.
ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, November 26, 2015
Downtown Austin, TX

In 2014, we had more than 20,000 participants from 49 states, making it the largest 5-mile run in Texas. Proudly, we donate one hundred percent of event proceeds to Caritas of Austin. Caritas helps the working poor and provides them with education and support to gain self-sufficiency. Details.
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
November 27 - December 24, 2015
The Marchesa Hall & Theatre 6406 N I H 35 # 3100, Austin, TX

he Bazaar features handmade artwork & gifts from over 200 local & regional artists – with a portion of proceeds going to Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Parking & admission are FREE of charge. Full bar with snacks. Cash & cards accepted. Details.
Chuy's Christmas Parade
Saturday, November 28, 2015 11:00 a.m.
State Capitol at 11th and Congress Austin, TX

Benefiting Operation Blue Santa so Bring a Toy! At a designated time during the Parade Procession, all units will stop to collect the toys. Santa's Helpers will line the parade route and help spectators give their toy. All toys will be distributed by the Operation Blue Santa Program to another child just in time for the holidays. Details.
The 18th Annual Trail of Lights
November 28 - December 29, 2015
The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens 1101 Ranch Rd 2325, Wimberley, TX

Enjoy a walking path through 8 acres featuring more than 100 holiday light displays created by local organizations, churches, businesses and families. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and live entertainment on most nights. Details.
Lights of Love 5K and Family Fun Run
Friday, December 4, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Mueller Lake Park Austin, TX

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas (RMHC CTX) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Guiding us in our mission are our core values. Details.
The Nutcracker
December 5 - 23, 2015
The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX

Stephen Mills' take on this timeless tale features a cast of hundreds of dancers, including the charming and talented students from the prestigious Ballet Austin Academy who share the spotlight with our professional company of artists. Celebrate the magic of the holidays by experiencing this sweet treat with your family and friends. Details.
Dancing With The Stars Austin 2014
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Hilton Austin 500 E 4th St, Austin, TX

The must-attend charity event of the year brings together professional ballroom dancers and notable community members for a fun night of competition where bragging rights are earned after months of practice. Who will take home the coveted mirror ball trophy? Each year, the success of this event plays a significant role in our ability to continue providing high-level services to young victims of abuse including forensic interviews, therapy and crisis intervention. Benefitting Center for Child Protection. Details.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve”
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Frank Erwin Center 1701 Red River St, Austin, TX

The story follows the journey of a young runaway who, on Christmas Eve, breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater seeking shelter from the cold, and the ghostly visions she experiences from that concert hall’s past. Details.
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
December 15 - 24, 2015 10:00 a.m.
Palmer Event Center 900 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX

The show is actually two events in one: an fine art fair and music festival with a vibrant community-driven vibe. Visitors can explore an amazing array of handmade items from 160+ artists while enjoying live local music and sips from a full bar. Details.
HITS Endurance
Sunday, December 20, 2015
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd Del Valle, TX

Join the masses as HITS offers runners a mile to a marathon, as well as a Sprint Duathlon at this premier venue. For beginners and multi-sport veterans alike, HITS Endurance is offering a unique experience for athletes to race on the same roads as some of the world’s most famed race-car drivers. Details.
A Christmas Carol
December 25 - 27, 2015
ZACH Theatre 1510 Toomey Rd Austin, TX

ZACH's fresh take on A Christmas Carol features three soulful Ghosts making a joyful noise, while moving our hearts with the Cratchit family's love and Ebenezer Scrooge's miraculous transformation. New hit songs and reimagined carols create an infectious spirit that has you dancing in the aisles. Details.
Austin’s New Year
Thursday, December 31, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Auditorium Shores, South 1st St and Riverside Dr Austin, TX

ANY is an annual free event where Austin families can come together downtown to welcome in the New Year! ANY is an alcohol-free celebration showcasing Austin's diverse and talented creative community through art, films, and live music. And kids and adults alike won't want to miss the exciting fireworks finale! Details.
Martin Luther King Festival
Monday, January 19, 2016 9:00 a.m.
Huston-Tillotson University 900 Chicon St, Austin, TX

The MLK Community Festival kicks off as soon the march arrives on location and will last until 3 p.m.; it will include all types of vendors and local musical artists to make this year’s celebration the best ever! Details.
Cupid’s Chase 5K
Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:00 a.m.
Camp Mabry 2200 W 35th St Austin, TX

Community Options, Inc. invites runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) to help raise funds to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by participating in our annual Cupid’s Chase 5K. Because of you… we can make a difference! Details.
Carnaval Austin
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

This annual festival of flesh was further enriched in Brazil by African rhythms, especially the samba. Carnaval is an all-consuming nationwide festival in Brazil, celebrated differently in each part of the country by all social classes over a period of four days: Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Details.

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