Holiday Happenings Is Back!

December 13th, 2012 at 9:30 am by under Weather

Back for another edition of December excitement….. its your Holiday Happenings!!  Here is a list of a few things you and the family can do to carry on the holiday spirit!

 

1.  Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

 Now through Christmas Eve @Palmer Events Center, Austin, TX.  11:00am – 11:00pm

Live music and art have made the original Armadillo Christmas Bazaar an iconic Austin event. Art fair and music festival rolled into one, it has long been the city’s favorite scene for holiday shopping, Austin style. With imaginative, handmade gifts and fine art that range from sophisticated to funky, the 2012 show will feature new talent and local legends.

 

2.  Celtic Christmas At The Cathedral

 Thursday, Dec 20 7:30p to 9:30p
at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Austin, TX
 
Price: $25 to $27
 
Produced by Celtic Cultural Center of Texas, in the hall of one of Austin’s most historic Houses of Worship, gather every year, some of the city’s most honored vocalists including Brett Barnes, Danny Johnson, and Stephanie Prewitt led by award winning director Jeffrey Jones Ragona. The voices combined within the extraordinary Schola Cantorum of
St. Mary’s Cathedral make it a night of enchanted wonder matched only by the humble offerings of the Irish and Scottish traditional music played by noted artists of the Celtic Cultural Center forming a celebration fit for angels and shepherds alike.
 
 
3. The X-Mas Pop Sing-Along
 
Thursday, Dec 20 9:45pm
Price: $12
 It’s easy to feel like a Scrooge about the holidays, especially when stores start putting up decorations and blaring Jingle Bells muzak in October. But we guarantee that even the biggest Grinch will be rockin’ around the Christmas tree at the XMAS POPS SING-ALONG, a modern twist on the caroling tradition.

We put together the greatest and most ridiculous holiday hits so you can sing falsetto with the Peanuts gang, jam to Wham’s “Last Christmas” and dance along with Justin Bieber. We’ll have trivia, videoke, a host of new videos along with favorites from last year, and so, so much more. Don’t be left out of our reindeer games this year; get your tickets early, and come down to the greatest holiday party of the year.

Whether you’re Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or Atheist, the XMAS POPS SING-ALONG will have you holding your neighbor’s hands, singing in unison, and celebrating Festivus with the rest of us.

 

4. Christmas Kids Event To Benefit Blue Santa

Saturday, Dec 22 1:00p to 4:00p
Price: one unwrapped toy for donation
Phone: (512) 947-7217
 
There will be childrens games,Music, bouncy house, face painting, crafts, hair cuts for the kids, games and much much more! Bring the family. Free for everyone!! this event is solely to benefit the less fortunate.Now all we ask of you in return is to bring one unwrapped gift!All donations will go to blue Santa and the Food Bank of Austin. Lets have a good time and give back to our community!If you have any way otherwise of contributing to this event please Email Amanda Thomas with details!
 
 
5.  Santa At The Oasis
 
Saturday, Dec 15 & 16 3:00p to 7:00p
at Oasis Austin, Austin, TX 

Come see Santa at The Oasis! Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, Santa is checking his list not once, but twice! Bring your cameras to capture the perfect shot with Santa on Saturday, December 15th, and Sunday, December 16th, from 3-7pm.

Help Sock Homelessness this Holiday season by donating new, unused socks and blankets. The Oasis on Lake Travis has teamed up with Loaves & Fishes Miracles on Wheels and will be accepting donations Saturday, December 15th, and Sunday, December 16th.

 

The Trail Of Lights Returns!!  -  This is one we obviously can not forget!  The light show will run nightly from Sunday December 16th through December 23rd in Zilker Park.  This year’s trail will feature nearly 1 million lights and admission is free!!!

This is just a handful of things happening around the area over the next week or so.  Our next edition of Holiday Happenings will include things you can do on Christmas Day if you have an open schedule!  Have a great weekend!!

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