A December to Remember!: 2013 Austin Event Calendar

December 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

dec calendar 2013F Free Event
* Visit website for schedule and venue information

Events & Festivals

12/5* F
First Thursday along South Congress Ave.
Food, fun, shopping and people watching South Congress Avenue, Austin www.firstthursday.info

12/5 ► 5 – 9 pm F
First Thursday in DT Buda
Shop unique antique and specialty vendors while enjoying food from DT restaurants. http://ci.buda.tx.us

12/6 ► 11 am – 6 pm F
Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market
This conflagration of DIY goodness brings hundreds of today’s brightest indie makers from across the Lone Star State and beyond. Palmer Events Center, Austin www.renegadecraft.com/austin-winter-home

12/6 ► Shops will be open until 8 pm F
First Friday in DT Georgetown
Enjoy live music and a festive evening atmosphere!
http://visit.georgetown.org/first-friday-may-4

12/6-7 & 13-14* 7 pm
Ebenezer’s Journey: A Dickens’ Christmas Story
A special interactive program based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, will recreate various scenes of Dickens’ classic 1843 tale on four nights in December.
Pioneer Farms, Austin
www.pioneerfarms.org/

12/7 ► 7 am – 4 pm
Wimberley Market Days
475+ booths of art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, plants, toys, handmade items, home and garden decor, antiques, gifts and more. Lions Field, Wimberley
www.shopmarketdays.com

12/7 ►10 am-5:30 pm F
BudaFest
Craft vendors, parade, full carnival located at the city park, food, live music and of course Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus!
City Park, Buda
www.budafest.org

12/7 ► 10 am – 4 pm F
Weihnachtsmarkt, a German Christmas
Market by the German Heritage Society
Christmas festival offering hand-made craft items imported from Germany. Shoppers can choose from nutcrackers, pyramids, smokers and arches, plus a variety of other gift items, books and ornaments.
German Free School, Austin
http://germantexans.org

12/7 ► 7 am -10:30 am F
2013 Trout Fishing Derby
Anyone can come fish, but you must be registered in order to win prizes. Any trout caught wins a prize! Prizes are first come, first serve.
San Gabriel Park, Georgetown
https://events.georgetown.org/fishing-derby/

12/7* ► 7 pm -11pm
A Snow Spectacular
26,000 pounds of REAL SNOW blown over a 1230 square foot area for the kids to play in! We are also offering light hor d’oeuvres, an adult beverage cash bar, a hot chocolate/coffee bar, a live band, a silent auction and SO MUCH MORE!
Twin Creeks Country Club, Cedar Park
www.battle4acure.org

12/7-8 ► 10 am – 5 pm
Cherrywood Art Fair
Showcasing over 100 artists, food vendors, live bands, a silent auction and an interactive Drum Jam!
Maplewood Elementary
www.cherrywoodartfair.org

12/7-8 ► 7 am – 4 pm
23rd Annual Fossil Fest
Discover Texas Dinosaurs at the Old Settlers Association Headquarters, Round Rock
www.austinpaleo.org/fest

12/7-14*
Eat Drink Local Week
Austin’s premier local food event, celebrating local seasonal food and foodmakers in Central Texas and raising money for Urban Roots and Sustainable Food Center
DT Austin
www.edibleaustin.com

12/14-15 & 21-24*
Gingerbread Workshops
These one hour workshops provide everything necessary to build and decorate a gingerbread house to take home and enjoy.
Austin Children’s Museum, Austin
http://thinkeryaustin.org/programs-events/ workshops/?utm_source=Copy+of+25 +Austin+Area+Holiday+Events%21&u tm_campaign=25+Holiday+Events&utm_ medium=email

12/15 ► 12 to 4 pm F
Snow Day at the Hill Country Galleria
Snow Day: With Live Music From Kenny Luna Hill Country Galleria, Austin www.hillcountrygalleria.com/go/mallEvents. cfm?eventID=2145426225

12/17-24 ► 11 am – 11 pm
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Art fair and music festival rolled into one, it has long been the city’s favorite scene for holiday shopping, Austin style.
Palmer Event Center, Austin
www.armadillobazaar.com

12/31* F
Austin’s New Year
ANY is an alcohol-free celebration showcasing Austin’s diverse and talented creative community through art, films, live music and the exciting fireworks finale!
Auditorium Shores, Austin
www.austintexas.gov/department/austins-new-year

12/31
Sixth Street
Celebrate the final hours of 2012 at 6th St. cordoned-off, bar-lined boulevard.
E. Sixth St, Austin

1/1/13► 12 to 3 am
2014 Mediterranean New Year’s Eve Party
Don’t miss out on Texas largest Mediterranean New Year’s Eve Celebration!!
Omni Hotel South Park, Austin
www.eventbrite.com/e/mediterranean-new- years-eve-party-2014-tickets-8901411361

Art

11/27 – 12/9*
A Christmas Story – LIVE!
Based on the classic holiday film, young Ralphie and his quest for the Red Ryder B.B. Gun comes to delightful life on stage!
Zach Scott Theatre, Austin
www.zachtheatre.org/show/christmas-story

12/2-16 ► 7:30 pm
Holiday Film Series at the Paramount
Ring in the Holiday Season with some classic films that showcase what this time of year is all about.
www.austintheatre.org/site/PageNavigator/ shows_events/Holiday_film_series.html

12/2, 6:30 pm: Elf
12/4, 6:30 pm: It’s A Wonderful Life
12/4, 9:35 pm: A Christmas Story
12/8, 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm: Love Actually
12/15, 7:00 pm: White Christmas
12/15, 9:25 pm: Meet Me in St. Louis
12/16, 7:00 pm: Meet Me in St. Louis
12/16, 9:20 pm: White Christmas Paramount Theatre, Austin

12/10 – 15*
Memphis – LIVE!
From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love.
Bass Concert Hall, Austin
http://texasperformingarts.org/season/ memphis-broadway-austin

12/27 ► 7:30 pm
Shen Yun
An exhilarating celebration of China’s traditional arts, beautiful choreography, breathtaking costumes, state-of-the-art digital backdrops, and groundbreaking music from a full live orchestra that masterfully combines both Western and Eastern instruments.
The Long Center, Austin
http://thelongcenter.org/event/shen-yun-2/

12/31 ► 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm
Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
Surrounded by 10,000 watts of concert quality sound, Pink Floyd’s musical legacy continues as the band’s concept music captures the imagination and carries listeners away on a mind-expanding journey driven by cutting edge effects.
One World Theatre, Austin
www.oneworldtheatre.org/showdetails. aspx?Event_ID=10

Sports

12/1*
The Urban Farm Bicycle Tour
This fifth-annual family friendly bicycle tour includes optional stops at a number of urban farms, and school and community gardens Multiple starting points, Austin
www.austintheatre.org/site/ Calendar?view=Detail&id=36441

12/2► 6 pm
Elf Pub Run + Screening

12/6 ► 5:30 pm
6th Annual Lights of Love 5K and Family Fun Run
Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas
Hangar at Mueller Central, Austin
http://rmhc-austin.kintera.org/faf/home/ default.asp?ievent=1069880

12/8► 8:15 am
Brown Santa 5k and Kids K
Benefiting the Travis County Sheriff’s Brown Santa Program
Travis County Exposition Center, Austin www.brownsanta.org/20135krun.html

12/14► 8:30 am
Rudolph Run
A holiday 5k or kids 1k run benefiting the AG Project
Parkside Elementary, Georgetown
www.theagproject.org/rudolph-run/

12/14► 9:00 am
HITS Running Festival
Experience “a distance for everyone!” – 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon.
CIrcuit of the Americas, Austin
http://www.hitsrunning.com/austin-tx

12/14► 9:00 am
Bubble Run – Austin
A 5k of frothy goodness! At each kilometer, participants will run through Bubble Bogs, and come out covered head to toe in colored bubbles and foam!
Travis County Expo Center, Austin
www.bubblerun.com/

12/17*
WWE Presents Monday Night RAW
See your favorite Superstars LIVE including: John Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, The Shield, Ryback, The Miz, Kofi Kingston, The Wyatt Family, The WWE Divas and many more!
Frank Erwin Center, Austin
www.uterwincenter.com/events/2013/wwe- monday-night-raw

12/21► 9:00 am
Austin Reindeer Run
A 5k and kids 1k benefitting Toys for Tots Camp Mabry, Austin www.austinreindeerrun.com

Music

12/6 ► 7:00 pm
John Mayor with special guest Phillip Phillips
Frank Erwin Center, Austin
www.uterwincenter.com/events/2013/john- mayer

12/11 ► 8:00 pm
Megadeth
ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin
http://acl-live.com/calendar/megadeth

12/12 ► 10:00 pm
Christmas Pops Sing Along
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.
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, Austin
http://drafthouse.com/movies/sing-alongs_ xmas_pops/austin

12/27-28 ► 9:00 pm
Old 97’s
Antone’s NightClub, Austin
www.antonesnightclub.com/event/378199- old-97s-austin/

12/31 ► 9:00 pm
Bob Schneider’s Lucky 13 New Year’s Eve Party
The Paramount Theatre, Austin
www.austintheatre.org/site/Calendar/9412857 73?view=Detail&id=36201

12/30-31 ► 8:00 pm
Willie Nelson and Friends Family New Year
ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin
http://acl-live.com/calendar/willie- nelson-12-31

Happy Holidays from all of us at West Austin Properties!

Special thank you to our friends at Gracy Title for providing this month’s calendar of events.page2image58368 page2image58528

About Laura

Laura is a third generation native of Austin who grew up in Tarry Town in Central Austin. She is the owner and broker of West Austin Properties and has been selling real estate in the Austin area since 1979. Laura is married to the love of her life, Brad, and they have two grown daughters. Together, they love to explore all of the fun spots Austin has to offer.