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Got Gingerbread? Houses, Workshops and More in Austin and Beyond

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

Got Gingerbread? Houses, Workshops and More in Austin and Beyond

Gingerbread has been a part of holiday traditions for hundreds of years. Until the 17th century, the food was primarily reserved for religious ceremony. For this reason, only specially trained members of bakers guilds were allowed to make the sweet dessert in Europe, outside of Christmas and Easter. Some researchers connect the gingerbread house to the story of Hansel and Gretel. Soon after the Brothers Grimm published their famous collection of German fairy tales in the early 1800s, lebkuchen, spice cakes often flavored with ginger and...

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Weekend Events: November 21-23, 2014

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Weekend Events | 0 comments

Weekend Events: November 21-23, 2014

Looking for fun, family-friendly events this weekend? Check out our weekly roundup of activities to keep your family happy. Happening All Weekend Crafts and Storytime at Barnes and Noble- Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m. Create With ArtFolds: Customers are invited to transform a book or card into a piece of art using the ArtFolds technique. Customers are encouraged to arrive early, as space and supplies are limited. Recommended for ages 13 and up. At 11 a.m., Learn to Draw Like Mo Willems – Storytime & Activity: Children will enjoy a...

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Event: The Domain’s Lighting of the Great Tree

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

Event: The Domain’s Lighting of the Great Tree

The holidays come but once a year, so let’s get together to spread some cheer as The Domain hosts its 8th Annual Lighting of The Great Tree on Sunday, November 23, 2014! The Domain’s Lighting of The Great Tree is a day packed with free holiday entertainment beginning at noon on the new lawn area in The Domain II Plaza. Family-friendly activities will include children’s holiday music, face painting, caricature drawings, balloon twisting and holiday crafts. Many stores will also offer special in-store events and discounts throughout the...

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2014 Snow Days and Ice Skating Rinks in Austin

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

2014 Snow Days and Ice Skating Rinks in Austin

Austin doesn’t get snow and ice very often. When you have the chance to play in real snow or skate around on ice, we say take it! Bundle up, remind the kids to tuck their fingers in if they fall on the ice to prevent any unfortunate accidents, and ball up some snow for a wintry good time! Featured Event Hill Country Galleria Snow Days (Bee Cave) – Saturday, December 6; Sunday, December 14; and Saturday, December 20 from Noon to 4:00 p.m. Real snow will be delivered to the Hill Country Galleria! Toss a snowball, build a snowman,...

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2014 Holiday Happenings Guide

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

2014 Holiday Happenings Guide

Holidays at The Domain The Domain’s Annual Lighting of the Great Tree – Sunday, November 23 The Domain will kick off the holiday season with the lighting of its 40-foot Christmas tree – featuring 6,000 twinkling lights, 400 ornaments and a 5-foot star topper – during the eighth annual lighting of The Great Tree. The 30-minute tree-lighting show will feature dynamic musical performances, culminating with the lighting of the tree by Santa himself at 6 p.m. Starting at noon in the Domain II, guests can enjoy free holiday...

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2014 Holiday Parades in Austin and Beyond

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

2014 Holiday Parades in Austin and Beyond

I love a good parade! The Austin-area has many to offer this holiday season, some with twinkling lights, others that throw candy to the kids, and even some where the kids donate toys to less fortunate children in Austin. Here’s a list of a few local Austin-area parades happening this holiday season: Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade – Saturday, November 29, 11 a.m. This parade starts at 11:00 a.m. at the Texas Capitol and moves south on Congress, all the way to Cesar Chavez, ending just north of the bridge. The hour-long...

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2014 Santa Sightings in Austin and Central Texas

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Austin, Events | 1 comment

2014 Santa Sightings in Austin and Central Texas

He’s making a list. He’s checking it twice. Now, the big question — naughty or nice? Santa is one busy man this holiday season. If you want to snag a date with the jolly old fellow, here’s an insider’s peek into his calendar from now until the big day. Meet Santa at the Hill Country Galleria and tell him what you want for the holidays!  Kids of all ages are welcome, pets are welcome, too!  Bring your own camera and take fun holiday photos! There is no charge for this event as you will be taking your own photos with your phone...

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Weekend Events: November 14-16, 2014

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Weekend Events | 0 comments

Weekend Events: November 14-16, 2014

 Looking for fun, family-friendly events this weekend? Check out our weekly roundup of activities to keep your family happy. Happening All Weekend East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) – Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. EAST is a massive, FREE show and tell for creatives taking place this weekend and next. This self-guided art show features over 400 stops, located east of IH-35, west of 183, south of 290, and north of Lady Bird Lake. Unlike seeing a traditional art show in a museum, many EAST stops...

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Event: MetroMoms Austin Fashion and Toys

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

Event: MetroMoms Austin Fashion and Toys

MetroMoms Austin is hosting two fun events for local mamas: Find Your Fashion Mom’s Night Out and The Best Toys for the Holidays. Have you lost your fashion mojo since becoming a mom? On Thursday, November 13, 2014, from 7-9 p.m., Get MetroMoms is hosting a fun and educational evening with the Fashion Refinery’s Sarah Duncan at Austin’s newest boutique, Design Lab! The Design Lab at the Oasis is hosting a private event which includes FREE wine, appetizers and 10% off all purchases. Skincare tips will also be provided by...

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Weekend Events: November 7-9, 2014

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Weekend Events | 0 comments

Weekend Events: November 7-9, 2014

Looking for fun, family-friendly events this weekend? Check out our weekly roundup of activities to keep your family happy.  Happening All Weekend A Year With Frog and Toad- Saturday, November 8 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday, November 9 at 2 p.m. Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in this Tony-nominated musical. Follow two great friends waking from hibernation, planting gardens, raking leaves, sledding and learning life lessons along the way. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year With Frog...

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