If you aren’t in the holiday mood yet, be sure to take your kiddos to at least one of these holiday related events in Austin this weekend for a quick fix of the holiday blues.
Celtic Christmas at the Cathedral– A night of Celtic music presented by the Celtic Cultural Center of Texas and the Schola Cantorum of St. Mary’s Cathedral. Friday only at 8:00p.m. Tickets are sold out but there are still standing room only tickets available for $15.00 Not recommended for children under the age of 10. St. Mary’s Cathedral, 10th and Brazos. www.celticcenter.org/events.php
Gingerbread House Workshop– Make a mess in someone else’s kitchen? I am so there! This sounds like a blast. Friday and Saturday 10:00a.m., 12:30p.m., 3:30p.m. Cost per house with up to three people working on it is $28 per member or $33 for non-members. All ages. Call 472-2499, ext. 210 to register. Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado Street. www.austinkids.org
Southpark Meadows Christmas Laser Spectacular– The sights and sounds of Chrismas brought to life in a spectacular display of lasers and lights! Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00p.m. FREE Admission . All ages. IH-35 at Slaughter Lane. www.southparkmeadowslive.com
Trail of Lights– Last weekend to enjoy the mile long display of lights with food and entertainment along the way. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 7-10p.m. FREE Admission. The Zilker Zephyr train will be up and running for the evening, $2 for children and $3 for adults. Zilker Park. www.ci.austin.tx.us/tol/events.htm
Sam Moses at Ruta Maya– Get your groove on with some cool music! Sunday, from 10:30-11:30a.m. FREE Admission, but bring along some spare change for tips for the performer. All ages. Ruta Maya Coffee House. www.rutamaya.net
Here’s one for you, mom. Maybe you can find a babysitter and bring your significant other along, but only if you want to. Check it out-
Dress Up: Portrait and Performance in Victorian Photography– I have wanted to check out this exhibition for some time now and have not yet had a chance to go. It ends on December 30th , so hurry before it’s gone forever. Stop and have a nice cup of coffee afterwards before the holiday madness continues. Saturday and Sunday from Noon-5:00p.m. Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe on the University of Texas Campus. www.hrc.utexas.edu/