Central Market Music on the Patio- Gather your friends and family for FREE live music, enjoy a drink and some food on the patio while the kids play on the playscape. Friday and Saturday from 6:30- 9:00pm and Sunday from 12:30- 3:00pm. Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd.
Skating on the Plaza- Join us for our most exciting holiday attraction, Austin’s first and only outdoor ice skating rink on our rooftop plaza! Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am- 10:00pm with the last skating session beginning at 9:00pm. Tickets, $10 per person for one hour, includes skate rental. Whole Foods, 525 N. Lamar Blvd.
101 Dalmations Musical- Audiences will be transported to a slightly topsy-turvy, exciting, and altogether fantastic reality that gives grand license for song, dance and spectacle in a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience! Tickets, $27- $79. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, check website for times. The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr.
A Christmas Carol- With a few twists on Charles Dickens’ classic tale, Scottish Rite Children’s Theatre presents A Christmas Carol. Written for young audiences with original music and songs by Michael McKelvey, the interactive play teaches the values of kindness and sharing. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge sits alone counting his cash and is visited by friendlier, funnier versions of the ghosts of Christmas Present, Past and Future. The ghosts show Scrooge the errors of his crotchety ways and help him make an overnight transformation from grouchy to grateful! A perfect holiday treat for children ages 2-Adult. Saturday, 10:00am and Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets, $10 adults, $7 children. Scottish Rite Children’s Theatre, 207 W. 18th Street.
Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade- Giant inflatable balloons, festive holiday floats, famous children’s characters, marching bands, classic cars, Santa and more! Bring a toy to donate to the Blue Santa program. FREE!! Saturday, 11:00am. Downtown Austin beginning at 11th and Congress by the State Capital.
BookPeople’s Famously Infamous Puppet Show- Today our brilliant puppeteers will be performing a wonderful story for you with some of the cutest most animated puppets you’ve ever seen! Sure to be a good time, you should get here early so you can get a seat up close. FREE!! Saturday, 11:30am. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Book Box Storytime- Each Saturday, a guest will sing songs, read stories and then wrap it all up with a fun arts & craft project! FREE!! Saturday at Noon. Beth’s Book Box, 15803 Windermere Dr., Pflugerville.
Crafts for Kids- Brings the kids, ages 3 and up, to make a Snowflake Greeting Card! FREE!! Saturday between 11:00am- 3:00pm. Lakeshore Learning Store, 9828 Great Hills Trail.
Sunday Morning Kid’s Show- This week’s show features The Strollers! FREE!! Sunday, 10:30am. Ruta Maya Coffee Shop, 3601 South Congress.