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322. A Christmas Affair

November 18, 2010

Tis the season (or close enough) for some Christmas adventures, and this longtime Austin tradition is definitely worth visiting.

This event started in 1976 at the Driskill Hotel and has been getting bigger and better ever since.

This is a Christmas market at its best, drawing in over 200 merchants. There will be Christmas knickknacks, ornaments, decorations and gifts as far as the eye can see. This is a great opportunity to get some holiday shopping in early, and it’s never too soon to start the holidays. They only come once a year!

While the website suggests that it’s both kid and adult friendly, I would say it’s geared more toward adults. It’s a lot of fun. Also, it’s hosted by the Junior League of Austin and the money raised goes directly back to the Austin community!

When: Today – Sunday, November 21st

Tickets: $12 person

Location:
Palmer Event Center
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.jlaustin.org/?nd=aca2009

*Buses will run from Barton Creek Mall to the Palmer Event Center

Seeking Free Holiday Fun and want to plan ahead? Today is your lucky day…

Friday, November 19th — Hill Country Galleria’s 4th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Don’t miss this opportunity for some holiday cheer. Come see Santa arrive, even get your pictures taken with the big guy for free. Stick around for music and dancing throughout the evening.

Location:
Hill Country Galleria
12700 Hill Country Blvd.
Ste. T-100
Bee Cave, TX 78738

Saturday, November 20th – The Domain’s 4th Annual Lighting of the Great Tree
Time: 6 p.m.

A far look forward: The Zilker Tree will be lit December 5th at 6 p.m. –Visiting this is an absolute must this holiday season, but more on that later.

Picture from John Rogers, http://johnrrogers.com/

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