Tag: holiday events

Free December holiday meals and events in Greater Austin

Every holiday season, United Way’s Navigation Center helps local families access free or low-cost meals and holiday events across the Greater Austin area. To make it easy for community members to find these seasonal events, we’ve compiled a calendar of meals and celebrations happening throughout the month of December.  From drive-thru light trails and gift giveaways for kids, to holiday festivities with Santa Claus, each event is open to the public. Check it out below! Know someone looking for assistance with food, transportation, housing, or other resources? Tell them to give us a call at 2-1-1 to get connected to help in our community. 2-1-1 is free and available 24/7.

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Holiday Events in Austin

The Trail of Lights at Zilker Park never ceases to put us in the holiday spirit, but there are many other holiday events around Austin to suit every taste and hobby. Let our holiday event guide lead the way to a cheerful good time–many of them also involve giving back to local charities! For the Pet Parent Austin Pets Alive! compiled a list of all kinds of pet-friendly and pet-centric holiday events in Austin, and you can support their organization while having fun. Events range from pet photos with Santa to decorating stockings for the shelter animals to a comedy show with 100% of proceeds benefitting the shelter. For the Shop-a-holic Find a gift for everyone on your list–including yourself!–at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar taking place December 15 – 24 at the Palmer Events Center. A day pass is $8, while a season pass for each day of the bazaar costs $60. For the Sports Lover Show off your athletism at Ice Skating on the Plaza at Whole Foods on Lamar. For $10, you get access to the ice and skates rental, and you can also rent the rink for private events. For the Kids Let the kids jump away their sugar comas with Springfree Trampoline! On December 8, stop by Springfree Trampoline at the Domain for cookie decorating, crafts and trampoline-jumping, of course, all for $5. All ticket proceeds will benefit Operation Blue Santa, which provides struggling families with a full holiday meal and wrapped gifts for their children. For the […]

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