Ready to rock around the Christmas tree? You’re in luck! Partake in one of Austin’s favorite holiday traditions while enjoying the festive atmosphere of downtown on a Saturday night at the Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown Stroll. Starting at 6 pm on Saturday, December 7, local radio personality John Aielli leads the crowd in a grand holiday sing-along, after which everyone gets to enjoy the annual tree lighting and special performances by local artists. A special perk: downtown businesses stay open late for the special occasion, so you can get a little holiday shopping done while you’re enjoying the merriment. Supporting the local economy and taking part in an Austin tradition — most definitely a superb way to kick off the holiday season.
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A celebration of all artful things crafted with care, Renegade Craft Fair takes place every year in Austin, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and London, presenting a “curated indie-craft marketplace showcasing the brightest talents in contemporary craft and design.” For an overwhelming display of eye-catching wares, check out this year’s event in Austin at the Palmer Event Center, complete with the creations of hundreds of makers, all handmade, all independently created and all up for sale, just waiting to go home with you and make your life a bit more beautiful.
Palmer Event Center, 900 Barton Springs Road
Every year since 1989, Chuy’s — that bastion of Elvis-inspired Tex-Mex and maker of super-strong Mexican martinis — hosts a parade and toy drive to benefit the Operation: Blue Santa program, which distributes holiday gifts to local kids who might not otherwise receive any. Complete with marching bands and festive floats, the Children Giving to Children Parade is an Austin holiday tradition of the highest order: the kind that isn’t only fun, but that also helps those in need. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, indeed.
Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade, Sat, Nov 30, 11 am -12 pm
Dozens of the world’s rarest cars — more than 75, in fact — roar into the convention center this weekend as Motostalgia converges in Austin, giving the public a glimpse at uncompromised craftsmanship from years gone by. Perfectly timed alongside the global event known as the Grand Prix taking place at the Circuit of the Americas track just outside of town, the event merges entertainment, food and high-octane fun, giving visitors an up-close glimpse at some seriously lean, mean collectible driving machines. Gentlemen, start your engines.
500 E Cesar Chavez Street
Women generally hate them, but when it comes to mustaches, you can’t argue with them when they’re being grown for a good cause. Now that November is upon us, so is Movember — an international movement using mustaches to raise awareness of — and money for — men’s health programs focusing on prostate and testicular cancer. You can raise funds by growing your own mustache or simply participate on your own by donating money, sharing info on your social media profiles or supporting others who are actively involved in the campaign for a cause. By December, most gents will go back to that clean-shaven look the rest of us love so much, but in the meantime, things are about to get hairy.