Shopping, holiday events and more fun this weekend

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Shopping, holiday events and more fun this weekend

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You can spin under the Zilker Tree once again starting Nov. 26. (Stephen Spillman for American-Statesman 2016

Deep Eddy Cabaret’s 66th Anniversary and Pool Burger Grand Opening. This party is a two-fer: Austin institution Deep Eddy Cabaret is celebrating a historic 66th anniversary, while the new next-door burger bar, Pool Burger, is officially opening. The lineup of all-day events include a live acoustic performance by Clinton Fearon, honky-tonk dancing and a performance by James “Slim” Hand and the holiday tradition of playing “Caddy Shack” upstairs at the Cabaret. Noon to 2 a.m. Nov. 25. Free. 2315 Lake Austin Blvd. facebook.com/events/129973511051627/.

Shop Holiday at Art for the People. The hybrid art gallery and artisan market is offering another place where people can go for one-of-a-kind locally made items. At the one-day shopping event, you can find affordable artwork, jewelry, candles, ceramics and more. There will also be kombucha cocktails or mocktails and a 10 percent discount on all purchases of $45 and up. And while you’re there, feel free to explore the current art exhibit as well. Noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 25. Free. 1711 S. First St. facebook.com/events/142153822999484/.

City-Wide Garage Sale. Gotten all your holiday shopping done in one go on Black Friday? No? Don’t fret: City-Wide Garage Sale is back to make sure you can cross everything off your family’s Christmas wish list. The longtime vintage market sells everything from furniture to toys to quilts to cowboy boots. You might even be able to find musical instruments and vintage electronics. To get first dibs on the goods, buy the special early shopper ticket. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 25 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 26. $7-$12. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. citywidegaragesale.com.

Holiday events this weekend

Georgetown annual lighting of the square. Watch as this town north of Austin switches on its holiday light display. There will be carolers, hot chocolate and cookies, and photos with Santa. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 24. Downtown Georgetown. visit.georgetown.org

Santa’s Arrival Holiday Celebration at Hill Country Galleria. Bring the whole family for face painting and children’s activities, a visit from Santa, the tree lighting, music and fireworks. 6 p.m. Nov. 24. 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. HillCountryGalleria.com

Santa on the Terrace. The Long Center hosts the big guy in the red suit; stop by with the kids to grab a free photo with Mr. Claus overlooking the best view of the city. 10 a.m. Nov. 24. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org

Lost Pines Christmas’ Wassail Fest. This friendly competition is one of the opening events of Bastrop’s Lost Pines Christmas celebrations. While shopping in downtown Bastrop, you’re encouraged to sample and vote on the wassail recipes of merchants and restaurants vying for the Wassail Fest trophy. You can find participants with the Wassail Fest map available online. 11 a.m. Nov. 25. Free. Main Street in Bastrop. lostpineschristmas.com

Zilker Tree lighting. The shining star of Austin’s holiday scene, the “tree” made of utility poles, streamers and 3,309 25-watt bulbs will be turned on for the 51st time at 6 p.m. Nov. 26. It will remain on from 6 p.m. to midnight nightly through Dec. 31. Free to visit and twirl underneath. Food and other items available for purchase. 2100 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov/zilkerholidaytree

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