Holiday events

Chuy’s Children’s Giving to Children Parade. The parade returns the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Free. 11 a.m. Saturday. Bring an unwrapped new toy to donate to Operation Blue Santa while you see the floats go by. chuysparade.com

Trail of Lights at Emily Ann Theatre. Walk through this lighted trail. Free; donations appreciated. 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Saturday-Dec. 28. 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org

Turkey Trot and Kids K. The Kids K starts this Thanksgiving tradition. $10-$38. 8:45 a.m. Thursday. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thundercloud.com/turkey-trot

Pictures with Santa. Through Dec. 24, Barton Creek Square; through Dec. 24, Domain and Lakeline Mall; Saturday-Dec. 24, Round Rock Premium Outlets. Reserve your time slot ahead of time at simon.com.

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm. Hayrides, pick-your-own tree, crazy maze, playground and more. Open for the season beginning 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday-Dec. 21. Check Facebook page for tree sales status as it gets closer to Christmas. 120 Nature’s Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com

Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm. Cut your own tree and then play old-fashioned games or roast marshmallows. 10 a.m. to dark Wednesday-Dec. 24. Check website for tree sales status as it gets closer to Christmas. 242 Monkey Road, Elgin. evergreen-farms.com

Museums

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Kids up to age 3 learn about exploring our senses this month. 9 a.m. Saturday. $5. Art Start: Sculptors Workshop. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds and 11:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Wednesdays. $20 per class. Namaste & Play. Explore our senses. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds and 11:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Wednesdays through Dec. 14, $20 each class. Make It Go. Explore what makes things move and roll. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds and 11:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Monday, $20.Owl Pellet Dissection. Workshop for ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday. $8. Spark Shop Scribble Bots for ages 4 and up. Learn to use a robot to draw. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Saturday. $6 for a kit. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Science Mill. Home School Day: Be a Technologist. 10 a.m. Nov. 8. LED Craft Corner. Design an LED holiday card. Friday-Saturday. $5. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org

Alamo Drafthouse events. PBS Kids at the Alamo: "Let's Go Luna." 10 a.m. Sunday, Mueller.  drafthouse.com

Theater

“Tortoise and Hare” at Zach Theatre. The Aesop fable becomes a musical for ages 5 and up. 11 a.m. Saturday. 2 p.m.  Sunday, Friday-Saturday, Nov. 25. $18-$24. Kleburg Stage, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org

"Wake Up, Brother Bear!" This show for children 6 and younger tells the story of Brother Bear and Sister Bear as they go through the seasons. $12. 10 a.m. and noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Sunday.  Zach North, 12129 N. RM 620. zachtheatre.org

"A Christmas Carol." For ages 6 and up. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 23, 28-30, 2 p.m. Nov. 25. More dates through Dec. 30. Tickets start at $25. Topfer Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org

Emily Ann Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol.” See this classic children’s tale onstage. $10-$8. 10 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org

Books

BookPeople events: Ginger Johnson, Rebecca Caprara, Sean Easley and Samantha M. Clark read "The Splintered Light," "The Magic of Melwick Orchard," "The Hotel Between" and "The Boy, the Boat and the Beast."  6:30 p.m. Monday. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday story times: Armstrong Community Music School, Tuesday. Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo, Wednesday. Thankful for Storytime. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: "Mickey Mouse Goes Christmas Shopping," Sunday. barnesandnoble.com

At the library

Lego Lab. 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Yarborough branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ruiz Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pleasant Hill Branch.

"The Nutcracker": A Literature Live! Production. 3:30 p.m. Monday, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Accio: Rubik's Cubing Club. For ages 8-18. 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.

Family Board Game Night. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.

Bow Wow Reading with Roo the Dog. 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Animanga Club. 3 p.m. Wednesday, Southeast Branch. 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Ruiz Branch.

Mesoamerica Celebration. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Carver Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Platform Nine and Teen Quarters: "Harry Potter" Meetup. 2 p.m. Sunday, Central Library.

Watch Out! "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." For teens only. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Central Library.

Teen Book Club: "#NotYourPrincess." 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.