Lights

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 through Dec. 28. 1101 RM 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org

Zilker Tree Lighting. Be the first to take a spin under the Zilker Tree. 6 p.m. Sunday. Zilker Park. austintexas.gov

Driskill Hotel Tree Lighting. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St. driskillhotel.com

Hotel Granduca Tree Lighting. Treats and choral singing. 6 p.m. Thursday. Free. Hotel Granduca, 320 S. Capital of Texas Highway. granducaaustin.com

Winter Wonderland at Circuit of the Americas. Look for a Chinese Lantern Festival, a tunnel of lights, an outdoor skating rink, the North Pole and Santa's Workshop, singing trees, carnival rides, a petting zoo and live music. Tickets start at $16, with some activities costing extra; ages 5 and younger get in free. 6-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. circuitoftheamericas.com/winter-wonderland

Hill Country Galleria Santa and lights. Every night from 5 to 10 p.m. the Galleria's holiday tree light show will play every half-hour. Santa will be available for photo-ops noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. hillcountrygalleria.com

Holiday Stroll. Walk along the downtown streets, see the lighting of the tree downtown, sing-along with John Aielli and Elizabeth McQueen and get your pictures taken with Santa. 5-10 p.m. Saturday. Downtown on Congress between Ninth and 11th Streets. downtownaustin.com

Santa

Santa on the Square. The City of Kyle lights its tree and Santa visits City Square Park and Krug Activity Center. 4:30-9 p.m. Wednesday. 101 S. Burleson St., Kyle.

Pictures With Santa. Through Dec. 24, Barton Creek Square, Domain, Lakeline Mall, Round Rock Premium Outlets. Reserve your time slot ahead of time at simon.com.

Teddy Bear Teas. Bring a new teddy bear to donate to Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas. Hear Santa read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" while enjoying tea and caroling. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. While there, check out the White Christmas Gingerbread Village. Four Seasons Hotel Austin, 98 San Jacinto Blvd. Make your reservation, 512-685-8300; fourseasons.com/austin.

Santa in the Garden. Meet Santa and make fun crafts. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Zilker Botanical Garden. 2220 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov

Santa on the Terrace. Visit with Santa and take a picture with Austin as your backdrop. Free. 9 a.m. Saturday. Long Center. 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Christmas tree farms

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm. Hayrides, pick-your-own trees, 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, through 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 daily, through Dec. 24. Check website for tree sales status as it gets closer to Christmas. 242 Monkey Road, Elgin. evergreen-farms.com

Events

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure. Puppets and animatronics bring the prehistoric ocean to life. 3 p.m. Sunday. $29-$49. Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

YMCA Camp Moody Family Forest Bathing Hike and Celebration of nature. Explore a fossil table, make nature crafts and hike. Free. 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Camp Moody, 959 Old San Antonio Road, Buda. austinymca.org

Museum

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Kids up to age 3 learn about shapes, Monday, and winter, Saturday. 9 a.m. Monday and Saturdays. $5. Gingerbread Workshops: Traditional. 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. $12, plus $20 per house kit. Seriously Sweet Structures for ages 8 and older. 2:30 p.m. Saturday. $12, plus $30 per house kit. Candy Chemistry. 10:45 a.m. Saturday. $12, plus $30 per house kit. 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 through Dec. 19. $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, through Dec. 14, $20 each class. Spark Shop Scribble Bots for ages 4 and older. Learn to use a robot to draw. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. $6 for a kit. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Wildflower Center. Nature Creations: Festive Winter Treasures. Make a craft using natural elements. 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Toybrary Austin. Baby Play Date. 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Music Class with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, $10. Date Night Child Care. 5 p.m. Saturdays. $25; $10 extra sibling. Baby Sign Language classes. 1 p.m. Thursdays, $10. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Theatre

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

"A Christmas Carol." For ages 6 and older. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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. $8-$10. 10 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org

"Pippi Longstocking's After Christmas Party." 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. $10-$15. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org

Movies

Alamo Drafthouse events: "Ralph Breaks the Internet" Family Party. 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Lakeline.

"The Muppet Christmas Carol." Miss Piggy, Kermit and the gang retell this classic tale. 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Books

BookPeople events: Mari Mancusi reads "The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek." 2 p.m. Saturday. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday story times: Music with Miss Ariel, Tuesdays. Enchanting Elephants, Wednesday. Modern First Family, Saturday.  BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: "How to Catch a Snowman." barnesandnoble.com

At the library

Dance a Story: "The Nutcracker." For ages 3-5. 1 p.m. Central Library.

Music & Movement. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Yarborough Branch.

"The Nutcracker": A Literature Live! Production. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Carver Branch. 4 p.m. Thursday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Lego Lab. 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. John Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Cepeda Branch. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

Pajama Story Time. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park Branch. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Old Quarry Branch. 6 p.m. Thursday, Spicewood Springs Branch. 6 p.m. Thursday, North Village Branch.

Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Wednesday, Ruiz Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park Branch.

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

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

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

Early Literacy Playgroup.11 a.m. Monday, Howson Branch. 10:15 a.m. Friday, Pleasant Hill Branch.

NBTween Graphic Novel Club: "The Backstagers." 4:30 p.m. Monday, Carver Branch.

Mesoamerica Celebration. 11 a.m. Wednesday, University Hills Branch. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Howson Branch. 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Mother Daughter Book Club: "The Candy War." 6 p.m. Wednesday, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Harry Potter Yule Ball. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Milwood Branch.

"Incredibles II." 2 p.m. Saturday, Windsor Park Branch.