Holidays

The Driskill Holiday Tree Lighting. The magnificence of the massive holiday tree at the Driskill Hotel is a sight you shouldn't miss. Kick off the yuletide season with the annual lighting of the tree, accompanied by the cheery sounds of holiday music and caroling. Hotel guests and locals alike are welcome to attend. The Driskill has additional holiday events, including its holiday teas and Cookies for Caring, still to come. 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 27. Free. 604 Brazos St. driskillhotel.com/austin-events/holidays/.

Nightlife

Austin Homebrew Festival. Celebrate the best of Austin’s homebrewed beers, meads, ciders and kombuchas at this festival featuring award-winning homebrewers from all over Central Texas. You'll sample beers from more than 20 homebrewers while enjoying live music, food truck grub and fermentation demonstrations. Plus, vote on your favorite brews to help crown the winner of this year's People's Choice Award. To attend, become a member of the Austin Homebrew Appreciation Society. 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 27. $25-$100. 800 Congress, 800 Congress Ave. ahbfestival.org.

Great Divide Yeti Awareness Event at Easy Tiger. Yetis may not exist, but beer named Yeti sure does. Easy Tiger is participating in National Yeti Awareness Week with a glassware giveaway and flight night. The $10 flight includes beers like the Chai Yeti Imperial Stout and the Velvet Yeti Nitro Stout. Beers are also available a la carte. You may even spot a yeti on the premises. 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 27. Free. 709 E. Sixth St. easytigeraustin.com/calendar/.

Art

"2018 Small Works" at Georgetown Art Center. Art doesn't have to be large to be significant. Explore pieces from dozens of different artists that are all 12x12x12 or smaller in size (in other words, no more than a foot in any direction). The items are more accessible in price and embody the idea that artistic expressions sometimes come in small packages. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 6. 816 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-930-2583, georgetownartcentertx.org.

Coming up

Santa on the Terrace. Santa Claus is coming to town a little early this year — specifically to the H-E-B Terrace at the Long Center. Get a picture of your kids taken with him in front of the best views of downtown Austin, while also enjoying holiday treats and activities for the whole family. Pictures are on a first-come, first-serve basis; being in line is no guarantee of getting your picture taken. 9 a.m. Dec. 1. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.