Dec. 1

Dancing with the Stars Austin

What: Benefiting the Center for Child Protection, the 12th annual event is the biggest dance party of the year, with glamour, exhilarating entertainment and eye-catching routines.

Cost: Individual tickets start at $300; sponsorships start at $2,500

Where: JW Marriott Austin, 110 E. Second St.

Information: centerforchildprotection.org/2018-dancing-with-the-stars-austin/

Dec. 6

Austin Permaculture Guild Gala & Fundraiser

What: The guild's first-ever gala event promises an evening full of music, dancing and dinner with the band Ley Line providing the tunes, Barr Mansion and local farms preparing the farm-to-table feast and local speakers and booths rounding out the night.

Cost: $30-$100 individual tickets

Where: Barr Mansion, 10463 Sprinkle Rd.

Information: eventbrite.com/e/apg-gala-fundraiser-tickets-51300639594?

Dec. 7

5th Annual Black Fret Ball

What: Black Fret's biggest event and benefit of the year features performances by many of this year's grant nominees, which include A Giant Dog, the Texas KGB, Tomar and the FCs and more.

Cost: Must become a member to attend; there's a one-time new member fee of $100.

Where: ACL Live, 310 W. Second St.

Information: blackfret.org

Dec. 8

Snow Ball 2018

What: Enjoy a winter wonderland celebration, in support of Project Transitions and those living with HIV/AIDS; the event will have seasonal favorites, such as a complimentary naughty & nice cocktail bar, festive bites and dancing to the Vintage 15.

Cost: $100 individual tickets; sponsorships start at $1,000

Where: Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.

Information: projecttransitions.org/snowball

Jan. 26

Austin Firefighters Ball

What: An exquisite meal, awesome keynote speaker, cash bar, vendors and more in support of the Ed Bridges Scholarship Fund, which benefits both firefighters and the community.

Cost: $35 individual tickets; tables start at $350

Where: Crowne Plaza Austin, 6121 N. Interstate Hwy. 35

Information: eventbrite.com/e/2019-austin-firefighters-ball-tickets-42440030273

Feb. 2

CASAblanca Gala 2019

What: Help CASA of Travis County build brighter futures for Austin's children at this benefit with fabulous entertainment, mystery boxes, the bloom bar, live auction and casino after-party.

Cost: $250 individual tickets; sponsorships start at $5,000

Where: JW Marriott Austin, 110 E. Second St.

Information: casablancagala.com

Feb. 9

2019 Blanton Gala

What: A black-tie dinner on the museum's plaza that will offer guests the first glimpse of the groundbreaking exhibition "Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton."

Cost: Tables start at $25,000

Where: The Blanton Museum, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Information: blantonmuseum.org

Rodeo Austin Gala and Youth Art Auction

What: Rodeo Austin's biggest fundraising night has gourmet food, cocktails, a live and silent auction, and live music from Jamey Johnson and special guest Lee Ann Womack.

Cost: $250 early-bird individual tickets; tables start at $2,000

Where: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

Information: rodeoaustin.com/events/special-events/gala/

Feb. 24

Farmraiser 2019

What: Farmraiser Austin's annual fundraising event features live music, fabulous local food and drinks, boot-stomping and square-dancing, with proceeds benefiting programs to train new organic farmers.

Cost: $75 individual tickets; sponsorships start at $1,000

Where: Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.

Information: farmshareaustin.org/farmraiser