Pictures with Santa. Through Dec. 24, Barton Creek Square; Through Dec. 24, Domain and Lakeline Mall; Nov. 22-Dec. 24, Round Rock Premium Outlets. Reserve your time slot ahead of time at simonsanta.com.
Holiday Lights Show. Every evening 6-9 p.m. at the Domain beginning Friday, between Dillard’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Gardening and nature
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Fortlandia. Explore natural forts through Jan. 26. Sprouts. Preschool program to play in nature. 10 a.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. Free with admission. Parent and Toddler Yoga. 10 a.m. Tuesday. $15. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
Bullock Museum. Science Thursdays. 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com
Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Kids up to age 3 learn about the farm in November, 9 a.m. Monday and Saturdays. $5. Little Builders. Use your imagination to build things. 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Friday. $8. Cupcake Geology lab. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Saturday. $8. Tinkering Take Homes for ages 4 and up. String Art. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Toybrary Austin. Free Baby Play. 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Music Classes with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays. $10. Date Night Child Care. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays. $25. Reptile Show. “Frozen 2” Party. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Mobile Loaves and Fishes Community First Village free screenings. "Dora and the Lost City of Gold." 6:30 p.m. Friday. Mobile Loaves and Fishes Community First Village, 9301 Hog Eye Road. mlf.org
Alamo Drafthouse. “Chicken Run” Cereal Party, 10 a.m. Sunday, Lakeline. PBS Kids: “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum,” 10 a.m. Sunday, Mueller.
Zach Theatre. "Jungalbook." An adaptation of the Mowgli stories of Rudyard Kipling. For ages 5 and up. 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday,. 11 a.m. Saturday. $19-$43. Kleberg Theatre at Zach Theatre, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org
Zach Theatre. "Wake Up Brother Bear!" 4 p.m. Saturday. Explore the seasons with a pair of bear siblings. For the preschool set. $13. Whisenhunt stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org
“A Christmas Carol.” For ages 6 and up. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Tickets start at $30. Topfer Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org
“Texas Chili Queens.” Pollyanna Theatre Company presents this story of women from San Antonio learning to support themselves by making chili. $10.50-$12. 2 p.m. Sunday. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. pollyannatheatrecompany.org
Saturday Morning Kids Live Concert. 9 a.m. Saturdays. The Groundwork Music Orchestra, Saturday; TBD, Nov. 30. The Hive, 10415 Old Manchaca Road. hiveaustin.com
Rock & Roll Playhouse. The Music of the Kinks for Kids. 11 a.m. Sunday. $12-$15. The Mohawk. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com
BookPeople events: Cecile Richards reads “Make Trouble.” 6:30 p.m. Monday, at Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eight St. Tickets $17.99, or the cost of the book. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday story times. Armstrong Community School, Tuesday. Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo, Wednesday. In the Mood, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Barnes & Noble Events: Lego “Frozen 2” Build Event 2 p.m. Saturday. 11 a.m. Sunday Baby & Me Storytime. “Abby (Sesame Street Friends)” Sunday. 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: “Anna, Elsa and the Secret River” and “Frozen 2 Little Golden Book,” Saturday. barnesandnoble.com
At the library
Music and Movement. 10:15 a.m. Thursdays, Carver Branch. 11 a.m. Thursdays, Howson Branch. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Hampton Branch. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Southeast Branch.
Lego Lab. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Central Library Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pleasant Hill Branch.
Unicorn University. 10 a.m. Saturday, Twin Oaks Branch.
Just for Teens: Dev Launchers Coding Lab. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Central Library.
Crafternoon. 4 p.m. Tuesday, Manchaca Road Branch. 3:30 p.m. Thursday Howson Branch.
Just for Teens: Guitar and Bass Lab. 6 p.m. Monday, Central Library.
Pajama Storytime. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Windsor Park Branch. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Manchaca Road Branch. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Central Library. 6 p.m. Thursday, North Village Branch.
Teen Social Hour. 3 p.m. Tuesday Thursday, Carver Branch.
Family Board Game Night. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.
Homeschool D&D Club. 10 a.m. Wednesdays Central Library.
Bow Wow Reading with Quintana Roo. 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
Just for Teens: Science & Math Tutoring. 1 p.m. Sunday, Central Library.
Thursday Matinee: “Four Christmases.” 1 p.m. Thursday, Terrazas Branch.
Let’s All Play: Board Game Day! 3 p.m. Thursday, St. John Branch.
Launch: Teen Entrepreneur Lab Series. For teens 13-18. 6 p.m. Thursdays, Central Library.
Early Literacy Playgroup. 11 a.m. Monday, Howson Branch. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Terrazas Branch.
Perler Bead Palooza. 6 p.m. Thursday, Central Library.
Platform Nine & Teen Quarters: Harry Potter Meetup. 2 p.m. Sunday,
Homeschool Show & Tell: Hobbies. 1 p.m. Monday. Central Library.
Polymer Clay Creations. 4 p.m. Tuesday, University Hills Branch.
Teen Book Club: “On the Come Up.” 5 p.m. Tuesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
Ukulele Club. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Manchaca Road Branch.
Bark Paper of the Aztec & Maya Paper Crafting. 6 p.m. Thursday, Cepeda Branch.
Tween and Teen Anime Club. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Twin Oaks Branch.
Sew Much Fun. 11 a.m. Saturday, Ruiz Branch.