Trot, parade and light your way through Thanksgiving week
Emily Ann Theatre Trail of Lights. 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Beginning Saturday-Dec. 28. Donations accepted. Emily Ann Theatre, 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org
Holiday Light Stroll. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa provides a free festive trail. At sunset, Begins Saturday-Jan. 1. 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, Lost Pines. hyatt.com
Christmas tree shopping
Evergreen Farms Christmas Trees. Cut your own tree, paint pine cones, play games and more. 10 a.m. to dark Friday and Saturdays, noon to dark weekdays and Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 24. Evergreen Farms, 242 Monkey Road, Elgin. evergreen-farms.com
Elgin Christmas Tree Farm. Cut your Christmas tree, explore mazes, go on a train ride and more. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 5:30 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Thursdays Beginning Friday-Dec. 22, but check the Facebook page to see if there are still trees available. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Natures Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com
Sweet Eats Fruit Farm Christmas at the Farm. Get your tree and see Santa and live reindeer. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, plus Friday, Saturday-Dec. 22. $16 a person. Kids younger than 2 free.
Four Seasons Gingerbread Village. Beginning Monday, the gingerbread village is open for viewing. Four Seasons Austin, 98 San Jacinto Blvd. fourseasons.com/austin
Westin Life-size Gingerbread House. Yes, you can dine in a real gingerbread house. Now through Jan. 1. The Westin Downtown Austin, 310 E. Fifth St. Reserve your meal at email@example.com.
Turkey Trot and Kids K. The Kids K starts this Thanksgiving tradition. Benefits Caritas of Austin. $10-$38. 8:45 a.m. Thursday. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thundercloud.com/event-info
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
Sweet Berry Farm. Thanksgiving Celebration. The farm will be open all week with hayrides, corn mazes and more. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Sunday. $16 for kids 3-14. $6 for 15 and older. Free for kids 2 and younger. 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com
Pictures with Santa. Through Dec. 24, Barton Creek Square, Domain, Lakeline Mall, Round Rock Premium Outlets. Reserve your time slot ahead of time at simonsanta.com.
Santa on the Terrace. Come to the Long Center the day after Thanksgiving to take a picture with Santa with a view of the city, plus treats and activities. 8 a.m. Saturday. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org
Hill Country Galleria Santa’s Workshop. Santa will be available for photo-ops noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 4-7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Free, but pictures available for a fee. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. hillcountrygalleria.com
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s. Free photos with Santa and activities. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 5-8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 1-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Bass Pro Shops Round Rock, 200 Bass Pro Drive, Round Rock; Cabela’s Buda, 15570 S. Interstate 35, Buda. basspro.com/shop/en/santas-wonderland
“A Christmas Carol.” Zach Theatre’s annual show for ages 6 and up. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $30. Topfer Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org
“The Elves and the Shoemaker.” Literature Live’s production for ages 5 and up. 11 a.m. Nov. 23, Central Library. libraryaustin.gov
Zach Theatre. "Jungalbook." An adaptation of the Mowgli stories of Rudyard Kipling. For ages 5 and up. 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $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
Science Mill. Sleigh Racer Challenge. Create your own sleigh out of recycled materials, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org
Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Kids up to age 3 learn about the farm in November, 9 a.m. Saturday. $5. Little Builders. Use your imagination to build things. 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Monday. $8. Cupcake Geology lab. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday. $8. Tinkering Take Homes for ages 4 and up. String Art. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday. STEAM on the Spot: UT SEEK. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Austin Film Society. "The Dark Crystal.“ The Jim Henson classic comes to the screen again. 2:30 p.m. Saturday. $11.25-$9. Austin Film Society Cinema, 6406 N. Interstate 35, Suite 3100. austinfilm.org
BookPeople events: Jean Mendoza and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz read “An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States” 7 p.m. Tuesday. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday story times. Cuddly Storytime, Tuesday. Thankful for Storytime, Wednesday, and Wish Upon a Storytime, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Barnes & Noble11 a.m. Sunday Baby & Me Storytime.“Big Bird (Sesame Street Friends)” Sunday. 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations:“Dear Santa” and “Cookies for Santa” Saturday. barnesandnoble.com
At the library
Early Literacy Playgroup. 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Hampton Branch.
Just for Teens! Watch Out! “Mean Girls.” 1 p.m. Monday, Central Library.
Woohoo Let's Stitch! With Niku Arbabi. Reserved for crafty tweens ages 9-12. 1 p.m. Monday, Central Library.
Crafternoon. 2 p.m. Monday, Will Hampton Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park Branch.
Holiday Cards Family Crafting. 3 p.m. Monday, Spicewood Springs Branch.
Just for Teens: Guitar and Bass. 6-9 p.m. Monday, Central Library.
Just for Teens: Game On! Teen video game free play. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Central Library.
Neighborhood Science:Plankton: “Aliens” That May Save Us All. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.
Tween STEAM. Stop Motion Animation Workshop. 4 p.m. Tuesday, University Hills Branch.
Pajama Storytime. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Central Library. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Windsor Park Branch. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Milwood Branch.
Reading Unleashed, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Manchaca Road Branch.
Family Board Game Night. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.
Homeschool D&D Club. 10 a.m. Wednesdays Central Library.
Libraries are closed Thursday and Friday.
Reuse Book Folding: Holiday Tree Make & Decorate folded book tree. 2 p.m. Saturday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.
Family Crafting. 3 p.m. Saturday, Spicewood Springs Branch.