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Austin Weekend Guide: December 20 – 22, 2013

The holidays will be here, and it definitely smells like Christmas in Austin. From the Zilker tree lighting to the carols at the Capitol, there is a lot of holiday cheer running around this city. There is still time to go shopping at one of the local stores, pick up those last minute gifts and enjoy a show. We’ve picked out some fun events for you to enjoy this weekend.

Friday, Dec. 20

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(Photo Credit: austin360)

A Christmas Story

There’s still time to see A Christmas Story at the ZACH Theatre. Based on the motion picture, this stage productions will bring to life Ralphie’s quest for the Red Ryder B.B. Gun. Relive the pink bunny suits, tongues stuck on flagpoles, turkey-loving dogs and Pop’s fishnet leg lamp. The production will run until December 29.

WHEN:

Tuesday, Dec. 17-Sunday, Dec. 29, Show times vary.

WHERE:

ZACH Theatre
202 South Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
Ph. 512-476-0541 ext 1

TICKETS: Starting at $18. Please click here to purchase tickets.

Saturday, Dec. 21

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(Photo Credit: Wonder Bread Years)

The Wonder Bread Years

Get ready for a trip down memory lane. The Wonder Bread Years stars Pat Hazell, and is a fast-paced production that combines stand-up and theater. Audience members will get that nostalgic feeling as images of Kool-Aid, Slinkys, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, Big Wheels and many more give them a blast from the past.

This holiday season, the Long Center is also partnering with Caritas of Austin for a Holiday Food Drive. Guests can bring items to the Long Center during any performance and drop them off.

WHEN:

Thursday, Dec. 19-Saturday, Dec. 21 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 22 3 p.m.

WHERE:

The Long Center
701 W Riverside Dr,
Austin, TX 78704
Ph. 512-474-5664

TICKETS: $39. Please click here to purchase tickets.

Sunday, Dec. 22

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(Photo Credit: Austin360)

Blue Genie Holiday Bazaar

The Blue Genie Holiday Bazaar features thousands of handmade artworks, jewelry, clothing and gifts from more than 135 Austin area artists. Shoppers are bound to find something for everyone on their list. Founded in 2001, the bazaar has grown and was recently named “Best in Show and Sale” by the Austin Chronicle.

This year, the bazaar is donating the profits from Mondays to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas. If you can’t make it out on Sunday, be sure to stop by on Monday to be a part of this.

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 22 through Tuesday, Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE:

The Marchesa Hall & Theatre

6226 Middle Fiskville Rd

Austin, TX 78752

TICKETS: Free.

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