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Here is our weekly list of Free and Cheap Things to Do in Austin: Georgetown Holiday Lights, support the Austin Empty Bowl Project, Peppermint Parkway, and more.


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Georgetown Holiday Lights

What: The lights around the square and County Courthouse will be turned on in Georgetown so more people can visit in a socially distant manner. From November 27-29, guests can also enjoy treats from hot chocolate and kettle corn vendors.

Where: Georgetown Square, 710 Main St., Georgetown, TX 78626

When: Daily at 6PM

How Much: Free to vist


Austin’s Empty Bowl Project

What: This silent auction will be held virtually and will include online concert tickets, cookbooks, quilt raffle tickets, gift certificates and more. All proceeds go toward helping fight hunger in Austin.

Where: Virtual

When: Now until November 22nd

How Much: For every $25, an empty bowl will be added to food boxes distributed



Texas History Tuesday

What: Expand your knowledge of Texas this Tuesday. This week’s program will explore the history of immigration in Texas.

Where: Virtual

When: Tuesday, November 3rd from 10AM & 1PM

How Much: Free



Austin Shakespeare presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

What: The time is now to support local theater, and what better way than by experiencing Austin Shakespeare’s production of the classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Where: Virtual

When: The live performances are happening virtually from Thursday through Sunday beginning at 7:30PM.

How Much: Tickets are $10 adults; $5 students under 12



Nutcracker Gift Barre

What: This year, the Ballet Austin Guild Is presenting their annual Nutcracker Gift Barre online. You can purchase nutcrackers, ornaments, and holiday gifts to support the volunteer organization.

Where: Virtual

When: Daily at 9 AM

How Much: Free to enter, pay as you go


Peppermint Parkway

What: This holiday experience will take place in the comfort of your car. The holiday spectacular is a driving attraction that immerses visitors in millions of holiday lights, décor pieces, a light show tree, and more.

Where: Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., Austin, TX

When: November 27th at 6 PM

How Much: $35 – $90 per car


Wild Texas Music Series

What: Enjoy music from local artists at Desert Door Distillery. Take a sip of seasonal craft cocktails and soak in the music on an outdoor patio this week.

Where: Desert Door Distillery, 211 Darden Hill Rd., Driftwood, TX 78619

When: Fridays

How Much: Free



Austin Flea Market

What: Vist the flea market to shop local handmade items and vintage gifts from Austin’s local vendors.

Where: Zilker Brewing Company, 1701 E. 6th St., Austin, TX

When: November 28th at 11AM

How Much: Admission is free


Virtual Yoga Class

What: Start your weekend off with balance through an online yoga class. Each class is between 45 – 60 minutes focuses on exercises and meditations to help boost immunity and lower stress.

Where: Virtual

When: Class times vary, classes are offered each day of the week

How Much: $10



Nutcracker Gift Barre

What: This year, the Ballet Austin Guild Is presenting their annual Nutcracker Gift Barre online. You can purchase nutcrackers, ornaments, and holiday gifts to support the volunteer organization.

Where: Virtual

When: Daily at 9AM

How Much: Free to enter, pay as you go


Art Heist

What: Experience firsthand Austin’s most talked about interactive true crime walking show! You and a group of your favorite people will take a walking tour to gather clues, interrogate suspects, and attempt the uncover the mystery of history’s biggest art heist.

Where: 719 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX

When: Shows start times every 30 minutes 6PM – 8PM

How Much: $44.50 for tickets


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