The holidays are almost here, and what better way to enjoy the cooler months than by exploring your hometown holiday events with your family and friends? These events include everything you’d need - shopping, running, eating, and even donating.

Christmas at the Caswell House
The Caswell House from 11/1/18 - 11/7/18

Christmas at the Caswell House has been an Austin community tradition since 1983. The Austin Junior Forum transforms this historic home into a winter wonderland. Christmas at Caswell has been raising funds to be distributed to local charities and non-profits through their grants program, so you can feel good about shopping for holiday decor, jewelry, clothing, and gourmet food!

Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Show

Clay Madsen Recreation Center on 11/10/18 

The City of Round Rock’s Clay Madsen Recreation Center invites you to the 15th Annual Rockin’ Around the Holidays Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Admission is free, but bring along a canned food item, or boxes of colorful Band-Aids for the Children’s Hospital. There will be live music as you sway through the aisles of handcrafted items from local vendors.

A Christmas Affair: Joyeux Noel Market
Palmer Events Center from 11/14/18 - 11/18/18

The Junior League of Austin's A Christmas Affair: Joyeaux Noel is a four-day shopping extravaganza, hosting approximately 200-vendors in a French-themed atmosphere. The proceeds at this event fund over 30 local non-profits, and provides you with a perfectly ginger holiday shopping opportunity. The market opens to the public on November 15th following a preview on the 14th. A Christmas Affair includes other high-profile events on various days, including a visit from the season’s biggest celebrity: Santa Claus! Check out the entire program catalog for more details.

Turkey Trot
The Long Center on 11/22/18

ThunderCloud Subs' annual 5-mile run/1-mile walk is a great way to work up a Thanksgiving-sized appetite. Compete with the best of Austin or bring the kids for a more relaxed holiday jog. The Turkey Trot also features live music, post-run snacks, children’s activities, fundraising opportunities, shopping, and a raffle with a new car! ThunderCloud Subs donates 100 percent of the proceeds from the Trot to Caritas of Austin— a nonprofit that helps Austin’s working poor and homeless gain self-sufficiency by providing critical resources.

Lost Pines Christmas
Downtown Bastrop from 11/24- 12/23

Take a trip back in time at the old-fashioned Main Street-style Lost Pines Christmas in Historic Downtown Bastrop. From a night parade to family-friendly food events and fine wine tastings, you’re sure to make the perfect holiday memories with your loved ones. This event takes place over five weekends, so plan out your next girl’s trip or date day spent getting “lost” in the holiday magic at Lost Pines Christmas.