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Active Austinite Events Calendar – December 2022

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Looking for ways to get moving, be social, and explore Austin with other like-minded people 50+? Look no further! Here are fun, active, and social events happening around Austin in December 2022.

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Austin & Surrounded community December events you don’t have to miss:

  1. Barton Springs Run, Walk, & Hike Group (Free) – December 3
  2. Virtual Low Impact Workout (Free) – December 6
  3. The 58th annual Austin Trail of Lights will return to the city’s iconic Zilker Park December 8-23! (Free) 
  4. How to Overcome Stress and Perform at Your BEST (Free / in Zoom) – December 10
  5. Make & Take Therapeutic Holiday Gifts with doTERRA Essential Oils Workshop (Free) – December 10 
  6. Bruce Munro’s Field of Light at the Wildflower Center – till December 31!
  7. Joy of Breathing technique, practice a deep Pranayama session and enjoy the benefits (Free) – From Dec 7 – Dec 28, every Wednesday;
  8. Cedar Park Market Days (Free) – December 17
  9. THE NUTCRACKER Ballet with Austin Symphony Orchestra – Dec 3 – 23
  10. Blue Genie Art Bazaar – Nov 18 – Dec 24

1.Barton Springs Run, Walk, & Hike Group (Free)

Date and time: December 6, Sat, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM CST 

Barton Springs Run, Walk, & Hike Group

Run, walk, or hike with us the 1st Saturday of the month and then enjoy free breakfast!  

Barton Springs Run, Walk, & Hike Group is open to all. Run, walk, or hike the Barton Springs Trails with veterans, service members, and civilians. 

WHO: Runners, walkers, and hikers of all levels 

Location – 8:00 am – Run/Walk/Hike @ Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton, Drive, Austin, TX 78746 

Location – 10:00 am – Free Breakfast @ American Legion Travis Post 76, 404 Atlanta Street, Austin, TX 78703 COST: FREE

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barton-springs-run-walk-hike-group-tickets-203816238857?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


2. Virtual Low Impact Workout (Free) – December 6

Date and time: December 06, Tue, from 7:00am to 8:00am (CDT)

This low impact class involves a series of exercises using your own body weight for resistance. It will focus on recovering range of motion, toning, and will strengthen your legs, core and back, while improving your posture and flexibility. This is a great option for older adults or individuals with limited mobility. Please reference our user guide on how to sign up, RSVP, and enter classes.

Location: Virtual ! but you need to register at first. follow the link below:

More info: https://strongeraustin.org/activity/virtual-low-impact-workout-12-6-2022/


3. The 58th annual Austin Trail of Lights will return to the city’s iconic Zilker Park (Free)

Date: December 8-23, 2022! 

December Events

Hosted by the Trail of Lights Foundation, the annual event in Zilker Park celebrates the unique spirit and people that make Austin the place we love to call home.
The 58th annual Austin Trail of Lights will return to the city’s iconic Zilker Park December 8-23, 2022! The most beloved, and longest running holiday tradition of its kind in Texas’ capital city, Austin Trail of Lights powered by H-E-B, welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests from Central Texas and around the world each year for its jubilant displays of lights.

Location: Zilker Park: 2100 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78704

More info: https://austintrailoflights.org/the-event



4.How to Overcome Stress and Perform at Your BEST (Free / in Zoom)

Date:  December 10, Sat, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST

How to Overcome Stress and Perform at Your BEST—Abilene

Learn this powerful 3-step process to overcome stress and anxiety, perform at your best, and begin living the life you’re called to live!

Location: Virtual! You need to Register, Follow the link below:

5.Make & Take Therapeutic Holiday Gifts with doTERRA Essential Oils Workshop (Free)

Date: December 10 Sat, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
Make & Take Therapeutic Holiday Gifts with doTERRA Essential Oils Workshop
Looking for new ways to pamper yourself? Do you like to create all-natural handmade spa products for yourself or for special friends? Join us and discover how to give the gift of health and relaxation this holiday season. Make your own therapeutic and organic foot and body scrub, bubble bath, body wash, bath salts or bath bombs using aromas of your choice. Join us and make a gift that people really need and will use that keeps giving each time they use it. Items range from $6 – $9 each. Space and supplies are limited so RSVP is REQUIRED in order to be sure we have enough supplies for everyone. 🙂

Location:Private Residence North Braker and Lamar Area Austin, TX 78758


6. Bruce Munro’s Field of Light at the Wildflower Center

December 2020!December Events

Illuminating 16 acres in the Texas Arboretum at the Wildflower Center, Field of Light is a stunning display of 28,000 vibrant solar-powered, fiber-optic light pods that showcase the intersection of art, technology, and nature. The installation unites with the outdoors, celebrating the natural topography of the landscape and creating an immersive and emotional experience for guests. The exhibit runs September through December 2022. Get social media updates on Instagram and Facebook.

Tickets and More Info: https://www.wildflower.org/field-of-light

Location: 4801 La Crosse Ave. Austin, TX 78739


7. Pranayama • Free Weekly Class • Pflugerville – Zoom

December – Every Wednesday 30 min class
Pranayama • Free Weekly Class • Pflugerville

Joy Of Breathing Free Online Class

Experience the powerful benefits of the Joy of Breathing transformational breathwork. The breathing technique works to quickly and effectively allow you to access a deeper, more conscious connection with the body, mind, heart and spirit.

What To Expect

  • Learn the Joy of Breathing technique
  • Practice deep breathwork
  • Experience a profound relaxation
  • Questions, answers & sharing
  • Enjoy the benefits

Attending Class

  • Connect on Zoom 10 minutes prior to class start time and silence cell phones
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Refrain from eating 1.5 to 2 hours before practice
  • Yoga mat and a blanket might help you feel comfortable
Location: Online in Zoom

8.Cedar Park Market Days

Saturday, December 17, 09:00 – 16:00 CST (FREE)

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Join us March 19th for the 1st ever Cedar Park Market Days. This is a free event featuring over 50 artisans, crafters and food vendors.

Cedar Park Market Days runs every third weekend from 9AM – 4PM for a one of a kind shopping experience featuring hard to find goods from local artisans, specialty food vendors and crafters.

Location: 11066 Pecan Park Blvd, Cedar Park, TX in the Lakeline Mall area behind Pluckers.

9. THE NUTCRACKER Ballet with Austin Symphony Orchestra

December 3 – 23

From the scrumptious sets and costumes to the colorful characters you adore, Ballet Austin’s annual production of THE NUTCRACKER is Austin’s favorite holiday tradition! Hundreds of dancers perform Stephen Mills’ enchanting choreography to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s magical score with live accompaniment from Austin Symphony Orchestra. Share this sweet treat with your favorite people and celebrate the season with Ballet Austin.


Location: At Long Center

10. Blue Genie Art Bazaar

Nov 18 – Dec 24

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Looking for a holiday gift Ideas? check this out!


Storefront re-opens November 18 – December 24, 2022

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Dec. 24, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Location: 6100 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78752


  • Capacity: Shoppers are allowed inside on a first-come, first-served basis. However, you may have a brief wait if the store is already at capacity.
  • Masks: Wearing a mask is optional while indoors. Disposable masks are available at the entrance.
  • Parking & Public Transit: Free parking is available in the lot (enter from Dillard Circle) and along Dillard Circle. Bike parking is also available on site.
    The Bazaar is also accessible via CapMetro bus and MetroRail, visit capmetro.org for routes and schedules.
  • Accessibility: ADA designated parking is available in the lot. The building is wheelchair accessible.
  • Animals: Service animals, required by a customer due a disability, are allowed inside the Bazaar. Please leave all other pets at home.

You can also Shop hundreds of items online at bluegenieartbazaar.shop

More info: https://bluegenieartbazaar.com/

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