Here's what you can do in Central Austin this weekend, Dec. 16-18

The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar continues through Dec. 24.

The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar continues through Dec. 24.

Dec. 16-24 | Armadillo Christmas Bazaar


The bazaar is an 11-day, fine art shopping destination featuring national and local award-winning artists, with live music and two full bars in a festive, lively atmosphere. This annual tradition is one of Austin’s longest-running art and music festivals attracting about 40,000 shoppers each year. Attendees can find a variety of fine art, handmade gifts, heirloom pieces and stocking stuffers for everyone on their list from over 160 carefully curated artists. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (daily). Free (attendees age 12 and younger), $8 (single-day pass), $8 (parking at the Palmer Events Center); season passes are available. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. 512-447-1605. www.armadillobazaar.com. info@armadillobazaar.com

Dec. 16-17 | Rainey-Deer Holiday Crawl


The event benefits the Austin Music Foundation, which aims to strengthen and connect musicians with programs that empower them. Attendees can mingle with fellow artists, music industry professionals and music lovers during the crawl down Rainey Street. Official stops include Bungalow, The Blackheart, Lucille's Patio and Javelina Bar. 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $25 (donation, which provides four beer tickets for Independence Brewing Co. beers, a pint glass and drink specials). Bungalow, 92 Rainey St.

Dec. 17 | #MerryManor


The Manor Road Merchants Association organizes the event, in which residents are invited to explore and experience their business district. The Manor Road Merchant Association recently formed to focus on improving accessibility, visibility and the economic viability of Manor Road. Many of the businesses in the corridor will be offering holiday shopping, promotions and discounts. Regular business hours. Free. Manor Road. www.facebook.com/mrma78722/

Dec. 17 | FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships


The event returns to downtown Austin, bringing together beer milers for a shot at the sport’s largest prize and this year’s world title. People can participate as a spectator or online by using the hashtag #FloBeerMile. The race is no longer accepting contestants. Noon-4:30 p.m. Free (admission). 305 S. Congress Ave. www.flotrackbeermile.com
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