Looking for things to do after Thanksgiving? Here are 13 events in Lake Travis, Lakeway, Bee Cave and West Lake Hills to enjoy this holiday season.

Light Up the Plaza

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will feature live music from Gunnar Latham and country artist Kaitlin Butts, holiday market shopping, ice skating, giveaways and refreshments.Community Tree Lighting

Participants will witness the annual Westlake Community Tree Lighting and can donate new, unwrapped toys to the Westlake Fire Department.Lights On

The Lights On event involves the first lighting of the Trail of Lights. Participants can decorate cookies, roast marshmallows, play games, enjoy live music and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus.
  • Dec. 1, 6 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Lakeway City Hall Parking Lot, 1102 Lohmans Crossing Road, Lakeway
  • www.lakeway-tx.gov
Holiday Artisan Market

Shoppers will enjoy a selection of art, gourmet foods, wellness products and live music performances.Jingle Bell 5K

The 3rd Annual Jingle Bell 5K and Kids Dash will begin with festivities, music and food vendors before the races.Lake Travis Lighted Boat Parade

The annual lighted boat parade will start at Crosswater Yacht Club. Nonmembers are welcome to participate.Lakeway Sing Along's Family Christmas Show

Lakeway Sing Along will do two performances of its 23rd annual family Christmas show “What Christmas Means to Me” in support of the Green Santa Program, which provides gifts to children in the area.
  • Dec. 3, 2-3 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.
  • Free admission with an unwrapped children’s (under 17) gift donation
  • Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway
  • www.lakeway-tx.gov
Westlake Wonderfest

Hosted by the Westlake Chamber of Commerce, the event will feature a visit from Santa, performances by schools, food vendors, booths by local businesses, pony rides and a holiday market for gifts.Hotel Viata Christmas Tree Lighting

Hotel Viata will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting and offer photos with Santa, ornament decorating, seasonal treats and sips, live Christmas carols and a silent auction benefiting Community First Village.
  • Dec. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • 320 S. Capital of Texas Highway, West Lake Hills
  • www.hotelviata.com
Lakeway Garden Club Holiday Member Mixer

The mixer will include group discussions about winter gardening, holiday plants and opportunities for volunteering in local garden projects.
  • Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Free (admission), open to nonmembers
  • Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Lake Travis
  • www.lakewaygardenclub.com
Grinch Movie Party

The Lakeway Activity Center will host a screening of “The Grinch (2018),” complete with hot cocoa, food vendors and a visit from the Grinch himself.
  • Dec. 8, 6 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway
  • www.lakeway-tx.gov
All Catalina Holiday

This holiday party is for members of All Catalina Fleet 69 and members of Austin Yacht Club who own or have an interest in Catalina Sailboats.Polar Bear Plunge

Participants can take a brisk ride down the big slide and warmup with hot chocolate and snacks.

The Lakeway Polar Bear will make a special appearance.
  • Dec. 31, 9-10 a.m.
  • Price for admission TBD
  • Lakeway Swim Center, 3103 Lakeway Blvd., Lakeway
  • www.lakeway-tx.gov