From cooking classes to libation tours, there are plenty of events in the Lake Travis-Westlake area to enjoy after the holidays.


Bee Cave on Ice

Bee Cave on Ice's second year has started with an open-air ice rink at the Hill Country Galleria. A "chill zone" was also added this year for friends and family to relax while watching skaters. The ice skating rink will also have lighting in the shape of honeycombs to go along with the city's new logo.
  • Through Jan. 15, hours vary
  • $15; $10 on Tuesdays (ticket price includes skate rental)
  • Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave

Bee Cave Farmers Market

Shop for produce, crafts and other goods made by local farmers and makers at the Bee Cave Farmers Market in the Central Plaza at the Hill Country Galleria.Polar Bear Plunge

Participants can take a brisk ride down the big slide and warm up with hot chocolate and snacks. The Lakeway Polar Bear will also be making a special appearance.Spicewood Libation Tour

Go on a private libation tour in Spicewood with stops at two or three local vineyards, distilleries and breweries, including Spicewood Vineyards, Iron Wolf Ranch and Distillery, 5 Soul Wine Co., Frontyard Brewing, and Stone House Vineyard.
  • Dec. 29 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • $69-$89 per person (groups of 7-14); $79 hourly (groups of 6 or fewer)
  • Hill Country Libation Tours, 3601 Sandoval Court, Austin
Noon Year’s Eve with Mr. Will

Ring in the new year with a concert by Mr. Will at the Laura Bush Community Library. There will be music, dancing and fun for those age 3 and up.January

Big Band Bash

Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy big-band music from the 17-piece Republic of Texas Big Band. Bring your own beverages and snacks.Virtual Author Talk with Rebecca Searle

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Searle will discuss her journey writing epic love stories, including “One Italian Summer,” “In Five Years,” “The Dinner List” and more.A Toast to Dry January

Celebrate Dry January with a sip and sample event that will include a variety of zero-proof libations and tips for making mouthwatering mocktails.'Florence!' with Pam Sachant

Art historian Pam Sanchant will explore some of the accomplishments of artists from the Italian Renaissance period in the 15th century in Florence.Paella Valenciana Class

Join Chef Fer Candil of Paellas, Tapas & More for an authentic Spanish paella cooking class. The class will include a brief education about extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars followed by a demonstration of authentic Spanish recipes.
  • Jan. 18, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • $70
  • Con’ Olio Oils & Vinegars, 3500 RM 620 S., Bee Cave
Million Dollar Quartet

Relive Dec. 4, 1956—when a twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley at Sun Records in Memphis for one of the greatest jam sessions ever—with a production brought to the community by TexARTS Theatre & Academy. The show will feature a score of rock 'n’ roll, gospel, country, and R&B performed on stage by world-class actors and musicians.
  • Jan. 19-Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.
  • $45-$75
  • TexARTS Theater, 1110 RM 620 S., Lakeway
Community Blood Drive

Donate blood at the Lakeway Community Blood Drive, which is dedicated for use in the 10-county area in and surrounding Travis County.
  • Jan. 20 8 a.m.-noon
  • Free
  • Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway
Sofia Besondy Art Reception and Demonstration

Local artist Sofia Besondy will exhibit her abstract artwork, titled “Point of View,” which will include 30 pieces made in acrylic and collage.Author Event with Maria Wells

Author Maria Wells will discuss her book “A Soldier’s Journey Home: The World War II Diary of a POW’s Odyssey and Triumphant Return to Trieste, Italy.” Wells translated from Italian the diary entries of her uncle, Italian POW Cpl. Maj. Edvino Raseni, about his firsthand account of his quest home in the last days of WWII in Europe.