Holiday themed goat yoga, a moonlight cruise and a weekly classic car show: Your to-do list in the Lake Travis-Westlake area for December and January

Dec. 11 Tree lighting at The Wayback Cafe & Cottages
(Courtesy Carly Page Photography)
Dec. 11 Tree lighting at The Wayback Cafe & Cottages (Courtesy Carly Page Photography)

Dec. 11 Tree lighting at The Wayback Cafe & Cottages (Courtesy Carly Page Photography)

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Dec. 28 Holiday goat yoga (Courtesy YOGA & GOGA)
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Dec. 14 Bee-tweens holiday party (Courtesy Bee Cave Public Library)
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Dec. 16 Gracious garlands wreath workshop (Courtesy Caroline Dedeker)
Several events are taking place in Lake Travis-Westlake area over the next month. Many are holiday themed, many are just plain noteworthy.

Dec.

11

Networking Happy Hour


Austin Professionals and Entrepreneurs will host a networking happy hour and toy drive at West Lake Hills’ Hotel Granduca. Professionals from all industries are invited to attend the event and make connections with individuals throughout Austin. The happy hour will feature an open mixer, raffle and toy drive. 6-8:30 p.m. $15-$50. The Hotel Granduca, 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., West Lake Hills. 512-306-6400. www.facebook.com/groups/keepnetworkingweird/

Dec.

11

Sunset-Moonrise Cruise


Guests are invited to partake in a sunset and moonrise cruise on Lake Travis hosted by Sail Austin Charters, a boat tour agency. The event is kid-friendly, and complimentary water, snacks and photography will be provided. Reservations are required in advance. 4:15- 6:45 p.m. $79. Sail Austin Charters, 16405 Clara Van Street, Austin. 817-909-2378. www.sailaustin.com

Dec.

11

Tree lighting at the Wayback Cafe & Cottages


The Wayback will host its first annual Christmas tree lighting event to celebrate its one-year anniversary in the Austin area. The event will also feature s’mores and live music. 4-8 p.m. Free, The Wayback Cafe and Cottages, 9601 Bee Caves Road, Bee Cave. 512-520-9590. www.waybackaustin.com

Dec.

12

Pilates and shopping


Athleta’s The Studio at the Hill Country Galleria with host a pilates and private shopping event featuring refreshments and raffles. Leslie Perkins will instruct a 45-minute mat Pilates class involving a low-impact, full-body workout aiding core strength and stability, according to the galleria’s website. Participants are required to bring their own exercise mat. 8:30-9:15 a.m. Free. The Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com

Dec.

13

Holiday party and toy drive


Join the Lake Travis Powerboat Association for a holiday party and toy drive at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse. Donations will be given to patients of Dell Children’s Hospital, with ages ranging from infants to eighteen year olds. All donations should be unwrapped and could include books, gift cards, art supplies, stuffed animals and other toys. Free. 7-10 p.m. Steiner Ranch Steakhouse, 5424, Steiner Ranch Blvd., Austin. 512-381-0800. www.steinersteakhouse.com

Dec.

14-21

A Cool Yule


Join TextArts for the seventh annual holiday cabaret event, A Cool Yule, featuring classics by Andy Williams, Elvis, Frank Sinatra and more. The cabaret performers include Julie Foster, Jarret Mallon and Amy Nichols. 7:30 p.m. (Dec. 14-15) 2 p.m. (Dec. 20-21) $43-$53. TexArts Association, 2300 Lohmans Spur Road, Ste. 160, Austin. 512-634-8589. www.text-arts.org

Dec.

14

Half-marathon


Spicewood Vineyards Event Center will host a half-marathon and a 5/10 K race offering commemorative medals and a plaque for the first-place winner. The event will benefit Team RWB, a nonprofit organization with the mission to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them through their community, according to the RWB website. 8:30 a.m. $65-$100. Spicewood Vineyards Event Center, 1419 CR 409, Spicewood. 830-693-5328. www.spicewoodvineyards.com

Dec.

14

Ask a dog trainer


Tomlinson’s Feed’s Four Points location will host its Ask A Trainer event, featuring professional dog trainer Megan Sartori from The Stellar Dog. Services include puppy management and training, dog obedience, day training, behavior consultations, and programs on problem and nuisance behaviors. 12-2 p.m. Free. Tomlinson’s Feed, 7301 N RR 620, Austin. 512-215-9242. www.tomlinsons.com

Dec.

14

Bee-tweens holiday party


Guests are invited to celebrate the holiday season at the Bee Cave Public Library for its annual Bee-tweens holiday party. The event features treats, crafts, games and the chance to win prizes. Kids in fourth to sixth grade are welcome. 2 p.m. Free. Bee Cave Public Library, 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave.512-767-6620. www.beecavetexas.gov

Dec.

16

Gracious Garlands Wreath Workshop


Online greenery boutique Gracious Garlands will hold a handmade wreath-making workshop hosted by the Wayback Cafe and Cottages. Guests will learn how to make a whimsical, asymmetrical evergreen wreath for the holiday season. Charcuterie, cheese and wine will be provided by the Wayback. 6-9 p.m. $120. The Wayback Cafe and Cottages, 9601 Bee Caves Road, Bee Cave. 512-520-9590. www.waybackaustin.com

Dec.

18

Holiday Luncheon & Bazaar


The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will co-host a Holiday Luncheon and Bazaar with Legacy Oaks of Lakeway and A+ Federal Credit Union. The chamber will recognize its members with special awards and feature local vendors. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $30-$35. High 5 Family Entertainment Center, 1502 S. RR 620, Lakeway. 512-263-5833. www.laketravischamber.com

Dec.

19

Photos with Santa


The Hill Country Galleria’s annual holiday village will host Santa’s Workshop on select days beginning Nov. 23 and ending Dec. 24. The workshop is located outdoors next to the holiday tree in the galleria’s central plaza. While visits are always free, there will be a professional photo team on-site offering photo packages for guests. 4-7 p.m. $25-$50. 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com

Dec.

20

Classic Car Show


Lakeway’s Sandeez Hamburger Hut will host its weekly Classic Car Show event featuring vintage cars from the Lakeway Classic Car Club, burgers and great company, according to the Sandeez website. The event is family and kid friendly. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Sandeez Hamburger Hut, 113 N. RR 620, Lakeway. 512-266-1524. www.sandeezhamburgerhut.com
Dec.

21

Work out with Camp Gladiator


The Hill Country Galleria will host Camp Gladiator for a weekly workout event for anyone age 14 and up. The fitness chain offers outdoor workout camps featuring cardio and strength and agility training, according to the Camp Gladiator website. Participants will meet on the fifth level of parking garage A, weather permitting, and are encouraged to bring water and an exercise mat. 9 a.m. Free. The Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com

Dec.

28

Holiday Goat Yoga


The Hill Country Galleria’s yoga studio, Yoga & Goga, will host a holiday goat yoga event consisting of a 45-minute yoga class featuring baby goats. The event will also include plenty of photo opportunities and T-shirts available for purchase. Proceeds generated by T-shirt sales will be donated to a local nonprofit. 10-12 a.m. $40. Yoga & Goga, 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Ste. S-115, Bee Cave. 347-770-3996. www.goga.yoga.com

COMING UP

Jan. 17 | Nurse in the library

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Jan. 19 | Lululemon in-store yoga

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By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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