Cheers to this: 10 things to do in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, Dec. 20-Jan. 4

Celebration the holidays in festive fashion this year with a visit to the Christmas Towne & Thomas Carnival in Round Rock. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
Celebration the holidays in festive fashion this year with a visit to the Christmas Towne & Thomas Carnival in Round Rock. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)

Celebration the holidays in festive fashion this year with a visit to the Christmas Towne & Thomas Carnival in Round Rock. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)

Looking for something to do in between the hustle and bustle of the holiday festivities? Here are 10 events to check out with your loved ones in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto this holiday season.

Dec. 20: Tween and teen craft—book tree

Looking for a creative holiday gift? The Hutto Public Library will host a tween and teen crafting event where participants can create a Christmas tree out of books. 3-5 p.m. Free, registration required. Hutto Public Library, 500 W. Live Oak St., Hutto. 512-759-4008. www.huttotx.gov/calendar.php

Dec. 20: Pfestive movie night

Bring the the holidays alive for your loved ones this Christmas with a screening of Dr. Suess’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starring Jim Carrey. Children’s crafts will start at 7 p.m. with the movie screening beginning at 7:30. West Pecan Coffee + Beer will be on-site to serve drinks. 7-10 p.m. Free. Green Red Barn, 901 Old Austin-Hutto Road, Pflugerville. 512-990-6100. www.pflugervilletx.gov/for-visitors/event-calendar


Dec. 26: Family board games

Keep the Christmas spirit going with a family board game day hosted by the Hutto Public Library. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Hutto Public Library, 500 W. Live Oak St., Hutto. 512-759-4008. www.huttotx.gov/calendar.php

Dec. 20-Jan. 4: Christmas Towne and Thomas Carnival

The Christmas Towne and Thomas Carnival features holiday light displays, walk-through exhibits, carnival rides, holiday refreshments and other festivities. Christmas Towne will be held on the Old Settlers Association side, while Thomas Carnival is hosted in the Dell Diamond parking lot. Hours vary by date; check website for additional information. Free. 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-255-2255. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/christmas-towne-thomas-carnival

Dec. 20-21: 'Miracle on 34th Street' radio play

“Miracle on 34th Street,” a live radio play, is performed by the Sam Bass Community Theatre. The play is an adaptation of the 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast by Lance Arthur Smith. 7:30-10 p.m. $12-$15. Sam Bass Community Theatre, 600 N. Lee St., Round Rock. 512-763-7228. www.sambasstheatre.org

Dec. 20-Jan. 4: 7th Annual Holiday Model Train Show

Round Rock’s 7th Annual Holiday Model Train Show is hosted by the Tinplate Train Trackers of Austin, and the collection will be on display at the Downtowner Gallery. Noon-6 p.m. (Wed.-Thu.), noon-8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), noon-6 p.m. (Sun.). Free. Downtowner Gallery, 231 E. Main St., Ste. 160, Round Rock. 512-218-7099. www.roundrocktexas.gov/residents/arts-culture/downtowner-gallery

Dec. 31: New Year’s Poppers art tutorial

Ring in the New Year in creative fashion with the Hutto Public Library’s New Year’s Poppers art tutorial. 1-5 p.m. Free. Hutto Public Library, 500 W. Live Oak St., Hutto. 512-759-4008. www.huttotx.gov/calendar.php

Dec. 31: Harlem Night in Pflugerville

End 2019 with a bang and start 2020 on a high note with Bahadi’s Chicken and Lounge’s Harlem Night in Pflugerville. The New Year’s Eve soiree features casino games, live music, a buffet and a champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $50 (presale tickets). Elevate Event Center, 15806 Windermere Drive, Pflugerville. 512-666-5830. www.eventbrite.com/e/bahadis-chicken-lounge-presents-a-harlem-night-in-pflugerville-tickets-78304570077

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Throwdown

Toast to good tidings in 2020 at Marshall’s Tavern’s New Year’s Eve Throwdown featuring live music from American Gypsy Band, a cash and prize balloon drop, and a champagne toast at midnight. Marshall’s Tavern will have no cover for the event. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Marshall’s Tavern, 113 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville. 512-251-6003. https://allevents.in/pflugerville/new-years-eve-throwdown/200018433586457

Dec. 31: Countdown celebration at Spare Time Texas

Spare Time Texas in Pflugerville offers a night of bowling, laser tag, drinks and buffets, unlimited video games and a champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $37. Spare Time Texas, 1724 FM 685, Pflugerville. https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=200018497166106
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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