5 things to do in Round Rock and Pflugerville this weekend, Dec. 3-5

Light Up the Lake is a three-day festival at Old Settlers Park. (Courtesy City of Round Rock)
Light Up the Lake is a three-day festival at Old Settlers Park. (Courtesy City of Round Rock)

Light Up the Lake is a three-day festival at Old Settlers Park. (Courtesy City of Round Rock)

No weekend plans? Not anymore. Check out this noncomprehensive list of things to do this week in the community. Other options include spending the weekend trying out new happy hour specials, eating brunch, trying a unique burger or watching the game at a local sports bar.

Dec. 2-4: Light Up the Lake at Old Settlers Park

This three-day festival is all about the beautifully decorated Bright Lake with light shows, giant balloons and holiday displays, but also features a full live music lineup, food and craft vendors, and other holiday activities for the whole family. 6 p.m. Free (admission). Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-218-5400. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/lightupthelake/

Dec. 4: Pfestival of Lights & Christmas Parade

This holiday extravaganza in downtown Pflugerville includes a Christmas parade, pictures with Santa, a tree lighting, and dance, choir and band performances on a stage behind City Hall. 4-7:30 p.m. Free. Downtown Pflugerville, 100 E. Main St., Pflugerville. 512-990-6100. www.pflugervilletx.gov/for-visitors/events-and-pfestivals/holiday-pfestivities


Dec. 4: Breakfast with Santa at Santa’s Jingle House

Head to Santa’s Jingle House to meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves. Your ticket includes a breakfast buffet, complimentary drinks, a digital family photo, storytime with Mrs. Claus and a scavenger hunt with the elves. 9-11 a.m. $26.99 (per person over age 2). Santa’s Jingle House, 8 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock. www.santasjinglehouse.com/breakfast-with-santa.html

Dec. 4: Round Rock Market Days

On the first Saturday of every month, head to downtown Round Rock for a mini-festival featuring local food and handmade craft vendors. Goods found in the booths include sweet treats, candles, artwork, fudge, uncooked pasta, dreamcatchers, jewelry, soaps and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission). Prete Plaza, 221 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-924-2327. www.mainstreetproductionsrr.com

Dec. 5: “Christmas Traditions” at Sam Bass Theatre

Performances for Sam Bass Theatre’s second production of its 2021-22 season, “Christmas Traditions,” will take place each Thursday and Sunday from Dec. 2-19. The description of the production on its website says, “On a snowy Christmas Eve, a grandfather entertains his rambunctious grandchildren with stories from around the world, teaching them all the true meaning of Christmas and passing along family traditions to the next generation.” Times vary. $15. Sam Bass Theatre, 600 North Lee St., Round Rock. 512-763-7228. www.sambasstheatre.org
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