Thu., Dec. 22
Trail of Lights
There is still time to catch this annual holiday event, which is open until Friday. The trail includes more than 40 displays, two million lights and holiday activities. 7-10 p.m. $3. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road. www.austintrailoflights.org
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
The fine-art shopping destination stays open until Saturday and features more than 160 artists and live music. Attendees can find a variety of fine art, handmade gifts, heirloom pieces and stocking stuffers. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free (age 12 and younger), $8 (adult single-day pass), $8 (parking). Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. 512-447-1605. www.armadillobazaar.com
Saturday, Dec. 24
The Young Adult Division of Shalom Austin hosts the annual Mazel Ball for Jewish adults on Saturday.[/caption]
The Young Adult Division of Shalom Austin hosts the annual event for Jewish adults ages 21-40 who live in or are visiting Austin. The evening includes a DJ, dancing and drink specials. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Free (entry). Four Horsemen, 310 E. Sixth St. 512-735-8052. www.shalomaustin.org/yad
"It's a Wonderful Life"
This holiday classic is considered to be one of the darker yet emotionally rich Hollywood productions of the 1940s. The screening is at 4:10 p.m. and admission is $11.37. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin. 512-861-7060. https://drafthouse.com/