Rooftop ice skating, Hanukkah bagels and 6 other things to do in Central Austin this weekend, Dec. 15-17

Whole Foods Market opens its annual rooftop ice skating rink to Austinites through Jan. 15.

Whole Foods Market opens its annual rooftop ice skating rink to Austinites through Jan. 15.

Celebrate the season, Austin-style, with these Central Austin events.

Dec. 14-24
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar kicks off
This 11-day fine art fair features award-winning local artists and two full bars for a festive outing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $8 (one-day pass), $60 (season pass), free (kids 12 and under). Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs, Austin.

Dec. 14-Jan. 15
Prepare for the Winter Olympics
Whole Foods Market hosts its annual rooftop ice skating rink at its downtown flagship. Each year, more than 16,000 attendees glide above the city. Hours vary. $10 (includes skate rental). Whole Food Market, 525 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin. 512-542-2200.

Dec. 15
Christmas concert benefits Alzheimer's Texas and Austin Sunshine Camps
Performers including Marc and Ted Broussard, Reed Turner, and Jackie Venson and Eve Monsees will be on hand at this fundraiser. 6 p.m. (doors open), 7 p.m. (show starts). $15-$76. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave., Austin. 512-472-5470.

Geraldine's hosts Motown Christmas
R&B singer-songwriter Tje Austin performs at this holiday event at Geraldine’s. The restaurant will also converts its fourth floor pool deck into a Winter Wonderland. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Geraldine’s, 605 Davis St., Austin. 512-476-4755.

Dec. 16
Junie B. Jones comes to Austin
The Austin Scottish Rite Theater presents “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells,” based on the best-selling children’s book series by Barbara Park about a spunky first-grader. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $10-$15. Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St., Austin. 512-472-5436.

Get your dog a Secret Santa
The BarkHappy Austin Secret Doggy Santa Pawty benefits Austin Pets Alive and features a Secret Santa gift exchange for dogs. 3:30-5:30 p.m. $10. Craftsman Bar, 2000 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin.

Dec. 17
Celebrate Hanukkah with pop-up bagels
Rosen’s Bagel Co. hosts a bagel pop-up this weekend. At its last event, the business sold out in under 90 minutes. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. JCC Austin, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin. 785-235-2777.

The Yule Bazaar celebrates eight years 
The East Austin Handmade Arts Market offers complimentary drinks to visitors of its annual bazaar, where more than 30 artists and artisans sell their wares. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Cherry Cola Dog, 3409 E. Fifth St., Austin. 512-445-6626.


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