Jingle Bell Run, Lights On! and live music: 9 things to do in the Lake Travis-Westlake area this weekend, Nov. 30-Dec. 3

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Here is a list of events taking place in the Lake Travis-Westlake area over the weekend.

Nov. 30

Usher in the season with a tree lighting and happy hour at Hotel Granduca

Hotel Granduca kicks off the holiday season with a tree-lighting ceremony and complementary treats, including wine, hot chocolate, cookies and appetizers. 6 p.m. Free. Hotel Granduca, 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., West Lake Hills. 512- 306-6400. www.granducaaustin.com

Kim Waters performs at One World Theatre

The saxophone player preforms tracks from his 20th studio album. 8 p.m. $20-$93. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 888-616-0522. www.oneworldtheatre.org

Dec. 1

Lakeway’s Lights On! celebrates the season

Santa plugs in the city’s holiday lights for the first time of the year. Participants decorate cookies, enjoy hot chocolate, can donate non-perishable food items and can meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph. 6-8 p.m. Free. Lakeway City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing. 512-314-7509. www.lakeway-tx.gov

Dec. 2

Create holiday arts and crafts at the Bee Cave library

Celebrate winter with a “Merry Making” Saturday,  including holiday music, crafts and stories. 2-4 p.m. Free. Bee Cave Public Library, 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave. 512-767-6620. www.beecavetexas.com/city-government/library

WORTH THE TRIP: War monument set for unveiling at the state Capital 

“The Price of Liberty” monument, honoring Texans who have fought in the Global War on Terror, is unveiled at the state Capitol. 11 a.m.-noon. $10 (barbecue lunch included). East Capitol Lawn, 12th and San Jacinto streets. 512-236-1001. www.priceoflibertyevents.com

Dec. 3

Lakeway Sing Along supports the local Green Santa Project

The Christmas-themed music show benefits the local community and celebrates the holidays. This year’s program, “A Sleigh Full of Christmas,” combines old favorites and new music while offering several opportunities for audience participation. Shows begin at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Admission is one unwrapped gift donation for a child. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010. www.lakeway-tx.gov

The Bee Cave Chamber of Commerce presents its Fit Fox 5K Jingle Bell Run

The race benefits the Lake Travis Education Foundation and has music, food and drinks. 10 a.m. $15 (children’s run), $35 (adult registration). Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512- 263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com

Westlake chamber hosts its annual holiday Wonderfest

The family-friendly holiday festival includes food, games, a visit from Santa on a fire truck and live entertainment. 2-4 p.m. Free. Westlake High School parking lot, 4100 Westbank Drive, Austin. 512-327-3088. www.westlakechamber.com

Local farmers sell produce at weekly market

The Lone Star Farmers Market features more than 50 booths from local farmers and artisans. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 12611 Shops Parkway, Bee Cave. 512-924-7503. www.lonestarfarmersmarket.com

For a look at holiday-themed events from across the Austin area, check out this list of 25 events happening in December.

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Nicholas Cicale
Nick was born in Long Island, New York and grew up in South Florida. He graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in writing and a minor in music. Nick was a journalist for three years at the St. James Plaindealer in Minnesota before moving to Austin to join Community Impact Newspaper in 2016.
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