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Whether your kids are already on vacation or getting out on Tuesday, you’ll need some things to do. Here are some family-friendly events for the next two weeks.

This week

Events

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm. Hayride, pick your own tree, crazy maze, playground and more. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Dec. 21. 120 Nature’s Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com

Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm. Cut your own tree and play old-fashioned games or roast marshmallows. 10 a.m. to dark through Dec. 24. 242 Monkey Road, Elgin. evergreen-farms.com

rgz trail of lights 05Trail of Lights. See Zilker Park all lit up. 7-10 p.m. Dec. 18-23 for ages 12 and older.$3, $15 parking passes or ride the shuttle for $5, which includes admission. Shuttles leave from Burger Center, 3200 Jones Road, and Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe St. austintrailoflights.org

Teddy Bear Tea at the Four Seasons. Enjoy a traditional tea service, reading of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” and a visit with Santa. Bring an unwrapped new teddy bear for Dell Children’s Medical Center. $45, must make reservation at 512-685-8300. Noon and 3 p.m. Dec. 18. Four Seasons, 98 San Jacinto Blvd. fourseasons.com/austin

Museums

Thinkery. Little Thinkers Club: Art Start: Discovering Color, Lines and Shapes. 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays for 2-year-olds through Jan. 25. $20 per class. Tinkering Tots: Let’s Create a Soundscape. 9:45 a.m. Fridays for 2-year-olds; 10:45 a.m. Fridays for 3-year-olds through Jan. 27. $20 a class. Baby Bloomers Winter Fun for kids infant to 3. 9 a.m. Saturday. $4.50. Candy Chemistry Gingerbread Workshop. For ages 7 and up. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 18-23. $12 per person plus $30 per kit. Tech Gingerbread Workshop. For ages 8 and up. 2:30-5 p.m. Dec. 18-23. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 24. $12 per person plus $30 per kit. Traditional Gingerbread Workshops and Tot Gingerbread Workshops (for ages 5 and younger). 9:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:45, a.m. 11 a.m., 2:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Dec. 19-23, Dec. 24, plus noon Dec. 19-23, and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 19-23. $12 per person plus $20 per kit. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

A topographical sand map allows you to create mountains and watch the topography lines change. Hill Country Science Mill.

A topographical sand map allows you to create mountains and watch the topography lines change.
Hill Country Science Mill.

Hill Country Science Mill. Mosaic Artwork. Be part of creating a holiday mosaic. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 19-23. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org.

Theater

Ballet Austin’s “The Nutcracker.” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and 2 p.m. Dec. 18, 20-23. $15-$89. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Tapestry Dance Company’s “Of Mice & Music.” See “The Nutcracker” in tap.2 p.m. Sunday. $34-$13.50. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

“Wassail 2016: A Solstice Christmas Celebration.” A variety show featuring music, magic, dance and poetry. Benefiting Kids for Kids to help children in Darfur. 2:30 p.m. Dec. 18 (shorter version), 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18. $5-$15. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org.

“Petra and the Wolf.” Mother Falcon and the puppetry of Glass Half Full Theater tell this “Peter and the Wolf” adaptation. 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 18. $22. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.

BookPeople events. Story time. Armstrong Music School. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

At the library

NBTween Book Club: “Gregor the Overlander,” by Suzanne Collins. 6 p.m. Dec. 21, Spicewood Springs Branch.“Ghosts” by Raina Telgemeier. 6 p.m. Dec. 21, Yarborough Branch.

Family Movie Matinee: “The BFG.” 4 p.m. Dec. 20, Cepeda Branch.

A Magical Holiday Party. 5:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Southeast Branch.

Mostly Manga Bookclub: “My Hero Academia.” 5 p.m. Dec. 21, University Hills Branch.

Next week

Events

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Erwin Center in January.

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Erwin Center.

Harlem Globetrotters. Start whistling now. The twirling basketball stars are back. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 28. $17-$130. Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com

“Mutt-cracker (Sweet).” Circus Chickendog does “The Nutcracker” with rescue dogs. $25 adults $15 children. 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 28-Jan. 8. Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. vortexrep.org

Museums

Thinkery. Not a Box! Use your imagination based on the book by Antoinette Portis, “It’s Not a Box.” 9:45 a.m. Dec. 26 for 1-year-olds; 10:45 a.m. Dec. 26 for 2-year-olds; 11:45 a.m. Dec. 26 for 3-year-olds. $20 one child and adult. Little Thinkers Club: Art Start: Discovering Color, Lines and Shapes. 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays for 2-year-olds through Jan. 25. $20 per class. Tinkering Tots: Let’s Create a Soundscape. 9:45 a.m. Fridays for 2-year-olds; 10:45 a.m. Fridays for 3-year-olds through Jan. 27. $20 a class. Baby Bloomers Winter Fun for kids infant to 3. 9 a.m. Saturday. $4.50. New Year’s Eve Balloon Drop and Stomp. Noon and 2 p.m. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Hill Country Science Mill. Mosaic Artwork. Be part of creating a holiday mosaic. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 26-30. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org.

Circus Chickendog takes on "The Wizard of Oz" in "The Wizard of Dogs."

Circus Chickendog takes on “The Nutcracker” in “Mutt-cracker (Sweet).”

BookPeople events. Hanukkah story time. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Holiday Catalog story time. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: “Hap-Pea All Year,” Dec. 31.

At the library

“Kwanzaa Program.” 2 p.m. Dec. 27, Carver Branch.