Around Town with Amelie: If you are looking for holiday-themed activities to do this season look no further

Amelie Hayne, Dispatch Reporter

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Sleigh bells are ringing, the streets are filled with lights, and sounds of the holidays fill the town. ‘Tis the season, Christmas time is finally here, so here are some ways you can make sure to make the most out of your holiday season.

If you’re looking to do some ice skating, make sure to stop by the Whole Foods Lamar location in downtown Austin.

Your best option would be to make sure to check out their website and reserve your tickets, which you can find through the Whole Foods website, or you can purchase your tickets when you get there. The cost of admission is $12 if you purchase them online and in advance, but $15 at the door.

To find some jaw-dropping street decorations, look no further than 37th Street, with lights stretching as far as the eye can see, covering rooftops, trees, and light poles.

This provides a simple and festive way to experience the holidays.

The street is a local Austin tradition and  something you’re not going to want to pass up on.

Visiting the area is free and is located between Guadalupe Street and Home Lane, and provides a festive way to get into the holiday spirit.

Also, make sure you don’t miss out on the annual light show put on by Mozart’s Coffee Roasters, just located on Lake Austin off of Enfield Road.

With over one million LED lights and popular holiday tunes coordinating with the lights, the visual display doesn’t disappoint.

The light show occurs every hour for about 12 minutes and happens daily from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. until January 5.

Admission is free; however, seating is limited so make sure to show up a little early to grab a good seat.

Attend the 44th season Armadillo Christmas Bazaar held at the Palmer Center from December 13th to the 24th.

Visitors can enjoy live music at the event, while browsing through national and local art, stocking stuffers, handmade gifts and so much more.

The event is an annual tradition that has collectively attracted around 40,000 shoppers each year and has also become one of Austin’s longest running art and musical festivals.

Overlooking Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, lies the Four Seasons Hotel that hosts it’s long running tradition of creating a gingerbread village.

The gingerbread village is very detailed and features iconic parts of Austin like the University of Texas, West Austin, Lake Travis and more.

You can visit and see the gingerbread village from now through Christmas Day for free inside the Four Seasons lobby.

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