Visit downtown Round Rock for beautiful light shows and live music at Hometown Holiday until December 31st. (Courtesy of the Town of Round Rock)

The plethora of local events and activities to do during the holiday season can be overwhelming at times, so here is a handpicked list of events happening this weekend in your community that are perfect to hang out with. make friends, entertain the kids or go solo. If you’re looking to fill your calendar with more fun things to do in your area, check out our list of things to do in December.

December 10: create your own ornament

The Town of Pflugerville is hosting an event where attendees can make their own holiday ornaments. All the supplies will be provided and you will have the choice between several different models. 6-8 p.m. $ 3 (residents of Pflugerville), $ 4.50 (non-residents). Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400, chemin Emmanuel, Pflugerville. 512-990-6365. www.pflugervilletx.gov

December 10-12: Shop for the Grand Opening at Uptown Cheapskate

Uptown Cheapskate officially opened on December 9 and is having a big opening event throughout the weekend. Shop for lightly used clothing from top brands and designers at a discounted price and have a chance to win a raffle prize. 9 am-8pm Free (admission). 2601 N. I-35, Ste. D300, Roche Ronde. 512-520-8025. www.uptowncheapskate.com

December 10-11: Vacation in the hometown of downtown Round Rock

Downtown Round Rock is shining brightly until December 31, and there will be live music in the parklets every Friday and Saturday in December. Take photos, buy local and enjoy the party atmosphere. 8 am-11:30pm Free. 221 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-218-5400. https://www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/hometown-holiday/2021-12-01/

December 11: Enjoy a holiday fair and a concert at Holidays in Hutto

The Brushy Creek Amphitheater will host live music, local artisans, food trucks, kids’ activities and more during the annual Holidays in Hutto event. 10 am-4pm Free. Brushy Creek Amphitheater, 1001 CR 137, Hutto. 512-759-4015. www.huttotx.gov/calendar

December 11: walk through a unique light stage

Residents can drive through a unique illuminated display that is created by over 50 volunteers. A representative for the project said the display features nine different scenes to walk through and incorporates animals. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 500 Emmanuel Road, Pflugerville. 512-431-1942. www.ilcpville.org

Dec 11, 2019 : Geocaching in the parks of Pflugerville

Explore local parks for hidden geocaches using a GPS enabled device on the latest adventure in Pflugerville’s Unplug & Explore series. The program is designed for children 6 to 12 years old. 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. $ 6 (residents of Pflugerville), $ 9 (non-residents). Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400, chemin Emmanuel, Pflugerville. 512-990-6365. www.pflugervilletx.gov/classes

December 11: Breakfast with Santa Claus at Santa’s Jingle House

Head to Santa’s Jingle House to meet Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Santa’s elves. Your ticket includes a buffet breakfast, free drinks, a digital family photo, story time with Mrs. Claus, and a scavenger hunt with the elves. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. $ 26.99 (per person over 2 years old). Santa’s Jingle House, 8 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock. https://www.santasjinglehouse.com/breakfast-with-santa.html

December 11: Christmas Fair at Brushy Creek Amphitheater

The special combo event called Holidays in Hutto features local artisans, store vendors, and food trucks, along with activities for kids and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free (admission). Brushy Creek Amphitheater, 1001 CR 137, Hutto. 512-759-4015. www.huttotx.gov/calendar

December 11: DJ Trez lounge video evening at The Alcove

Head to The Alcove Cantina, the taco and tequila spot in downtown Round Rock, for an evening lounge with music videos. Video DJ Trez ATX will mix old school, hip-hop, Latin and top 40 music videos all night long, and there will be $ 3 specials. 9 p.m. to 2:11 a.m. E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-770-6745. https://www.alcovecantina.com/

December 11: Round Rock Farmers Market

The Farmer’s Market season is not over in Round Rock! This farmers market takes place every Saturday all year round. Support local farmers and vendors while shopping for the freshest produce and baked goods available. 10 am-2pm Free (admission). 201 University Oaks Blvd., Round Rock. 956-286-7775. https://www.facebook.com/farmergeorge.market/