Christmas in the East is tonight

Published 8:05 am Tuesday, December 5, 2017

It’s the east side of Austin’s turn to celebrate Christmas from 4-7 p.m. tonight.

Christmas in the East, which includes Jim’s Marketplace, 11th Street Northeast, and the surrounding area is the fourth of the Christmas in the City events organized by the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce.

Area businesses will offer treats, activities and deals. Participants also will have the chance to win $100 in Chamber Bucks when they turn in completed passports at the end of their tour of businesses.

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Passports will be available at Eagles Club 703, Hoot and Ole’s Tavern, Austin Tire, Independent Management Services, Tom’s Heating and Air Conditioning, CCI Granite and Y Waste. Completed passports should be turned in to a participating business to be entered in a drawing to win.

Horse-drawn sleigh rides will be offered in parking lot, sponsored by Jim’s Marketplace Foods and Thoroughbred Carpets and Flooring.

Christmas in the East participating businesses and what they will offer tonight are:

• Eagles Club 703: (107 11th St. NE) Make a craft and see Santa. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies.

• Emerge Fitness: (203 11th St NE) Reindeer games.

• Heath Tattoos: (207 11th St NE) Kids get temporary tattoos.

• Hoot and Ole’s Tavern: (105 11th St. SE) Have your picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Play a game and enjoy treats.

• Jim’s MarketPlace Foods: (201 11th St. NE) Enjoy Christmas treats.

• Star Liquor: (209 11th St. NE) Have a cookie.

• Thoroughbred Carpets and Flooring: Stop in for cookies and cider.

• Austin Tire: (415 10th St. NE) Treats for kids, enter tire drawing.

• Bobee Jo’s: (435 10th St. NE) Make a craft and enjoy popcorn, apple cider and treats.

• Hardy Geranium: 4:30-7 p.m. (100 4th St. SE) Visit Santa and enjoy cider and cookies.

• Independent Management Services: 5-7 p.m. (101 21st St. SE) Decorate Christmas cookies and warm up with hot chocolate.

• Kwik Trip: (1509 10th Place NE) Stop in for cookies and hot chocolate, mochas and coupons.

• Tom’s Heating and Air Conditioning: (1810 E Oakland Ave.) Kids, come try the Jingle Ball Toss. Free glow sticks for kids.

• CCI Granite: (1407 10th Drive SE) Enjoy Christmas coloring, cookies, and try the puck shoot.

• Echo Lanes: (1600 10th Drive SE) Free game pass for all attending.

• Midtown Auto Clinic: (1502 10th Drive SE) Stop by for treats.

• Old 218: (1308 10th Drive SE) Christmas coloring books, refreshments, and holiday music

• Y Waste: (1100 10th Drive SE) Decorate your own Christmas cookie.