Visit festivals, shop local: 13 things to do in Cedar Park, Leander in November and early December

Here are 13 local events and activities to do in November and early December across Cedar Park and Leander.

November 6: Hear Alabama perform on tour

Country rock band Alabama will bring their 50th anniversary tour to Cedar Park. The group from Fort Payne, Alabama is known for their 43 No. 1 singles, such as “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas”, “Forty Hour Week”, and “Song of the South”. Concert guests will include The Frontmen of Country with Larry Stewart (of Restless Heart), Richie McDonald (formerly of Lonestar) and Tim Rushlow (formerly of Little Texas). The HEB center requires masks during its events at full capacity. 7 p.m. $35-$129.50. HEB Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000.

November 6: Eat at a fundraising barbecue

Eat, play games, listen to live music and more at the Mason Heritage Foundation BBQ fundraiser. The event will also feature a silent auction, petting zoo, cornhole, pucks and ax throwing. The foundation funds the preservation and education of Leander’s history and is currently raising funds for two new historical markers and a trunk restoration project. 11 a.m. $15 (children), $20 (adults). Isle Acre Farms, 11327 Hero Way, Leander. 512-923-4111.

Nov. 9-10: Take part in a personal development conference

Attend a two-day conference about engaging, equipping, and improving your worldview in a way that positively impacts communities. Organized by Dirigo Collaborative, the conference will feature several guest speakers, including Bob Goff, Greg Kelley, Chris Meroff, Harris III, Scott the Painter and Dr. Caroline Leaf. Tues. 12:30-5:30 p.m., Wed. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $149 (general admission), $249 (VIP). Wilco Workspaces, 1615 Scottsdale Drive, Bldg. 2, Ste. 200B, Cedars Park.

November 9: Learn more about planting trees

In a one-hour Texas A&M Agrilife Extension seminar, learn how to plant trees in central Texas. Topics will include tree selection, proper planting, and proper tree maintenance. The Green Thumbs Up monthly gardening program series is open to the public. 7-8 p.m. Free. Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Boulevard, Cedar Park. 512-943-3300.

Nov. 10: Find out about local job openings

Leander ISD and the Leander Chamber of Commerce will host a community job fair featuring several school district jobs and other local businesses that are hiring. 1-5 p.m. Free entry. Leander ISD LEO Conference Building, 300 S. West Drive, Room 112, Leander. 512-259-1907.

November 13: Shop at a local craft fair

Shop for handmade items from local vendors at the Be The Light craft fair. Items for sale include paintings, pottery, bread, salsa, soap, decor and more. The fair will be held outdoors under a pavilion. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free entry. Twin Lakes Fellowship, 204 E. Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park.

Nov. 13: meet at the inauguration of the Crossover

The Crossover will host a grand opening event with a concert by Blue Water Highway. The event will include a children’s zone with inflatables and games, raffles, giveaways, food and drinks. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. 4-10 p.m. Free. The Crossover, 1717 Scottsdale Drive, Cedar Park. 888-725-0156.

November 14: Listen to Bret Micheals at an outdoor concert

Bret Micheals, the leader of Poison, will perform on the Haute Spot concert hall as part of the “Nothin’ But A Good Vibe” tour. The show will celebrate veterans and honor frontline healthcare workers and first responders. Auctions will be organized for World Diabetes Day. Tickets are available online for general admission or reserved seating. The event is for ages 18 and up only. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. $25 to $75. High Spot, 1501 E. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park.

November 17: Buy local produce at a farmers market

The Savory Farmers Market offers a wide array of fresh seasonal produce, organic baked goods, wild Alaskan seafood, and local artisan products. This market is held in several places each month. 3-7 p.m. Free. Travisso Palazzo Clubhouse, 2437 Travisso Parkway, Leander. 512-817-3359.

November 20: Eat and shop at a harvest festival

Leander’s first harvest festival will feature food and craft vendors, a 5K race, a youth fishing tournament and an adult cornhole tournament. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Free entry. Lakewood Park, 2040 Artesian Springs Crossing, Leander. 512-528-2700.

December 3: see tree lighting

The Town of Cedar Park will host its annual tree lighting ceremony at Heritage Oak Park. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will follow with family activities, such as a snow playground, games, crafts, photos with Santa, live music and inflatables. Food and concessions will be available. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Free. Heritage Oak Park, 875 Quest Parkway, Cedar Park. 512-401-5000.

December 4: See you at the Leander Old Town Christmas Festival

The Old Town Christmas Festival will feature family events starting with a 5k run and ending with a film screening. Events include a Christmas tree lighting at 6:30 p.m., shopping from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., stage performances, a parade at 11 a.m., 5K, food, games, activities and more. From 7-9 p.m., “The Grinch” will play and s’mores will be available. To free. Leander Old Town, 100 N. Brushy St., Leander.

December 5: Listen to Christmas carols from For King & Country

On their “A Drummer Boy Christmas” tour, Grammy-winning Christian duo For King & Country will perform Christmas classics such as “Little Drummer Boy” and the band’s songs. The HEB center requires masks during its events at full capacity. 7 p.m. $23-$153. HEB Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000.

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