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Austin's finest buzz with excitement on Inauguration Day
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Inauguration Day is upon us and Austinites—famous or otherwise—are celebrating the peaceful transfer of power between former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden, as well as the end to a chaotic and controversial election season.


Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in Wednesday morning surrounded by a bevy of high-profile former presidents and celebrities—Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and Garth Brooks.

Austinites took to social media in unison with the inauguration, wishing the new administration luck.

CEO of Dell Technologies Michael Dell has been relatively quiet when it comes to politics but still congratulated the new president and called on America to come together again.

Austin-born musician Ciara took to Twitter to congratulate the new administration on a fresh, new start.

Austin-based musician Jackie Venson celebrated last night, sharing a picture of Harris and Biden looking over the Washington Monument with their spouses, eager for Inauguration Day.

Even Mayor Steve Adler joined in on the celebration, sharing a photo of himself and Biden shaking hands. Adler has previously been rumored to be a candidate for Biden's presidential cabinet. He has since said his focus is on Austin.

Even some unexpected Texas Republicans, like Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Junior Senator Ted Cruz joined in congratulating Biden and honoring the peaceful transfer of power into the White House.

Biden plans to begin work as the president today. Reports show that Biden will sign 17 executive orders in his first day in the Oval Office, including COVID-19 relief, student debt postponement and rejoining the World Health Organization.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway