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All Day at the J Family fun with Chanukah crafts, obstacle courses, face painting, story telling, menorah candle lighting and more. Sun., Dec. 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5-$8. The Sophie Hirsh Srochi Jewish Discovery Museum, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Marcus Jewish Community Center, Dunwoody. 770-396-3250.

Angel Tree Program Best Friends Pet Care is accepting donations of food, toys and treats for dogs and cats at both its Duluth and Marietta locations. Items wil be donated to area animal shelters. For info, www.bestfriendspetcare.com. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 31.

The Bagel Bash Sponsored by Kosher Chameleon and MJCCA. For info, www.kosherchameleon.com. Sat., Dec. 24, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Park Tavern, 500 10th St. 404-249-0001.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Kudzu Children's Playhouse presents the holiday tale about a couple putting on a church pageant. Saturdays, 1 p.m. Continues through Dec. 24. Kudzu Playhouse, 608 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-594-1020.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service and Concert A celebration of Christmas hosted by Revs. Nancy and Bill Worth with music by the Unity North Choir. www.unitynorth.org. Sat., Dec. 24, 6 p.m. FREE. Unity North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 678-819-9100.

Cans for Critters The zoo hosts a two-month collection drive for canned or bagged food for domestic animals, which will be donated to the Atlanta Humane Society. www.zooatlanta.org. Tue.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. 404-624-5600.

Celebrate the Season of Lights Holiday celebration incorporating the traditions of Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Christmas. Includes multi-cultura tales and craft-making. www.imagineit-cma.org. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 1. $11. Imagine It Children's Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive. 404-659-5437.

A Celebration of Family, Culture, and Community A Kwanzaa observance and celebration featuring the Abatsu Drummers and Dancers. Wed., Dec. 28, 5-7 p.m. East Atlanta Branch Library, 400 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-730-5438.

Chanukah Candle Lighting and Jam Session Lighting of the first Chanukah candle at the courtyard fountain. Open jam session afterwards with traveling musicians from Minsk. Sun., Dec. 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 770-396-3250.

Christmas Day Hiking Atlanta Outdoor Club hike on Arabia Mountain. Similar terrain to Stone Mountain. For info, atlantaoutdoorclub@yahoo.com. Sun., Dec. 25.

Christmas Eve Tea Party Holiday tea for moms, daughters, sisters and friends, includes holiday treats. Sat., Dec. 24, 12 p.m. $16.95-$18.95. Faded Rose Tea Garden and Restaurant, 2201 American Industrial Way, Chamblee. 678-547-0273.

Christmas in Athens Holiday festivities take place through downtown Athens throughout the month of November and December. www.christmasinathens.org. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 31.

Fantasy in Lights Gardens are decorated with 8 million lights in holiday displays. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 31. Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain. 800-225-5292.

German Christmas Market German-style arts, crafts, dolls, etc. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 24. Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama St. 404-523-2311.

Holiday Art Sale VSA arts of Georgia and Arts for All gallery offer specially priced works of art, with 50 percent of proceeds going directly to the artist and the other 50 percent is a tax-deductible donation to the organization. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 23. Arts For All Gallery, 57 Forsyth St. 404-221-1270, ext. 202.

Holiday Group Show An exhibition of paintings by Vanita Smithey, Charles H. Reinike III, Joyce Garner and others. Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 22. Reinike Gallery, 789 Miami Circle. 404-364-0490.

Holiday In Lights Festive lights decorate the park for the holidays. Also outdoor ice skating rink and holiday concerts. www.centennialpark.com. Fri., Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Mon.-Thur., Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Continues through Jan. 8.

Holiday in Lights Downtown Smyrna features festival holiday lighting through November and December. www.smyrnacity.com. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 31.

Holidaze in the Garden The Atlanta Botanical Gardens offers a ride-on-train. Visit website for info on special late hours for the holidays. www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org. Tue.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. 404-876-5859.

Hosea Feed the Hungry Holiday Dinners Organization seeks volunteers and other items for annual Christmas Eve dinner at the DeKalb County Jail and Christmas dinner at Turner Field. For info, www.hoseafeedthehungry.org or 404-755-3353. Dec. 24, 6 p.m.-3 a.m.; Dec. 25.

Israeli Chanukah Party Music, dancing and food. Sun., Dec. 25. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 770-396-3250.

Jesus Christ Superstar Presented by L5P Rockstar Opera. Dec. 22. Five Spot, 1123 Euclid Ave. 404-223-1100.

Jungle Club Charity Support The Jungle Club is offering decreased admission the first four Saturdays of December, with 50 percent of door proceeds going to charities including Project Open Hand and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Saturdays, 10 p.m. Continues through Dec. 24. Jungle Club, 2115 Faulkner Road. 404-844-8800.

Libby's Annual Christmas Party Dec. 15-23, 8:30 p.m.; Dec. 29-30, 8:30 p.m. Libby's, 3401 Northside Parkway. 404-237-1943.

Live From Minsk: A Hanukkah Celebration Celebration w/ bands from around the world performing. Includes "From the Classics to Klezmer: A Taste of Minsk" on Dec. 24 and "Family Hanukkah Concert" on Dec. 25. Dec. 24, 8 p.m.; Dec. 25, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. $7-$100. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 770-396-3250.

Live Nativity A live nativity with narration and live animals. Dec. 23-24. FREE. Friendship Christian Church, 285 Tallassee Road, Athens. 706-548-3474.

The Macy's Pink Pig Priscilla the Pink Pig returns to Macy's to take children through the ride "This Little Piggie Went to Lenox and Three Little Piggies Followed Along". Mon.-Sun. Continues through Jan. 2. Macy's Lenox Mall, 3393 Peachtree Road. 770-913-5639.

Mistletoe and Moonlight Between Christmas and New Year's Eve, the garden offers special late hours, special holiday decorations and mistletoe. Dec. 26, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 27, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 28, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 29, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 30, 6-9 p.m. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. 404-876-5859.

Museum Latke Party Festival of Lights celebration w/ latkes, crafts, stories and more. Wed., Dec. 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. The Sophie Hirsh Srochi Jewish Discovery Museum, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Marcus Jewish Community Center, Dunwoody. 770-396-3250.

Open House: Taste of the Holidays Taste holiday sweets and pick up recipes for holiday favorites. Thu., Dec. 22, 3-7 p.m. Free. Salud! Cooking and Lifestyle School, 1180 Upper Hembree Road, Roswell. 770-442-3354.

Starbucks Holiday Angels Joy Drive Starbucks locations throughout the country are collecting new, unwrapped books and toys to be donated to the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 25.

Stevens Holiday Gift Shoppe Includes stained glass Christmas items, pottery, garden art, kudzu baskets, handmade paper cards and more. www.cherokeearts.org. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through Jan. 1. Cherokee County Arts Council Arts Center, 94 North St., Canton. 770-704-6244.

A Stone Mountain Christmas The park features holiday activities, decorations, live shows, santa and more throughout November and December. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 30. Stone Mountain Park, Hwy 78. 770-498-5690.

Tour of Trees The Sterling on the Lake community hosts the Tour of Trees that features 13 homes decorated for Christmas. www.sterlingonthelake.com. Dec. 16-Jan. 1. Sterling on the Lake, 7004 Lake Sterling Boulevard, Flowery Branch. 770-967-9777.

White House Christmas Tree Recreation of the Whitehouse Victorian-style tree w/ dolls, dollhouse and toy decorations. www.jimmycarterlibrary.org. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Sundays, 12-4:45 p.m. Continues through Jan. 3. Included w/ museum admission. Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway. 404-865-7100.

Winterfest Have photos taken aboard a miniature sleigh hooked up to a miniature reindeer cow. Carols, holiday lights and decorated trees. Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31. Tanglewood Farm, 171 Tanglewood Drive, Canton. 770-667-6464.

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