Tuesday, Dec. 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – It’s that time of year again, with the holidays just around the corner and everyone starting to feel the spirit of the season. Families and kids of all ages are invited to watch the holiday classic “The Polar Express,” rated G, at the Brookhaven Library. Cocoa and cookies provided. Free and open to the first 25 participants. 1242 N. Druid Hills Rd., Brookhaven, 30319. Need additional information? Go to dekalblibrary.org.
Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 13, 6-8 p.m. – All are invited to this well-loved Chastain Park neighborhood tradition. The story of the first Christmas will be depicted on the church lawn with live actors and animals. Christmas carols will be sung in the sanctuary and refreshments will be served. Free and open to all. Sardis United Methodist Church, 3725 Powers Ferry Rd., Buckhead, 30342. Learn more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 404-237-6060 or visiting sardischurch.com.
Thursday, Dec. 3, 6-8 p.m. – J Dance Company and Collective Dance Project come together for an otherwordly performance following the classic tale of “Alice in Wonderland.” Kids and adults alike will enjoy watching Alice enter Wonderland and meet some odd characters along the way. Tickets are $10 for members, $14 for nonmembers. Continues Sunday, Dec. 6, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. MJCCA at Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. For more details, go online to atlantajcc.org.
Light Up Brookhaven
Thursday, Dec. 3, 6-8 p.m. – The popular neighborhood Light Up Brookhaven event takes place at Blackburn Park. The whole family is invited to enjoy musical performances, visits and photo ops with Santa, a hot chocolate sale benefiting Montgomery Elementary, refreshments and a Christmas tree and dreidel. Free and open to the public. 3493 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd., Brookhaven, 30319. Have questions? Go to brookhavenga.gov.
Vodka & Latkes
Thursday, Dec. 3, 7-10 p.m. – Celebrate Hanukah with MJCCA at the Rose Bar and Lounge in Buckhead. Each ticket purchase includes one drink ticket and all the latkes you can eat. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers when purchased in advance; $30 at the door. Rose Bar and Lounge, 3115 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta, 30305. For further details email Roey Shoshan at email@example.com or go online to atlantajcc.org.
Family Day at Spruill
Saturday, Dec. 5, 12-2 p.m. – The Spruill Gallery invites the entire family to come out for an afternoon of holiday shopping and activities. Adults can look for gifts for their loved ones while kids stay busy with activities. Free. 4681 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 30346. To learn more, go to spruillarts.org or call 770-394-4019.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Brookhaven Potter Tammy Josephson hosts the annual Holiday Open Studio event featuring special guest Marcia Smith, a jewelry designer from Naples, Fla. Skip the mall this year and buy directly from the artists instead! Free and open to the public. 2757 Grove Street, Brookhaven, 30319, driveway entrance. For more information, call 404-849-4281 or go online to tjpots.com.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. – Or VeShalom Synagogue celebrates its 101st anniversary and hosts its 40th annual Hanukkah Bazaar. Guests can sample authentic Sephardic/Mediterranean cuisine as well as handmade delicacies and pastries while they shop at booths featuring local art, jewelry, crafts, used books and more. Kids will enjoy an expanded art and game room, and everyone can participate in a 50/50 raffle to win cash prizes. The Synagogue’s famous burekas will be sold individually or by the dozen with flavors such as potato, spinach, eggplant, rice and meat. Free and open to the community. 1681 N. Druid Hills Rd. NE, Brookhaven, 30319. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit orveshalom.org.
Monday, Dec. 7 through Wednesday, Dec. 9, 5:15-6 p.m. – The MJCCA celebrates Hanukah with “Light Up The J,” a three-night event featuring songs, a Menorah lighting and a short performance. Complimentary jelly donuts and hot chocolate available. Free and open to the community. 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. To find out more, go online to atlantajcc.org, or contact Rabbi Brian Glusman at 678-812-4161 or by email at email@example.com.
Handmade Gift Bazaar
Saturday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – With the holidays just around the corner, Spruill Gallery presents a showcase of new gift items by local artisans. Select participating artists will be on hand to meet and greet as well. 4681 Ashford- Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 30346. Questions? Go to spruillarts.org or call 770-394-4019.
Red & White Ball
Saturday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m.- midnight – Everyone is invited to this holiday ball and toy drive. Guests experience a dinner, live jazz band for musical accompaniment, and have the opportunity to donate toys for Toys for Tots this holiday season. Tickets are $30 each. Lynwood Park Community Center, 3360 Osborne Rd., Brookhaven, 30319. For more information go online to brookhavenga.gov.
Global Gift Market
Sunday, Dec. 13, 12:30-5 p.m. – The Covenant Presbyterian Church in Buckhead hosts its popular Global Gift Market in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Presenting a wide array of hand-crafted gifts, jewelry, home decor, accessories and more, the offerings come from Haiti and around the world. Gift cards and fair trade food products and baskets will also be for sale. Proceeds support the efforts of Ten Thousand Villages and La Gonave Haiti Partnership. The church will also offer Lessons and Carols the same morning at 11 a.m. Free parking is available on the top deck of the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center just south of the church. 2461 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, 30305. Need more details? Go to covenantpresbyterian.us or call 404-237-0363.