Today

Botanical St. Nick will be held weekends through December at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. The event includes a train ride, a visit and pictures with Santa Claus and the Garden Gift Shop. The garden is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults and $9 for seniors and children. Garden members and children under 3 years old are admitted for free. Visit www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

"A Christmas Carol" will be performed today through Dec. 24 at the Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. Shows will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Additional showtimes will be held Dec. 18-20 and Dec. 24. Tickets are $20-50. Call 404-733-5000 or visit www.alliancetheatre.org.

"Gee's Bend" will be performed today through Sunday by Theatrical Outfit at The Balzer Theater at Herren's, 84 Luckie St., Atlanta. Tickets are $25. Call 678-528-1497 or visit www.theatricaloutfit.org.

"Food as Art" will be on display through Wednesday at The Art Institute of Atlanta Gallery, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, 100 Embassy Row, Atlanta. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 770-394-8300 or visit www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta.

Saturday

Georgia State University School of Music's Gala Holiday Family Concerts will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St., Atlanta. Tickets are $16-$42. Call 404-413-9849 or visit www.rialtocenter.org.

Tickets for "The Lion King" will go on sale at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Atlanta Civic Center box office, and at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster outlets. Ticket prices range from $22.50 to $132.50. "The Lion King" will be performed at the Atlanta Civic Center April 3 through May 4. Call 404-658-7159 or 404-817-8700, or visit www.atlantaciviccenter.com.

Thursday

Toddler Thursday will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the High Museum, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. The program is free with museum admission. Tickets to the museum are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, $10 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for children under 6 years old. Call 404-733-5000 or visit www.high.org.

Art in the City will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the High Museum, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. The program is free with museum admission and includes after-hours tours, wine tastings and gallery talks. Tickets to the museum are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, $10 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for children under 6 years old. Call 404-733-5000 or visit www.high.org.

Dec. 7

"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" will be performed Dec. 7-23 at Theatrical Outfit, 84 Luckie St., Atlanta. Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 2:30 pm. Sunday. Tickets are $30. Call 404-577-5257 or visit www.theatricaloutfit.org.

Dec. 8

The Atlanta Ski Club will host a screening of "Playground" at 5 and 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at East Andrews, 56 East Andrews Drive, suite 10, Atlanta. Tickets are $8-20. Call 404-303-1460 or visit www.atlantaskiclub.org.

The Holiday Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the High Museum, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Museum members will receive a 10-percent discount on purchases. Call 404-733-5000 or visit www.high.org.

The Sept. 11 Tribute Exhibition will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 at the Swimming Center at Piedmont Park, 400 Park Drive, Atlanta. Admission is free and donations will be accepted to raise funds for the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. Visit www.national911memorial.org.

Ongoing events

Thursday Nights at the High will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. The event is free with museum admission. Tickets to the museum are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, $10 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for children under 6 years old. Call 404-733-5000 or visit www.high.org.

Friday Night Jazz will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays at the High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. The event is included in museum admission. Museum admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, $10 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for children under 5 years old. Call 404-733-5000 or visit www.high.org.

The Imax films "The Alps: Giants of Nature," "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure" and "Africa: The Serengeti" are shown daily at the Imax theater at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road in Atlanta. Imax tickets are $11 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens and $9 for children 12 and under. Children 2 and under are admitted free. Call 404-929-6400 or visit www.fernbankmuseum.org.

The Alliance Children's Theatre Christmas house, La Miason Enchantee, will be on display through Dec. 9 at 895 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. The house will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20, and proceeds will benefit the children's theater.

"Winnie the Pooh" will be performed through Dec. 9 at the Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. Shows will be held at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14.82 for patrons 2 years old and older. Call 404-873-3391 or visit www.puppet.org.

"Peachtree Battle" will be performed through Dec. 16 at the Ansley Park Playhouse, in the Peachtree Pointe building at 1545 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $26. Call 404-875-1193 or visit www.ansleyparkplayhouse.com.

"The Shoemaker and the Elves" will be performed through Jan. 6 at the Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St., Atlanta. Showtimes vary depending on dates and holiday schedules, and are listed on the Web site. Admission is $14.82. Call 404-873-3391 or visit www.puppet.org.