Monday

Pet Photos with Santa will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 24 and Dec. 8 at Gwinnett Place Mall. For more information, visit www.simon.com.

Friday

Elf Work Shop is calling all of Santa's helpers to come and enjoy an evening of refreshments, games and holiday fun from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Dacula Park, located at 205 Dacula Road. For information on tickets, call 770-822-5414.

Nov. 23

Simon Evening of Giving will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Mall of Georgia. For more information, visit www.mallofgeorgia.com.

Nov. 27

The 21st Annual Lighting of the Tree at Gwinnett Historic Courthouse will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 27 at 185 West Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770-822-5450.

Faith Community Church will provide lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 27, at 800 Grayson Parkway in Grayson. For more information, call 770-995-7020.

Nov. 28

The Stone Mountain Village Christmas Celebration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 28 at Main Street Stone Mountain. For more information, call 770-498-7334, visit www.mainstreetstonemontain.com, or e-mail mainstreetstone@bellsouth.net.

Aurora Theatre hosts Christmas Canteen 2008 - A Cup of Eggnog for the Holiday Soul at 8 p.m. Nov. 28 through Dec. 21. Shows run every Thursday through Saturday, with additional shows at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Aurora Theatre is located at 128 Pike St. in Lawrenceville. For information on tickets, call 678-226-6222.

Nov. 29

A Holiday Windows Decorating Contest will be hosted from Nov. 29 through Dec. 6 at Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, located at 4651 Britt Road in Norcross. For more information on registration, call 770-723-9516.

Dec. 4

Holiday Party Dance Workshop will be held from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Bogan Park Aquatic Center, located at 2723 N. Bogan Road in Buford. For more information on registration, call 770-614-2060.

Winter Wonderland, featuring cookies, crafts and more, will start at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, located at 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, call 770-831-4173.

Dec. 5

The 26th Annual 11 Alive Holiday Can-A-Thon will be held from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Discover Mills. For more information, visit www.discovermills.com.

The Lilburn Festival of Christmas will begin Dec. 5. The Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at 6 p.m. at Lilburn City Park, and there will be a Christmas concert at 8 p.m. at Lilburn First Baptist Church. For more information, visit www.lilburnparade.org.

Dec. 6

Simon Kidgits Club Breakfast with Santa will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Mall of Georgia. For more information, visit www.mallofgeorgia.com.

The annual Holiday Festival and Parade in Buford will be held Dec. 6. The Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The parade will begin at 2:30, and will travel from Tannery Row to the Bona Allen Mansion. For more information, visit www.visitbuford.com.

The Lilburn Christmas Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Main Street. Christmas in the Park will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lilburn City Park. The Candlelight Tour of Lilburn historic homes will run from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.lilburnparade.org.

The event "A Civil War Holiday" will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at McDaniel Farm Park. For more information, call 770-814-4920.

The Academy Radio Theatre Company will present "An Atlanta Christmas," conceived by Thomas E. Fuller, at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Academy Theatre located at 119 Center St. in Avondale Estates. For more information, call 678-362-7649.

Brookwood High School's chorus will perform their Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Grace Community Church.

The Grayson Arts and History Center will present the 2nd Annual "Grayson, Come Home for the Holidays" Christmas Tour of Homes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at The Grayson Arts and History Center. Ticket price is $20 per ticket. For more information, call 678-985-7775.

Johns Creek Symphony hosts a Holiday Pops Concert, Christmas Gala & Champagne Dessert Reception at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at St. Benedict Church in Duluth. For information on ticket prices, visit www.johnscreeksymphony.org or call 678-992-2055.

Dec. 7

Pet Photos with Santa will be held from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Mall of Georgia. For more information, visit www.mallofgeorgia.com.

The Loganville Woman's Club Christmas Tour of Homes will be held from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Five homes will be featured. For more information call 770-466-0574 or 770-490-3746.

Dec. 12

Senior Christmas Anniversary Tea will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at the George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, located at 55 Buford Hwy. in Suwanee. Ages 50 and up. For more information, call 770-831-4173.