Monday

City of Snellville's 27th annual Christmas Tree Lighting, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Snellville City Hall. For more information, call 770-985-3535.

Wednesday

The Oasis Church will host a Community Prayer Vigil Wednesday at 3295 Highway 81 S., Loganville. For more information, call 770-554-3322.

Thursday

Holiday Party Dance Workshop will be held from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday 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. Thursday 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.

Friday

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

The Lilburn Festival of Christmas will begin Friday. 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.

Saturday

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

Buford's annual Holiday Festival and Parade will be taking place Saturday. 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. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday at Grace Community Church.

The Grayson Arts and History Center will present the second Annual "Grayson, Come Home for the Holidays" Christmas Tour of Homes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 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 and Champagne Dessert Reception at 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Benedict Church in Duluth. For information on ticket prices, visit www.johnscreeksymphony.org or call 678-992-2055.

The Georgia State University School of Music will present the 11th annual Gala Holiday Concert, A Night in Old Vienna, at 8 p.m. Saturday and at 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Rialto Center for the Arts. For more information and ticket prices, call 404-413-9TIX or visit www.rialtocenter.org.

Norcross First United Methodist Church will host its rendition of Bethlehem from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 2500 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross. For more information, call 770-448-4142.

Suwanee's annual Old Town Holiday Festival and Caboose Lighting event will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in historic Old Town in Suwanee. For more information, e-mail LDewilde@Suwanee.com.

John Wesley United Methodist Church will host Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 5320 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross. For more information, call 770-736-3100 or visit www.focusunlimited.com.

The Buford Church of God's Adult Choir will present "Hallelujah, Jesus is Born" at 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 at 4800 S. Lee St., Buford. For more information, call 770-945-4901 ext. 202.

The Aurora Theatre will present Lee Bryan - That Puppet Guy in "The North Pole Fa-la-la-la Follies" at 10 and 11 a.m. Saturday at the theater in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 648-226-6222.

Dec. 7

Pet Photos with Santa will be 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 Dec. 7. Five homes will be featured. For more information call 770-466-0574 or 770-490-3746.

The music ministries of Christ the King Lutheran Church will present a free Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at 5575 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross. For more information, call 770-449-1211 or visit www.ctklutheran.org.

The New Christian Center Family invites you to a presentation by Shiloh High School's chorus, "Not Another Christmas Carol," at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at Shiloh High School, 4210 Shiloh Road, Snellville. For more information, call 770-985-9892 or email www.newchristiancenter.com.

McKendree United Methodist Church welcomes special guest conductor Paul Leddington Wright to "Christmas at McKendree" with a performance of music he has composed and arranged at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at 1570 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Lawrenceville. For more information, visit www.mckendreeumc.org.

Suwanee First Methodist Church will present a Christmas performance with guest vocalists and musicians, the Suwanee First Chancel Choir, and the Children's Choir at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at 603 Scales Road, Suwanee. For more information, call 770-945-8041.

Oasis Church is hosting a free Pictures with Santa from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at 3295 Highway 81 S., Loganville. For more information, call 770-554-3322 or visit www.theoasischurch.org.

Dec. 9

Brookwood High School's Chorus will be presenting their "Holiday Concert" at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Grace Community Church.

The Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will be presenting their Masterworks Concert IV at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Performing Arts Center at the Gwinnett Center. For more information, call 770-447-7356.

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 Highway in Suwanee. Ages 50 and up. For more information, call 770-831-4173.

Rock Springs United Methodist Church presents its 12th annual "A Walk Through Bethlehem, a Live Market Place and Nativity Scene" from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at 1100 Rock Springs Road, Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770-945-7329 or visit www.rsumg.org.

Dec. 13

Shadowbrook Baptist Church is holding an event called Christmas in the Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 at Town Center Park, Suwanee. For more information call 770-945-1524.

Shadowbrook Baptist Church is holding an event called Christmas in the Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 at Town Center Park, Suwanee. For more information call 770-945-1524.

The Snellville United Methodist Church will be presenting A Journey to Bethlehem from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly from Dec. 13 to 15 in the courtyard. For more information, call 678-430-6012.

McKendree United Methodist Church presents its second annual Walk Through Bethlehem from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 at the church. For more information, call 770-339-9801.

Harmony Grove United Methodist Church will be holding a breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 13 at 50 Harmony Grove Road, Lilburn. For more information, call 770-921-7747 or e-mail office@harmonygroveumc.com.

John Wesley United Methodist Church will have a Live Nativity from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 at 5320 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross. For more information, call 770-736-3100 or visit www.focusunlimited.com.

The Aurora Theatre will present Bosco the Magician in "The Candy Cane Magic Show" at 10 and 11 a.m. Dec. 13 at the theatre in Lawrenceville. For more information, calll 648-226-6222.

Dec. 14

The Compassionate Friends Gwinnett Chapter will sponsor a Candle Lighting Ceremony at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 14 at Rhodes Jordan Park, located on Crogan Street in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770-963-8306.

Norcross United Methodist Church would like to invite the public to their Christmas program, "A Christmas Prayer," at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at 2500 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross. For more information, call 770-448-4142.

The New Hope Christian Church Choir will present "Follow the Star" during the 11 a.m. worship service, and a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at New Hope Christian Church. For more information, call 770-963-1176.

The Central Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir will present the Christmas Cantata "Joyful and Triumphant" at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at 250 Gwinnett Drive, Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770-963-2244.

The Buford Church of God will be holding a children's presentation at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at 4800 S. Lee St., Buford. For more information, call 770-945-4901 ext. 202.

Dec. 18

The United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County 2008 Christmas and Pacesetter Awards Gala will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Female Seminary Building, 455 Perry St., Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770-963-9356.

Dec. 20

The Piccadily Puppets will present "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" at 10 and 11 a.m. Dec. 20 at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 648-226-6222.

Dec. 21

Chanukah Wonderland will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 21 at Santa Fe Mall, 3750 Venture Blvd., Duluth. For more information, call 404-520-1957.

Dec. 24

A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at the Unity Christ Center, 3474 S. Scales Road, Suwanee. For more information, call 770-495-0881 or visit www.unitychristcenter.com.