Special Photo: Cathy Seith
 Kris Kringle, played by Chuck Mason, left, Dawn Petty as Dorris, center, and Mr. Sawyer, played by Mike Yow, right, perform a scene from New Dawn Theater Company’s production of “Miracle on 34th Street.” 

Special Photo: Cathy Seith Kris Kringle, played by Chuck Mason, left, Dawn Petty as Dorris, center, and Mr. Sawyer, played by Mike Yow, right, perform a scene from New Dawn Theater Company’s production of “Miracle on 34th Street.” 

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Today

Gwinnett Young Singers will present their Christmas concert at 8 p.m. today at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5575 Peachtree Parkway in Norcross. Admission is $5. For more information, call 770-449-1211 or visit www.gwinnettyoungsingers.com.

The Winder-Barrow Community Theatre will present "The Little Town of Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Colleen O. Williams Theater, 105 E. Athens St. in Winder. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 770-867-1679 or visit www.winderbarrowcommunitytheatre.org.

Saturday

The Aurora Theatre's Children's Playhouse will present the world premiere of "Rudolph the Robot Reindeer" performed by That Puppet Guy at 10 and 11 a.m. Saturday. The theater is at 128 E. Pike St. in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" will open Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Performances will run through Dec. 20. Tickets are $10 to $27. For more information, call 770-978-0188 or visit www.gwinnettballet.org.

The Gwinnett Choral Guild will present "Light Divine: Illumine Our Darkness" at 7 p.m. Saturday at Buford First United Methodist Church, 285 E. Main St. in Buford. Admission is $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Senior and student tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, call 404-223-9962 or visit www.gwinnettchoralguild.org.

Christmas in the Park will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday with a parade followed by festivities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lilburn City Park. The event is free to attend. For more information, call 770-921-7277 or visit www.lilburnparade.org.

The 2009 Sugar Hill Holiday Celebration will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at E. E. Robinson Park. Admission is free. For more information, call 770-831-7413 or visit www.cityofsugarhill.com.

Buford's holiday festival will kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday, culminating with a tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Buford. The event is free to attend. For more information, visit www.visitbuford.com.

Gwinnett residents can discover what the Christmas holiday was like during the Civil War era from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at McDaniel Farm Park in Duluth. Admission is $5. For more information, call 770-814-4920 or visit www.gwinnettcounty.com.

Duluth's Hometown Holidays event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by Santa's arrival at 6:30, on Saturday on the Duluth Town Green. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.duluthga.net.

Suwanee Academy of the Arts will host a Gingerbread Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday featuring performances by the Suwanee Youth Ballet and Sounds of Suwanee at 341 Main St. in Suwanee. Admission is $10. For more information, call 678-482-6333 or visit www.suwaneeacademy.com.

The Old Town Holiday Festival and Caboose Lighting will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Town Center Park in Suwanee. The event is free to attend. For more information, call 770-945-8996 or visit www.suwanee.com.

Dec. 11

The Aurora Theatre will host Funny Fridays at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 11. The theater is at 128 E. Pike St. in Lawrenceville. Admission is $15. For more information, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

Christmas in the Park will begin held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at Town Center Park in Suwanee. The event is free. For more information, call 770-945-1524 or visit www.suwanee.com.

Gwinnett Young Singers will present "Christmas by Candlelight" at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at Buford United Methodist Church, 285 E. Main St. in Buford. The event is free to attend. For more information, call 770-945-7438 or visit www.gwinnettyoungsingers.com.

Dec. 12

The Aurora Theatre's Children's Playhouse will present "Alice in Wonderland" at 10 and 11 a.m. Dec. 12. The theater is at 128 E. Pike St. in Lawrenceville. Admission is $10. For more information, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

Francis Mooney and Fontanna Sunset will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at Everett Brothers Music Barn off Stonecypher Road in Suwanee. Admission is by a $10 suggested donation. For more information, call 770-945-9098 or visit www.everettbrothers.com.

Dec. 14

Old Suwanee Christian School presents is sixth annual Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the McHoyt Moore Educational Building, located 4118 Old Suwanee Road in Buford. For more information, call 770-945-5451 or visit www.oldsuwanee.net.

Dec. 19

The Aurora Theatre's Children's Playhouse will present "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" performed by the Picadilly Puppets at 10 and 11 a.m. Dec. 19. The theater is at 128 E. Pike St. in Lawrenceville. Admission is $10. For more information, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

Dec. 26

Snow Mountain will open Dec. 26 at Stone Mountain Park. The snow park attraction will be open weekends through March 7. Tickets are $40 from Dec. 26 through 30 and $25 Dec. 31 through March 7. For more information, call 770-498-5690 or visit www.snowmountainpark.com.

Ongoing events

Tannery Row Artist Colony holds free sessions for artists to share their knowledge at 11 a.m. every Thursday through Dec. 18 at 554 W. Main St., Building C, in Buford. For more information, call 770-904-0572 or visit www.tanneryrowartistcolony.com.

The Aurora Theatre will present "Christmas Canteen 2009" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St. in Lawrenceville. Additional Wednesday performances will be held at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 16. Tickets are $14 to $30. For more information, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

New Dawn Theater will present "Miracle on 34th Street" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 20 at 3087 Main St. in Duluth. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. For more information, call 678-887-5015 or visit www.newdawntheatercompany.com.

New London Theatre will present "A Christmas Carol" at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. (with a smaller cast) Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 20. The theater is at 2485 E. Main St. in Snellville. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $8 for children and students. For more information, call 770-559-1484 or visit www.newlondontheatre.org.

The Hudgens Center for the Arts will host the Portrait Society of Atlanta's fall juried exhibition and the St. Nicholas Exhibit, as well as an exhibit of 37 hand-painted Santas through Dec. 31. The center is at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, in Duluth. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, students and children older than 2. For more information, call 770-623-6002 or visit www.thehudgens.org.

Stone Mountain Christmas will be held through Dec. 30 at Crossroads at Stone Mountain Park. Admission is $21 for adults and $18 for children ages 3 to 11, plus tax. Vehicle entry to the park is $10. For more information on the event, call 770-498-5690 or visit www.stonemountainpark.com.