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 Snow Mountain will open Dec. 26 at Stone Mountain Park. The snow park attraction will be open weekends through March 7. 

File Photo Snow Mountain will open Dec. 26 at Stone Mountain Park. The snow park attraction will be open weekends through March 7. 

Send items for Gwinnett Calendar to calendar@gwinnettdailypost.com or the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The fax number is 770-339-8081. Please include event name, time and date, location, with address, phone number and cost. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.

Saturday

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. Saturday. 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.

Dec. 31

The sixth annual Lawrenceville Rings will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 31 on the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse lawn in downtown Lawrenceville. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 678-226-2639 or visit www.visitlawrenceville.com.

Duluth's New Year's Eve Extravaganza will begin at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St. in Duluth. For more information, call 770-476-3434 or visit www.duluthga.net.

The city of Duluth will hold its New Year's Eve Extravaganza at 8 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31 at the Duluth Festival Center Amphitheater and Town Green. For more information, visit www.dulutha.net.

Jan. 2

The Grascals will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 2 at Everett's Music Barn off Stonecypher Road in Suwanee. Admission is by a suggested donation of $15. For more information, call 770-945-9098 or visit www.everettbrothers.com.

Jan. 15

New London Theatre will host the So You Think You've Got Talent? semifinals at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at 2485 Main St. in Snellville. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children and students with ID will be admitted for $8. For more information, call 770-559-1484 or visit www.newlondontheatre.org.

Ongoing events

The Southeastern Railway Museum will be holding a photo competition and exhibit Feb. 1 though March 28 at 3595 Buford Highway in Duluth. Deadline for entry is Jan. 16. For more information, visit www.southeasternrailwaymuseum.org.

The Aurora Theatre will present "Christmas Canteen 2009" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St. in Lawrenceville. Tickets are $14 to $30. For more information, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre will present "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Tickets are $10 to $27. For more information, call 770-978-0188 or visit www.gwinnettballet.org.

New Dawn Theater will present "Miracle on 34th Street" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 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. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. (with a smaller cast) Saturday and Sunday. 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.

"What I've Scene," an art exhibit presented by the Buford Artists' Group, will be on display through Feb. 18 at the George Pierce Park Community Center, 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee. For more information, call 770-831-4173.

The Aurora Theatre will present "Tranced" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from Jan. 14 through Feb. 7. The theater is at 128 E. Pike St. in Lawrenceville. Tickets are $14 to $30. For more information, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

Ziggy's Jazz and Blues Lounge will present "A Starlight Smooth Jazz Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. today through Dec. 31 at 860 Duluth Highway, Suite 450 in Lawrenceville.