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WEEKEND EVENTS: Santa Claus, Ice Skating and Christmas Lights
WEEKEND EVENTS: Santa Claus, Ice Skating and Christmas Lights


ATLANTA – The forecast may call for cold weather, this weekend, but the Where U Live team has listed plenty of activities to entertain, both, you and your family on this easy going weekend leading up to the holiday. Check them out:

After his retirement on Friday, Regis Philbin will be visiting the Book Festival at the Marcus Jewish Community Center on Sunday, November 20 to talk about his memoir “How I Got This Way”. Philbin is scheduled to arrive around 3:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Zaban Park facility in Dunwoody. Be sure to purchase tickets for this event soon, tickets are guaranteed to sell out; this event will conclude the 20th Edition of the MJCCA Book Festival.

On Saturday afternoon, the Christmas Lights at Atlantic Station will be activated during their annual nine- hour celebration, which begins at noon. The event will feature live music, arts and crafts, fireworks and winter favorites; they’ll even have a live reindeer at the park. Check out the all-day event and the nightly snow shows which begin next Friday.

Sleigh bells are ringing in the Atlanta area and Santa Claus has arrived. Santa is gearing up for the season and he’s asking for everyone’s wish lists; and he’s stopping by Gwinnett Place Mall and Northlake Mall to do it. Bring out your little boys and little girls to have their pictures taken with Santa before everyone else.

The ice skating rink at Centennial Olympic Park opens on Saturday. The rink opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 11:00 p.m. For ninety minutes of skating, skaters can pay $7. Skate rental only costs an additional $2. The rink doesn’t accept credit cards, so bring your cash. The rink is located on Centennial Olympic Park Drive in Downtown Atlanta.

Tickets to the Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert at the Tabernacle will be on sale tomorrow. The concert will be held at the legendary concert venue on December 10 and tickets cost $40. Buy your tickets online at Live Nation or at the Tabernacle.

The Atlanta Motor Speedway is, a little, brighter for Christmas. The track is celebrating what it calls the “Gift of Lights” with more than a million lights that will, all, make you gasp. The light display costs $15 per car and it will be open until New Year’s Day.

Piedmont Park will host their first event on Saturday, as part of their Season of Magic. Adults can be a part of the parade for $10 and children can participate for $5. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with a Naughty or Nice parade led by Baton Bob. The event will, also, feature a pet costume contest.

This weekend, the Lake Lanier “Magical Nights of Lights” gets going, for those who want to start their holiday season off, early. This year, is the 19th Annual Magical Nights of Lights “will feature new and improved holiday entertainment and attractions”. The Magical Night of Lights producing features a seven-mile-drive-through tour of The Animated Carousel, The Twelve Days of Children and Santa’s Elves at Work, among other things. The exhibit, also, feature pony rides and a petting zoo. Check out our $11 off coupon from the 11Alive Ways to Save speical, earlier this week.

The Ballethnic Dance Company is hosting their “Urban Nutcracker” dance performance which will open on Friday, November 18 at the Robert Ferst Center for the Arts on the campus of Georgia Tech. This production is the Atlanta version of the Nutcracker and how it would take place in the Sweet Auburn District in the 1940’s. Tickets may be purchased through AtlanTIX.