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Family Events
For the week of Dec. 25-31
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If you would like your event listed in Get Out, here’s what we need to know:

  • The name of the event, or a short description
  • The time and date of the event
  • The location, street address or a short description of the location
  • Price of admission
  • A phone number, Web site or e-mail address for more information

How to submit your event:

Fax: 770-532-0457
Mail: P.O. Box 838, Gainesville, GA 30503

The deadline to have your event listed in Get Out is one week prior to publication.

This week

Stone Mountain Christmas, Stone Mountain. Nightly parade, snow and fireworks, musical revues and "The Polar Express 4D Experience" movie. Friday-Tuesday. Stone Mountain Park, Exit 8 U.S. 78, Stone Mountain. $20 adults, $17 children ages 3-11.  

Winter wonderland workshop, Gainesville. Make a snow globe. Monday-Jan. 4, Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville. $8 per person for admission and $1 for materials. 770-536-1900.

Magical Nights of Lights, Buford. Animated light display, Christmas gift and decoration market and bonfire with marshmallows. 5 to 10 p.m. through Tuesday, Lake Lanier Islands, 7000 Holiday Road, Buford. $30 per car Monday-Thursday and $40 per car Friday-Sunday and holidays. 770-945-8787. Story

New Year's Eve activities, Gainesville. Magic with Jeff McClure. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville. $8 per person for admission. 770-536-1900.

Lawrenceville Rings, Lawrenceville. Live bands, magic shows, face painting, rock climbing wall and fireworks. 7 p.m. to midnight Wednesday, downtown Lawrenceville. 678-226-2639.

Snow Mountain, Stone Mountain. Snow amusement park on the "laser lawn." Snow tubing, snowball and snow angel making zone, play area for younger kids and bonfires for roasting marshmallows. Wednesday-March 1, Stone Mountain Park, U.S. 78, Stone Mountain. $25 adults and children ages 3-11. Reservations recommended.


"The Greatest Places," Atlanta. IMAX. Jan. 5-March 20, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. $13 adults, $12 students and seniors, $11 children age 12 and younger. 404-929-6400.


Story times, Hall County. Children can listen to stories, sometimes read by special guests. Various days and times at libraries in the Hall County Library System. Free.

"Waters of Time: The Chicopee Woods Story," Gainesville. Learn about previous eras and inhabitants of Chicopee Woods. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturdays, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $3 adults, $2 children ages 2-12, age 1 and younger and members free. 770-535-1976.

"Ends of the Earth: From Polar Bears to Penguins," Atlanta. With "Antarctica" IMAX movie. Through Jan. 2, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta. IMAX tickets $13 adults, $12 students and seniors, $11 children ages 3-12 and free for children younger than 2. 404-929-6400.

Gingerbread Party, Atlanta. Children and adults can build a gingerbread house. Through Jan. 4, Underground Atlanta, $45-$55 per child.

"The Light Before Christmas," Atlanta. IMAX movie. Through Jan. 4, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta. $13 adults, $12 students and seniors, $11 children ages 12 and younger, $8 museum members. 404-929-6400.

Bob the Builder-Project: Build It, Atlanta. Use play versions of machines and tools to explore Bob the Builder's world. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 4. Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW, Atlanta. $11 adults, free for children age 1 and younger. 404-659-5437.

Winter Craft Daze, Athens. 3 to 4 p.m. Jan. 10 and Feb. 14. Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Road, Athens. For ages 5 to 12. Preregistration required. $4 for Athens-Clarke County residents, $6 nonresidents. 706-613-3631.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World, Atlanta. Puppet shows, workshops and tours of the exhibit. Exhibit through Jan. 18, Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4000.