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WEEKEND EVENTS: Santa Claus, Cavalia Odysseo and Larry Munson

WEEKEND EVENTS: Santa Claus, Cavalia Odysseo and Larry Munson

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

The Gwinnett Braves will be hosting a Marines Toys for Tots Drive on Friday and Saturday at Coolray Field. The Braves want to make sure “as many children as possible” have a Merry Christmas. People can take their donations between noon and 3:00 p.m. and meet with former Braves pitchers Phil Niekro and Zane Smith and former Falcons defensive back Scott Case. For each new unwrapped toy you bring, the Braves will give you a ticket to exchange for an autograph. The Toy Drive will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

WEEKEND EVENTS: SEC Championship, Civil War and Tree Lighting

WEEKEND EVENTS: SEC Championship, Civil War and Tree Lighting

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

A program called, Hope for the Holidays, will be held at the Art House in Buckhead. A hundred local artists will be displaying their creativity from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The event is being held to benefit a couple of local children’s charities in the area. This benefit will be donating funds to Jerusalem House, the Atlanta Mission, Chris Kids, the Children’s Restoration Network and Sheltering Arms. The Art House is located at 3193 Paces Ferry Place in Buckhead.

The McDaniel Farm in Duluth will be holding their fourth annual Civil War Holiday program from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The program takes a walk back to 1862 and tells participants how Union and Confederate soldiers marked Christmas during the Civil War. You can visit campsites, watch a drill or even make ornaments for soldiers’ trees.

BEST SPOTS: Holiday Lights

BEST SPOTS: Holiday Lights

 

ATLANTA – It’s officially Christmas time and now it’s time to spread some Christmas cheer. Pack your loved ones into the family vehicle and take a ride to one of these spots to enjoy the many displays set up all over the metro area. The Where U Live Team has listed a couple of the “Most Popular”, “Most Affordable” and “Longest Running” Christmas displays for you to visit, with your family. Check them out; they are sure to be shining stars over your holiday.  

Enter your float in the Douglasville Christmas Parade

Enter your float in the Douglasville Christmas Parade

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Holiday cheer will pour into Douglasville on Friday, Dec. 2 during the city's annual Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting.

Santa Claus himself will kick off the fun at 6:30 p.m., when he serves as grand marshal of the parade. He will also be available to take pictures with children and hear their Christmas wishes.

After the parade, O'Neal Plaza in downtown Douglasville will come to life with bright lights and carols, all leading up to the grand finale where Mayor Mickey Thompson will light the Christmas tree.

To enter a float in the Christmas parade, visit www.ci.douglasville.ga.us. Parade registration costs $35 and is open until Thursday, Dec. 1.

For more information, call the city of Douglasville at 770-947-5920.

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.

Beat Black Friday boredom with 'Deathly Hallows' screening at Best Buy

Beat Black Friday boredom with 'Deathly Hallows' screening at Best Buy

ATLANTA -- If you're planning to stand in line for Black Friday deals at Best Buy, you may get a chance to enjoy a free screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Four Atlanta-area Best Buy stores will show the film at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, giving customers the chance to relax before the Black Friday shopping begins at midnight.

Get there at 8 p.m. to take advantage of refreshments and giveaways. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 3D will be available for sale at Best Buy stores.

Participating locations include:

Alpharetta
* 975 North Point Drive

Bogart
* 3898 Atlanta Highway

Douglasville
* 6875 Douglas Boulevard

Dunwoody
* 1201 Hammond Drive

Veterans eat for free at Applebee's

Veterans eat for free at Applebee's

ATLANTA -- Applebee's expects to serve more than one million free meals to veterans and active duty military this Veterans Day.

This is the third year in a row that the Kansas City, Mo.-based chain restaurant has held its Thank You Movement to show appreciation for the brave men and women who serve our country.

And part of that movement includes allowing members of the military to eat for free on Friday, Nov. 11.

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Active duty military members and veterans can receive their free food from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Metro Atlanta Applebee's locations include:

Athens
* 2226 West Broad Street