Holiday music: During the fifth annual Lighting of Avalon (400 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta), an event that features a tree lighting, appearance by Santa, ice skating and more, the North Point Community Church will take the main stage to get everyone in the Christmas spirit with a variety of holiday songs. Free and open to all. For a complete lineup of events, visit experienceavalon.com. Events will start at 1 p.m.; the performance, 5 p.m. Nov. 18. 4350 North Point Community Church, 678-892-5000, northpoint.org.
Thanksgiving service: A special holiday service will be open to all. 10 a.m. Nov. 22. Christ Chapel at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, 805 Mount Vernon Highway, Atlanta. 404-255-4023, holyinnocents.org.
Art and gift market: The annual Fair-Trade Art and Gift Market will feature local artists offering a variety of artwork, holiday gifts, silent auction and refreshments. 9:30 a.m. Dec. 1. The Church at Ponce and Highland, 1085 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-874-5721, churchatponceandhighland.org.
Lessons in catechesis: Explore the life and work of St. Augustine through the special lens of catechesis, which will be taught by Christopher Wells, Ph.D., a church historian and executive director of the Living Church Institute. Participation is $20, inclusive of lunch. 10 a.m. Dec. 8. St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 3098 St. Anne’s Lane NW, Atlanta. 404-237-5589, saintannes.com.
Menorah lighting: Celebrate Hanukkah with a Menorah lighting on the Glover Park Stage at Marietta Square (39-75 E. Park Square, Marietta). The event also will feature free hot chocolate and jelly donuts, holiday music and door prizes. Free and open to all; gently worn children’s clothes will be accepted as a donation for a spring rummage sale. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Hosted by Congregation Ner Tamid, 678 264-8575, mynertamid.info.
Daddy-daughter dance: The Daddy Daughter Dance will be for girls in prekindergarten through sixth grade and their dad. The latter title includes traditional dads, stepdads, grandfathers, unlces, older brother and other dad-figures. Semi-formal attire required. The event will include dinner, dancing, prizes and a keepsake. Guests may also bring winter coats for donation. Participation is $35-$50. 6 p.m. Dec. 9. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678-812-4002, atlantajcc.org.
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