A pair of visitors take in the festive light display in a tunnel at Margaritaville in Lanier Islands in Buford. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Things to do in and around Atlanta on Tuesday, Dec. 11

From festive holiday lights to live music, here are some ways to enjoy your Tuesday:

Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier

Magical Nights of Lights is back for its 26th year, now with a Margaritaville twist.

Transport yourself into a laid-back, tropical state of mind as you wind your way through seven miles of traditional – yet unique – holiday lights. Classic favorites like the “12 Days of Christmas” display will make their return this year along with 19 new lights displays, including an “It’s 5 o’ Clock Somewhere” clock and a Christmas tree made entirely of surfboards.

Also new this year — as this popular destination is under new ownership and now known as Margaritaville at Lanier Islands — is License to Chill Snow Island. This winter-time attraction features a new ice-skating rink, a massive new snow-tube hill with 10 lanes, carnival rides and snow play areas – complete with snowball throwing targets. Magical Nights of Lights is open Tuesday every day from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. through Jan. 6.

Choral Guild of Atlanta at Northside Drive Baptist Church

Choral Guild of Atlanta. Holiday concert featuring Benjamin Britten’s dramatic “St. Nicolas.” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. $5-$15. Northside Drive Baptist Church, 3100 Northside Drive, Atlanta. 404-223-6362, cgatl.org.

Kris Allen at City Winery Atlanta

Enjoy music by the winner of the eighth season of American Idol in his “Somethin’ About Christmas Tour”

8 p.m. Dec. 11. $22-$28. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

MORE: An Atlanta drinker's guide to the holidays: Where and what to drink

Check the weather and traffic before you go out. 

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