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Things to do in and around Atlanta Tuesday, Dec. 3

Take advantage of lower prices tickets for the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights, Holiday Lights Tuesday. Or enjoy an evening concert, including a free performance at Emory University. Here are some ideas for Tuesday:

The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

Already stunningly beautiful, the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights, Holiday Nights wows visitors even more during the holiday season with new displays and a twist on last year’s towering three-dimensional light curtain. There’s also a new lounge in the Skyline Garden. The holiday lights include several of the giant topiary-like sculptures from this summer’s popular mosaiculture exhibition, “Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time” – all shown in a new dazzling light.

Go on Tuesday and enjoy lower prices with tickets for non-members with adult prices at $19.95 - half the price of tickets on peak weekend evenings. (Members get $5 off ticket prices for Garden Lights, Holiday Lights)

This year’s display includes new music, choreography and sound effects with more than 70,000 color-changing LED bulbs creating images of the Northern Lights, a storm at sea and a gentle snowfall. For the first time, the show will extend to the new Skyline Garden, where the Flower Walk will be immersed in an all-white light tunnel. Robinson Gazebo, with its views of the Midtown skyline, will be transformed into a mod Skylights Lounge offering comfy seating, cash bars and a DJ. 5-11 p.m. nightly including Tuesday through Jan. 6. $19.95 Tuesday ticket prices. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta; 404-876-5859. atlantabg.org

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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 (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Martina McBride with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Enjoy this wonderful combination at the Atlanta Symphony. 8 p.m. Dec. 4. $39.50-$125.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, atlantasymphony.org.

Free jazz concert at Emory University

Emory Jazz Ensembles will present a free concert. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

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For other entertainment ideas, go to our weekly podcast about the arts and entertainment, accessAtlanta. You can download it from iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts.

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