When/Where: , 321 W Hill St., Decatur.
Why go: Enjoy free food and drinks, carolers, a visit with Santa, ornament painting ($12), silent auction, raffle and an arts and crafts sale. All proceeds benefit the Tara Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting poverty.
When/Where: Sunday, Dec. 11. Tour 3 to 8 p.m. and Holiday Market noon to 6 p.m. Avondale Community Club, 59 Lakeshore Drive.
Why go: Park at Avondale Baptist Church and catch the trolley for a two-hour tour of seven homes. Crafts and food will be sold at the holiday market at the community club.
Pricing: $12 for the tour. For details visit www.avondaletourofhomes.com.
When/Where: Saturday, Dec. 10, 8:00 a.m., , 30 Covington Rd, Avondale Estates
Why go: Eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, grits, and French toast. Coffee and juice will be served.
Pricing: $5 per person.
When/Where: Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. , 435 Oakview Road, Decatur.
Why go: Local artist Pam Beagle Daresta will teach you how to make homemade paper with natural elements from the garden and recycled materials. Suitable for ages 4 and up with adult participation. All materials included.
When/Where: Saturday, December 10, 12:00 p.m. , 630 E. Lake Drive, Decatur.
Why go: Among 20 local crafters are eco-friendly artists, adding an environmental aspect to this event. The event also includes a few foreign born artists, bringing their native homeland crafts, which lends a multi-cultural atmosphere to the Gift Fair.
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