FRIDAY

TIN ROOF ANNIVERSARY PARTY: 4 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St. Celebrating the brewery's seventh anniversary with new release craft beers and Barbosa's Barbecue. 

"SUBSTANCE & ATMOSPHERE" RECEPTION: 6 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. A group show featuring works from artists Justin Bryant, Geren Heurtin, Isoko Onodera and Madeline Wieand. On display through Jan. 3. 

"ELF" ON THE PLAZA: 7 p.m., Main Library at Goodwood. Free screening of the comedy "Elf" in the outdoor plaza. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Local vendors and food trucks will be on site.

MAKE IT A MOVIE NIGHT: 7 p.m., BREC's Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Enjoy a free indoor screening of "Edward Scissorhands." 

MICHAEL MCDOWELL'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: 8 p.m., Manship Theater, 100 Lafayette St. An intimate concert from the pianist and musical improviser. $35-50, $12 for students. manshiptheatre.org, (866) 451-2787.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

"STAR WARS: THE WORLDS WITHIN": 2 p.m. each day, Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. A 40-minute planetarium show that takes audience members on a journey through the "Star Wars" galaxy. lasm.org, (225) 344-5272.

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL": 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The holiday tradition continues as the theater presents this Charles Dickens classic. $19-$25 at theatrebr.org. (225) 924-6496.

SATURDAY

BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Lottery Lot on Fifth Street between Laurel and Main streets. Featuring a variety of handmade arts, furniture, jewelry, soaps and sculptures. Free. artsbr.org.

BREAKFAST WITH MIKE THE TIGER: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Goodwood Hardware & Outdoors, 7539 Jefferson Highway. Have breakfast and refreshments and take a picture with the LSU mascot.

RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., 501 Main St. Get fresh produce, meats, breads and cheeses at this open-air market. breada.org

SANTA'S KITCHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Louisiana Culinary Institute, 10550 Airline Highway. A fun-filled, holiday-themed class for ages 3 to 10. Tickets and more information at myeventnation.com/santas-kitchen/#about

DOG DAY AT THE SWAMP: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. The last day of the year where pets are welcome to the swamp center. 

TOYS FOR TOTS TRUCK SHOW: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4 Wheel Parts, 10625 Airline Highway Service Road. Donate an unopened toy and enjoy children's activities at this third annual drive. 

SCIENCE ACADEMY SATURDAYS: 10 a.m., Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Explore gravity, simple machines and more with hands-on demonstrations, crafts and experiments. For ages 8-12. $5 per in-parish cadet, $6 per out-of-parish cadet. hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/academy.html

OPERA LOUISIANE BOOK FAIR: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2590 Citiplace Court. Shop and enjoy caroling, gift-wrapping and holiday cheer. A percentage of sales benefits Opera Louisiane. 

ORNAMENT PAINTING POP-UP CLASS: 10:30 a.m., The Crown: A Royal Bistro, 16016 Perkins Road. Paint ornaments with Adrienne Cook Clement. For ages 5 and up. Sign up at theroyalstandard.com/events

JUBAN'S TEDDY BEAR TEA: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Juban's Creole Restaurant & Caterer, 3739 Perkins Road. Enjoy brunch, a chat with Santa and storytelling from Mrs. Claus. $55 for children, $65 for adults at jubans.com/tea.

SANTA IS COMING TO CURBSIDE: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Curbside, 4158 Government St. Santa makes an appearance from noon to 4 p.m. for pictures, live music, holiday cocktails, hot chocolate and peppermint shakes. 

DROPPED FOR TOTS CAR SHOW BENEFIT: Noon, New Orleans Original Daiquiris, 1006 Airline Highway, Gonzales. Help us give back to the community by donating an unopened toy or canned goods. Featuring $7 plate lunches, raffles and games. 

FAO SCHWARZ TOY COLLECTION & WORKSHOP OF WONDER: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Stage, 5460A Main St., Zachary. Featuring storytime with Santa, arts and crafts and a photo booth. 

LAST-MINUTE MARKET: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mid City Makers Market, 541 S. Eugene St. The Mid City market celebrates its anniversary and features last-minute shopping ideas.

BUNNY YOGA: 4 p.m., Yoga Rouge, 3347 Nicholson Drive. A yoga class with rabbits running around. $20 donation. Proceeds benefit Magic Happens. Register at clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass

SANTA ROCKS THE ROWE: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Perkins Rowe Town Square, Perkins Rowe. Featuring the Baton Rouge Concert Band, strolling costumed carolers, free carriage rides, children's entertainment, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

INAUGURAL HOLIDAY GALA: 8 p.m., Oak Lodge Louisiana, 2834 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. An evening of elegance and fun featuring live entertainment, a silent auction and food. $75-$600 at eventbrite.com.

SATURDAY, SUNDAY

REPTICON: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Featuring vendors offering reptile pets, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent giveaways. $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, free for ages 5 and under. repticon.com/louisiana/baton-rouge.

"THE NUTCRACKER: A TALE FROM THE BAYOU": 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. both days, Raising Cane's River Center Theatre, 220 St. Louis St. Featuring guest artists and live music by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. $22-55 at ticketmaster.com.

"JINGLE ARRGH THE WAY!": 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. LSU Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive. Pirates help a young man to find Christmas treasure. $15.75-$21 at playmakersbr.org. (225) 578-6996. 

SUNDAY

HOLIDAY HIGH TEA: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Old Governor's Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Enjoy tea and confections with five princesses. $35 per person. facebook.com/petiteprincesscompany

"THE FLORIDA PROJECT": 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. The story of a precocious six-year-old and modern America. Cost $9.50. Rated R. manshiptheatre.org, (866) 451-2787.

ADVENT ADVENTURE: 3 p.m., Galvez Plaza, 200 North Blvd. A night of fun for the whole family featuring crafts, games, scavenger hunts and food, followed by music from Colton Dixon.

CAPITAL CITY CLASSICS CRUISE-IN: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service, 9704 Airline Highway. Monthly car show for classic cars.

CHANUKAH AT THE STATE CAPITOL: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Louisiana State Capitol. Join us for the annual Menorah lighting with traditional latkes and doughnuts. Special children's activities. 

THE BATON ROUGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., L'Auberge Casino & Hotel, 777 L'Auberge Ave. Top-notch musicians bring you a festive performance of holiday music. (225) 215-7777.

LET'S GET QUIZZICAL AT THE OVERPASS MERCHANT: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Overpass Merchant, 2904 Perkins Road. Enjoy food and drink and the Let's Get Quizzical Sunday night game. 

NITE OF ANGELS 2017: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Angels and Bikers share an evening together. For more information, call or text (225) 362-9125.

"SCROOGE: A MISERABLE S.O.B.": 7:30 p.m., LSU Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive. A new twist on a beloved classic. $20 for adults, $10 for students. Rated PG-13. playmakersbr.org.

JELLY X CHEZ FAB: 7:30 p.m., Chez Fab, 3993 Iroquois St. A fun, freeing and welcoming guided movement class. No dance experience needed. No choreography to memorize. $15 suggested donation. 

MONDAY 

HUGO KRINGLE SONGS & STORIES: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Santa's younger brother, Hugo (played by Mike Anderson) performs carols on the dulcimer and tells holiday stories. Call (225) 231-3760 to register.

NO SHOW COMEDY CHARITY SHOW!: 8 p.m., The Guru, 1857 Government St. Hosted by O'Mar Finley, featuring an array of stand-up performances. Proceeds and donations going to a local nonprofit.  

TUESDAY

DULCIMER MUSIC CONCERTS WITH MIKE ANDERSON: 10 a.m., Main Library at Goodwood. Free concert full of popular holiday music. 

HOLIDAY WINE TASTING AND CHARCUTERIE BOARD: 5:30 p.m., Twine Food & Meat Market, 2921 Government St. With a focus on New Year's Eve bubbles and heavier reds to compliment meaty meals. $50 at eventbrite.com. twinebr.com.

ON THE DECK CHRISTMAS: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Brew Ha-Ha, 711 Jefferson Highway, Suite 2A. The family-friendly event features the America Street band singing Christmas hymns. 

CHRISTMAS PARTY: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., TimeOut Lounge, 4619 Bennington Ave. Featuring music from Henry Gray. Nonperishable food items will be accepted for donation to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. 

STARTING WEDNESDAY

SKATING ON THE RIVER: Raising Cane's River Center Arena, 220 S. River Road. The Baton Rouge tradition where the River Center turns into a winter wonderland for ice skaters begins with "hot ticket sessions." $10 with complimentary hot chocolate. Various times. 75-minute sessions. Price increases during regular sessions, starting Dec. 22. raisingcanesrivercenter.com

THURSDAY

LAURA W. TAYLOR ART POP-UP: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Hemline Towne Center, 7519 Corporate Blvd. Get last-minute gift ideas from local artists Laura Taylor. 

"FROZEN" SING-A-LONG: 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Watch the beloved movie on the big screen and sing along to the movie's songs. 

FROM LIGHT TO DARK: A CELEBRATION OF THE WINTER SOLSTICE: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., BREC's City-Brooks Community Park, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring storytelling from O'neal Isaac and star gazing. Free. 

ADULT ROLLER SKATE NIGHT — SANTA HAT EDITION: 6:45 p.m. to 10 p.m., Skate Galaxy, 12828 Jefferson Highway. Get your roll on with your best Santa hat, optional, of course. (225) 756-2424. 

CHRISTMAS PARTY: 7 p.m., The River Room, 222 Laurel St. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and food at this downtown party. Accepting toy donations for a free drink and wristband for free food. 

’80S NIGHT DANCE PARTY CHRISTMAS: 9 p.m., Spanish Moon, 1109 Highland Road. Featuring favorite tunes. $7. 

DIVA NATION SHOW: 9 p.m., Splash Nightclub, 2183 Highland Road. Featuring the cast of Le Femme Rouge, hosted by AJ Andrews. 

THROUGH DEC. 30 

ZOOLIGHTS: 5:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. This mile-long trail through the zoo features more than 50 illuminated displays of animals. $5 for adults and teens; $4 for seniors; $3 for ages 2-12 and Friends of the Zoo members. brzoo.org.

THROUGH JAN. 5

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT BATON ROUGE GENERAL: 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Baton Rouge General, corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Picardy Avenue. The hospital's lawn transforms into a twinkling, singing and musically synchronized light display for the family. Free. facebook.com/brglights.

THROUGH JAN. 7

CHRISTMAS AT BLUE BAYOU: 6 p.m. Blue Bayou Dixie Landin', 18142 Perkins Road E., Baton Rouge. Drive through more than a mile of custom lights synchronized to music. $28 at the gates, per car, up to eight passengers. facebook.com/christmasatbluebayou.

SHADRACK'S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND: Dusk to 10 p.m. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Featuring more than 2 miles of custom-made displays that dance to music played over the car radio. $25 for cars and family vans. $40 for activity vans, limos and mini/half buses. $80 for tours and school buses. lamardixonexpocenter.com.

ONGOING

AT BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring works from Christopher Brumfield, Scott Finch and Ross Jahnke. On display through Dec. 28. batonrougegallery.org

AT THE USS KIDD VETERANS MUSEUM: 305 S. River Road. Featuring "Voices from the Lost Generation" on display through Dec. 2018. 

AT WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Highway, Port Allen. Featuring "Over Here & Over There: Americans at Home and Abroad in WWI" on display through Jan. 8; "Raw Sugar: Harvest in Black and White" on display through Dec. 31.

AT LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring "Bonjour: Au Revoir Surréalisme" on display through March 25; "Broken Time: Sculpture by Martin Payton" through Feb. 11; and "Art in Louisiana: Views into the Collection." lsumoa.org.

AT LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. Featuring "The Art of Chaos & Order: Sam Losavio" on display through Jan. 7; "The Red That Colored the World" on display through Jan. 14; "Alyce Simon: Atomic Art" through Dec. 3; and Miss Trudy's Traveling Trunk Show 11 a.m. Saturdays. lasm.org.

AT CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. Featuring selections from the permanent collection. louisianastatemuseum.org/museums/capitol-park-museum.

Compiled by Kristie Bihm.