THURSDAY

  • YELP! BR ADOPTION DAY: Noon, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road. Applications accepted for adoption approval. Email info@yelpbr.com for an application by email. Call (225) 485-9200.
  • ‘BLUE CHRISTMAS’ SERVICE: Noon, Christ in the City, 320 Third St. For more information, contact the Rev. David Melville (225) 397-6393.
  • MUSE, ART FOR HOMESCHOOLERS: 1 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Join fellow homeschoolers for an art enrichment program for children ages 6-12 and their families/caregivers. Program fee is $4 and free for museum members. (225)-389-7200artmuseum@lsu.edulsumoa.org
  • A SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS: 7 p.m., University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive. The evening is a series of sacred readings interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choral music.

FRIDAY

  • PUBLIC ICE SKATING BATON ROUGE RIVER CENTER ARENA: 9:30 a.m., River Center, 275 S. River Road, Baton Rouge.
  • TOPS CHAPTER LA 0312: 10 a.m., South Baton Rouge Church of Christ, 8725 Jefferson Highway.

SATURDAY

  • RED STICK FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m., 501 Main St.

SANTA ROAD SHOW: 10 A.M., GUS YOUNG PARK, 4200 GUS YOUNG AVE. EXPERIENCE THE HOLIDAYS AS SANTA STOPS BY GUS YOUNG AVENUE PARK. BRING A CAMERA FOR FAMILY PHOTOS. CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. FOR INFORMATION, CALL (225) 926-5848. SPONSORED BY MARTIN LUTHER KING CENTER AND COUNCILWOMAN C. DENISE MARCELLE.

HOT MEAL AND CLOTHING FOR THE NEEDY: 11 A.M., SWEET HOME BAPTIST CHURCH, 343 W. BUCHANAN ST.

KIDD KEYNOTES — GOLD STAR FAMILIES: 11 A.M., USS KIDD & VETERANS MEMORIAL, 305 S. RIVER ROAD.

  • YELP! BATON ROUGE DOG ADOPTION DAYS: Noon, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • THE NUTCRACKER, A TALE FROM THE BAYOU: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster, River Center Box Office or by calling BRBT at (225) 766-8379.

SUNDAY

  • YELP! BATON ROUGE DOG ADOPTION DAYS: Noon, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • MANSHIP FILM PRESENTS ‘THE MUPPETS’ CHRISTMAS CAROL’: 2 p.m., Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.
  • MANSHIP FILM PRESENTS ‘ELF’: 4:30 p.m., Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.
  • FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS CHRISTMAS SERVICE: 5 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, Fourth and Convention St.

MONDAY

  • SANTA DROP-N-SHOP: 5:30 p.m., BREC, Administrative Offices, 6201 Florida Blvd. Holiday-themed recreation games, socialization with peers, crafts and much more. Admission includes snacks, drinks and a dinner. Santa Drop-N-Shop will be available at the following locations: Alsen Park, Antioch Park, Church Street Park, Jackson Park, Highland Road Community Park, Maplewood Park, North Sherwood Forest Community Park, Plank Road Park, Perkins Road Community Park and Womack Park.

TUESDAY

  • PUBLIC ICE SKATING BATON ROUGE RIVER CENTER ARENA: 9:30 a.m., River Center, 275 S. River Road, Baton Rouge.
  • YELP! BR ADOPTION DAY: Noon, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road.

WEDNESDAY

  • WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: 6 p.m., Berean Wellness and Community Support Center, 5100 Osborne Ave.