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., (866) 451-2787.


"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., (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 (225) 924-6496.


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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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


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.

"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

"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 (225) 578-6996. 


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.

"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., (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.

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. 


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.  


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

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. 


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.

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.


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

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."

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.

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.

Compiled by Kristie Bihm.