Through Dec. 22

Clayton County Parks and Recreation and Rainbow House present Festival of Trees and Lights at International Park in Jonesboro.

Hours are Tuesday through Thursday 6 until 9 p.m. Cost is $5 for cars, $7 for vans and $15 for buses. Friday through Saturday from 6:30 until 9 p.m. Cost is $7 for cars, $10 for vans and $20 for buses. On select days there will be live entertainment, pictures with Santa, gingerbread making, arts and crafts, hay rides and concessions. Visit or call 770-477-3766 for more information.

Through Dec. 20

Arts Clayton is hosting their annual Mistletoe Market Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Stock up on holiday presents with locally made gifts. For more information visit

Through Jan. 4

The Atlanta Motor Speedway will once again turn into the area’s biggest drive-through Christmas lights park. Gates open at 6 p.m. every evening with closing at 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Gates close at 10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and holidays — including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day. Admission is $15 per car Monday-Thursday and $20 per car Friday-Sunday and holidays. Visit for more information.

Through Dec.16

Old-Fashioned Christmas

Southern Belle Farm is hosting an old-fashioned Christmas which includes tree decorating, hot apple cider and carols. Visit for more information.

Through Dec. 20

Toy Drive

The city of Riverdale will begin their annual toy drive through Dec. 20 at the Riverdale Centre for the Arts, Business and Leisure building. Drop off a toy at 7210 Church Street from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. For more information, call 770-909-5300.

Through Dec. 20

Festival of Trees & Lights at the Clayton County International Park

The annual holiday lights tour and holiday activities returns to the park with tours Tuesday-Thursday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. There will be live entertainment, pictures with Santa, gaming area and arts & crafts, hay rides and concessions. Visit for more information.

Dec. 12

Holiday Fundraiser and Toy Drive

Clayton County Chairman Jeff Turner is hosting a fundraiser and toy drive at Skybox Restaurant and Lounge, 2180 Mt. Zion Parkway on Dec. 12 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Bring a new unwrapped toy or cash donation. Toys and monies will go to benefit the children of Ambassadors Behind CASA Program. Call 770-473-5965 for more information.

Dec. 13

Job Fair

A job fair is being hosted by the 3rd Medical Command Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Fort Gillem enclave in Forest Park. Employers will be set up in the Battle Assembly Hall building 900 at 5015 N. 34th St. Fort Gillem. For more information call Molly Smits at 404-469-4080 or email her at

Children’s Choir at Spivey Hall

The 170-member Children’s Choir Program at Spivey Hall will sing traditional holiday carols Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Cost is $25 for adults and $12.50 for children. Visit to buy tickets.

Dec. 14

Christmas Party

The Brookdale Dine and Dance Club will have their annual Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 13, at the Jim Huie Recreational Center in Jonesboro. Time for dinner is 6 p.m. Each person that wishes to participate in the dinner should bring a dish to share. This club has been meeting on the Southside of Atlanta for about 35 years, and is for seniors ages 55 and older. Dancing begins at about 6:45 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. The D.J. for the Christmas party will be Bill Mitchell. The recreation center is located on Deputy Rick Daly Memorial Blvd next to the new Clayton County Courthouse on Tara Blvd. Call 678-665-6163 for more information.

Ornament Workshop

Arts Clayton is hosting an ornament workshop Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Children get to create their own holiday ornament. Reservations are required. Cost is $10. Cal 770-473-5826 to reserve a spot. Visit for more information.

Riverdale Holiday Gala

Residents are invited to Riverdale’s Educational Holiday Gala & Benefit featuring The 911 Band, food, fun and dancing at Riverdale Centre for the Arts. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Discounts available when tickets are purchased as pairs. Call 770-909-5300 for more information.

Through Dec. 23

Christmas Tree Farm

Families can visit Yule Forest from 9 a.m. until dark to cut their own Christmas trees, buy live wreaths and garland. Hayrides and Christmas tours are available. The farm is located at 3565 Ga. 155 in Stockbridge. Call 770-954-9356 or visit for more information.


Jonesboro Lions Club meets every Thursday at 12 p.m. at Arnaud’s BBQ and Grill, 265 Jonesboro Road. Call Ann Singleton at 770-603-5553 for more information.

The Kiwanis Club of Forest Park meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at 752 Main Street, Suite C in Forest Park. Call 770-478-1950 for more information.

Clayton County Library System

Visit for a host of activities at all Clayton County libraries. Activities include things like story time, craft projects, musical performances and much more.

To submit a calendar event, send to Heather Middleton at