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The Weekender: Hanukkah Celebrations, Journey Through Bethlehem

There are plenty of offerings in Cobb, Douglas and Paulding counties this weekend.

FRIDAY

Journey Through Bethlehem

When: 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Where: Burnt Hickory Baptist Church, 5145 Due West Road, Powder Springs | Get directions

Why Go: Walk through a historical village set at the time of Jesus’ birth.

Price: Free

Parent's Night Out

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Where: Brawner Hall, 3180 Atlanta Road SE, Smyrna | Get directions

Why Go: You need a few hours away from the kids.

Price: $40 | Buy tickets

SATURDAY

Holiday Shops at Hunter Park

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Where: Hunter Park, 8830 Gurley Road, Douglasville | Get directions

Why Go: Get some holiday shopping done without the hassle of the crowds at the mall.

Price: Free

Live Nativity Downtown Dallas

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Downtown Dallas Merchants Association, 213 Main St., Dallas | Get directions

Where: In addition to a live nativity scene, there will be marshmallows, hot cider, live entertainment, and horse and carriage rides.

Price: Free

It's a Wonderful Life

When: 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: Smyrna First United Methodist Church1315 Concord Road SE, Smyrna | Get directions

Why Go: It just wouldn't be Christmas without George Bailey.

Price: Free

SUNDAY

A Hanukkah Fun Day

When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday

Where: Chabad Jewish Center, 4255 Wade Green Road NW, Kennesaw | Get directions

Why Go: There will be all sorts of activities for the kids: candle dipping, Hanukkah snow globe making, doughnut decorating, and other arts and crafts. After the children's program in Kennesaw, celebrate the Miracle of Lights in Woodstock.

Price: $5 per child. Pay at the door. Organizers will also collect brand new toys, cash and gift cards to send to Hurricane Sandy victims in Oceanside, N.Y.

Empty Bowl Brunch

When: 11 a.m. Sunday

Where: The Art Place, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta | Get directions

Why Go: Proceeds from the event are donated to local charities.

Price: $10 | Buy tickets

Looking for more local events? Check out West Cobb Patch's events page.

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