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Don’t break the bank this holiday season–here are our ideas for holiday fun for free or under $5.

Christmas in the Country Celebrations Southern Belle Farm

Sip on spiced apple cider, treat yourself to homemade cookies, and listen to Christmas carols. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Santa comes to visit. Through Dec. 16.

Roswell Winter Puppet Series Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Watch puppet characters perform in “The Adventures of the Gingerbread Man.” Dec. 19-21.

Carriage Rides in Downtown Norcross

Ride through the charming downtown on a horse-drawn carriage and take in holiday lights. Take photos with Santa afterwards. Through Dec. 20.

Holiday Extravaganza and Tree Lighting in South Fulton

Take a picture with Santa, ride the holiday train in winter wonderland, sip hot cocoa while listening to holiday-themed music performed by special guests and more. Dec. 21.

Santa’s Wonderland Bass Pro Shops

Families can make Christmas memories with free pictures with Santa, crafts and activities. Through Dec. 24.

Snow Shows at Atlantic Station

Take a walk through Celebration at the Station and watch snow fall from above while holiday music plays. Through Dec. 25.

Sparkle Sandy Springs at City Green

Walk through a wonderland of festively decorated wooden houses painted by local groups and organizations. Through Dec. 31.

Macy’s Pink Pig at Lenox Square Mall

Ride the pink train through a life-sized storybook that includes the original Pink Pig and other holiday friends. Through Jan. 5.

Past Events:

Christmas Traditions at Buford Community Center

Celebrate the holidays with photos with Santa, a hot chocolate bar, treats, crafts and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” showings. Nov. 30.

Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting at Merle Manders Conference Center and Clark Park

Take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus, see Santa’s reindeer, enjoy live entertainment, watch Crystalline the Snow Princess light the tree and more. Dec. 5.

Yule Log Celebration at Reynolds Nature Preserve

Enjoy storytelling, performances by the Morrow High School choir and refreshments over a bonfire. Dec. 6.

Olde Town Christmas Party in Conyers

Celebrate the holidays with carriage rides and train rides, visits and photos with Santa, sweet treats, marshmallow-roasting, ice skating and more. Dec. 6.

Season of Celebration in Alpharetta

Watch the annual tree lighting, musical performances, snow, photos with Santa and more. Dec. 6.

Jolly Holly Day at Town Center Park

Watch festive performances by local schools, see the tree lighting, get a photo with Santa, make crafts and s’mores and more. Dec. 6.

Reindeer Run & Santa Village at Wildhorse Trail

Become an honorary member of Santa’s Crew and travel through Santa’s Village to help find all nine of the missing reindeer before Christmas Eve. Dec. 7.

Peachtree City Hometown Holiday in Peachtree City

Meet with Santa, and participate in Christmas cookie decorating, face painting, tree lighting and more. Dec. 7.

Back to Nature Holiday Market at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Shop for unique handmade gifts by local artisans, including eco-friendly candles, bath products, food and more. Dec. 7.

Christmas at the Cabin at Red Top Mountain State Park

Pioneer-style Christmas celebration with Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday crafts, toys, games, music and more. Dec. 7.

PJ Party with Santa Town Center at Cobb-Upper Level, JCPenney Wing

Cozy up in holiday PJs to enjoy activities, games and giveaways, and Santa will read a story to all the good little boys and girls. Dec. 7.

Annual Holiday Party at The Wren’s Nest

Celebrate the season and Joel Chandler Harris’s birthday with music, entertainment, refreshments, dancing, storytelling and a holly, jolly couple. Dec. 8.

Caroling on Canton in Roswell

Listen to your favorite holiday tunes while sipping hot chocolate and strolling along the street. Dec. 8.

Holiday Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast in Decatur Square

Enjoy a festive evening of roasting marshmallows and listening to holiday music. Dec. 12.

Gingerbread Christmas at Smith Plantation

Decorate gingerbread cookies for baking over the open-hearth in the historic 1863 cookhouse and make an ornament. Dec. 14.

Candy Canes and Cocoa at Shorty Howell Park

Hunt for candy canes, enjoy hot cocoa, take “sleigh” rides and more. Dec. 14.

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